New Sydney Cup 2017 Field & Odds Released

April 19th, 2017

Eleven of the original horses in the 2017 Sydney Cup field are back for the re-run this weekend at Royal Randwick including the returning favourite Big Duke.

Big Duke

Big Duke has retained favouritism in 2017 Sydney Cup betting for the rescheduled race this Saturday at Randwick Racecourse. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Things went badly amiss in the first running of the $2 million Group 1 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) on April 8 when a two-horse fall saw the event declared a no-race by stewards.

The rescheduled edition of the two-mile classic takes place on Saturday with a capacity 14-starter Sydney Cup field that includes 11 of the stayers that went around last time.

Darren Weir’s Chairman’s Handicap winner Big Duke retains top spot in Sydney Cup betting at Ladbrokes.com.au, the 52kg lightweight drawn barrier two.

Jockey Craig Williams is appealing a careless riding suspension and is on standby for the Big Duke ride this Saturday, the horse out to $3.30 in the latest Sydney Cup odds online.

Hot on his heels are the Charlie Appleby-trained English raiders Penglai Pavilion ($5) and Polarisation ($6) who ran third and first respectively in the voided Sydney Cup results from a fortnight ago.

Penglai Pavilion will have winkers on to sharpen him up from the outside Sydney Cup barrier for the second running with last year’s winning hoop Kerrin McEvoy booked for the ride again.

Corey Brown stays on stablemate Polarisation on just 51.5kg with the Godolphin-raced raider out to repeat his winning effort in the abandoned event when a handful of runners continued through to finish the race.

Rounding out the single-figure fancies in the new Sydney Cup field and markets is the VRC Oaks winning filly Lasqueti Spirit ($9).

On The Championships Day 2 the Lee Curtis-trained three-year-old ran third in the Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) and gets the chance to post her first win since the all-the-way effort last Melbourne Cup Carnival stepping up to two miles this weekend.

Drawn the rails in barrier one, which last produced a Sydney Cup winner in Gallic (2007), is the next best fancied runner Tally ($11) for trainer John O’Shea.

Tommy Berry rode The Offer (2014) to victory in the race and chases a second win on O’Shea’s last start Mornington Cup winning four-year-old in the Group 1.

Involved in the race fall last time out, the Chris Waller-trained veteran stayer Who Shot Thebarman came through the drama unscathed and is a $13 chance to carry the 57kg top weight to victory.

Chance To Dance is also in the mix at $14, the visiting New Zealand galloper last seen running fourth to fellow Sydney Cup hope Annus Mirabilis in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) over the distance on March 13.

The other new editions to the Sydney Cup field along with Lasqueti Spirit meanwhile are the Lindsay Park-trained stablemates Boom Time ($21) and Harlem ($51).

Check out the fully updated 2017 Sydney Cup Field, Barriers, Jockeys, Weights and Fixed Win Odds below – pricing provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 Sydney Cup Field & Betting