Twelve runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2200m) at Doomben Racecourse; offering punter exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Real Love has found exceptional form since transferring to the care of Darren Weir this year, and remains clear $2.90 favourite in 2016 Premier’s Cup betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Beginning her career under the guidance of leading Perth trainer Adam Durrant in 2013, Real Love has posted a commendable eight wins and eleven minors through a total of twenty-six competitive starts.
Capping her west coast tenure a close third in the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) on January 2nd, the Desert King mare ran third in the talent-rich Doriemus Handicap (2000m) at Flemington in her first start for Weir before again placed third in the Listed Torney Night Cup (2500m).
Returning to winning form in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) on March 5th, Real Love placed a commendable third in the Group 3 Adelaide Cup (3200m) before charging home for second in the Beck Property Group Plate (2000m) following a brief freshen up.
Having savaged the line for a comfortable win in the Group 3 JRA Cup (2000m) at Doomben a fortnight ago, Real Love will relish a step up in distance and has drawn ideally into the Premier’s Cup in barrier 4.
Junoob is yet to herald much interest in 2016 Premier’s Cup betting markets but remains sole occupant of the second line at a $5 quote.
A strong and consistent stayer for Chris Waller through recent seasons, Junoob has claimed eleven race wins and ten minors through forty-seven career starts to date.
Taking out the Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) and finishing second in the Group 3 Summer Cup (2000m) at the conclusion of a smart 2015 campaign, the Haafhd gelding clearly needed a run when thirteenth in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) first-up on April 30th.
Having run on well for fourth in the JRA Cup a fortnight ago, Junoob will be partnered by Blake Shinn once more this weekend and is a leading contender for a first three finish in the Premier’s Cup.
Local runners Rudy and Honey Toast both carry good form into the Premier’s Cup and remain locked on the third line of betting at generous $5.50 quotes.
The stable star for Gold Coast trainer Helen Page, Rudy failed to fire when ninth in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) on Day 1 of The Championships, but has since finished fifth in the Group 3 Japan Racing Association Plate (2000m) and won the Listed Members’ Handicap (1600m).
Honey Toast has undoubtedly returned to racing in career-best form this time and will carry only 54kgs in the 2016 Premier’s Cup.
Winning the Sapphire Recruitment Handicap (2200m) on February 27th, the Redoute’s Choice gelding placed second in a talent-rich Doomben minor over 1630m before winning the Toowoomba Cup (2000m) on April 16th.
Having run a credible sixth in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) last time out on May 7th, Honey Toast gelding will leave from the rails draw.
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