Marmelo (GB) now equal favourite for the Melbourne Cup

After taking out the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay over 3000m at Deauville in France on Sunday night, Marmelo (GB) is now a $15 TAB equal favourite with Cross Counter for the 2019 Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 5th.

The Hughie Morrison-trained entire was second in the Prix Kergorlay 12 months ago before finishing second to Cross Counter in last year’s Melbourne Cup as a $12 chance at TAB.

Before winning overnight, Marmelo was one of many gallopers rated a $26 chance at TAB to win the $8 million Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November.

One punter was happy with Marmelo’s performance in the early hours of this morning and placed a $1,000 each-way bet at $26/$7.25 immediately after the Prix Kergorlay.

The latest TAB market: 

2019 Melbourne Cup

$15         Marmelo
                Cross Counter
$21         Avilius
                Surprise Baby
$26         25 horses including Finche, Johannes Vermeer, Latrobe, Steel Prince and Yucatan
$51+      Others Quoted

Cross Counter (GB) (left) and Marmelo (GB) in the 2018 Group  1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington, picture