2016 Melbourne Cup Betting Preview

October 31st, 2016

Hartnell remains a clear favourite to salute in Race 7 at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday afternoon; the 2016 Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Hartnell is a clear favourite in 2016 Melbourne Cup betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Hartnell is a clear favourite in 2016 Melbourne Cup betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Hartnell has been a strong and consistent performer throughout his entire racing tenure to date, but has undoubtedly returned to competition in career-best form this season.

Running second to champion mare Winx in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) first-up, the Authorized gelding won each of the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m), Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) by a combined seventeen lengths.

Having since placed second behind Winx in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), Hartnell will jump from barrier 12 with James McDonald in the saddle.

Oceanographer remains an outright $8.50 second-favourite in 2016 Melbourne Cup betting markets, while Jameka ($9) and Bondi Beach ($9.50) are the only other runners currently available at 2016 Melbourne Cup odds of less-than $10.

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