Compare Melbourne Cup Odds 2019

Compare and contrast the 2019 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 2019
Tuesday 4th November, 2019, 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 Boylesports
Cross Counter 16/1 16/1 16/1 14/1 14/1 18/1
Buckhurst 20/1
Fierement 20/1
Marmelo 25/1 20/1 16/1 16/1 20/1 25/1
Exrta Brut 20/1 25/1 20/1
Spanish Mission 25/1
Ispolini 25/1 25/1 20/1 20/1 25/1 22/1
Cleonte 25/1
Ghostwatch 25/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 20/1 22/1
Dee Ex Bee 20/1
Verry Ellegant 25/1 25/1
Master Of Reality 20/1 20/1 28/1 20/1
Finche 25/1 25/1 25/1 33/1 33/1 28/1
A Prince Of Arran 33/1 33/1 25/1 25/1 33/1 33/1
Enbihaar 33/1
Verry Elleegant 33/1 28/1
Kew Gardens 33/1 25/1 25/1
Flag Of Honour 33/1
Falcon Eight 33/1 25/1 25/1 20/1 25/1
Withhold 33/1 25/1 20/1 20/1 25/1
Steel Prince 25/1 33/1
Jalmoud 33/1
Ghaiyyath 33/1 25/1 25/1 18/1
Dashing Willoughby 33/1
Gold Mount 33/1 20/1 25/1 25/1 25/1
Shraaoh 33/1 33/1 33/1 28/1
Anthony Van Dyck 33/1
Torcedor 20/1 20/1 25/1 33/1
Moonlight Spirit 33/1
Rostropovich 25/1 33/1 25/1 25/1 33/1 33/1
Johannes Vermeer 33/1 25/1
Yucatan 33/1 33/1 40/1 40/1 33/1 40/1
Magic Circle 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1
Latrobe 50/1 25/1 16/1 16/1 40/1 33/1
Avilius 25/1 20/1 40/1 33/1 33/1 28/1
Surprise Baby 25/1 25/1 25/1 50/1
Django Freeman 50/1
Kings Will Dream 50/1
Rekindling 33/1 50/1
Vow and Declare 50/1
Twilight Payment 50/1
Youngstar 50/1 33/1 50/1 50/1 40/1 40/1
Mustajeer 50/1
Douglas Macarthur 50/1
Broome 50/1 25/1
Defoe 50/1 50/1
Southern France 50/1 25/1
Nelson 50/1 50/1
Weekender 50/1
Cirque Royal 50/1 50/1
Sir Dragonet 50/1
Stradivarius 33/1 50/1
Thinkin Big 50/1
Angel Of Truth 50/1 50/1
Space Blues 50/1 50/1
Mirage Dancer 50/1 33/1 40/1 40/1
Nagano Gold 50/1
Downdraft 50/1 50/1 50/1
Call The Wind 50/1 50/1
Wells Farhh Go 50/1
Mr Quickie 50/1
Kenedna 50/1
Amade 50/1 25/1
Best Solution 66/1 66/1 66/1 33/1 66/1
Super Titus 66/1
Stargazer 66/1 66/1
Called To The Bar 66/1 50/1
Carnwennan 66/1
Mugatoo 66/1
Neufbosc 50/1 50/1
Raa Atoll 66/1
Glory Days 66/1 66/1
Dubhe 66/1 33/1 50/1
Supernova 66/1 50/1
Extra Brut 66/1
Duretto 66/1 50/1 50/1
Cimeara 66/1
Bass 50/1
Muntahaa 100/1 80/1 80/1 80/1
Eastender 100/1 100/1
Unforgotten 100/1 66/1
Gorbachev 100/1 100/1
Homesman 100/1 100/1
Diluvien 100/1 100/1
Blue Breeze 100/1
Mikki Swallow 100/1 50/1
Beau Balmain 100/1
Winning Ways 100/1
Mootasadir 100/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 33/1 50/1
Sikandarabad 100/1 66/1
Aristia 100/1 100/1
Raymond Tusk 66/1
Count Octave 50/1 40/1 50/1
Dal Harraild 66/1
Yogi 100/1 100/1
Etymology 100/1 100/1
Sikorsky 100/1 100/1
Wissahickon 100/1 100/1
Sully 100/1 100/1
Brimham Rocks 100/1 100/1 100/1
Stars Of Carrum 66/1
Eminent Authority 100/1 100/1
Last Week 100/1
Furrion 100/1
Sixties Groove 100/1 100/1
Gallic Chieftain 100/1 100/1
Scarlet Dream 100/1
Sentimental Miss 100/1 100/1
Qafila 100/1
Low Sun 100/1 50/1
Verdana Blue 100/1 66/1 40/1 66/1
Chapada 100/1 100/1
Jaameh 100/1 100/1
Exemplar 100/1
Home Ground 100/1 100/1
Jon Snow Fr 100/1 100/1
US Army Ranger 100/1
Crown Prosecutor 100/1 100/1
Platinum Invador 100/1 100/1
In A Twinkling 100/1 100/1
Red Verdon 100/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 100/1
Sound Check 100/1 100/1 100/1 100/1
Midterm 100/1 125/1
Vengeur Masque 100/1 33/1 100/1
Casterton 200/1 100/1
Chouxting The Mob 200/1
Wolfe 100/1
Who Shot Thebarman 200/1
Cossetot 200/1 200/1
Farooq 200/1 200/1
Mosh Music 200/1
Saunter Boy 200/1
Aramayo 200/1 100/1
Patrick Erin 200/1 200/1
Azuro 50/1 200/1
Sir Charles Road 200/1 200/1
Ventura Storm 200/1 150/1
Runaway 200/1 200/1
Nakeeta 200/1 200/1
Auvray 200/1 200/1
Chestnut Coat 200/1 200/1
Zacada 200/1 200/1
Northwest Passage 200/1 200/1
Libran 250/1
Red Cardinal 100/1 50/1 50/1 50/1
Ace High 250/1
Miss Admiration 200/1 200/1
Kings Full 300/1 66/1
Rising Red 300/1 300/1

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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