MELBOURNE Cup favourite Fame Game has firmed from $4.00 into $3.80 and is now the shortest price favourite to win The Race That Stops The Nation since So You Think ($3.00) in 2010. 

Over 25% of all money bet has gone on the favourite, with Caulfield Cup winner Mongolian Khan ($9.00) also receiving punter support. 

“It appears punters are happy to take any odds available on Fame Game, surely now he is at a rock bottom quote but it’s no surprise after his run in the Caulfield Cup to understand why he has easily been the best backed runner,” said TAB’s Nick Quinn.

In other betting news for this weekend:
Victoria Derby – Tarzino has firmed from $3.20 into $2.20 since the weekend and has been the best backed runner ahead of Kia Ora Koutou who is next in the market at $8.50. 

Coolmore Stakes – Exosphere is the only one punters want to back despite the short price of $1.40. Very little interest in any other runner.

Mackinnon Stakes – Magic Hurricane may be the $6.00 favourite, but its Flamingo Star who punters have warmed to, the best backed runner after firming in from $15 to $8.00.

Myer Classic – Stay With Me has been one of the best backed for the weekend, with 75% of all money on the $3.80 favourite.


Melbourne Cup
$3.80     Fame Game 
$7.50     Trip To Paris
$9.00     Mongolian Khan
$13         Criterion, Max Dynamite, Preferment 
$15         Amralah
$17         Almoonqith, Bondi Beach, Who Shot Thebarman
$19         Hartnell, Hokko Brave
$21         Kingfisher, Our Ivanhowe, Snow Sky
$23         Sky Hunter
$26         Dandino, Red Cadeaux
$35         Big Orange, Grand Marshal, Gust Of Wind, The United States 
Others quoted

Victoria Derby

$2.20     Tarzino

$8.50     Kia Ora Koutou
$9.00     Get The Picture, Pay Up Bro
$11         Extra Choice
$13         Lizard Island
$15         Etymology, Man Of Choice, Shards
$21         Ayers Rock, Colonel Custer, Jadeer
$31         Iron Boss, Kentucky Flyer, Palace Tycoon, Scaddens Run, Sovereign Nation
Others quoted


Coolmore Stakes

$1.40     Exosphere

$8.50     Keen Array, Mogador

$11         Hellbent

$14         Counterattack, Japonisme, Kinglike, Sebring Sun, Super One

$17         Ready for Victory

$21         Dal Cielo, Lake Geneva, Spill The Beans, Zara Bay
Others quoted  


Mackinnon Stakes

$6.00     Magic Hurricane

$7.00     Fawkner
$8.00     Flamingo Star
$9.00     Magic Artist, Stratum Star
$10         Contributer, Happy Trails, Pornichet
$18         Gailo Chop, Our Ivanhowe
$21         Elhaame, Fenway, Gust Of Wind, Rising Romance, Secret Number, Set Square

Myer Classic

$3.80     Stay With Me

$5.00     Royal Descent
$8.00     Azkadellia
$9.00     Mays Dream, Politeness
$10         Abidewithme, Miss Rose De Lago
$11         Jessy Belle
$13         Slightly Sweet
$15         Fenway, La Passe, My Poppette, Solicit 
$21         Amicus, Atlantis Dream
$31         Lucky Lago
$61         Vergara