Only eight runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s Listed Premier’s Cup (1800m) at Rosehill Gardens; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Godolphin runner Magic Hurricane remains outright $3.20 favourite in 2015 Premier’s Cup betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of Kapour ($4.20) and Silverball ($4.40).
Will Magic Hurricane justify favouritism and win the 2015 Premier’s Cup, or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?
The Ciaron Maher-trained Kapour has returned to racing in exceptional condition this time, will leave from the ideal barrier 2 with a very-manageable 56.5kgs and is more than worth consideration for a Premier’s Cup bet at current odds. Posting four wins and three minors through only 13 career starts so far, the Toylsome gelding charged home to win the Listed Winter Cup (2400m) at Rosehill on June 27th; progressing to second in the Listed Grafton Cup (2350m) last time out on July 9th. Having received a brief freshen-up, Maher is confident the five-year-old is returning in winning form on Saturday.
Magic Hurricane ($3.20)
A consistent performer in claiming three wins and four minors through 13 starts since debuting in 2012, Magic Hurricane has fast stamped himself as one to watch and is a great chance of a top three finish in the 2015 Premier’s Cup. Beginning his career under the guidance of notable British trainer James Fanshawe, the Hurricane Run gelding debuted in Australia for success in the Randwick City Council BM94 (1400m); progressing to fourth in the Ranvet BM90 (1600m) before running third in the Canterbury Hurlstone RSL Handicap (1400m) on August 15th. Sure to relish a step-up to 1400m, Magic Hurricane will leave from the ideal barrier 4 and has been charged with carrying only 54kgs.
The Gai Waterhouse-trained Spurtonic is yet to find peak condition this time, but is drawn well in the 2015 Premier’s Cup and will be partnered by leading hoop Tommy Berry. Posting six wins and a further three minors through only 23 career starts so far, the Flying Spur gelding failed to beat a single runner home in the Listed Winter Stakes (1400m) first-up on July 18th, but has improved in running fifth in the Listed Winter Challenge (1500m) most notably on August 1st.
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