Irish stayer Forgotten Voice has been heavily backed to win the Geelong Cup on Wednesday with online bookmaker

Punters only have eyes for the European invader, who has been favourite with since betting opened. Forgotten Voice has been backed from $2.90 into $2.50 and the money continues to roll in.

“The punters have smashed this horse in the betting, he’s the only one they want. You can understand why, he’s won his last two starts at Royal Ascot and looks to have the measure of this lot of stayers,”’s Ben Hawes said.

Such is the weight of money most other runners have eased. Second favourite Ibicenco is out to $5.50 and Verdant $7.00.

“Forgotten Voice will firm in Melbourne Cup betting if he wins here. The eight-year-old is currently $67 behind Fiorente ($6.00), who heads the betting for the great race,” Hawes said.

Geelong Cup

$2.50 Forgotten Voice (in from $2.90)

$5.50 Ibicenco (out from $5.00)
$7.00 Verdant (out from $6.50)
$9.00 Tanby (steady)

$11 Moudre (out from $10)
$11 Crafty Cruiser (out from $10)
$12 Polish Knight (out from $11)
$21 Goldoni (steady)
$41 Brigantin (out from $34)
$61 Warwarick (out from $51)

Melbourne Cup
$6.00 Fiorente
$7.50 Hawkspur
$9.00 Dandino
$11 Puissance De Lune
$12 Mount Athos
$13 Voleuse De Coeurs
$13 Verema
$17 Masked Marvel
$18 Sea Moon
$21 Tres Blue
$26 Royal Empire, Silent Achiever, Jet Away, Simenon, Seville
$34 Green Moon, Brown Panther, It’s A Dundeel, Royal Descent, Fawkner