Monday, November 4th, 2013

The 2013 Melbourne Cup looks set to hotly-contested on the racetrack on Tuesday –and even more so in the betting ring as punters attempt to come out on top of the bookmakers.

The world famous race, known as the race that stops a nation, takes place at Flemington Racecourse at 3pm on Tuesday (November 5) with nine international runners taking on 15 for the home Australian team.

It looks set to one of the most intense battles with Mount Athos, one of the international horses in action, and leading Australian-based horse Fiorente sitting at the top the Melbourne Cup odds in what has been an updating story throughout the Spring Carnival.

Mount Athos has been well-supported to win the race for trainer Luca Cumani, twice a runner-up with Purple Moon and Bauer, having finished fifth in the Flemington showpiece 12 months ago. Fiorente finished ahead of him that day when coming home second to Green Moon on his Australian debut.

Fiorente has been favoured to go one better this time around and hand trainer Gai Waterhouse her first win in the Melbourne Cup, while internationals Dandino and Verema are other strong contenders along with Hawspur, Sea Moon, Voleuse De Coeurs and Fawkner a prominent members of the Australian challenge.

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The Melbourne Cup is the world’s third richest race, worth more than $6million in total, and is the carries the biggest price of any two-mile (3200m) handicap held anywhere. It takes place at 3pm on the first Tuesday of November – a public holiday in the state of Victoria - each year with more than 100,000 attending Flemington Racecourse for the race. is one of the leading betting portals, providing the latest news, offers, promotions, odds and tips from all key bookmakers in Australia. They work in partnership with leading bookmakers including Luxbet and Ladbrokes Australia to provide coverage of the world’s biggest and best sporting events.

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