Punters believe that class will come to the fore big time when it comes to the Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington this Saturday, with the winner getting a free ticket into the Melbourne Cup.
Harlem is currently 27th in the order of entry so he needs to win to make sure he secures a start in the Melbourne Cup Field. Punters think he can, because he has been $4.80 to $4.60 in early betting.
He holds the call over Aloft at $5, who is 28th in the order of entry. Every runner bar Ecuador ($9.50) and Havana Cooler ($21) are nominated for the Melbourne Cup. There are 36 nominations, with the last four spots held by Cismontane ($6), Kellstorm ($8.50), Guardini ($15) and Alward ($6.50).
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