2014 Geelong Cup Betting Update

October 21st, 2014

A classy field of 13 stayers has been confirmed for Wednesday’s featured Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m), offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.

Wish Come True currently ranks as clear market mover in 2014 Geelong Cup betting markets. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Wish Come True currently ranks as clear market mover in 2014 Geelong Cup betting markets. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Returning to racing in strong form this time in, More Than Sacred has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite for success in Geelong Cup betting markets and is currently available at generous odds of $5.50 at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Securing five wins and a further four places from her 19 competitive starts so far, More Than Sacred began her racing career under the guidance of kiwi trainer Tony Pike in New Zealand before transferring to the care of Robert Smerdon at the conclusion of the Autumn Carnival.

Winning the Group 3 Waikato Gold Cup (2400m) on December 14th and finishing a credible fourth in the Group 2 City Of Auckland Cup (2400m) on January 1st, the More Than Ready mare appeared out of sorts when only managing mid-pack finishes in both the Group 2 Wellington Cup (2400m) and Group 2 Avondale Gold Cup (2400m), but responded well in finishing third in the Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) on March 5th.

Running fourth in the Ready2Race BM90 (2000m) first-up and second in the Listed Cranbourne Cup (2025m) most recently, More Than Sacred offers punters great value for money at current odds for success in the 2014 Geelong Cup.

While yet to receive much more than a sprinkling of wagers for success in Geelong Cup betting markets, Sertorius is arguably the most experienced runner confirmed for Wednesday’s feature and is more than worth consideration for a bet at current $6 odds.

Returning to racing in typically strong form this year, the Galileo gelding finished a close second to Moment Of Change in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) first-up in autumn, and continued to impress in finishing fourth in both the Group 1 The BMW (2600m) and Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m) before running third in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m).

Yet to hit peak condition over three starts this time in, trainer Jamie Edwards is confident the racing conditions and step-back in class for the 2014 Geelong Cup will play into the strengths of Sertorius on Wednesday.

Allocated the central barrier 6, Zanbagh has experienced some attention from punters over the first few days of Geelong Cup betting, cutting in from opening odds of $7 to current feature at a quote of $6.50 on the third line of betting.

A strong performer over the 2013 Spring Carnival which peaked with an impressive run for second in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m), Zanbagh returned to racing in similarly scintillating form in autumn; winning the Group 3 Keith F Nolan Classic (1600m) most notably on her way to second in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m).

Steadily building to the task over three starts this time in, the Bernardini filly is more than worth consideration for a Geelong Cup bet at current odds, having been charged with carrying just 54kgs.

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