Ten runners remain in contention for Saturday’s 2015 Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m) following the scratching of leading contender Let’s Make Adeal; offering punters greater value from a betting perspective and a number of opportunities to place a potentially lucrative wager.
Prince Of Penzance should relish the conditions of the 2015 Moonee Valley Cup and remains outright $3.90 favourite in betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au after drawing the ideal barrier 4.
A strong and consistent performer for Darren Weir through recent seasons, Prince Of Penzance has posted and impressive six wins and seven minors through 22 career starts.
Winner of the 2014 edition of the Moonee Valley Cup, the Pentire gelding returned this time for eighth in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m); progressing to fifth in each of the Gold Nugget Handicap (1600m) and Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) before a luckless run for eighth in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) last time out.
In-form hoop Michelle Payne has retained the ride on the six-year-old, who will be very hard to beat in the Moonee Valley Cup.
The United States has been a shining light for Macedon Lodge this season and occupies the second line of Moonee Valley Cup betting at generous $4.20 odds for success.
Beating a talented field to the line in the Sweeney Estate Agents Handicap (1500m) on August 22nd, The United States ran second in each of the Craig Opie Cup (1600m) and Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) through September.
Unlucky to be blocked late when sixth in the JRA Cup last time out, the Galileo entire will have taken plenty of benefit from three weeks between races and will be partnered by leading hoop Hugh Bowman for the first time on Saturday.
Bondeiger has continued to receive notable support in 2015 Moonee Valley Cup betting markets this week; cutting in from a quote of $8 to currently register as outright $6 third favourite and clear market mover.
Bondeiger failed to beat a single runner home in his first two starts upon resuming this time, but has been far better since reaching a greater trip; placing third in the Inglis Cup (2000m) and fourth in the Herbert Power Stakes most recently.
Allocated the ideal barrier 2, Bondeiger has been charged with carrying only 53kgs in the 2015 Moonee Valley Cup.
Bohemian Lily ($6.50) interestingly figures as the only other runner currently available at 2015 Moonee Valley Cup odds of less-than $10, while notable stayers Precedence ($15), Big Memory ($15) and Escado ($18) all offer great value at double figure odds.
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