The Victoria Racing Club can expect a total crowd figure of between 350,001 and 355,000 punters to attend the four days of its Flemington carnival, according to punters who have backed that option into $2.20 favouritism at Sportingbet.
Sportingbet is offering odds of $2.70 for a total crowd figure of between 355,001 and 360,000, while a crowd in excess of 360,000 is $5. A crowd of 350,000 or under is the rank outsider at $5.50.
“The weather forecast is promising so punters are predicting a similar bumper crowd to last year when 351,356 racegoers attended the four days,” Sportingbet’s Andrew Brown said.
“With so many internationals contesting Tuesday’s cup there’s certain to be a lot of overseas visitors in attendance this year so who knows, maybe they’ll crack the 355,000,” Brown said.
Melbourne Spring Carnival Crowd Figures
Total Crowd figure for the four days of the Flemington Carnival
Sportingbet Australia market
350,001 to 355,000 $2.20
355,001 to 360,000 $2.70
Over 360,000 $5.00
350,000 or under $5.50