2015 Geelong Cup Final Field & Betting Odds

October 19th, 2015

This Wednesday in Victoria a capacity field of stayers will face off in the Geelong Cup 2015 including a number of Melbourne Cup-bound gallopers this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.


Dandino is early favourite in 2015 Geelong Cup betting for this Wednesday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Due to run as Geelong Race 7 at 4:00pm (AEST), this year’s $300,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) features a capacity 17 starters plus the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Disclaimer accepted as the emergency runner.

Leading the current Geelong Cup odds at Ladbrokes.com.au, who are offering an exclusive Best Tote or SP + 20% on the handicap clash this spring, at $4 is the Darren Weir-trained Dandino.

Drawn in barrier nine (into eight) with Ben Melham retaining the ride, the veteran Dansili nine-year-old goes up one kilo to carry 57.5kg in the Geelong Cup on the back of a brave fourth to Preferment when beaten under a length on October 4 at Flemington in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).

His major assignment this campaign is to gain a run in the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) over the two miles at Flemington on November 3, a race he pays $21 in futures betting to win.

Since 2010 two Melbourne Cup winners had their final lead-up in the Geelong Cup with the French-trained duo Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) both completing the double Dandino will attempt in 2015.

Another Melbourne Cup hope in the Geelong Cup line-up this week is European raider Quest For More, Roger Charlton’s Teofilo gelding debuting down under after failing to gain a run as the first emergency in last weekend’s Group 3 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

A gun over the 2400m with two wins, two seconds and a third from five previous runs at the distance, Quest For More was last seen running second in the Group 2 Goodwood Cup (3219m) back in July.

He had a hefty 61kg on his back that day and is the Geelong Cup top weight this start with 59kg and a wide barrier 16 (into 15) draw for his Sydney-based jockey Tommy Berry to overcome.

Quest For More pays $34 in the futures Melbourne Cup odds and is the $5.50 second pick and market mover for the Geelong Cup.

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He is also one of two international raiders in the Geelong Cup field this year along with the Ed Dunlop-trained Manndaw, a $26 roughie in the markets for his first run in Australia.

Dalakhani grey Manndawi is drawn well in barrier three with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle on the 54kg minimum, the horse’s trainer Dunlop having run second in the Melbourne Cup three times with Red Cadeaux.

Along with Dandino and Quest For More the two other single figure Geelong Cup hopes this spring are the Gai Waterhouse-trained Bonfire ($7.50) in barrier two for jockey Mark Zahra and Orbec who has eased out early from $6.50 to $9.

Manduro seven-year-old Bonfire is after his first win since July’s Listed Grafton Cup (2350m) and comes off a sixth to Magic Hurricane in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) in Sydney from the start of the month.

The John Thompson-trained Orbec gets the rails run from barrier one in this year’s Geelong Cup and ran fourth in The Metropolitan in the lead-up.

See below for the full Geelong Cup 2015 field, barriers, jockeys, weights and latest Fixed Win odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au who are the only bookmaker offering Best Tote or SP + 20% on Wednesday’s feature!

2015 Geelong Cup Field, Barriers & Odds