How you can boost your winnings if the favourite Marmelo takes home the Cup!

The horse that nearly beat Winx in the Cox Plate is in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup!

Sun, 5 Nov, 10:57 AM

English stayer Marmelo provides a unique opportunity for favourite backers.


The biggest event on the Australian racing calendar is here and strong support for Marmelo has seen it backed into favouritism for Australia's greatest race!

Marmelo is currently at $7.50 making it the longest priced favourite since TAB started offering fixed odds in 2001. As of this morning approximately 13% of the money coming in has been on the English stayer with the biggest single bet being a whopping $100,000!


So why are punters leaning towards Marmelo? Well here’s a couple of reasons.


  • The Hugh Bowman factor. The man who has piloted Winx into Australian fokelore has his first genuine Cup chance here.
  • Marmelo also convincingly won the Prix Kergorlay (3000m) at Deauville. Why does this matter? Because previous winners of this race went on to win the 3200 Melbourne Cup  - Americain (2010) and Protectionist (2014)


So how can you exceed your expectations if Marmelo salutes? Well new Ladbrokes customers can get $100 in bonus bets when they deposit just $20*. So if you were to put your bonus bets on Marmelo to win at $7.5** then you could win a very tidy $650.


Already have a Ladbrokes account? Well Luxbet is offering $155 in Bonus Bets when you make a deposit of just $30*! We’ll let you do the math for that one!



Happy punting,


Good luck for the Cup!





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**Prices correct at time of publishing

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