In what looks to be one of the most even Melbourne Cup’s in some time, where exactly does that leave the once a year punters who aren’t too sure what to back?
Luckily online bookmaker Sportsbet Australia is offering a number of novelty bets on the race that stops the nation, just for those punters who may not have read the form.
We all know betting on colours is as good as any other way to pick a horse, so Sportsbet are offering a price of $7.00 if any horse with a colour in its name (Green Moon, Red Cadeaux, Brown Panther,Tres Blue) wins the Cup.
And given there might be a few swear words thrown around depending on how you are going on the punt, Sports are offering the F-Bomb special, pricing $4.00 if any horse starting with the letter F (Fiorente, Foreteller, Fawkner) wins.
“Melbourne Cup is as much about the once a year punter as anyone else. We know looking at the form can be a bit tricky, so we have tried to make it a bit easier and offer some funny bets which are easy to follow!” said Sportsbet’s Shaun Anderson.
In even better news for punters, sportsbet.com.au will refund losing win bets on the Melbourne Cup if your horse finishes second third, or even fourth!
Fiorente will be the Cup favourite, currently priced at $7.00 ahead of Mount Athos ($10), Dandino, Hawkspur and Verema (all $13).
(Prices in brackets from Sunday 3 November)
$7.00 Fiorente (steady)
$10 Mount Athos (steady)
$13 Dandino (out from $10)
$13 Hawkspur (out from $12)
$13 Verema (out from $12)
$16 Sea Moon (out from $15)
$19 Voleuse De Coeurs (out from $17)
$15 Seville (in from $17)
$19 Fawkner (steady)
$21 Dear Demi (steady)
$17 Tres Blue (in from $21)
$17 Simenon (in from $21)
$21 Brown Panther (in from $26)
$19 Royal Empire (in from $26)
$26 Masked Marvel (steady)
$34 Foreteller (steady)
$41 Dunaden, Green Moon, Super Cool
$51 Super Cool (out from $41), Ruscello (in from $67)
$67 Red Cadeaux, Ibicenco (in from $81)
$81 Ethiopia (steady)
$151 Mourayan (out from $101)
An F-Bomb Cup
$4.00 A horse starting with the letter F wins the 2013 Melbourne Cup
Is Cup Day D-Day?
$8.00 A horse starting with the letter D wins the 2013 Melbourne Cup
A colourful Cup?
$7.00 A horse with a colour in its name to win the 2013 Melbourne Cup
$13 Sea Moon or Green Moon to win the 2013 Melbourne Cup
Melbourne Cup Top 10 finish
$1.35 Mount Athos
$1.55 Tres Blue
$1.65 Sea Moon, Simenon, Voleuse De Coeurs
$1.80 Brown Panther, Fawkner, Dear Demi, Masked Marvel, Royal Empire
$2.50 Super Cool
$2.75 Green Moon, Dunaden, Ruscello
$3.30 Red Cadeaux
Australian Cup – which Australian trained horse will be the 1st across the line at the 2013 Melbourne Cup
$8.50 Sea Moon, Tres Blue
$12 Dear Demi, Voleuse De Coeurs
$17 Masked Marvel
$26 Super Cool, Green Moon
International Cup – which International trained horse will be the 1st across the line at the 2013 Melbourne Cup
$3.70 Mount Athos
$9.00 Royal Empire
$10 Brown Panther
$26 Red Cadeaux
Barriers – Odds v Evens
$4.00 Lloyd’s luck – team Williams to win the 2013 Melbourne Cup?
$4.00 A Gai Time – Gair Waterhouse to win the 2013 Melbourne Cup?