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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:

Relentless! Order Of St George wins the 2017 Comer Group International Irish St Leger! pic.twitter.com/oniUHZyJFl

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) September 10, 2017

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

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