Palmerbet CEO Grant Palmer takes a look at all the major betting activity on this year’s big race, telling you where the money is going and why it might be going there!


Flemington – Race 7

5. Marmelo – Hugh Bowman / Hughie Morrison

 Open CurrentNotable Bets
$10.00$8.00$10,000 @ $8.00, $8,000 @ $8.50


Grant’s Comments: No one missed his run in the Caulfield Cup and with Australia’s premier jockey on the punters want to be in his corner. He holds the most tickets in the race and will go around as a heavy loss.

3. Humidor – Blake Shinn / Darren Weir

 Open CurrentNotable Bets
$9.00$11.00$6,000 @ $10.00

Grant’s Comments:
 Price was slashed post his impressive run in the Cox plate, he was then reasonably easy until Cup Eve when the big boys pushed the go button and backed him aggressively. He is by far the worst way in our book.


22. Rekindling – Corey Brown / Joseph O’Brien

 Open CurrentNotable Bets
$21.00$13.00$5,000 each-way @ $14.00


Grant’s Comments: Been strongly supported since the barrier draw, reminiscent of the successful push for stable mate Almandin last year. When the money comes for Lloyd Williams runners it must be respected.


2. Almandin – Frankie Dettori / Robert Hickmott

 Open CurrentNotable Bets
$8.00$9.00$10,000 @ $9.00


Grant’s Comments: Defending champ, and has to be respected. Expecting punters to be all over him throughout the day Definitely won’t be a pretty result for us if he’s first past the post.