A classy field of ten stayers has been confirmed for this weekend’s Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m), offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint at several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Having returned to racing in typically strong form this time in, Chris Waller-trained Opinion has understandably opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in Moonee Valley Cup betting markets and is currently available at odds of $2.90 at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Securing an impressive record of five wins and as many minor places over his 25 start career so far, Opinion began his racing career abroad in Britain before transferring to the care of Waller at the conclusion of 2013.
Performing well over the Autumn Carnival, the Oasis Dream gelding won the Listed Parramatta Cup (1900) before finishing a close second in each of the Listed Randwick City Stakes (2000m), Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2400m) and Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m).
Steadily building to the task on his way to second in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) last time out on October 4th, Opinion will be partnered by leading Hong Kong-based jockey Zac Purton in the 2014 Moonee Valley Cup and is more than worth consideration for a bet at current odds.
While neither are yet to experience much more than a sprinkling of bets for success in Moonee Valley Cup betting markets, Le Roi and Au Revoir currently share the second line of betting at $5.50 odds.
Running a credible third in the Listed Cranbourne Cup (2025m) last time out, Le Roi is offered an exceptional chance of returning to the winner’s circle in the Moonee Valley Cup from the ideal barrier 1.
Claiming an impressive total of six wins and three minor places from just 16 competitive starts so far, the Areion entire has returned to racing in strong form this year; winning the Silver Thomas Hanley (1600m) in March and finishing third amongst classy competition in the Listed Sky High Stakes (1900m) most notably.
Confirmed for his Australian racing debut in the 2014 Moonee Valley Cup, Au Revoir has secured several impressive results through Britain and Europe this year and appears primed for first-up success.
Saddled by renowned trainer Andre Fabre, the Singspiel entire finished fourth in the Group 3 Prix Exbury (2000m) first-up this year before placing second in the Listed Lord Seymour (2400m), a luckless sixth in the Group 3 D’Hedouville (2400m) and fourth behind Ruler Of The World in the Group 2 Prix Foy (2400m) on September 14th.
Allocated the central barrier 6, champion jockey Damien Oliver has been entrusted with the ride on Au Revoir in the 2014 Moonee Cup.
Open an account and deposit at Ladbrokes.com.au today to gain access to the best 2014 Moonee Valley Cup odds!