2016 Mornington Cup Odds and Betting Update

March 31st, 2016

A talented field of eighteen has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured 2016 Mornington Cup (2400m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Big Memory currently sits on the third line of 2016 Mornington Cup betting. Photo: Steve Hart

Big Memory currently sits on the third line of 2016 Mornington Cup betting. Photo: Steve Hart

Classy import Tom Melbourne has already received plenty of attention in 2016 Mornington Cup betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au and has firmed into clear favouritism at current $2.40 odds for success.

Posting a commendable five wins through only seven career starts so far, Tom Melbourne clearly needed a run when failing to beat a single runner home in his Australian debut on October 17th but responded with a comfortable win in the Zilzie Wines BM70 (1717m) on November 18th.

Having returned for a brief spell following a near-three length win in the Cable Beach Resort & Spa BM84 (2100m), the Dylan Thomas gelding comfortably won the Antler Luggage Trophy (1800m) before taking out the Listed Albury Cup (2000m) by almost four lengths last time.

Seeking the ballot-free entry into the Caulfield Cup that is allocated to the winner of the 2016 Mornington Cup, Tom Melbourne will leave from the ideal barrier 5 with only 55.5kgs in tow and in-form hoop Ben Melham in the saddle.

Macedon Lodge runner Observational has improved noticeably through each of his three starts this time and currently figures as sole occupant of the second line of Mornington Cup betting at a generous $6.50 quote.

Debuting in Australia for success in the Listed Golden Mile (1600m) at Bendigo last March, Observational has been kept to a light training regime through the last 12 months and returned this time for 12th in the Ascot Racecourse Trophy (1400m) at Flemington on February 20th.

Progressing to seventh in the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) on March 12th, the Galileo gelding savaged the line for third in the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) last weekend.

Sure to relish a step-up to a mile and a half in the 2016 Mornington Cup, Observational will leave from barrier 7 with Katelyn Mallyon in the saddle.

Neither Big Memory nor Pemberley are yet to herald much interest in 2016 Mornington Cup betting markets, but remain tied on the third line at $7 quotes.

A strong and consistent performer for Mike Moroney through recent seasons, Big Memory is a proven performer over course, distance and at the conditions having run a close second in last year’s edition of the Mornington Cup.

The second entrant for OTI Racing alongside Tom Melbourne, Pemberley won starts over 1800m and 2000m in January and February before placing third in the Ready Cup (2100m) last time out.

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