Is the biggest prize on the Australian racing calendar heading overseas again?
Yes, seems to be the general consensus, with Japanese stayer Admire Rakti a $5 favourite for Tuesday's Melbourne Cup and German galloper Protectionist second pick at $6.50.
The home team is not without a hope, however. Newcastle's Kiwi-bred mare Lucia Valentina is a $7.50 chance alongside Saturday's impressive Lexus Stakes winner Signoff, who was bred in Ireland but has spent his entire career with Victorian trainer Darren Weir.
And the Aussie-bred and Aussie-trained Cox Plate runner-up Fawkner is the punters' fifth pick on $11.
While there's plenty of debate on the identity of the Cup winner, there's no doubt your best form guide fo Tuesday's action is Winning Post's Melbourne Cup special, out Sunday morning in Melbourne, the crack of dawn Monday everywhere else.
Our full-colour 20-page Flemington guide is the one you need to find all the winners, and there's plenty more reading to keep you entertained through the day.
Peter Moody, Adrian Dunn, Shane Templeton, John Adams and Joel Marshall are among the experts giving their perspectives on the cup, while our monster Cup crossword will give the memory cells a workout.
And if you're looking to find a winner we've got plenty more than Flemington, with full form guides for both TAB meetings on Monday as well as Randwick, Morphettville, Doomben, Ascot and Echuca Tuesday.