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1. Red Cadeaux is the punters favourite in today’s Melbourne Cup.
The sentimental favourite, Red Cadeaux is the punter’s favourite in today’s Melbourne Cup. The British chestnut has run the race five times, coming second in three of them, finishing second to Protectionist last year.
His trainer said he was much loved.
“He’s an incredibly popular horse,” English trainer Ed Dunlop said. “The horses that stay around so long get a gathering and this horse is much loved everywhere.”
The favourite is Fame Game, followed by Red Cadeaux’s stable mate Trip to Paris out of the field of 24 runners, 11 of which are international runners.