Fifteen runners remain in contention for this afternoon’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.
Astronomos ($4.20) has continued to receive huge support from punters in 2015 Newcastle Gold Cup betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au and remains outright favourite ahead of The Offer and Orbec; currently sharing the second line at $5 quotes.
Will Astronomos justify favouritism and win the 2015 Newcastle Cup or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?
Astronomos has found exceptional form leading into the 2015 Newcastle Cup, is treated particularly well in the weights and is a leading chance for success this afternoon. Posting five race wins from his seven competitive starts so far, the New Approach entire returned this time for fourth in the Kiama BM70 (1400m) in June; progressing to consecutive wins in the TAB.com.au Handicap (1600m) and a Randwick minor over 2000m most recently. Allocated the ideal barrier 3, Astronomos has been confirmed to be partnered by regular hoop Jason Collett.
French import Orbec has already stamped his claims as one to watch this time, will relish a step-up to 2300m and offers great value for money at current $5 odds in 2015 Newcastle Cup betting markets. Orbec is yet to finish outside the first three in Australian starts and will have taken plenty of benefit from a last start second in the Listed Wyong Cup (2100m) on September 4th. Tye Angland has been confirmed to take the ride on the horse, who will carry only 54kgs.
Jetset Lad ($18)
Talented Queensland-based stayer Jetset Lad has returned to racing in career-best form this year and arguably offers punters the best value for money in 2015 Newcastle Cup betting markets at $18 for success or $5 to finish in the first three. Posting eight wins and fourteen minors through his long and busy 59 start career, the Elusive City gelding finished third in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2020m) on May 23rd; progressing to a career-best win in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2200m) a fortnight later before finishing a credible fifth amongst talented company in the Listed Southbank Insurance Brokers Handicap (1800m) on June 6th.
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