Favouritism for Mad Rush to win Cup.

Mad Rush is favourite to win tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup as fellow international horse Septimus drifts slightly.

MadRush TAB Sportsbet’s Glenn Munsie said consistent support, rather than large bets, had installed Damien Oliver’s English mount Mad Rush as the favourite at $5.

"It’s price hasn’t changed since the barrier draw Saturday night," Munsie told Sydney radio 2KY.

"It is now the new favourite though for the Melbourne Cup because Septimus is on the drift.

"Septimus the $4.40 after-draw favourite on Saturday night is now out to $5.50.

"On trade yesterday, over half a million (dollars) were invested yesterday alone, and Septimus only ranked sixth in order of popularity.

"The order yesterday was Mad Rush then Profound Beauty, then Zipping, then Nom Du Jeu and then Barbaricus and Septimus not too far away from each other.

"It’s not actually large bets on Mad Rush, it’s very consistent money but not huge money."