2015 Warrnambool Cup Tips and Betting Preview

May 6th, 2015

Just eleven runners remain in contention for this afternoon’s featured 2015 Warrnambool Cup (2350m) following four scratchings; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Tooleybuc Kid offers exceptional value for money to win this afternoon's 2015 Warrnambool Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Tooleybuc Kid offers exceptional value for money to win this afternoon’s 2015 Warrnambool Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

The Darren Weir-trained Tall Ship ($2.80) has debuted to Australian racing in exceptional condition and has maintained status as clear favourite in 2015 Warrnambool Cup betting markets as a result, ahead of stable mate Tooleybuc Kid and Count Encosta; currently sharing the second line at a quote of $5 with Ladbrokes.com.au.

Will Tall Ship justify favouritism and win the 2015 Warrnambool Cup, or will one of his talented stable mates find the line in the clear?

1st

Tooleybuc Kid ($5)

Posting six wins and a further fourteen minors through his 27 career starts so far, Tooleybuc Kid has found arguably career-best form to date through his current preparation and will be hard to beat in the 2015 Warrnambool Cup from the ideal barrier 6 on a rain-soaked course. Running third in three talented-filled staying events through February and March, the Denon gelding ran second to Carlo Bugatti in a 2000m Mornington race on March 28th before taking out each of the Off The Track Plate (2000m) and Pakenham Cup (2000m) most recently. Confirmed to be partnered by Mark Zahra, Tooleybuc Kid offers punters exceptional value for money at current Warrnambool Cup odds.

2nd

Count Encosta ($5)

Count Encosta is treated well in the weights, is a noted mudlark and is likely to receive the run of the race in the Warrnambool Cup from barrier 2, and offers great value for money as a selection in a quinella or trifecta bet. Posting six wins and a further 16 minors through a long and busy 69 start career, the Encosta De Lago gelding is yet to find peak condition this time in but is sure to relish a step-up to 2350m in the 2015 Warrnambool Cup having run a credible fifth in the Charter Keck Cramer BM90 (2000m) most recently on May 2nd.

3rd

Shoreham ($11)

Talented stater Shoreham was unlucky to miss the final field for the 2014 Melbourne Cup and has steadily built to the task this time in; finding the 2015 Warrnambool Cup in peak condition. Ending a standout 2014 campaign third in the Listed Sandown Cup (3200m), the Reset gelding ran third in the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) on April 4th; progressing to fourth in the Off The Track Plate and second in the Anzac Centenary Cup (2600m) most recently. While charged with overcoming a race-high 59kgs, Shoreham is undoubtedly one of the class horses of the 2015 Warrnambool Cup.

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