2014 Brisbane Cup Betting Preview and Tips

June 6th, 2014

An exciting field of 11 stayers have been confirmed to line up for this weekend’s Group 1 Brisbane Cup (2400m) at Eagle Farm Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several great opportunities to place a winning wager.

Moriarty is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Stradbroke Handicap

Moriarty is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Stradbroke Handicap. Photo: Steve Hart

Producing an impressive performance to win the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) last weekend, Moriarty has opened as and maintained outright favouritism in betting markets for success in the 2014 Brisbane Cup, currently offered at a quote of $3.60, ahead of Zephyron ($3.90), Mr O’Ceirin and Precedence; currently sharing the third line of betting at even $5 odds.

Will Moriarty continue his strong run of form through the 2014 Brisbane Cup, or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Moriarty ($3.60)

Strolling home to claim the Eagle Farm Cup with ease last weekend, all signs point towards another impressive performance from Moriarty this weekend, and is more than worth a wager at current odds. claiming a total of eleven race wins and 11 minor places from 43 competitive race starts, the Clodovil gelding has steadily built to the task at hand this time in; claiming strong mid-pack finished in three Group 1 appearances most notably prior to his most recent triumph. Confirmed to be partnered by leading jockey Nash Rawiller once more this weekend, Moriarty should settle in prime position from the slightly wide barrier 8 and offers punters great value for money at $3.60 odds for success.

2nd

Precedence ($5)

A strong and consistent performer over each of his racing preparations since debuting on course back in 2009, Precedence was arguably the biggest winner at Wednesday’s Brisbane Cup barrier draw; having been allocated the ideal gate 3, and offers punters exceptional value for money at $5 odds. A noted performer over a short 2013 spring preparation, the Zabeel gelding won both the Group 2 Drake International Cup (2500m) and Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) and has returned to the track in similarly competitive form this season; finishing third in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) and second in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2200m) last time out. Confirmed to be partnered by talented jockey Hugh Bowman, Bart and James Cummings’ well-trialled journeyman is more than capable of an upset this weekend.

3rd

Historian ($34)

Arguably offering punters the best value for money of all runners confirmed for the 2014 Brisbane Cup, Historian is available at incredible odds of $34 for success, or $7.70 to run a place. A mainstay and noted performer in major events in his native New Zealand, the Choisir gelding won the Group 3 Spring Sprint (1400m) first-up on October 5th and continued to build in form and class on his way to an outstanding victory in the Group 1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) on Boxing Day. Having also finished second to notable autumn performer Silent Achiever in the Group 1 New Zealand Stakes (2000m), Historian was unable to figure in his maiden appearance across the ditch last time out, but should be far better for the run.

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