The Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup double hasn’t been done since 2001 and Ethereal, but Sportsbet.com.au punters believe that 2019 will be the year it’s done again via Mer De Glace.
The Japanese trained Mer De Glace was a dominant winner of the Caulfield Cup and after drawing barrier two he has been clearly the best backed runner in the race that stops a nation, into $6.50 after opening $8 and now outright favourite for the race.
Mer De Glace has attracted multiple Cup Big Bets since Saturday nights barrier draw with bets of $6,000, $4,500 and $4,000 being placed on the Caulfield Cup winner with plenty of betting still to come.
Constantinople, who was luckless in the Caulfield Cup, is a $8.50 chance, out from an opening price of $7 where he was installed as the early favourite. Outside Mer De Glace, the best backed has been the Chris Waller trained Finche who is into $9.00 after opening at $10 on Saturday night when the Melbourne Cup field was announced.
At odds Mustajeer, Twilight Payment and The Chosen One have all received some specking from punters looking for value.