All The Big Money Is For This Aussie Horse Trained By Winx's Mastermind
It's all about one horse now, according to punters.
And that horse is Finche, which ran a very good fourth in last year's Melbourne Cup, and which has been in excellent form this Spring without winning in Melbourne -- yet.
Finche is trained by Chris Waller -- the all-conquering trainer of retired superstar Winx, who is yet to claim a Melbourne Cup. Finche will be ridden by local champ Kerrin McEvoy, who has won three Melbourne Cups including last year's.
Currently Finche is $8 with TAB.
Late last week, Constantinople was race favourite, on account of its unlucky fourth in the Caulfield Cup. Most people thought it should have won, had it not been blocked for a run.
Over the weekend, the mood seemed to turn against Constantinople and Caulfield Cup winner Mer De Glace replaced it as favourite.
Mer De Glace firmed from $10 into $6.50 but has since drifted all the way back out to $10, largely due to the soft track. It's generally felt that the softer track will make it a tougher Cup more suited to true stayers -- and mer De Glace is stepping up in distance.
Also, barrier 2 may not suit it, as the softer ground is said to be near the fence.
With queries over those two horses, Finche has firmed from $11 into $8 in the last three days. It's a proven horse which rarely runs a bad race, and will almost certainly jump as the 2019 Melbourne Cup favourite.
That said, this is a very open betting market and there are numerous horses considered to be excellent chances.