An early plunge is gathering support at Flemington with the Lexus Stakes favourite being backed to the exclusion of all other runners.
Oceanographer needs to win the Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington this Saturday in order to cement his spot in the Melbourne Cup Field and Sportsbet.co.au punters believe he can indeed do that smashing the Godolphin galloper.
The Charlie Appleby trained stayer made his Australian debut in the Geelong Cup and worked home with real purpose late to run third to stablemate Qewy. The extra trip and the bigger track seems ideal and the punters agree because he has been heavily backed. He opened $4 and has been crunched into $2.50 with a flood of money continuing to come for him.
Real Love ($4.40-$6.00) has been friendless, while Tom Melbourne ($4.40-$4.80) has had early interest. Everything else is either steady or on the slide, so it really is all one way traffic.
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