2015 Mornington Cup Odds and Betting Update

March 26th, 2015

A talented and capacity field of 14 plus three emergencies has been confirmed to contest Saturday’s featured Mornington Cup (2400m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Akzar currently leads 2015 Mornington Cup betting markets. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Akzar currently leads 2015 Mornington Cup betting markets. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Akzar has returned to racing in typically competitive form this season, and as a result has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in 2015 Mornington Cup betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au at a quote of $4.80 for success.

Securing eight wins and a further 14 minor place finishes through his 43 start career so far, Akzar found excellent condition over the 2014 autumn and winter; running second in the Group 3 Easter Cup (2350m) and winning the Listed Warrnambool Cup (2350m) before placing a credible fourth amongst classy competition in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m).

Having finishes fifth in the Group 3 Carlyon Cup (1600m), third in the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (2000m) and seventh in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) in his three most recent starts, the Selkirk gelding is sure to relish a step-up to a mile and a half this weekend and is more than worth consideration for a Mornington Cup bet at current odds.

Extra Zero was given little hope of success in the Australian Cup last time out but after finishing an agonizingly-close second to stable mate Spillway, currently occupies the second line of 2015 Mornington Cup betting at even $6 odds.

Winning five and finishing in the minors a further 25 times over 73 career starts, Extra Zero has placed outside the top three only once through his current 13 race preparation spanning back to the Listed The Sofitel (1400m) in early September.

Having placed a close second in the Listed Mornington Cup Prelude (2000m) in his start prior to the Australian Cup, the popular veteran will leave from the ideal barrier 2 and will be partnered by in-form hoop Michael Walker this weekend.

Entirely Platinum and Index Linked are both yet to receive much more than a sprinkling of bets for success in 2015 Mornington Cup markets but have maintained position tied on the third line at generous $6.50 odds each.

Returning to racing for second in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m), Entirely Platinum has received an ideal lead-in to the Mornington Cup in placing fourth in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and sixth in the Australian Cup most recently.

Posting nine wins and a further eight minor place finishes over his 27 start career, European import Index Linked is seeking a third-consecutive race win this weekend after taking out the Mornington Cup Prelude and Yarra Valley Cup (1950m) most recently.

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