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BIG CROWD, REFRESHMENTS AND EVEN A STREAKER ON ‘SPECIAL’ MELBOURNE CUP DAY

A perfect forecast, and strong ticket sales suggest a crowd in excess of 105,000 for tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup.

Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is running a market on just how many people will rock up to Flemington, and 105,001 – 107,500 is the favourite at $2.80.

But there’s more to the day than horses and crowd numbers – like the fact that one of those spectators is $13 to nude up and storm down the home straight, or heaven forbid $26 for the racecourse to run out of beer.

The Bachelor will be there with his new squeeze Louise, but Blake is $11 to get caught kissing someone else and $11 to get slapped at some stage, although the two pretty much go hand in hand.

Everyone’s favourite filly, Francesca Cumani, even has a market in her honour on Cup Day….the queen of the mounting yard is paying $3.50 to turn up in a white or cream dress or $4.00 for a little black number.

“The weather gods look to be on our side for Cup Day but unfortunately the warmer temperatures play into the hands of the bloke who gets a few under his belt and decides to get the gear off in front of 105,000 onlookers,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au: Join Sportsbet.com.au Here

Melbourne Cup crowd
$11 Under 100,000
$6.00 100,000 – 102,500
$3.25 102,501 – 105,000

$2.80 105,001 – 107,500

$3.75 107,501 – 110,000

$5.00 Over 110,000

Cup Day Specials

$11 The Bachelor to get slapped in the face

$11 The Bachelor to get caught kissing a girl (other than GF)

$13 Streaker during the Melbourne Cup

$26 Flemington to sell out of beer

$41 Power malfunction during the national anthem

Who will the bachelor leave with

$5.00 Margot Robbie

$5.50 Any other The Bachelor Contestant

$6.00 Rachel Finch

$7.00 April Hart

$8.00 Jessica Gomes

$9.00 Kate Waterhouse

$11 Miranda Kerr

$13 Jesinta Campbell

$14 Megan Gale

$15 Jennifer Hawkins

$21 Sam Hart

$34 Gai Waterhouse

$51 Chris Hemsworth

$81 Buddy Franklin

$101 Lucia Valentina

$151 Mick Jagger

Francesca Cumani – what colour dress will she wear?

$3.50 White/Cream

$4.00 Black

$6.00 Pink

$7.00 Beige

$8.00 Blue

$9.00 Yellow

$10 Purple

$10 Red

$11 Green

$11 Brown

$13 Grey

$15 Orange

$26 Gold

$34 Silver

$51 Aussie Flag Design

$101 See Through

Number of times Bruce McAvaney says “special” during the broadcast

$1.87 25 times and over

$1.87 Under 25 times

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