It is our great race, but online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has the International invaders favourite to win the Melbourne Cup.

Any international is $1.70 to be first home in the Cup, while the Australian runners are $2.10. Caulfield Cup winner and top Japanese stayer Admire Rakti is $5.00 favourite for the great race. Newcastle trained mare Lucia Valentina second pick at $6.50.

“Admire Rakti stunned us in the Caulfield cup and then the Irish invader Adelaide won last week’s Cox Plate. Surely an Aussie can stop a total whitewash of our big three races?’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

Two of the Internationals, Willing Foe ($17) and Cavalryman ($26), will carry the famous Godolphin colours.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has been trying to win the Cup since 1998 and may find the $10 for a Godolphin horse to win the cup appealing.

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$1.70 International trained horse to win the Melbourne Cup

$2.10 Australian trained horse to win the Melbourne Cup

$10 Any Godolphin owned horse to win the 2014 Melbourne Cup