Punters have been given the opportunity to back Shocking at inflated odds to make it back-to-back Melbourne Cups in the 150th running of the great race.
In a special promotion on Saturday from 11am (AEST), TAB Sportsbet will offer punters $35, more than double the price about the Mark Kavanagh-trained stayer to win the 2010 Cup.
The offer will be available until a liability of $1 million, or midnight on Saturday, is reached.
Only bets placed in the “Melbourne Cup Special” market using the TAB Sportsbet Number 80001 are open to the offer.
When markets opened at midday on Thursday the Gai Waterhouse-trained Herculian Prince was well backed in the Cups and Cox Plate 2010.
The five-year-old is most fancied in the Melbourne Cup, attracting a bet of $5,000 at $21.
Shocking is at $14 in TAB Sportsbet’s Cup market.