Off the back of a luckless run in the Caulfield Cup, Mr Quickie is the Sportsbet.com.au favourite to head into the Melbourne Cup via a win in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m) this Saturday.
The Phillip Stokes trained four year old had no luck at all last Saturday in the Caulfield Cup and connections were hoping on getting a start in the Cox Plate. That wasn’t to be and he instead runs here, where he is the $3.10 favourite.
Humidor is the $4.40 second elect, and he was the most controversial omission from the Cox Plate field after placing in the previous two editions of the race. The best backed in early betting has been Downdraft, who is at $5.50 in from $7 for Joseph O’Brien.