Australia’s favourite bridesmaid, Red Cadeaux and plane load of overseas invaders will bed down at Werribee tonight in preparation for the Melbourne spring carnival.
Red Cadeaux ($34) may have landed this morning, but punters launched into him when the Melbourne Cup market opened.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au reports steady backing for the three-time Cup runner-up.
Melbourne and Caulfield Cup topweight, Snow Sky, also flew into town with another English stayer, Max Dynamite.
Snow Sky has firmed to $17 for the Caulfield Group 1, but has eased to $26 for the Flemington two-miler.
At $15, Max Dynamite was the shortest priced Melbourne Cup hope on the plane.
Japanese star Fame Game, who has been in quarantine at Werribee for a fortnight, is the big Cup mover, firming from $26 into $10 favourite.
“They say that no one remembers who finishes second in the Melbourne Cup. Well that doesn’t apply to Red Cadeaux, he’s a star in his own right and Aussie punters love the big fella. He may not be the best horse to arrive today, but there is no doubt he’s the most popular,’’ sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne said.
Here are some price fluctuations, since betting opened, for the invaders:
Red Cadeaux (steady at $34)
Trip to Paris ($34 now $26)
Max Dynamite ($17 now $15)
Snow Sky ($17 now $26)
Fame Game ($26 now $10)
Hoko Brave ($21 now $17)
Criterion ($34 now $67)
Trip to Paris ($34 now $41)
Snow Sky ($26 now $17)
Criterion ($26 now $15)
Super One (steady at $9.00)