2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Odds and Betting

April 28th, 2016

A talented and capacity field has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured 2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Strawberry Boy currently leads 2016 Hawkesbury Cup betting markets. Photo: Daniel Costello

Strawberry Boy currently leads 2016 Hawkesbury Cup betting markets. Photo: Daniel Costello

Strawberry Boy has returned to racing in typically competitive form this time and remains outright $5 favourite in 2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Strawberry Boy has been a strong and largely consistent performer through his entire racing career in posting nine wins and ten minors through thirty-one competitive starts, but has undoubtedly stepped up a gear since arriving at Chris Waller’s Rosehill stables.

Posting a number of typically strong results through the 2015 spring, including fourth in the talent-rich Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m), the son of Redoute’s Choice mustered a strong late turn of foot to finish third in the Royal Randwick 100 (1400m) a fortnight ago.

Ecuador is yet to herald much interest in 2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup betting markets but remains sole occupant of the second line of betting at a quote of $8.

Ecuador has produced a number standout performances through a busy racing career, and was arguably at his best through a strong 2015 spring campaign.

Running second in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and sixth in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) most notably, the High Chaparral gelding resumed this time for sixth in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m), but has failed to fire in either of his two subsequent starts.

Allocated the ideal barrier 6, Ecuador will be partnered by in-form hoop Tim Clark and will have no issue performing with only 56kgs in tow.

Sons Of John has so-far received the greatest share of bets for success in 2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup betting markets; cutting in from a quote of $10 to currently register as $8.50 third-favourite and market mover.

Breaking through for a maiden black type win in last year’s edition of the Hawkesbury Gold Cup, Sons Of John returned in spring with a blistering run for a close second behind champion mare Winx in the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m).

Progressing to third in the Epsom Handicap, the Oratorio gelding finished mid-pack in the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) and had clearly had enough by the time he placed thirteenth in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) on November 7th.

Having trialled well in the lead-up to his competitive return, Sons Of John will be partnered by regular hoop Jeff Penza and will carry only 55.5kgs in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup.

Beaten Up has continued to receive steady support in 2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup betting markets and shares the third line with Sons Of John, while Mighty Lucky arguably offers punters the best value for money at $9.50 odds, following an impressive first-up win.

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