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Melb Cup 1: Viewed Heads Betting Market
Following his eye-catching 3rd in Saturday's Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes, last year's Melbourne Cup hero & recent Gr1 Caulfield Cup winner Viewed is the outright $5 favourite with betchoice.com.au to win today's Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington. Looking to make it 5 wins on the trot, Alcopop is $5.50 2nd elect & Roman Emperor is at $9. They are followed in the market by Shocking ($10), Master O'Reilly ($14) & Daffodil ($15) with $23 or better about the rest. Betchoice's Mark Morrissey noted this morning: "All the big money has been for Viewed. He's definitely the one they want & that's understandable, while the other runner punters have come for is Shocking. Alcopop's sectionals are sensational, but there's a query on whether he may be too brilliant for the 3200m of the Cup." Morrissey tips $51 hope Munsef as the best "roughie" in the race. (To view the latest market click on the link for updated betting on the Melbourne Cup).