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Countdown to Melbourne Cup continues

November 5, 2012 11:59 pm

The countdown to the Melbourne Cup this afternoon continues as punters in Fiji are lining up to try their luck at the biggest horse race of the year.

Grants Water House manager Vijen Kumar says they have had an influx of people coming up to their betting outlets to place bets.

However, the weather in Melbourne has changed in the last few hours.

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“The latest in the morning when we came, the weather was perfect at Flemington Melbourne. But as we speak the weather is showery there the rain has started to pour and the track is rated a dead fall so the track is a bit wet but overall it shouldn’t affect the horses there.”

Meanwhile, 2010 winner Americain and defending champion Dunaden remain the top bets.

“If you look at the tabs Americain is top favorite at $6.20, Dunaden is second favorite at $8 and number eight Mount Athos is at $9.80.”

You can catch the coverage of the Melbourne Cup from 3pm on FBC TV with the main race at 5pm that will also air live on Gold FM.

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