Just 13 runners have been confirmed to line up for a tilt Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup (1615m) at Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse this weekend, offering punters exceptional value and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
Having returned to great form over her two most recent appearances, Wistful has so-far received the greatest market share of bets for success in the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Cup; cutting in from odds of more than $6 to currently feature as outright $4 favourite for success and clear market mover, ahead of Historian ($4.40), Angel Of Mercy ($5) and Cameo ($6.50).
Will Wistful justify the resounding support from punters and win the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Cup, or will one of her talented rivals find the line in the clear?
Claiming four wins and as many minor places from 14 competitive starts to date, Wistful has steadily built to the task this time in; overcoming disappointing results in each of her first three starts with impressive performances for second in both the Dunkirk 3.y.o+ (1600m) and Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) most recently. Confirmed to be partnered by talented jockey Kerrin McEvoy, the Tiger Hill mare was arguably the biggest winner at Wednesday’s barrier draw; allocated the ideal barrier 4 and still offers punters exceptional value for money at current $4 odds.
Arguably the highest achieving horse confirmed in the final field for the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Cup, Kiwi raider Historian will be making his maiden appearance in Australian tracks this weekend, and is a great chance of causing an upset from gate 6. Claiming a total of five wins and six places from just 19 competitive starts so far, the Choisir gelding poked clear to win the Group 3 Spring Sprint (1400m) first-up, continuing to build in form and class on his way to an impressive victory in the Group 1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) on December 26th. Yet to receive much more than a sprinkle of bets for success this weekend, Historian is more than worth at wager at current winning odds, of $1.85 to run a place.
Returning to the track in competitive form this season, Loaded arguably offers punters the best value for money at current $8.50 odds for success in the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Cup. Claiming a total of eight wins and seven places from 27 competitive starts to date, the Flying Nicko gelding is a notable performer in winter events, having strolled home to win both the Bank Of Queensland New Farm Plate (1500m) and Listed Tattersall’s Mile during the 2013 edition of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. While allocated the awkward barrier 13, Loaded has been confirmed to be partners by leading jockey Nash Rawiller and is a particularly good chance to place this weekend.
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