The Gai Waterhouse trained Fiorente, runner-up in today’s Melbourne Cup, has been installed as the $13 favourite for the 2013 edition by online bookmaker sportsbet.
Mount Athos follows Fiorente in the betting at $13, with Michelangelo next at $17 and today’s Cup winner Green Moon, who’s on the fourth line of betting at $21.
Gatewood and My Quest For Peace are also priced at $21, with other notable inclusions in the market including Ethiopia, Brigantin, Jakkalberry, Americain, Red Cadeaux, Dunaden, Mourayan, Kelinni, Zydeco and Manighar (all $26).
“Fiorente is likely to be penalized 2kg as Red Cadeaux was last year and is open to improvement having been under Gai’s care for only a short time,” sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said.
“Mount Athos, who is next at $13, was very unlucky today. After missing the start, he was involved in a scrimmage at the 700m mark before recording the fastest finishing sectionals in what was a slowly run race. If Luca Cumani elects to bring him back next year he will be very popular.”
Market courtesy sportsbet.com.au
2013 Melbourne Cup – Final Field
$13 Mount Athos
$21 Green Moon
$21 My Quest For Peace
$26 Red Cadeaux
$34 Galileo’s Choice
$34 It’s A Dundeel
$67 Voila Ici
$301 Unusual Suspect
$601 Back In Black