FEATURE RACE PREVIEW: AUSTRALIAN CUP

Racing tips and betting strategy for Saturday’s Group 1 Australian Cup are online now. Preview, speed map, race analysis, racing tips & betting strategy for the Australian Cup at Flemington with Dean Evans of Winning Edge Investments.

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AUSTRALIAN CUP

Track: Flemington | Distance: 2000m | Condition: WFA | Rail Position: +5m | Condition: Good 4 | Prizemoney: $1,500,000 

No rain forecast for Thursday to Saturday, so the track should race perfectly.

G1 WFA won in recent years by Homesman, Fifty Stars, Harlem, Humidor, Preferment, Awesome Rock, Fiorente & Manighar.

Historical Profiling (last 11 years):

  • 2nd up (3), 3rd up (7), 4th up (1)
  • 7-day break (1), 14-day break (10)
  • Settled 1st-6th (6), Settled 9th-12th (4)
  • 3yo (1 from 4 starters), 4yo (3 from 28), 5yo (2 from 33), 6yo (3 from 26), 7yo (2 from 18)
  • Colt (0 from 2), Gelding (6 from 64), Entire (5 from 43), Mare (0 from 15)
  • SP $1.90 (1), $4.20 to $7 (5), $13 (1), $26-$61 (4)
  • Weight 54.5kg (1), 59.0kg (10)
  • Career Starts 8-19 (6), 21-28 (5)
  • Never raced at Flemington (0 from 11 starters)
  • Last Start Caulfield G2 (9)

SPEED MAP RACING TIPS

Average speed expected. Callsign Mav, Delphi, Steel Prince, Maximal will push forward. Yonkers & Think It Over settle midfield. Spanish Mission, She’s Ideel, Cascadian worse than midfield. Duais, Surprise Baby & Ho Ho Khan out the back.


AUSTRALIAN CUP | KEY RUNNERS + RACING TIPS

1. Cascadian – Won the key leadup for this race, the Peter Young Stakes, and was 2nd in the Mackinnon this track/distance to Zaaki last prep. Racing in career best form and profiles perfectly.

2. Think It Over – Won 4 in a row and then a good 4th last start in unsuitable wet conditions. Back to dry and rates highly here.

3. Spanish Mission – Class runner who closed well first up in the Carlyon Cup. Rates well here.

7. Yonkers – Doesn’t have the class of others but profiles well enough with his 2nd in the key lead up last start.

8. Callsign Mav – A mile his preferred distance but sticks on well and should be in it a long way.

9. Delphi – Was disappointing first up, but will strip much fitter here.

11. She’s Ideel – Good 2nd behind Verry Elleegant last start. Place chance.

12. Duais – Hit the line well last start. Place chance.


SUMMARY

Final track conditions and how the track is playing from a bias perspective will be critical.


TOP 5 SELECTIONS

1 – Cascadian
3 – Spanish Mission
2 – Think It Over
7 – Yonkers
8 – Callsign Mav


AUSTRALIAN CUP | BETTING STRATEGY

BACK (WIN) — Cascadian for 1 unit

BACK (WIN) — Spanish Mission for 0.7 units

BACK (WIN) — Yonkers for 0.3 units

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RESULTS

Units Outlayed: 244.9
Units Returned: 276.3
Profit On Turnover: 12.8%

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