2010 Geelong Cup Betting Preview

October 19th, 2010

The 2010 Geelong Cup will run on Wednesday October 20 at 4:00PM at Geelong Racecourse, and early betting markets are already up on the race. The 2406 metre run has drawn a very competitive field, making it a mid week feature that is not to be missed.

Moudre is quite understandably leading the market at Ladbrokes.com.au, priced at $4.20 to win. Wit a third place Group 3 Naturalism Stakes finish and a fourth place Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes finish, Moudre needs a change in luck. A barrier 10 start isn’t in his favour in a 15 horse field, but his weigh of 54.5kg puts him lighter than many of the other contenders.

Americain is looking good in barrier 1 and priced at $8.50 to win. A weight of 57kg is worrying, but he is a proven stayer with 3 recent victories at over 2900 metres. This is his first Australian run, however, and is likely being treated more as a lead up to the Melbourne Cup than anything. Americain could be worth a place bet at $2.80 or else worth a place in an exotic bet, just don’t count on him to win the Geelong Cup.

Exceptionally and Mr Charlie are both priced at $6.50 to win, but Exceptionally is likely the better horse to go with. Punters have had a lot of faith in Mr Charlie this season, but it has almost always gone unrewarded. Exceptionally hasn’t exactly had a superior season, though a second place in the Listed race The Bart Cummings (2500m) behind Harris Tweed suggests he could be in with a shot in the Geelong Cup.

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2010 Geelong Cup Odds, Field & Barrier Draw

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Rating Odds
1 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre Gerald Mosse 1 58 110 8.50
2 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Luca Cumani Brett Prebble 9 57 108 8.00
3 NO WINE NO SONG Kevin Moses Jim Cassidy 14 57 108 19.00
4 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 5 55 108 13.00
5 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher Craig Williams 10 54.5 101 4.20
6 KERDEM (IRE) Patrick Payne Michelle Payne 15 53 97 81.00
7 APPREHEND Tony Vasil Jason Maskiell (a) 6 53 95 26.00
8 COUNT ENCOSTA John P Thompson Craig Newitt 13 53 95 9.50
9 EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ) Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Danny Nikolic 3 53 95 6.50
10 MR CHARLIE (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 2 53 95 6.50
11 THE HOMBRE John Bary Mark Du Plessis 7 53 95 15.00
12 MILES ABOVE Denis Daffy Glen Boss 12 53 89 26.00
13 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody Dwayne Dunn 4 53 82 41.00
14 GALLANT LADY Lee Freedman Blake Shinn 11 53 80 21.00
15 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson James Winks 8 53 78 61.00