Fifteen runners have been included in the final field for Friday’s featured Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
The Offer has returned to racing in typically competitive form this time, will relish a step-up to 2300m and figures as outright favourite in 2015 Newcastle Cup betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
The Offer began his racing career under the guidance of leading Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien and made an immediate impact upon debuting to Australian racing in 2013; winning the Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) most notably.
Undoubtedly finding career-best form to date through the 2014 Autumn Carnival, the Montjeu gelding won each of the Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2400m) and Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m) before posting a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on April 19th.
Having won the Listed Rowley Mile (1600m) and finished fifth in the Listed Wyong Cup (2080m) leading into Friday’s feature, The Offer will be partnered by regular hoop Tommy Berry and will leave from the rails draw.
Astronomos continues to receive huge attention in 2015 Newcastle Gold Cup betting markets; cutting in from opening odds of $11 to current rest at a quote of $5.50 for success.
Astronomos has posted six wins through his short but impressive nine start career so far, and will use the Newcastle Gold Cup as a stepping stone towards major spring targets including the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick in a fortnight.
Winning a pair of Sydney minors over a mile and 2000m respectively through July, the New Approach gelding failed to fire when ninth of ten in the Dooleys BM80 (1500m), but responded in the best way possible when beating a classy field to the line in the TAB Rewards BM83 (2000m) last time out on September 5th.
Orbec has also continued to receive good support in 2015 Newcastle Cup betting markets and figures as outright $6 third favourite as a result.
Orbec has already stamped his claims as one to watch for John Thompson upon debuting in Australia this time; running second in the Merrylands RSL Club BM95 (1800m) first-up before boxing on for third in the Listed Wyong Cup last time out.
Allocated the ideal barrier 8, Orbec has been confirmed to be partnered by in-form hoop Tye Angland in the 2015 Newcastle Gold Cup.
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