Leading online bookmaker Sportsbet have released their odds for today’s $185,000 Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) and after the earlier scratching of a number of runners, the field has opened right up.
Wyong Gold Cup winner Hawk Island, Crabs, Spence, The Paymaster and first emergency Silent Symphony have all been scratched from the 2010 Tooheys New Newcastle Gold Cup leaving three gallopers battling for favouritism.
As of this morning, Stratofortress has emerged as the punter’s favourite currently leading the odds at $4.20 through Sportsbet.
A good value pick could be Newport who has firmed from an opening quote of $40 into $16 at Ladbrokes.com.au
The Gai Waterhouse-trained gelding has performed consistently of late, coming off a last start second over 1800m at Rosehill and has drawn ideally in barrier one for today’s race.
Following closely in the Newcastle Gold Cup odds are Scouting Wide at $4.80 and Snow Alert at $5.
With punter’s continuing to get behind the Tim Martin-trained Scouting Wide, the Zabeel gelding could still start the favourite from a good inside barrier but after a less than ideal sixth place finish last start in the Kingston Town Stakes there is still reason to be wary.
Meanwhile, Chris Waller’s Snow Alert is a top chance, the Premiers Cup winner coming off a solid second to the now scratched Hawk Island in the Wyong Cup.
Other runners at single figure odds are John O’Shea’s Legsman at $7.50 but is out wide and consistent Zabeel mare Lost For Words also drawn poorly.
There has also been plenty of money coming in for Newport, who opened at a quote of around $40 but has now firmed into $16.
The 2010 Newcastle Gold Cup is scheduled as Race 7 at Newcastle today and is due to jump at 4:40pm.
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2010 Tooheys New Newcastle Gold Cup Odds
|1||Hawk Island (12)||–|
|3||Snow Alert (9)||5.00|
|4||Scouting Wide (3)||4.80|
|10||Martial Law (7)||21.00|
|12||Blinkin Easy (16)||51.00|
|13||Scottish Border (13)||10.00|
|14||Lost For Words (15)||9.00|
|15||Encosta Bell (18)||81.00|
|16||The Paymaster (11)||–|
|17||Silent Symphony (8)||–|
|18||Emperor Albert (4)||61.00|
*Odds correct at time of publication from Sportsbet