2014 Premier’s Cup Betting Preview and Tips

May 23rd, 2014

A talented list of 15 has been confirmed for the 2014 Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2200m) at Doomben this weekend, offering punters exceptional value from a betting point of view and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.

Pretty Pins is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Premier's Cup

Pretty Pins is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Premier's Cup. Photo: Daniel Costello

Arguably the most experienced runner included in the final field of the 2014 Premier’s Cup, Precedence is currently outright favourite for success in betting markets at even $4 odds, ahead of Zephyron ($4.40), Danchai ($5) and Pretty Pins; interestingly figuring as the only other entrant current offered at a quote of less-than $10 for success at an even $6.

Will Precedence return to the winner’s circle and secure an eleventh career victory in the Premier’s Cup, or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Danchai ($5)

Returning to the track in great condition this season, Danchai arguably offers punters the best value for money of any entrant to win the 2014 Premier’s Cup at current $5 odds. Claiming a total of two wins and six minor places from just 14 competitive starts to date, the Authorized gelding finished third amongst classy competition in a minor event over 1300 metres first-up this year, and while unlucky when blocked for a run and eighth in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) on April 5th, returned to challenging form when second in both the Group 3 Japan Racing Association Plate (2000m) and Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2000m) last time out. Allocated the central barrier 7, all signs point towards another strong performance from Danchai in the 2014 Premier’s Cup.

2nd

Zennista ($14)

A stand-out performer in major events in her native New Zealand, kiwi raider Zennista offers punters exceptional value for money at current $14 odds to win the 2014 Premier’s Cup, or $4.20 to run a place. A consistent performer over the spring of 2013, the Zenno Rob Roy mare won the Group 3 Sofitel Luxury Hotels Stakes (2000m) on November 5th, continuing to build in form and experience on her way to two impressive performances at Group 1 level. While unlucky to finish sixth in the Chairman’s Handicap in her maiden Australian appearance last time out, trainer Lisa Latta is confident Zennista will be far better for the first-up run across the ditch and offers a great chance of success from barrier 2.

3rd

Precedence ($4)

A mainstay in major events over the first four years of his racing career which included three Melbourne Cup appearances, Precedence has continued to produced strong and impressive results through to his current preparation; winning both the Group 2 Drake International Cup (2500m) and Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) most notably through the 2013 spring. Producing an impressive turn of foot to finish third in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) on the Gold Coast first-up on May 3rd, the Zabeel gelding will have to overcome the awkward barrier 12 if to claim success in Brisbane this weekend.

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