A talented field of 16 runners have been confirmed to line up for this weekend’s Group 2 Tramway Handicap (1400m) at Royal Randwick, offering punters exceptional value from a betting point of view and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
A standout performer over the 2014 Autumn Carnival, Weary has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite for success in the 2014 Tramway Handicap, currently available at odds of $3.80 for success, ahead of Tiger Tees ($5), Gypsy Diamond ($12) and Hooked ($13).
Will Weary justify favouritism and win the 2014 Tramway Handicap, or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?
Tiger Tees ($5)
While allocated the slightly wide and awkward barrier 11, Tiger Tees has returned to racing in exceptional form this season and is an excellent chance of success in the 2014 Tramway Handicap. Securing an impressive total of 13 race wins and five minor places from just 29 competitive starts so far, the Dubawi gelding has without doubt returned to the track in career-best form this year; winning the Listed Falvelon (1200m) first-up, and while appearing to be outclassed when ninth in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m), responded with a maiden victory at the highest level of Australian racing in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) just two weeks later. Yet to be defeated in two starts this spring having claimed both the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) and Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) over the last month, Tiger Tees is a wet track specialist and offers exceptional value at $5 odds in Tramway Handicap betting markets.
Allocated the ideal barrier 2 for the 2014 Tramway Handicap, Weary has so-far received the greatest market share of wagers for success in betting markets, cutting in from opening odds of close to $5 to currently register as clear $3.80 favourite. Finishing no worse than third over five competitive starts over the 2014 Autumn Carnival which included an impressive win in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) and close second in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m), Weary is yet to hit peak condition over two Black Type starts this time in, however is likely to be far better for the competitive starts and is well and truly worth consideration at current odds.
Securing several impressive results despite being unable to break through for a race win over autumn, Hooked has seemingly returned to racing in similarly strong form this time in and arguably offers punters the best value for success in Tramway Handicap betting markets at $13 to win, or $4.10 to run a place. Beginning the year fifth in the Listed Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) on February 15th, Hooked was unable to figure in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) a fortnight later, but began to find peak condition upon lining up for Group 1 featured races; finishing a credible fifth in both the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2400m) before running on for third in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) most notably on April 12th. Charging home to finishing fourth amongst classy company in the Canterbury Hurlstone RSL Handicap (1400m) on August 16th, the Casino Prince entire should be far-better in stepping up in distance and is a great chance for success this weekend.
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