Horse Racing News in Australia

Order Of St George firms for Melbourne Cup

The Aidan O’Brien trained Order Of St George has firmed into second favourite for the Melbourne Cup after winning the Group 1 Irish St Leger.

Following his emphatic nine length win at the Curragh, online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au slashed Order of St George’s odds from $31 into $17.

Last year’s Cup winner Almandin heads betting at $13. Admire Deus and Bonneval are equal on the third line of betting on $19.

“Order Of St George couldn’t have been more impressive. Part-owner Lloyd Williams is yet to confirm a trip to Melbourne for the six-year-old, but he’d have to be thinking seriously about having a shot after that win,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

Market courtesy of sportsbet

Watch Order Of St George’s win:

Melbourne Cup odds

$13      Almandin

$17      Order Of St George     (in from $31)

$19      Admire Deus

$19      Bonneval

$21      Marmelo

$21      Red Cardinal

$21      Tiberian

$26      Albert

$26      Francis Of Assisi

$26      Hartnell

$26      Humidor

$26      Wall Of Fire

$31      Ventura Storm

$34      Big Duke

$34      Crocodile Rock

$34      Gingernuts

$34      Nakeeta

Others quoted