International stayer My Ambivalent appears certain to go into the Melbourne Cup without a lead-up race.
My Ambivalent has bruising to her off fore foot and will miss Saturday’s Caulfield Cup. Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au made no alteration to the mare’s Melbourne Cup price of $41.
“It’s going to be tough for My Ambivalent now, but we’ve seen these European horses do well before on a light preparation,’’ sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne said.
Protectionist is $8.00 favourite for the great race, but Admire Rakti ($11) is the best backed runner. The Offer ($12) and Fawkner $13 are also well in commission with punters.
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(Prices in brackets from 11th October)
$8.00 Protectionist (steady)
$10 Bande (in from $12)
$11 Admire Rakti (in from $15)
$12 The Offer (out from $11)
$13 Who Shot Thebarman (steady)
$13 Fawkner (in from $15)
$15 Lucia Valentina (out from $13)
$21 Signoff (steady)
$41 My Ambivalent (steady)