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Melbourne Cup Betting Odds - Vauban firms into favourtism

Last updated: 28 Aug 2023
Bets.com.au Staff 28 Aug 2023
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  • The Melbourne Cup is the third of the three majors over the Spring Carnival
  • This major is run over 3200m at Flemington
  • The 2023 edition will be run on Tuesday, November 7
  • Market provided by Neds
Melbourne Cup Odds
Vauban wining The Copper Horse Handicap on day one during Royal Ascot 2023. (Getty)

Vauban created a big impression on day one of Royal Ascot 2023, recording a 7.5-length victory as a well-supported market elect in the Copper Horse Handicap over 2847m.

The five-year-old has been switched from the hurdles to flat racing by trainer Willie Mullins, who did the same with Max Dynamite, a European galloper who placed in two Melbourne Cups.

After a Royal Ascot triumph, Vauban booked his 2023 Melbourne Cup slot with victory via the Group 3 Ballyroan Stakes at Naas and at $8 with Neds, he's the current favourite for the Melbourne Cup.

Lunar Flare ($13) is on the second line of betting, a mare that confirmed her place in the Melbourne Cup via a dominant 5.5-length romp in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes on May 13.

Although Lunar Flare will be an eight-year-old in spring, the Grahame Begg-trained stayer has improved with age and being a daughter of Fiorente (2013 Melbourne Cup winner), the 3200m should hold no fears.

Silver Sonic, Tower Of London and Without A Fight all share a $14 quote, with the latter having impressed with two stylish performances over the recent Brisbane Winter Carnival.

Melbourne Cup 2023 Betting Odds

Lunar Flare$13.00
Silver Sonic $14.00
Tower Of London$14.00
Without A Fight$14.00
Francesco Guardi$15.00
Saint George$15.00
Valiant King$1&.00

Odds provided by Neds & correct at 9pm on 28/08/2023.

Melbourne Cup Winners

The Melbourne Cup is one the world's most prestigious staying races and a highlight on the Australian sports calendar.

Being a 3200m handicap that attracts runners from across the globe, 'the race that stops a nation' is traditionally one of the toughest for punters, given the many different form lines.

Despite it being a challenging contest for all, the Melbourne Cup is the most popular betting race in Australia and one of the world's most famous sporting events. 

Twilight Payment (2020), Verry Elleegant (2021) & Gold Trip (2022) have won the last three editions of the Melbourne Cup.

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