2015 Melbourne Cup preview and odds – Fame Game warm favourite

Flemington racesJapanese galloper Fame Game is still a warm favourite for the 2015 Melbourne Cup at Flemington tomorrow at online bookmaker Sportsbet.

Punters have continued to come for the Yoshitada Munakata trained stayer on the back of his luckless Caulfield Cup run when sixth, beaten 4.85L behind Mongolian Khan.

Fame Game is $3.80 to win the 2015 Melbourne Cup at Sportsbet.

Fellow Japanese rival Hokko Brave, from the Yasutoshi Matsunaga stable, finished just one length behind Fame Game in the Caulfield Cup and is currently $31.00.

It’s been a long time between drinks for this son of Marvelous Sunday, but he wasn’t far behind Fame Game in the Group 1 Tenno Sho in May and meets him better on the weights this time around.

Consistent Ed Dunlop trained stayer Trip To Paris $9.00 ran a terrific second place in the Caulfield Cup and appears to be better suited by the step up up to 3200 metres, especially with a first Australian start under his belt.

His stablemate, the evergreen Red Cadeaux is back again for a fifth attempt and most Australians would love to see old warrior finally snare that elusive Melbourne Cup win.

A three-time runner-up, Red Cadeaux is a favourite of the people and at $31.00 he’s cetainly worth considering for an each-way investment as you know he’ll be there at the business end.

Australia’s best hope of a Melbourne Cup win rests with the Chris Waller trained Preferment, who is $9.00 and well in the market.

Perferment has won both starts at Flemington including the Group 1 VRC Derby (2500m) and Turnbull Stakes (2000m) and he races like a true stayer.

One at odds is John O’Shea galloper Hartnell $34.00, who has not set the world on fire this spring, but his form is not as bad as it appears and he could get under the punter’s guard.

Lindsay Park looks to have a good hand with Criterion $13.00 and Almoonqith and the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig combo has taken all before them this spring.

Criterion has drawn to get the run of the race and if he can find his usual turn of foot at the end of two miles then he’s right in it.

Almoonqith was a strong Geelong Cup (2400m) winner last month and kept finding in the run to the line, indicating the extra trip will be right up his alley.

UK raider Max Dynamite, trained by William Mullins, is popular at $14.00 and if he can bring his home form to Flemington then has to be considered.

The United States, Excess Knowledge & Gust Of Wind are others at odds, while Caulfield Cup third placegetter Our Ivanhowe is also in the mix, in what should be another fantastic Melbourne Cup.

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The 2015 Melbourne Cup is Race 7 on the card at Flemington on Tuesday 3rd November 2015 and will run at 3.00pm in the afternoon.

2015 Melbourne Cup field, barrier draw & odds

No Form Horse Br Wt Aver $ W% P% Odds Bet
1 6×5 Snow Sky 16 58.0 $61,329 33 60 $51.00
2 612 Criterion 4 57.5 $217,544 23 61 $13.00
3 2×6 Fame Game 12 57.0 $169,028 29 41 $3.80
4 923 Our Ivanhowe 22 56.0 $56,212 36 57 $21.00
5 17x Big Orange 23 55.5 $42,294 38 46 $51.00
6 465 Hartnell 17 55.5 $79,775 35 60 $34.00
7 6×0 Hokko Brave 20 55.5 $63,206 17 50 $34.00
8 21x Max Dynamite 2 55.0 $21,092 17 44 $14.00
9 73x Red Cadeaux 8 55.0 $152,986 13 51 $31.00
10 352 Trip To Paris 14 55.0 $63,187 32 53 $9.00
11 587 Who Shot Thebarman 6 54.5 $59,293 33 50 $17.00
12 1×2 Sky Hunter 7 54.0 $53,195 55 73 $41.00
13 541 The Offer 13 54.0 $53,551 30 48 $51.00
14 750 Grand Marshal 15 53.5 $57,272 28 56 $41.00
15 119 Preferment 11 53.5 $100,227 20 53 $10.00
16 2×0 Quest For More 21 53.5 $20,807 32 68 $126.00
17 671 Almoonqith 10 53.0 $22,677 24 43 $14.00
18 x38 Kingfisher 9 53.0 $48,452 20 47 $34.00
19 582 Prince Of Penzance 1 53.0 $26,334 26 61 $81.00
20 122 Bondi Beach 18 52.5 $87,779 40 100 $21.00
21 69 Sertorius 5 52.5 $30,962 24 59 $301.00
22 261 The United States 3 52.5 $11,087 24 52 $19.00
23 221 Excess Knowledge 24 51.5 $29,763 27 67 $31.00
24 804 Gust Of Wind 19 51.0 $94,433 33 33 $34.00
Field averages $67,604 29 56

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