2015 Scone Cup Odds and Betting Update

May 14th, 2015

16 classy runners have been confirmed for Friday’s featured 2015 Scone Cup (1600m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Strawberry Boy is currently tied favourite to win the 2015 Scone Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Strawberry Boy is currently tied favourite to win the 2015 Scone Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Strawberry Boy and Tales Of Grimm have both posted competitive results in 2015 and have opened as tied favourites in 2015 Scone Cup betting markets; currently available at generous quote of $7 each with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Strawberry Boy has reacted favourably to his transfer to the care of Chris Waller at the conclusion of his 2014 autumn campaign; finishing outside the first three only once in five competitive starts.

Taking out the Listed Ladies Day Cup (1400m) in his first start for the Rosehill-based trainer in November, the Redoute’s Choice gelding placed third in each of the Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) and Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m); returning to the paddock following a close run for second in the Magic Millions Cup (1400m) on the Gold Coast on January 10th.

Having finished fifth in the Royal Randwick 100 (1400m) first-up on April 18th, Strawberry Boy has been confirmed to be partnered by veteran hoop Jim Cassidy and will leave from the central barrier 7.

British import Tales Of Grimm has contested just three races in Australia but is proven he is more than capable of success.

Passing through the stables of Sir Michael Stoute and Richard Fahey before arriving in the care of Sam Kavanagh following his 2014 campaign, the Distorted Humour gelding charged home to win the HK Racehorse Owners BM87 (1200m) in his Australian debut on February 7th but has since been unable to figure in his next two starts.

Offered a great chance of a maiden Australian black type win from barrier 3, Tales Of Grimm has been charged with carrying just 54kgs in the 2015 Scone Cup.

Pheidon and San Diego are both yet to receive much attention in 2015 Scone Cup betting markets but remain tied on the second line at $7.50 odds each.

Securing five wins and as many minors through his 16 career starts so far, Pheidon found excellent condition over the Spring Carnival, running a credible sixth in the featured Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and running minors in the Listed James Boag’s Premium Stakes (1800m) and Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m).

Having won a talent-rich minor over a mile first-up this time, the Al Maher gelding arguably offers the best value for money in Scone Cup betting markets at current odds.

San Diego has posted several commendable results over five starts this time including a close third in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m).

Needing a lot of luck to overcome the wide barrier 15, San Diego is sure to be offered a gem of a ride from in-form jockey Sam Clipperton.

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