Fifteen milers have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup (1615m) at Doomben Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Amovatio has returned to racing in slick form this time and remains clear $4.60 favourite in 2016 Lord Mayor’s Cup betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Posting nine wins and a further thirteen minor through thirty-five competitive starts, the Al Maher gelding ran a credible fifth in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) on March 26th, and responded well to four weeks between races when savaging the line for success in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) on April 30th.
Having run on for second in the Listed Scone Cup (1600m) a fortnight ago, Amovatio will leave from the central barrier 8 in the Lord Mayor’s Cup and should prove tough to beat.
Mighty Lucky has continued to receive the greatest market share of wagers for success in 2016 Lord Mayor’s Cup betting markets, and has cut into outright second-favouritism at a quote of $5.
Ending a typically smart 2015 campaign with success in the Group 3 Summer Cup (2000m), the Casino Prince gelding resumed this time for an impressive win in the talent-rich Royal Randwick 100 (1400m).
Progressed to second in the Hawkesbury Cup, Mighty Lucky was unlucky to be blocked for a run in the Scone Cup last time, but could very well receive the run of the race in the Lord Mayor’s Cup from barrier 6.
Worthy Cause and Hopfgarten have remained steady in 2016 Lord Mayor’s Cup betting markets and are tied on the third line at generous $7 quotes.
Worthy cause has been a strong and consistent performer for Sunshine Coast trainer John Zielke through his entire racing career, and arguably offers punters the best value as an each-way bet in the Lord Mayor’s Cup.
Winning the Listed Paris Lane Stakes (1400m) most notably through an impressive Melbourne spring campaign, the Choisir entire is sure to have taken plenty of benefit from runs for second in the Listed Sunshine Coast Ascot Handicap (1200m) and fourth in the Listed Prime Minister’s Cup (1400m).
Hopfgarten resumed this time for an impressive win in the Sunshine Coast Ascot Handicap, but was unable to attack the line in the Prime Minister’s Cup last time follow a tough run in transit.
The Chris Waller-trained Kool Kompany ($8.50) interestingly figures as the only other runner currently available at 2016 Lord Mayor’s Cup odds of less-than $10.
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