NEW CUP FAVOURITE

NEW CUP FAVOURITE

Caulfield Cup winner Mer De Glace (PICTURED) has replaced Constantinople as the favourite to win Tuesday’s $7.75 million Group I Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington.

The Hayes/Dabernig-trained Constantinople was the $8 top pick in first markets following Saturday evening’s barrier draw but constant support for the Japanese raider since sees it the $7 favourite to become the first horse since Ethereal in 2001 to win the Caulfield/Melbourne Cup double.

Constantinople is second elect at $8.50 while last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter has also firmed and is now a $14 chance.

New Zealander The Chosen One is 101-1

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