12 talented runners have been confirmed in the 2015 Carlyon Cup final field; offering punters great value from a betting point of view and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Having returned to racing in exceptional form this time in, Red Excitement ($2.30) has continued to firm as favourite in 2015 Carlyon Cup betting markets for success ahead of Akzar ($7), Jacquinot Bay and Spurtonic; currently sharing the third line at a quote of $8.50 with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Will Red Excitement justify his favouritism amongst punters and win the 2015 Carlyon Cup, or will one of his many talented opponents chalk up a big upset at Caulfield on Saturday?
Smokin’ Joey ($11)
Having secured several typically strong results over the spring and summer racing carnivals, talented gelding Smokin’ Joey returned to racing for a credible fourth in the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) in late January and arguably offers punters the best value for money at a quote of $11 for success this weekend. A Group 1 winner, having taken out the 2014 edition of The Goodwood (1200m), Smokin’ Joey capped his most recent preparation with a trip to Perth; finishing fourth in both the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m). Allocated the central barrier 7, Smokin’ Joey is likely to settle well within the pack of 12 before charging home late around his rivals.
Red Excitement ($2.30)
Red Excitement has posted an impressive race record of ten wins and a further six minor places over his 27 career starts, and is offered a great chance of maiden Group-level success from the ideal barrier 2 in the 2015 Carlyon Cup. Failing to finish outside the places over five starts through the 2013/14 summer, Red Excitement is yet to taste anything but success this time in; having taken out the Drummond Golf 3.y.o+ (1400m) by a bob of the head first-up before repeating the dose in the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) most recently on January 17th. Charged with carrying just 56kgs, punters may find value in adding Red Excitement as a selection in a 2015 Carlyon Cup quinella or trifecta bet.
Chester Road ($61)
West coast raider Chester Road secured several commendable results over the Perth Summer of Racing most recently, having been allocated a race-low handicap, is offered at extreme overs in 2015 Carlyon Cup betting markets. Unable to make much of an impact over his first two starts in his most recent preparation, the Tiger Hill gelding placed fifth in each of the Group 2 C.B. Cox Stakes (2100m) and Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) most recently.
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