Can anyone complete the Melbourne/Caulfield Cup double in 2015?

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Caulfield CupTHE Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup are the two most iconic events on the Spring Carnival calendar.

The tradition and popularity of the races is certainly not lost on our friends at Sportsbet.com.au, who know how to cater to our best punters.

Sportsbet has just released its Cups double market for both races and there is plenty of value to be snapped up.

An example of this value would be with Cups contender, Who Shot TheBarman. The Chris Waller-trained seven-year-old is currently a $51 chance to win the 2015 Caulfield Cup on October 17, but with the double option at Sportsbet, Who Shot Thebarman is paying $151.

If Who Shot Thebarman did happen to win the Caulfield Cup, its odds for the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November would be cut down to around $10-$12. That’s an incredible change in price and that’s the beauty of betting this market.

The market is currently being dominated by Japanese runners Fame Game and Hokko Brave. The Japanese horses have shown their ability to win both the Caulfield and the Melbourne Cup with Admire Rakti taking the 2014 Caulfield Cup last year.

Delta Blues won the 2006 Melbourne Cup for Katsuhiko Sumii and due to their tough staying races back home, the Japanese runners make it awfully tough for Australia’s staying ranks.

The best of the Australasian chances are with Preferment which is coming off a last-start win in the Ascend Sales Hill Stakes at Randwick. It holds nominations for the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.

New Zealand-trained Mongolian Khan is a chance at $101 as it will get both distances and it is unlikely to be lining up in the Cox Plate.

Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup same horse double

Fame Game – $34
Hokko Brave – $67
Preferment – $81
Mongolian Khan – $101
Hartnell – $101
Rising Romance – $101
Who Shot Thebarman – $151
Hauraki – $151
Complacent – $201
Our Ivanhowe – $251
Gust Of Wind – $251
Snow Sky – $301
Trip To Paris – $301
Magic Hurricane – $301
Set Square – $301 at Sportsbet.com.au
The United States – $351
Protectionist – $401
Royal Descent – $501
Dandino – $501
Havana Cooler – $601
Silverball – $601
Magicool – $661
Kirramosa – $701
Grand Marshal – $801
Quest For More – $801
Beaten Up – $801
Dibayani – $801

Long-shot Cups double chances

Amralah – $1001
Bohemian Lily – $1001
Almoonqith – $1001
Bold Sniper – $1001
La Amistad – $1001
Hi World – $1001
Foundry – $2001
Orbec – $2001
Magnapal – $2001
Observational – $2501
Cafe Society – $2501
Excess Knowledge – $2501
Weary – $2501
Thunder Lady – $3001
Opinion – $3001
Precedence – $4001 at Sportsbet.com.au
Disposition – $5001
Ethiopia – $10001

Cups double best bets

We have targeted three live chances for the Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup quinella.

Hokko Brave ($67) is a Japanese runner that can stay all day, according to its trainer, and that makes it a good chance in both the Caulfield and the Melbourne Cup.

It has form that would rival last year’s winner Admire Rakti and that bodes well for anyone betting on Hokko Brave in the Caulfield Cup. It does prefer the longer 3200-metre distance of the Melbourne Cup, so if you’re live after the Caulfield Cup, the $67 is tremendous value.

Rising Romance is a former New Zealand mare now with David Hayes and Tom Dabernig. The five-year-old finished a game second in the 2014 Caulfield Cup and it has done nothing to suggest it can’t go one better this year.

Its finish for second in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes behind Fawkner was full of merit and rising to 2400 metres is ideal.

Punters can get $101 for the Cups double when betting on Rising Romance – a much better price than its individual odds for both races.

Further down the market is the John Sargent-trained Gust Of Wind. The Australian Oaks-winning mare has had two runs this season for a ninth and an eighth, but it was running home strongly last start and it has been prepared for the Cups.

It’s only lightly tried, but take the$251 available at Sportsbet for a bit of fun this spring.

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