Eleven stayers remain in contention for Saturday’s Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Hartnell has debuted to racing in exceptional form this year and has maintained clear favouritism in 2015 Sydney Cup betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au as a result; currently available at a quote of $2.25 for success.
Posting seven wins and a further five minor place finishes through his 16 career starts so far, Hartnell began his racing career under the guidance of Mark Johnstone before being transferred to the care of John O’Shea at the conclusion of his 2014 campaign.
Given little chance for success in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) first-up the Authorized gelding displayed an exceptional turn of foot to hit the line only a head off the pace of stable mate and winner Contributer.
Having since taken out each of the Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 The BMW (2400m), Hartnell will be partnered by leading hoop Tommy Berry and arguably offers punters the best value for money as a fold in a 2015 Sydney Cup trifecta or quinella bet.
Melbourne Cup winner and third placegetter Protectionist and Who Shot Thebarman have each received notable attention from punters in 2015 Sydney Cup betting markets and currently share the second line at a quote of $4.60.
Protectionist began his career under the guidance of leading German trainer Andreas Wohler and stamped his racing arrival in Australia with an incredible four length win in the Melbourne Cup in November.
While yet to find peak condition over three starts this time in, the Monsun entire returns to his pet distance of two miles this weekend and is sure to receive a gem of a ride from leading jockey Craig Williams.
The 2014 Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner, Who Shot Thebarman ended his 2014 campaign with an exceptional performance for third in the Melbourne Cup and appears to be in the right form for success in the Sydney Cup.
Running fifth in the Chipping Norton Stakes first-up, the Yamanin Vital gelding has since placed fourth in both the Sky High Stakes and The BMW and will carry just 54.5kgs this weekend.
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