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Withhold: makes first appearance since Cesarewitch triumph last October.

The latest Melbourne Cup betting odds have been released and bookmakers have Withhold as favorite with all major firms, but there’s a difference of opinion amongst the trading teams. That has alerted the attention of value hunters.

Some firms have the jolly as short as 8/1 to write his name into the history books and claim glory at Flemington Racecourse over 3200 meters. A look through Oddschecker shows others are willing to be a little more daring, attaching a 15/1 price tag to the market leader. The latter goes to prove just how competitive this year’s renewal will be.

Source: Racing Victoria via Twitter.

Run on Tuesday 6th November, the contenders will be looking to wrestle the crown worn by Rekindling last year. The Joseph O’Brien-trained three-year-old colt saw off runner-up Johannes Vermeer under the ride of Corey Brown.

Does Withhold deserve his place at the head of the Melbourne Cup ante-post market? It’s certainly difficult to make a strong case against the five-year-old gelding who arrives on a hot-streak of form. The eye-catching bay scored late last year when taking the Cesarewitch Handicap at Newmarket, beating London Prize by just shy of four lengths when going to post a 5/1 joint-favorite.

The team followed up that effort with another visit to the winner’s enclosure, leading home a talented field in June’s Northumberland Plate before an appreciative Newcastle audience. Prince of Arran was second on that occasion, Sir Chauvelin making up the major places.

Source: My Racing Tips via Twitter.

Withhold – owned by Anthony Bloom – has now won four of his first 11 outings and banked a place on another five occasions, four times as runner-up. Such an impressive CV would suggest backing him each-way at one of the bigger prices would give followers a real shot at bagging a profit.

Others in the early betting worth a mention are Magic Circle 16/1, Cross Counter 16/1, Torcedor 20/1, Kings Will Dream 20/1 and Hamada 22/1.

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On the opening day of the wrestling competition, Ravi Kumar defeated Bulgaria's Georgi Vangelov 14-4 on technical superiority to reach the last-four in the men's 57kg category, while compatriot Deepak Punia overcame China's Zushen Lin 6-3 on points to advance to the semifinals.

Ravi Kumar will take on Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan in the last-four, while Punia will be up against David Morris Taylor of the USA.

Earlier, Ravi Kumar had won his opening-round bout by technical superiority against Colombia's Oscar Tigreros to secure a quarterfinal spot. Competing in the Round-of-16 bout against the Colombian wrestler, the 23-year-old Ravi Kumar, who is making his Olympic debut, showed no nerves as he dominated the bout to win by technical superiority (13-2).

Ravi Kumar landed attack after attack and went 13-2 up, winning the bout by technical superiority with minutes to spare. In wrestling, building up a 10-point lead over the opponent results in a victory by technical superiority.

India's 86kg freestyle wrestler Deepak Punia showed no signs of the niggle that had forced him to pull out of the Poland Open Ranking Series in Warsaw in June, as he defeated Nigeria's Ekerekeme Agiomor on technical superiority to secure a quarterfinal berth.

He got his Olympic campaign to a fine start as he was in control from the start of the bout and hardly ever allowed his Nigerian opponent any room to maneuver his moves, finally winning with a 12-1 on technical superiority.

Punia, who had also suffered an elbow injury just before the Games, was slow at the start but came into his own as the bout progressed, inflicting takedowns at regular intervals to earn points.

The Indian wrestler eased into a 4-1 lead at the break and extended his lead comfortably in the second period.

Punia, the silver medallist from the 2019 world wrestling championships, then set up a clash with China's Lin Zushen in the quarterfinals and defeated him 6-3.