You always need to keep in mind the when you do fancy betting on any upcoming horse races, there can be and often is some tremendous value to be had by you betting long in advance of a horse race starting, and I do feel that is going to be the case on this year’s Melbourne Cup.
That race may be scheduled to start on the 6th of November this year, but by studying the odds available on the ante post betting markets you are going to be able to secure some extremely generous odds, especially at betting sites such as Betfred, so read on to discover what those odds are!
There is always going to be a favourite on any ante post betting market, and the horse that is currently leading the way on the ante post Melbourne Cup betting market is Withhold, however what does make that horse a very applying bet for long term punters are its odds which are 10/1!
In fact, looking at the current form of the runners that will be taking part in the Melbourne Cup Hamada is the second favourite, and there is no doubt in my mind that horse should give a very find display of racing too, as for the odds you can bag on it right now, they are going to be irresistible for many punters as those odds are tempting at 14/1!
Melbourne Cup Each-Way Betting
You are possibly going to find the one quarter the win odds on the first four places on each-way bets way too tempting to ignore at Betfred, especially on the Melbourne Cup ante post betting market, for those terms do give you plenty of additional betting opportunities.
If I was to put together a shortlist of other horses that do have some form figures that could quite easily see them running into one of the first four places, I would include on that shortlist horses such as Cross Counter, Magic Circle and Kings Will Dream all at 16/1
But there has to be some very real value when you take into account the form and odds on offer on Johannes Vermeer, Rare Rhythm, Rekindling and Marmelo who can all be backed at odds of 20/1 right now!
A few Other Horses to Ponder Backing
It is certainly one of the more open Melbourne Cups for quite some time, and as such there is nothing stopping you from backing some of the outsiders to win, as any of them could do and to be honest it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise this year if one of them did win!
As for which outsiders may just get their nose up in front, well you could make a good argument for horses such as Frontiersman and Mirage Dancer at 25/1, and there is also the very real chance that Ace High or Almandin could both come out on top both currently available at odds of 33/1 by the way!!