Twelve stayers will line up for Saturday’s 2016 Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) at Eagle Farm Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Real Love has returned to racing in particularly smart form this time and remains outright $4.20 favourite in 2016 Brisbane Cup betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au, ahead of Sir John Hawkwood ($5.50) and Ecuador ($6).
Will Real Love justify favouritism and win the 2016 Brisbane Cup or will one of her talented rivals post an upset?
Real Love ($4.20)
Former Perth mare Real Love is undefeated since arriving in Brisbane and her form therefore suggests she is over the 2016 Brisbane Cup odds at her current quote of $4.20 for success. Claiming nine wins and a further eleven minors through twenty-seven career starts, Real Love ran third in the Listed Torney Night Cup (2500m) on February 19th before charging home to win the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) a fortnight later. Running third in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) on March 14th, the Desert King mare returned from a freshen-up for second in a talent-rich Caulfield race over 2000m before posting consecutive win in the Group 3 JRA Cup (2000m) and Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2200m) most recently. Brad Rawiller retains the ride on Real Love, who should prove tough to beat in the Brisbane Cup.
Sir John Hawkwood ($5.50)
Sir John Hawkwood has returned to racing in typically smart form this time and is primed for another big performance in the Brisbane Cup, from barrier 2 and with regular hoop Blake Spriggs aboard. Winning the Listed Christmas Cup (2400m) and finishing second in the Listed Tattersalls Club Cup (2400m) during a brief summer campaign, the Sir Percy gelding returned in early March for success in the Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) before placing third in the Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m) on March 26th. Having arrived in Brisbane for second in the JRA Cup, Sir John Hawkwood is more than worth consideration for a bet at current Brisbane Cup odds.
Col ‘N’ Lil ($26)
Toowoomba-trained mare Col ‘N’ Lil is a proven performer over the distance, has been charged with carrying only 53kgs and is more than worth consideration for a bet at current Brisbane Cup odds of $26 for success or $6.80 to finish in the final three. Finishing outside the first three only a handful of times through twenty-four career starts so far, the Bradbury’s Luck will carry winning form into the Brisbane Cup having delivered a notable field a comfortable two length defeat in the Herbert Smith Freehills BM85 (2000m) on May 21st.
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