2010 JRA Cup Betting & Odds – Precedence & Linton Battle for Favouritism

September 22nd, 2010

Two horses are currently battling for favouritism in the 2010 JRA Cup betting at Sportsbet, with Precedence and Linton opening as the two shortest priced entries.

The $200,000 Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) is one of the highlight races taking place under the lights at Moonee Valley this Friday night and after Sportsbet opened their markets yesterday, the Bart Cummings-trained Precedence is the $3.20 favourite.

The JRA Cup has proven to be an excellent Spring Carnival guide, with last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Shocking finishing third

The five-year-old Zabeel gelding is heading towards a run in the 2010 Caulfield Cup and despite being one of the early favourites for the $2.5 million feature, is still well down the Caulfield Cup order of entry at 42.

The JRA Cup winner will earn a penalty and move up the Caulfield Cup ballot, so a win on Friday night is big business for a number of the runners including Precedence (barrier eight).

The other Caulfield Cup hopeful at the top of the JRA odds is Linton, the Lloyd Williams-owned four-year-old paying $3.50 at Sportsbet.

In good form and drawn well in barrier five, Linton will be hard to beat.

The only other JRA Cup horses at single figure odds are Naturalism Stakes winner Rainbow Styling and Mark Webb’s Stocks Stakes winning mare Avienus, both at a quote of $7.50.

Rainbow Styling caused an upset last start outrunning her rivals in the Naturalism Stakes, but is on a very short turnaround, while Avienus should be fresher after a two week break and is an excellent lightweight chance having been allocated just 53.5kg.

Avienus is an excellent lightweight chance in the JRA Cup so check out her odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

Alcopop, who sprung to fame with a win in the JRA Cup 12 months ago, has all but been forgotten by the punters allocated a hefty top weight of 57kg, out to $17 despite drawing well with barrier four.

The 2010 Tatts Group JRA Cup is scheduled as Race 5 on the bumper card at Moonee Valley on Friday night and is due to jump at 8:45pm.

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*Note: Persian Star has been scratched from the JRA Cup (Race 5 – Moonee Valley)

2010 Tatts Group JRA Cup Odds

# Horse (Barrier) Odds*
1 Alcopop (4) 17.00
2 Rainbow Styling (10) 7.50
3 Precedence (8) 3.20
4 Above Average (6) 15.00
5 Extra Zero (11) 26.00
6 Linton (5) 3.50
7 Avienus (13) 7.50
SCRATCHED 8 Persian Star (9) 26.00
9 Chartreux (2) 13.00
10 Belscenica (14) 41.00
11 Basaltico (7) 101.00
12 Emblem Of Liberty (3) 41.00
13 Right Fong (12) 26.00
14 Hastein (1) 19.00