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
$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 Quentinjlang.com