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Septimus Shortens As Melb Cup Favourite

Thursday, 30th October 2008

Following the withdrawal of last year's winner & 3rd favourite Efficient, Aidan O'Brien-trained Septimus shortened a further point with Betchoice for next Tuesday's Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington & is now quoted at $4.40. The Luca Camani-trained Mad Rush (who flashed home in the Gr1 Caulfield Cup) has also shortened to $5 & they are the only runners under double-figures. Runners quoted at $23 & under are: $4.40 Septimus; $5 Mad Rush; $10 Nom Du Jeu, $13 All The Good; $14 Profound Beauty; $17 Zipping; $21 Honolulu; $23 C'est La Guerre, Littorrio & Viewed. (To view the latest market click on the link for updated betting on the Melbourne Cup.)

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