Magic Circle cut for the Melbourne Cup after Koukash thong threat
Nick Murphy | 30 August 2018
Can the raider land another big pot?
British and Irish trained horses dominate the betting for November’s Melbourne Cup, with Magic Circle into 14/1 following support for the Chester Cup winner.
Owner Dr Marwan Koukash has promised to wear a thong should his charge win the thing, and our traders aren’t taking any chances.
The Ian Williams-trained fancy remains behind Withhold at 12/1, after the Tony Bloom colt landed two huge gambles in the Northumberland Plate and last year’s Cesarewitch at Newmarket.
“Magic Circle’s owner, Dr Marwan Koukash, has said he will collect the trophy wearing only a thong should his horse win the Melbourne Cup, but we’re not sure if that threat, or promise, has prompted the support for the Chester Cup winner!” said Coral’s David Stevens.
12 Withhold, 14 Cross Counter, (from 16) Magic Circle, 16 Hamada, Torcedor, 20 Kings Will Dream, Marmelo, 25 Best Solution, Count Octave, Kew Gardens, Latrobe, Muntahaa, Stratum, Tosen Basil, Weekender, 33 Bar
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing