Owner Lloyd Williams has won the Melbourne Cup six times and Sportsbet rates him a $4.00 chance to make it seven next Tuesday.
Williams has the $4.50 favourite Yuctan and The Cliffsofmoher ($17) tackling the 3200m at Flemington.
Yucatan is the best backed runner and the online bookie is offering $1.75 for the horse to finish in the top five.
The four day carnival kicks-off with Derby day tomorrow.
Leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir is $1.80 to train the most winners, ahead of Gai Waterhouse ($4.00) and Chris Waller ($6.00).
Thinkin’ Big is the $3.20 Derby favourite and he is $61 to complete the Derby-Melbourne Cup double.
“Lloyd Williams makes no secret the race he wants to win most is the Melbourne Cup. Yucatan is the heavily backed favourite and The Cliffsofmoher is also well in the mix for the great race,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Melbourne Cup Top Five Finish
$3.00 Cross Counter
$3.00 Magic Circle
Most wins by a trainer (4 Days)
$1.80 Darren Weir
$4.00 Gai Waterhouse
$6.00 Chris Waller
$10 David Hayes
$15 James Cummings
$2.20 Internationally trained runner to WIN the Mackinnon Stakes
$4.00 Lloyd Williams owned winner of the 2018 Melb Cup
$31 Osborne Bulls to win the Linlithgow/Darley Classic Double
$61 Thinkin’ Big to win VRC Derby / Melbourne Cup Double
$4.50 Yucatan IRE
$9.00 Magic Circle
$9.00 Cross Counter
$17 Best Solution
$17 The Cliffsofmoher
$3.40 Thinkin’ Big
$8.00 Stars Of Carrum
$9.50 Extra Brut
$17 Mickey Blue Eyes
$19 Savvy Oak