Star stayer Americain has been installed as favourite for the $ 1 million Australian Cup in March.
The 2010 Melbourne Cup winner was posted as the $ 4 TAB Sportsbet favorite on Friday with the 2000m weight-for-age attribute to be operate at Flemington on March 10.
Americain shot to prominence in Australia when he arrived from France to claim the Geelong and Melbourne Cup double for trainer Alain De Royer-Dupre in 2010.
He returned from France for the 2011 spring carnival and flashed property for a luckless fourth in Dunaden’s Melbourne Cup in amongst victories in the Moonee Valley Cup and Sandown Traditional.
Americain’s Australian proprietors decided to retain the stayer in Australia and chosen David Hayes as the new trainer to get ready him for his 2012 autumn campaign.
Imports are on the top three lines of betting with Melbourne Cup third placegetter Lucas Cranach at $ 7 and At Initial Sight $ 8.
Caulfield Cup winner Southern Velocity, who scored a spectacular very first-up get at Caulfield on Thursday, is next at $ nine.
TAB Sportsbet also produced its Australian Guineas and Newmarket Handicap markets with Helmet and champion Black Caviar the respective favourites.
Helmet was posted at $ 3.fifty for the Guineas forward of Instant Of Change at $ 6.
Black Caviar went up at $ two for the Newmarket although she is detailed as an unlikely runner with the race getting a handicap.
Comeback sprinter Hay List is on the 2nd line of betting at $ 4 ahead of Sister Madly at $ six.