Melbourne Cup Odds: Johannes Vermeer Can Give Aidan O'Brien Another Famous Success

Tuesday 7th November 2017, 4am - Melbourne Cup (Flemington)

Bleary eyed European racing fans will drag themselves out of bed in the early hours of Tuesday morning as we get ready to enjoy the world famous Melbourne Cup. The "Race That Stops A Nation" is one of the highlights of the entire year and we have a stellar field engaged for the 2m Flemington contest.

  • Almandin is looking to become the first back-to-back winner of the race since Makybe Diva
  • No English horse has ever won the Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 7th November - 4.00am OddsWon/LostBet
Melbourne Cup    
Tips Johannes Vermeer to win    Best Bet @ 10 / 1  

Wide Open Betting For One Of The Biggest Races In The Sport

Any horse that wins a Melbourne Cup immediately enters the history books and Almandin (8/1) is back to defend the title he picked up in 2016.

The Robert Hickmott trained 7YO famously claimed the race last year, and he will have Frankie Dettori on-board as he looks to become the first horse to defend the Melbourne Cup since Makybe Diva. He has been in good form, and should run well, although with more weight on his back and age against him, this is a a big ask.

No English trained horse has ever won the Melbourne Cup but plenty believe that will change this week with the Hughie Morrison trained Marmelo well fancied to run a big race. A Group 2 winner in France over 1m7f, he ran an eye catching race in the Caulfield Cup last time out, and looks primed for a big run at 8/1 with Betfair.

Humidor (9/1) was only half a length behind the great Winx in the Cox Plate last week and has to be respected on that basis. He has a good draw and a can be in the frame, but will need to be at his best backing up so quickly.

Aidan O'Brien is fresh off of more Group 1 glory at the Breeders Cup and the master of Ballydoyle heads to Flemington with Johannes Vermeer as his main contender. A decent horse at home in Europe, he has impressed on two prep runs down in Australia, including last time out when hampered in running in the Caulfield Cup, and with a decent low draw he is a great 10/1 shot with bet365.

Also from Ireland, Willie Mullins is back with two fascinating contenders in the Rich Ricci colours. Max Dynamite (14/1) was 2nd at Flemington in 2015 and has been in good form in prep for a return down under, whilst Thomas Hobson (15/1) will have to overcome a wide draw but is a sure fire stayer and is more than capable of running into the frame.

Conclusion

It really does have the feel of a stellar renewal of the Melbourne Cup this year with contenders converging on Flemington from around the globe. Almandin would be a great story but 2017 has been the year of Aidan O'Brien and this could well be the icing on top of the cake for the legendary Irish handler. Johannes Vermeer has a decent draw and following two good prep runs, can claim the 2017 Melbourne Cup.

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Posted: Monday, 6th November 2017

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