2016 JRA Cup Odds and Betting Update

May 12th, 2016

Ten runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Group 3 JRA Cup (2000m) at Doomben Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Real Love currently leads 2016 JRA Cup betting markets. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Real Love currently leads 2016 JRA Cup betting markets. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Real Love returned from a freshen-up for second in the Beck Property Group Plate (2000m) on April 23rd, and remains outright $3.10 favourite in 2016 JRA Cup betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

A former Perth galloper, Real Love ran midfield in each of the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) before running fourth in the Group 2 CB Cox Stakes (2100m) and third in the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) over summer.

Running third in each of the Doriemus Handicap (2000m) and Listed Torney Night Cup (2500m) upon debuting for Darren Weir this year, the daughter of Desert King charged home to win the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) on March 5th.

Having run third in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) in her only other start prior to a freshen-up, Real Love will leave from the ideal barrier 6 with Brad Rawiller in the saddle on Saturday.

Sir John Hawkwood has returned to racing in slick form this time and has continued to firm in 2016 JRA Cup betting markets; currently rest on the second line at a quote of $3.60 for success.

Posting seven wins and a further four minors through twenty-four career starts, Sir John Hawkwood charged home to win the Listed Christmas Cup (2400m) on December 12th before running second in the Listed Tattersall’s Cup (2400m) on New Year’s Day.

Having trialled well in the lead-up to his return in autumn, the Sir Percy gelding charged home to win the Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) on March 12th before placing third in the Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m) last time out on March 26th.

Stable mate Astronomos has been charged with carrying a race-low 54kgs, has been confirmed to be partnered by in-form hoop Sam Clipperton and arguably offers punters the best value for money at current $5.50 JRA Cup odds.

Claiming six wins and a minor through eleven career starts, the New Approach entire charged home for a close second in the ARA Fire BM85 (1630m) at Doomben first-up a fortnight ago and has taken plenty of condition from the run.

Chris Waller-trained stable mates Junoob ($17) and Opinion ($14) represent terrific value for money at double figure odds in 2016 JRA Cup betting markets.

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