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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.
Of the Australian trainers, Chris Waller leads the way with three entries – Preferment, last year’s third-placed horse Who Shot Thebarman and Grand Marshal
A crowd of more than 100,000 is expected to pack Flemington for the race which is looking at a partly cloudy day with a top temperature of 22C and a 10 per cent chance of rain.
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