Just 12 runners remain in contention for the Group 3 David Jones Cup (2000m) at Caulfield this weekend following the removal of early favourite Brambles, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
Confirmed for her maiden appearance on Australian shores this weekend, Noble Protector has claimed favouritism in 2014 David Jones Cup betting markets and is currently available at a quote of $3.80 for success ahead of Signoff ($4.20) and Contributer ($5.50) with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Will Noble Protector kick of her Australian racing tenure in the best way possible this weekend, or will one of her classy rivals find the David Jones Cup line in the clear?
Securing a credible total of three wins and a further five minor places from his 17 competitive starts so-far, lightly-raced five-year-old Kingdoms is offered a great chance of success in the 2014 David Jones Cup with just 55.5kgs and renowned jockey Dwayne Dunn on board and arguably offers punters the best value for money at current $8.50 odds for success. Winning the Listed Mercedes Benz Centenary Mile (1600m) first-up on June 21st, Kingdoms has continued to build in form and class on his way to the David Jones Cup in finishing second in the Listed Tattersall’s Mile Handicap (1600m), second in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) and impressive fourth in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) last time out.
Claiming an impressive total of six wins and two minors from his 11 start career to date, Signoff briefly gained favouritism in David Jones Cup betting markets following Brambles acceptance in the 2014 Caulfield Cup final field, but now registers as outright second-favourite for success. Finishing a disappointing tenth in a minor over 1400m first-up this year, the Authorized gelding has continually responded well to steps-up in racing distance; finishing third in the Spring Is The Season Handicap (1700m) and close second in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) last time out. Allocated the central barrier 8, Signoff will be partnered by veteran jockey Glen Boss in the 2014 David Jones Cup.
Pinstripe Lane ($31)
Finding career-best form over the 2014 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, Pinstripe Lane is yet to return to peak condition this time in but is more than a chance of competing well over his ideal distance of 2000m in the 2014 David Jones Cup, and is offered at overs at current $31 odds for success or $7.70 to run a place. Finishing fourth in the Mancave Sheds Handicap (1717m) on April 17th, Pinstripe Lane returned to the winner’s circle amongst classy company in the Rexel 3.y.o (1900m) on May 10th before placing a close second in both the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) and Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m). Allocated the ideal barrier 6 and charged with carrying a race-low 54kgs, the Pins gelding is more than worth consideration for a David Jones Cup bet.
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