The Australian Cup (2000m) has somewhat lost its spark and class in recent years, but if the Sportsbet all in market was final field, it would shape up to be a beauty.
As it stands, favourite is star mare Melody Belle at $7, who last raced at the same track/distance when enormous in defeat behind Magic Wand. Three year old colt Castelvecchio is at $9 but dare say is unlikely to head down that path. Avilius, who was odds on in the race last year, is an $11 chance alongside high quality three year old filly Funstar, who interestingly has firmed in from $11.
Star WA middle distance horse Regal Power opened $41 but is now into $15, with the four year old all but confirmed to prep in Melbourne for the Autumn.