Harlem backed to take last spot in the Melbourne Cup Field

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November 2, 2017 - 01:11 PM

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If the current betting trend is any guide, Lexus Stakes favourite Harlem will clinch a place in the Melbourne Cup.

Harlem has firmed from $4.80 into $4.20 with online bookmaker sportsbet.

A win in Saturday's Lexus guarantees a start in the Melbourne Cup field, where Harlem is a $41 chance.

Aloft ($5.00) is on the second line of betting ahead of other Cup hopefuls Vengeur Masque ($7.00), Cismontane, Alward and Kellstorm, all on $7.50.

“It doesn’t get much tougher for punters with six of the 10 runners under double figures. However, Harlem is the one that they have come for and he’ll continue to shorten if the move continues,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.

Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au

Lexus Stakes

$4.20   Harlem

$5.00   Aloft

$7.00   Vengeur Masque

$7.50   Cismontane

$7.50   Alward

$7.50   Kellstorm

$10      Ecuador

$16      Guardini

$26      Havana Cooler

$51      Pentathlon

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