Melbourne Cup 2018 live: horses, form guide, fashion and tips – latest updates!

It’s just ticked past midday on Melbourne Cup day. So let’s take a look at the favourites for the main race. I won’t be giving you rolling updates of the betting odds – you probably came here to escape that – but here’s a quick glance.

Magic Circle (17) and Yucatan (23) are now equal favourites, paying $7 for the win. Cross Counter is paying $9, with Best Solution (no.6, $12) and Muntahaa (no.13, $13) rounding at the top five.

I’m backing Youngstar today. Would be a wonderful Cup moment if she were to bring it home, and to honour the memory of young Olivia Inglis. All the best to Craig Williams and Chris Waller and the Inglis family.

Linda Meech has steered One More Try to victory in race two, with Seductive Miss and Miss Siska in second and third place.

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