Looks a nice price doesn't it.
That's the current price from Play Up.
We're just over two weeks away from the weight for age championship of Australasia and the favourite looks almost impossible to beat.
For the past 5 years, the Cox Plate has been won by the favourite.
Of course the champ Winx won it four years in a row, starting $4.60 for her 2015 win and then a short priced favourite for her three subsequent victories.
Last year it was Lys Gracieux that flew down the outside for Damian Lane, quite a stunning victory.
And this year, it'll be the same thing, surely.
There's a couple of international raiders coming across with some decent form lines but seriously, nothing will get near Russian Camelot.
Take the $3.40 right now.
The fairytale would of course be Humidor to win one, he's placed twice behind the great Winx in the Cox Plate, including giving her that almighty scare in 2017. Same sort of feel as the old Fields of Omagh.
This weekend, Russian Camelot will start a short priced favourite in the Caulfield Stakes. Early markets suggest maybe something around the $1.50 mark. Presuming he wins that by a couple of lengths, you'd think the $3 for the Cox Plate will be snapped up pretty quickly?
The Cox Plate minus crowds will be a bit weird, no Daryl Braithwaite either. Ouch. But from a betting perspective, it looks nice and straight forward, just the way we like it!
The only thing that may worry me is that Damien Oliver has been finding a lot of trouble in the run lately, let's hope he just rides this like the good horse he is and keeps him in clear air.
But come 24th October, as we are getting settled in for the AFL Grand Final later that night, and the NRL Grand Final the day after, it'll be Russian Camelot getting the weekend off to a good start.
Go you good thing!