2014 Scone Cup Betting Update

May 15th, 2014

A capacity field of 16 plus one emergency has been confirmed to line up for a tilt at the 2014 Listed Scone Cup (1600m) on Friday, offering punters exceptional value in betting markets and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.

Mecir is currently outright favourite in betting markets for success in the 2014 Scone Cup

Mecir is currently outright favourite in betting markets for success in the 2014 Scone Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Having returned to the track in competitive form this season, punters have jumped all over an opening quote of more than $6 to currently register Mecir as outright $5.50 favourite for success in the 2014 Scone Cup and clear market mover.

Claiming five wins and two places from 17 competitive appearances so far, Mecir has arguably hit career best form since reappearing on track in November; winning two of three minor events in his first three starts and placing fourth amongst classy competition in the February Handicap (1400m).

Producing an impressive turn of foot to finish nearly a length in the clear of Strawberry Boy to win the Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1400m) on March 19th, the Lonhro gelding overcame poor running position to claim a spirited fourth in the Group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m) last time out.

While allocated the awkward barrier 13, Mercir will be offered a leading chance for success in the 2014 Scone Cup with in-form jockey James McDonald on board.

Each given a great chance of success at Scone on Friday; Destiny’s Kiss, Prince Cheri and Wistful are currently tied on the second line of betting for success in the 2014 Scone Cup at even $6 odds.

Claiming nine wins and eight places from his 31 race starts to date, Destiny’s Kiss has quickly built to the task over two starts this season; running on to claim a spirited fifth in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) first-up before strolling home to win the Dunkirk Maiden (1600m) last time out.

Allocated the central barrier 8, the Power Of Destiny gelding has been confirmed to be partnered by talented jockey Blake Shinn.

Yet to hit peak condition over two starts this season, Prince Cheri will leave from the ideal barrier 3 in the 2014 Scone Cup and has been confirmed to be partnered by jockey Jay Ford.

A competitive performer over the 2013 spring, Prince Cheri strolled home to win the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) before finishing a competitive sixth in the Group 1 Metropolitan (2400m) on October 5th most notably.

Arguably offering punters the best value for money for success in the 2014 Scone Cup, Wistful has steadily built to the task at hand this time in; overcoming disappointing runs in the Group 3 Wiggle Stakes (1400m), Newcastle Newmarket Handicap and Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) with two unlucky seconds in the Dunkirk Maiden and Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) last time out.

The biggest winner of all leading chances at Wednesday’s barrier draw, the Tiger Hill mare will leave from barrier 2 and will again be partnered by talented jockey Kerrin McEvoy.

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