On Tuesday, the Flemington Racecourse in partnership with Victoria Racing Club will host the 2017 Melbourne Cup. It is a Group 1 race for three year old horses and older run under a weight handicap. It will cover a total race distance of 3,200 meter and is considered as the richest "two mile" handicap race in the world. Total prize money is $6 million.
2016 winner Almandin will return to try back-to-back Melbourne Cup wins. There will be worthy challengers that could impede Almandin's plan.
Humidor, who placed in the Cox Plate is the strongest among the Almandin's competitors. Also, Moonee Valley Gold Cup winner Who Shot Thebarman and Bendigo Cup winner Qewy could also pose a problem for both Almandin and Humidor.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed Almandin as the horse to beat on Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.
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