Lucky Punter's $60 Bet Could Win $1million in Melbourne Cup

Lucky Punter's $60 Bet Could Win $1million in Melbourne Cup

Not only has owner Marwan Koukash vowed to strip to a G-string if Magic Circle wins Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, but one lucky punter also stands to win A$1million.

An anonymous Ladbrokes bettor faces a nail-biting Melbourne Cup experience as he watches to see if a A$60 treble he placed in August can be completed on the Corey Brown-ridden Magic Circle, according to 9News Queensland.

The $1million Melbourne Cup Bet

It all began when Extra Brut won a maiden at Sandown, on his second start at the end of August. The imposing Domesday three-year-old beat mighty mare Black Caviar's second-born, Prince Of Caviar, by a neck and went on to the Ladbrokes punter's shortlist for the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

$60 Treble Betslip - Odds 17,170/1

  • Sunlight to win the Coolmore Stud Stakes at 10.00 WON
  • Extra Brut to win the Victoria Derby at 101.00 WON
  • Magic Circle to win the Melbourne Cup at 17.00 PENDING

A week previously Tony McEvoy's Silver Slipper winner Sunlight had sprinted in over 5.5f at Caulfield, and two weeks earlier 2017 Melbourne Cup-winning rider Corey Brown committed to ride European raider Magic Circle

Each horse was bet to win a Melbourne Cup Carnival race, Sunlight beating favourite Zousain by an agonisingly close head in the Coolmore Stud Stakes on Saturday and Extra Brut following up by a length in the Victoria Derby just over an hour later.

It all rolls on to the Ian Williams-trained Magic Circle, who is now no bigger than 7/1 in the Melbourne Cup betting, ahead of the A$7.3million test scheduled to go off at 3pm local time on Tuesday (4am GMT). If Magic Circle wins, this A$60 bet will win A$1.03million.

Pro Punter Reveals $38k Melbourne Cup Bet

In a different league to the man with the $60 treble, high profile punter Tom Waterhouse, son of legendary trainer Gai Waterhouse, also stands to win A$1million with a single bet on the Melbourne Cup.

At the renown Call of the Card event at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Waterhouse sided with the Aidan O'Brien-trained outsider Rostropovich, a general 20/1 shot, when he placed a total of A$38,462 in bets on the Frankel colt to win, at a generous 26.00.

The Call of the Card is a long-standing Monday afternoon betting event for high-stakes bettors, and it also saw Waterhouse get A$40,000 on Avilius at 13.00 to win more than A$500,000, and enough on Marmelo at 16.00 to win A$200,000.

Elsewhere in Melbourne Cup betting land, a TAB punter has bet A$50,000 on Cross Counter to win at odds of 10.00, and ITV Racing presenter Francesca Cumani has plumped for both Rostropovich AND Cross Counter.



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