Fair Game remains the TAB favourite to win this year’s Melbourne Cup following official nominations today.

The Japanese star has firmed from $10 into $8.00 and is the second best backed horse to date behind last year’s winner Protectionist – who is priced at $21 to go back to back.

One horse who adds intrigue is the Aiden O’Brien trained Order of St George ($21) – winner of the Irish St Leger Trial at his last start.

“Given Aidan O’Brien hasn’t had a horse in the Cup since 2008 there is a question mark as to whether Order of St George will be a starter. But if he comes the $21 will seem like overs and it will be a good chance to move into favouritism,” said TAB’s Nick Quinn.  



$8.00     Fair Game                                           (in from $10)
$10         Max Dynamite                                  (in from $15)
$16         Hartnell                                                (in from $17)
$16         Mongolian Khan                               (in from $21)
$16         Snow Sky                                             (in from $17)
$18         Hauraki                                                 (in from $26)
$18         Hokko Brave                                      (in from $21)
$18         Libran                                                    (in from $26)
$18         Trip to Paris                                        (in from $26)
$21         Order of St George
$21         Protectionist                                      (out from $17)
$21         Red Cadeaux                                     (steady)
$21         Who Shot Thebarman                    (steady)
$21         Zafayan                
Others quoted