The shock withdrawal of Mongolian Khan has forced a reshuffle of Melbourne Cup betting ensuring favourite Fame Game starts an even shorter priced favourite.
A bout of colic forced Mongolian Khan out of Tuesday’s race and following the announcement online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au tightened Fame Game’s price from $4.20 into $3.80.
Second favourite Trip To Paris remains steady at $8.00 and Preferment has firmed from $11 into $9.00.
“As far as punters are concerned it’s been one-way traffic for Fame Game. Having the Caulfield Cup winner, Mongolian Khan, forced out of the race is going to make Fame Game’s task that much easier now,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$3.80 Fame Game
$8.00 Trip To Paris
$17 Who Shot Thebarman
$17 Max Dynamite
$17 Bondi Beach
$21 Our Ivanhowe
$21 Hokko Brave