Yucatan opened $81 with Sportsbet for the Melbourne Cup but he is now the $4.50 favourite and firming.
We’re eight days out from the Cup and Yucatan is being stamped as the horse to beat. Money came after he won the Herbert Power and has continued to flow at a solid rate.
Yucatan, prepared by Irish ace Aidan O’Brien holds three-times more money than Avilius ($13) and five-times more than second-favourite Magic Circle ($10).
— Melbourne News (@NewsOfMelbourne) October 16, 2018
In Saturday’s Victoria Derby, Thinkin’ Big ($3.20 favourite) and Stars Of Carrum ($9.00) are almost level in popularity.
Second favourite, Aramayo ($6.00) is not receiving much love from punters.