2014 Wyong Cup Betting Preview and Tips

September 5th, 2014

Just 12 runners remain in the final field for this afternoon’s featured Wyong Cup (2100m), offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.

Queenstown is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Wyong Cup

Queenstown is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Wyong Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Having each returned to racing in strong and competitive form this time in, Destiny’s Kiss and Queenstown are currently tied-favourites for success in the 2014 Wyong Cup at generous $5 odds, ahead of clear market mover Travolta and Multilateral; currently sharing the second line of betting at $7 odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Will one of the classy favourites justify leading betting markets and win the Wyong Cup, or will one of their classy rivals find the line in the clear?


Queenstown ($5)

Securing an impressive record of five wins and eight minor places from just seventeen competitive starts so far, Queenstown has returned to racing in great form this season and is more than worth consideration in 2014 Wyong Cup betting markets. Running on to finish third amongst classy competition in the Octagonal Handicap (1400m) first-up on May 31st, the Stratum mare was unlucky to be blocked for a run and fifth in the Listed Mercedes Benz Centenary Mile (1600m) on June 21st, but responded in the best way possible when charging home to win the Grafton Cup (2350m) by more than three lengths on July 10th. Having since finished a fighting fifth in the Listed Winter Challenge (1500m), trainer Gai Waterhouse is confident the step up in distance of the Wyong Cup will see a return to the winner’s circle for Queenstown.


Laidback Larry ($11)

Another of Gai Waterhouse’s current crop of impressive stayers, Laidback Larry arguably offers punters the best value for money in Wyong Cup betting markets at a current quote of $11 for success or $3.40 to run a place. Securing six wins and one place from 15 starts, the O’reilly gelding finishing fifth amongst strong competition in the Shoot Out Handicap (1600m) first-up on July 12th,, continuing to build in form via a strong third in a minor over 1800m on July 26th before returning to the winner’s circle in the De Bortoli Wines 3.y.o+ (2000m) at Rosehill on August 2nd. Unable to figure when seventh in the Randwick City Mayor’s Cup (2000m) last time out, Laidback Larry is offered a good chance of returning to the winner’s circle in the Wyong Cup from barrier 1.


Secessio ($11)

While charged with overcoming the wide and awkward barrier 13, Secessio has been confirmed to be partnered by in-form jockey Hugh Bowman and is more than worth consideration for Wyong Cup success at current odds. Disappointing when beating just a single runner home in the Dooleys Handicap (1800m) last time out, Secessio has in-fact registered several impressive results this year; claiming minors in all of the Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup (2000m), Listed McKell Cup (2400m) and Grafton Cup, and winning the Listed Winter Cup (2400m) on June 28th. Expecting the Konigstiger gelding to be far-better for the run, trainer Chris Waller is confident of a polished performance in the Wyong Cup.

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