2017 Warrnambool Cup Tips and Betting Preview

May 3rd, 2017

Thirteen stayers remain in contention for Thursday’s 2017 Warrnambool Cup (2350m); offering punters terrific value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Grey Lion is our tip to win Thursday's 2017 Warrnambool Cup. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Grey Lion is our tip to win Thursday’s 2017 Warrnambool Cup. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

The Darren Weir-trained High Church remains an outright $3.30 favourite in 2017 Warrnambool Cup betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au, ahead of Observational ($4.40) and Grey Lion ($7).

Will High Church justify favouritism and win the 2017 Warrnambool Cup, or will one of his rivals post an upset in the time-honoured race?

1st

Grey Lion ($7)

Grey Lion has made only three competitive appearances in Australia, but has shown an affiliation with races like this and is sure to have taken plenty of benefit from a first-up run three weeks ago. Running a close second to Qewy in the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) upon debuting for Matt Cumani in October, the Galileo entire finished mid-pack in the Melbourne Cup (3200m) and clearly required a run when he beat only one of his rivals home in the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) on April 15th. Grey Lion has a class edge on several of his Warrnambool Cup rivals and arguably offers punters the best value for money at current odds.

2nd

High Church ($3.30)

High Church has produced several strong results between lacklustre performances this time in, but appears as though he will enjoy a step up to 2350m in the Warrnambool Cup. Posting five wins and a further eight minors through twenty-five career starts, the High Chaparral gelding ran on for a credible fourth in the Easter Cup at his last start; a vast improve on ninth in a Yarra Valley minor over 1950m at his start prior. In-form hoop Damian Lane will take the ride on the gelding from barrier 11.

3rd

Unfurl ($9)

Unfurl will carry winning form into the Mornington Cup and has drawn well into the field in barrier 2, particularly with only 54kgs in tow. A strong and consistent performer this time in, the Raise The Flag mare beat a smart field to the line in the Anne Billings BM84 (2000m) on Australia Day, before credible performances in her next two starts, including the Listed Ladbrokes Mornington Cup (2400m). Having comfortably won a Bendigo race over 2400m on April 19th, Unfurl is rock-hard fit and should prove tough to beat.

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