Compare Melbourne Cup Odds 2018

Compare and contrast the 2018 Melbourne Cup odds from the top bookies below. Australia’s most famous horse race is run on the first Tuesday of November. Check out our betting comparison table & claim your free bets from the bookmakers.

Melbourne Cup Betting Odds 2018
Tuesday 6th November, 2018, 3pm local (4am GMT); 2m, Flemington; Click best odds bold; Place: 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4.
Bet365 Betfred William Hill Paddy Power Betfair Coral BetVictor
Withhold 14/1 10/1 10/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1
Magic Circle 16/1 14/1 14/1 16/1 16/1 14/1 16/1
Cross Counter 16/1 16/1 16/1 16/1 16/1 14/1 16/1
Torcedor 14/1 14/1 16/1 20/1 20/1 16/1 20/1
Kings Will Dream 16/1 16/1 16/1 20/1 16/1
Rekindling 20/1 20/1 20/1
Hamada 25/1 14/1 16/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1
Count Octave 16/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 25/1
Tosen Basil 25/1 25/1 25/1
Kew Gardens 25/1 25/1
Johannes Vermeer 25/1 25/1 25/1
Rare Rhythm 20/1 20/1 25/1
Aloisia 25/1 25/1
Muntahaa 25/1 33/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 20/1
Latrobe 33/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 33/1
Our Venice Beach 33/1 33/1
Stratum 25/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 25/1
Cliffs Of Moher 33/1 33/1
Flag Of Honour 33/1 33/1
Weekender 33/1 25/1
Marmelo 25/1 20/1 20/1 40/1 40/1 20/1 20/1
Ace High 33/1 33/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1
Avilius 33/1 33/1
Almandin 33/1 33/1 40/1
Belgravia 33/1 40/1
Langley 33/1 40/1
Call To Mind 40/1 40/1
Yucatan 33/1 40/1
Wall Of Fire 50/1 50/1 50/1 40/1 40/1
Best Solution 50/1 40/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 25/1 33/1
Jaameh 50/1 33/1 33/1 50/1
Big Duke 50/1 50/1 40/1 40/1 50/1 50/1
Steps 50/1
The Pentagon 50/1 33/1
Nakeeta 50/1 50/1 33/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1
Prince Of Arran 33/1 40/1 50/1
Sin To Win 50/1
Duretto 50/1 40/1
Max Dynamite 50/1 40/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1
Youngstar 50/1
Sound Check 50/1
Unforgotten 50/1 33/1 33/1
Humidor 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1
Hunting Horn 50/1 50/1
Yogi 50/1
Amelies Star 50/1 50/1
Desert Skyline 50/1 25/1 50/1 33/1
High Bridge 50/1 40/1 50/1
Lagostovegas 50/1 33/1 33/1 50/1
Rostropovich 50/1 50/1
Orderofthegarter 50/1
Lancaster Bomber 50/1 50/1
Master Of Reality 50/1
Admire Robson 25/1 50/1
Pinot 33/1 33/1
Another Dollar 50/1 50/1
Here And Now 50/1 40/1
Shraaoh 50/1
Dubawi Fifty 50/1 50/1
Mr Moonlight Magic 50/1
Thomas Hobson 50/1 50/1 50/1 40/1
Tiberian 66/1 50/1 50/1 40/1
Ladies First 66/1
Hiyaam 66/1 50/1
Sole Impact 66/1
Vengeur Masque 66/1
Douglas MacArthur 66/1
Trap For Fools 66/1
Chelkar 66/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1
Grunt 66/1
Our Abbadean 66/1
Ambitious 50/1 66/1
Casterton 66/1 66/1
Invictus Prince 66/1
Miss Admiration 66/1
Finche 50/1 66/1
Giuseppe Garibaldi 50/1 66/1
Lord Fandango 66/1 33/1 33/1 50/1
Best of Days 50/1 66/1
Doha Dream 50/1 66/1
The Taj Mahal 50/1 66/1
Walton Street 66/1 40/1
Kiwia 66/1 66/1
Prize Money 66/1 66/1
Exemplar 50/1 40/1 40/1 66/1
Sir Charles Road 66/1 66/1
Vin De Dance 66/1
Ming 50/1 66/1
Emotionless 50/1 50/1
Deauville 50/1 66/1
Sully 66/1
Runaway 66/1
Game Starter 66/1 66/1
Sir Chauvelin 66/1 66/1
Dal Harraild 100/1 66/1
Homesman 100/1
Red Verdon 100/1 40/1 33/1 40/1 40/1 50/1 40/1
Idaho 100/1 40/1
Hush Writer 100/1
The Lord Mayor 100/1
Harrison 100/1
Jon Snow 100/1
Pounamu 100/1
Red Cardinal 100/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 33/1 40/1
Rising Red 100/1
Etah James 100/1
Sense of Occasion 100/1
Sopressa 100/1
Megablast 100/1
Single Gaze 100/1 100/1 100/1
Sir John Lavery 100/1
Chequered Flag 100/1
Dargento 100/1
Nelson 100/1
Surrey 100/1
Us Army Ranger 100/1 100/1 100/1 100/1
Ventura Storm 100/1 66/1 66/1 66/1
Egg Tart 100/1
Happy Moment 100/1
Mr Garcia 100/1
One Foot In Heaven 100/1
Ormito 100/1
Who Shot Thebarman 100/1 100/1 100/1 100/1
Zacada 100/1
Bedford 100/1
Bonneval 100/1
Material Man 100/1
Wheal Leisure 100/1
Auvray 100/1
Hans Holbein 100/1
Mighty Boss 100/1
Northwest Passage 100/1
Luvaluva 100/1
Mustajeer 100/1
Plein Ciel 100/1
Brimham Rocks 100/1
Harlem 100/1 50/1
Opposition 100/1
Satono Rasen 100/1
Mongolianconqueror 100/1
Sixties Groove 100/1
Gallic Chieftain 100/1 66/1
Boom Time 100/1 100/1
Poetic Dream 100/1
Supernova 100/1 50/1
Kilimanjaro 100/1
Bondi Beach 100/1 100/1
Cismontane 100/1 100/1
Hartnell 100/1 100/1
Wicklow Brave 100/1 100/1
Jakes Hill 125/1
Life Less Ordinary 150/1
Divine Unicorn 150/1
Ilwendo 150/1
Naval Warfare 150/1
Guardini 150/1
Odeon 150/1
Golden Authority 150/1
Rezealient 200/1
Pioneertown 200/1
Patrick Erin 200/1
Thinkin Big 200/1
Azuro 200/1
Tavistock Abbey 200/1
Abdon 200/1
Mr Clarify 200/1
Peribsen 200/1
Tall Ship 200/1
Top Of The Range 200/1
Domed 200/1
Libran 200/1 100/1 100/1
Our Libretto 200/1
Pacodali 200/1
Self Sense 200/1
Tiffanys Lass 200/1
Midterm 200/1
Nights Watch 200/1
Shimrano 200/1
Cordero 200/1
Calibration 200/1
Milseain 200/1
Al Haram 200/1
Master Zephyr 200/1
The Statesman 200/1
Haripour 200/1
Pentathlon 200/1
Cullingworth 200/1
Kellstorm 200/1
Comin Through 200/1
Highlad 200/1
He Ekscels 200/1
Sydney Blue 330/1
Valac 330/1
Romanesque 330/1
Wolfe Tone 330/1
Danon Roman 330/1
Dandy Gent 330/1

Recent Melbourne Cup betting odds history

Melbourne Cup betting takes hold of all Australians on the first Tuesday of every November. There is a national holiday for the ‘race that stops a nation’ and if you are an Aussie and have not had a bet, well the odds are you are a bit crook cobber.

The big race is the culmination of a four day racing carnival that takes place at Flemington racecourse. It is the world’s richest two-mile handicap, run on turf over two miles and is open to horses that are three-year-olds and older of either gender. The prize fund for the winner is circa $5million with serious money down to tenth place.

There is also a large cash bonus on offer for any horse that wins both the Melbourne Cup and the Irish St Leger at the Curragh in the same year.

The first running of the Cup was in 1861 in front of a 4000-strong crowd. Nowadays Flemington is packed with 150,000 as Australia comes to a standstill.

With millions of dollars up for grabs and air transport of horses an everyday occurrence, foreign raiders are increasingly targeting the contest, fuelling betting interest worldwide. Raiders from Ireland, France and Japan have won the race in recent history. While British-trained horses have filled the runner-up spot, they have yet to win it.

The Irish trainer, Dermot Weld, has been the most successful foreign ‘raider’, twice scooping the spoils. His first victory was with Vintage Crop ridden by Mick Kinane in 1993. His bid to retain the title the next year was unsuccessful but Vintage Crop did manage a creditable third place in his swansong run as an eight-year-old in 1995. He finished behind the five-year-old Doriemus and the three-year-old Nothin’ Leica Dane.

Another foreign raider in 1995 had a wasted trip. Mark Johnston’s Double Trigger, the pride of small-time owner/breeder Ron Huggins, started the 7/2 favourite in the Melbourne Cup betting odds but finished a dismal last.

In 2002 Weld sent his duo of Vinnie Roe and Media Puzzle. Vinnie Roe started the 9-2 favourite while Media Puzzle went off the second favourite at 11-2. The punters weren’t far wrong. Media Puzzle beat local 40-1 shot, Mr Prudent, by two lengths to win the race. Vinnie Roe finished fourth. This time Mick Kinane partnered Sir Michael Stoute’s 30-1 shot, Daliapour, who finished back in 16th place of the 23-runner field. Two years later Vinnie Roe started at 5-1 in the 2004 renewal and finished second to the 13-5 favourite, Makybe Diva. That mare won the Cup three years in a row from 2003 to 2005 for trainer Glen Boss.

It is not just the Irish who have robbed the Australians of their most prestigious prize. In 2006 the English and Irish contingents were well beaten by Japanese trainer, Katsuhiko Sumii. The talents of Sumii’s two runners didn’t go unnoticed by the locals in the Melbourne Cup betting. Pop Rock started joint favourite at 5-1 while Delta Blues went off at 17-1. Delta Blues, ridden by Yasunari Iwata, beat Pop Rock, ridden by Damien Oliver, by a short head.

If it had not been for the Japanese horses, English trainer, Jamie Poulton’s 200-1 shot, Land’n Stars, would have been third rather than fifth. Aidan O’Brien’s horse, Yeats, finished two places behind him in seventh at 11-2. Luca Cumani’s Glistening (80-1) finished tenth with Jamie Osborne’s Geordieland (15-1) back in eighteenth, having broken a blood vessel.

The 2010 Melbourne Cup, run in rain-softened ground, went the way of Europe for only the third time to that point. It was a first win for France when trainer Alain De Royer-Dupre won with his Americain, who had also won the Geelong Cup as a prep race. There was an Australian connection via the two owners. Americain was 12/1 in the betting. The local favourite was So You Think who was stepping up in trip to two miles for the first time and looked a likely winner at 2/1 a furlong out. However he got run down and finished a creditable third for legendary Aussie trainer Bart Cummings, who was seeking an amazing 13th win in the race.

In 2011, the Australians were put in their place again when Europeans dominated the finish. France once again provided the winner when Dunaden, trained by Mikel Delzangles, beat England’s Red Cadeaux. The runner-up was trained by Ed Dunlop and went down by the narrowest margin possible – a nose. In fact there was just one Aussie-trained horse in the first seven home. Red Cadeaux returned in 2013 to fill the same spot.

The 2012 result was welcomed by all the locals as Aussie-trained runners filled the first two places. Green Moon (19/1) won for trainer Robert Hickmott while Gai Waterhouse was responsible for the runner-up Fiorente (30/1). It mattered little to the locals that both horses were formerly trained in Newmarket, England. The winner had been with Harry Dunlop and the second used to be with Michael Stoute. The first British handled horse came third in the form of unconsidered 80-1 outsider Jakkalberry, representing Marco Botti.

Post race the sickest man on the track was trainer Luca Cumani whose well-fancied Mount Athos, representing the annoying UK-based owner Dr Marwan Koukash (who was farcically over-bullish in pre-race interviews), looked desperately unlucky in fifth. He absolutely flew in the final furlong passing ten horses and finishing best. However jockey Ryan Moore had ridden a rare bad race, holding his mount up off a funereal pace and coming wide and far too late. It was more reminiscent of a Jamie Spencer style of ride.

The 2011 winner Dunaden came a moderate 14th in this field of staying handicappers while Red Cadeaux, beaten that nose the previous year, came 8th for Ed Dunlop.

2013 saw some of the same protagonists fight out the finish. This time Fiorente improved one place to land the race for his top female Aussie trainer and also justify 6/1 favouritism. Seven-year-old Red Cadeaux put in another mighty display to fill runner-up spot at a massive 60/1, while Luca Cumani’s Mount Athos (12/1) ran a blinder again to come third. The result confirmed what should already be apparent – it is a race for the course and distance specialists.

Places two through to five were all filled by European-trained visitors. It was probably just as well Fiorente won as otherwise there may have been a riot by disgruntled local trainers.

Simenon, the only Irish-trained raider, ran a gallant fourth while a mention also needs to go to Brown Panther, owned and bred by former England international footballer Michael Owen. His reasonable eighth-placed finish will surely encourage more forays from the yard of trainer Tom Dascombe.

The latter had to overcome the number 22 draw, so it was all the more meritorious. His owner the aforemention Marwan Koukash had been typically over-confident beforehand, despite the mountain the horse had to climb from his stall, stating the draw allowed them to slot in wherever they liked. Afterwards Koukash changed his tune and blamed the wide berth. He is nothing if not consistently inconsistent.

So after the running in 2013, while Ireland and France have historic victories to their credit, a British-trained runner has yet to land the race, despite some heroic performances in defeat.

It is unsurpising that this richly-endowered race now attracts the attention of the top trainers across the world, so adding a new dimension for punters. You obviously don’t have to be local to win it and overseas entrants are being encouraged, albeit there have been some major whinges by certain local trainers. Whichever challenger takes your eye this year, an online bookmaker will be offering odds on the horse in their Melbourne Cup betting.

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