The French-trained Americain is the 9-2 favourite with Coral for Tuesday’s Emirates Melbourne Cup, ahead of compatriot Dunaden and Luca Cumani’s Mount Athos, both 11-2, and Ed Dunlop’s charge, Red Cadeaux, at 8-1.
“France have won the last two runnings of the race that stops a nation, and those two winners and a couple of Newmarket-based contenders dominate the betting, suggesting Australia’s most famous horseracing prize is set for export once again,” Coral’s David Stevens told betrescue.com
**Emirates Melbourne Cup. Coral.co.uk prices
9-2 Americain, 11-2 Dunaden, Mount Athos, 8 Red Cadeaux, 12 Maluckyday, 14 Eithiopia, Galileo’s Choice, 16 Green Moon, 18 Quest For Peace, 20 Kelinni, 25 Cavalryman, Lights Of Heaven, Fiorente, Mourayan, 33 Glencadam Gold, Tac De Boistron, Zabeelionaire, 40 Jakkalberry, Winchester, 50 Sanagas, Niwot, 100 Voila Ici, Precedence, 150 Unusual Suspect