Hartnell and Jameka remain top two in 2016 Melbourne Cup betting

flemington racesHartnell and Jameka head 2016 Melbourne Cup betting following the release of second acceptances earlier this week.

Just 32 horses remain in the field and John O’Shea galloper Hartnell heads betting at $4.60 at online bookmaker Sportsbet.

Hartnell finished a distant second in the Cox Plate last Saturday behind champion mare Winx and goes into the Melbourne Cup a clear favourite.Hartnell has performed brilliantly this spring winning the Chelmsford Stakes, Hill Stakes and Turnbull Stakes before finishing runner-up to champion mare Winx in the Cox Plate last Saturday.

Ciaron Maher’s Caulfield Cup winner Jameka is $6.50 at Sportsbet and the only other runner in single figures.

The internationals are next in betting with Aiden O’Briens Bondi Beach leading the way at $11.00, from Almandin $12.00 and Scottish $13.00.

However, Hartnell and Jameka are the ones punters want according to Sportsbet’s Ben Bulmer.

“The top two in betting are the focus of punters,” Bulmer said.

“Hartnell is the best supported runner and holds about $20,000 more than Jameka.”

“Almandin is the third best backed, but holds only a third of the money Hartnell has attracted.,”

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The 2016 Melbourne Cup is scheduled for Tuesday 1st November 2016 at Flemington racetrack in Melbourne.

2016 Melbourne Cup Odds

$4.60 Hartnell
$6.50 Jameka
$11.00 Bondi Beach
$12.00 Almandin
$13.00 Scottish
$15.00 Big Orange
$15.00 Heartbreak City
$17.00 Almoonqith
$17.00 Exospheric
$17.00 Who Shot Thebarman
$17.00 Oceanographer
$17.00 Wicklow Brave
$26.00 Curren Mirotic
$26.00 Secret Number
$26.00 Real Love
$34.00 Qewy
$34.00 Tally
$34.00 Sir John Hawkwood
$34.00 Grey Lion
$34.00 Grand Marshal
$34.00 Excess Knowledge
$41.00 Tom Melbourne
$41.00 Our Ivanhowe
$51.00 De Little Engine
$51.00 Gallante
$51.00 Assign
$67.00 Howard Be Thy Name
$101.00 Pentathlon
$101.00 Beautiful Romance
$101.00 Vengeur Masque
$201.00 The Bandit
$301.00 Rose Of Virginia

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