Online bookmaker has posted eight-time Group 1 winner Fernando Bale as a $1.50 favourite for what may be his Sandown swansong in Friday night’s Melbourne Cup.

Fernando Bale’s kennelmate, Dyna Double One ($2.80), is the only other runner under double figures.

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Outsider Zipping Meg ($31) has had support and Bearville Azza, who jumps from the rails box, has admirers at $21.

“Connections are not ruling out the possibility that this could be Fernando Bale’s last race. It would be great to see the champion bow out a winner, however punters are yet to come for the him with Zipping Meg holding the most money,’’ said’s Ben Bulmer.