Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Melbourne Cup Next For Almoonqith?

Connections of Almoonqith will be hopeful their star will get a run in the Melbourne Cup after a runaway victory in the William Hill Geelong Cup.

The British-based arm of the bookmaker quote Almoonqith at 16-1 from 50-1 for the Melbourne Cup, while Dandino ran on well for second and is 20-1 from 25-1 with William Hill.

“Almoonqith has stormed to victory and he deserves a crack at the Race That Stops A Nation,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. 

Meanwhile, ahead of this weekend’s William Hill Cox Plate, Highland Reel is the 9-2 favourite with the sponsor and currently the best-backed horse in the race.

“Punters are rowing in on the Cox Plate and Highland Reel is the horse attracting the most support,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


William Hill Cox Plate (24th October): 9-2 Highland Reel, 5-1 Criterion, Winx, 13-2 Kermadec, 9-1 Arod, 12-1 Preferment, 14-1 Happy Trails, Hartnell, The Cleaner, 16-1 Complacent, Fawkner, 20-1 Mourinho, 25-1 Gailo Chop, 33-1 Pornichet, (EW 1Ž4 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Melbourne Cup (3rd November): 4-1 Fame Game, 7-1 Trip To Paris, 8-1 Mongolian Khan, 11-1 Preferment, 12-1 Max Dynamite, Who Shot Thebarman, 14-1 Our Ivanhowe, Snow Sky, 16-1 Almoonqith, Amralah, Bondi Beach, Gust Of Wind, Hartnell, Hokko Brave, 20-1 Dandino, Kingfisher, 25-1 Big Orange, Criterion, Grand Marshal, Hauraki, Let’s Make Adeal, Quest For More, Secret Number, Sky Hunter, 33-1 BAR (EW 1Ž4 Odds Places 1,2,3,4)