Hartnell is poised to cap his Spring Carnival campaign with success in the 2016 Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday afternoon.
That is the tale of the tape in 2016 Melbourne Cup betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au, where the talented Godolphin galloper remains a clear and justifiable occupant of the top line at $5.50 odds.
Hartnell returned to racing this season for second behind Winx in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m), before taking out each of the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m), Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) by a combined seventeen lengths.
Having completed his Melbourne Cup lead-up second to Winx in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) last weekend, the Authorized gelding will leave from barrier 12 on Tuesday afternoon with James McDonald in the saddle.
Jameka remains sole occupant of the second line of Melbourne Cup betting at $8 odds, ahead of Oceanographer ($8.50) and Bondi Beach ($10).
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