Heavy Support For Red Cadeaux At Call Of The Card

The Melbourne Cup Call of the Card was being held at the Crown Casino yesterday afternoon. The big bookies and punters were all there.

The first big bet was on last year’s winner Dunaden with $50,000 being laid at $8.00. Dunaden is now into $7.00 and remains as the second favourite.

There was also heavy support for last year’s runner up Red Cadeaux. Bets included $18,000, $10,000 and $10,000 each way were laid at odds of $12.00. Red Cadeaux is the biggest shortener and is now into $9.00.

Peter Moody trained Lights of Heaven has some support at $21.00. Consistent support for Mount Athos has also been reported. Mount Athos is now into $7.50 and could be challenging for second favouritism by race time.

The news on race favourite Americain who would be racing on glue-on shoes seems to have driven punters away. Americain has eased out to $6.50.

By Owens Wong

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