16 sprinters have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s featured Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Our Boy Malachi ($2.90) has returned to racing in typically slick form this time and has maintained status as sole occupant of the top line in 2015 BTC Cup betting markets ahead of Srikandi ($5.50), Trust In A Gust ($8.50) and Scissor Kick ($9) with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Will Our Boy Malachi justify his resounding favouritism and win the 2015 BTC Cup or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?
Trust In A Gust ($8.50)
A two-time Group 1 winner, Trust In A Gust ran a close second in the Vobis Gold Sprint (1200m) on April 18th and is sure to take priceless condition from the run leading into the 2015 BTC Cup. Undoubtedly finding career-best form to date through the Spring Carnival, the Keep The Faith entire ran second in the Listed Drummond Golf Stakes (1200m) before taking out each of the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) most notably. Allocated the ideal barrier 3 and confirmed to be partnered by Brad Rawiller, Trust In A Gust represents exceptional value for money in 2015 BTC Cup betting markets and is more than worth consideration for a wager.
Our Boy Malachi ($2.90)
Our Boy Malachi is amazingly yet to contest an event at the highest level of racing but has won 17 of his 19 career starts and looks like entering the 2015 BTC Cup in career-best form to date. Beginning his racing career under John O’Sing before transferring to the care of Team Hawkes at the conclusion of his 2014 winter campaign, the Top Echelon gelding won each of the Listed Starlight Stakes (1100m) and Listed Razor Sharp Handicap (1200m) over a brief summer campaign, returning for success in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) on April 18th. Our Boy Malachi has been confirmed to be partnered by Tommy Berry but will need a little luck to find ideal running position from barrier 7.
Srikandi was the standout performer of the 2014 Brisbane Winter Carnival and is sure to lay a typically great account for herself in the 2015 BTC Cup after taking out the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) first-up a fortnight ago. Yet to finish outside the first three over nine competitive start, the daughter of Dubawi won each of the Listed Silk Stocking (1200m), Listed Juanmo Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) before boxing on for a credible third in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m). Likely to be blocked early from the wide barrier 11, Srikandi will need plenty of luck in running if she is to win the 2015 BTC Cup.
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