20 Oct 2011

European raiders dominate Melbourne Cup favouritism

7:44 am on 20 October 2011

European gallopers have a stranglehold on the market for the Melbourne Cup.

Yesterday's Geelong Cup, a significant leadup race, was won most impresively by the French raider Dunaden, following in the footsteps of Americain, which won the race last year and went on to score a brilliant win in the Melbourne Cup.

Dunaden has joined Americain at the head of the Cup markets, just ahead of the German import Lucas Cranach.

The Melbourne Cup is on the 1st of November.