2014 Newcastle Cup Betting Preview and Tips

September 18th, 2014

Just thirteen runners remain in the final field for this afternoon’s featured Group 3 Newcastle Cup (2300m) following the scratching of leading chance Secessio and Ay No Digas, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.

Multilateral is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Newcastle Cup

Multilateral is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Newcastle Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Having returned to racing in excellent form this season, Multilateral has been backed into favouritism for success in Newcastle Cup betting markets, currently available at generous odds of $4.20 for success, ahead of Wish Come True ($5) and Canny Ballad ($7.50) with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

With Multilateral justify favouritism and win the 2014 Newcastle Cup, or will on of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Disclaimer ($12)

Securing four wins and as many minor places from just 16 competitive starts so far, Disclaimer has steadily built to the task over three runs this time in and is offered a great chance of returning to the winner’s circle in the Newcastle Cup from the ideal barrier 6 and charged with carrying just 54kgs. Beginning his racing tenure under the guidance of now-Godolphin trainer John O’Shea before transferring to the care of Peter and Paul Snowden at the beginning of the season, the Dansili gelding finishing fourth in the Listed Winter Cup (1500m) first-up, and while unlucky to finish tenth when hampered early in the Dooleys 3.y.o+ (1800m) on August 16th, returned to competitive form when placing a credible fifth in the Listed Wyong Cup (2100m) last time out. Confirmed to be partnered by in-form jockey Jason Collett, Disclaimer is more than worth consideration for a Newcastle Cup bet at current odds.

2nd

Multilateral ($4.20)

Displaying a keen turn of foot to win the Wyong Cup last time out, Multilateral is offered a good chance of continuing his strong run of form from barrier 7 in the Newcastle Cup, but will have to carry 56kgs to the line. Securing seven wins and six minor places from just 22 starts, the Mizzen Mast gelding began his racing career aboard in Great Britain before transferring to the care of Chris Waller at the conclusion of 2012. Quickly building to the task over six starts this time in, punter may find value in including Multilateral as a selection in a Newcastle Cup quinella or trifecta bet.

3rd

Tupac Amaru ($21)

Without doubt offering punters the best value for money of all runners confirmed for the 2014 Newcastle Cup at current odds, Tupac Amaru has one just one race from 13 competitive starts so far, but has placed in a further five and has returned to racing in arguably career-best form this year. Finishing third in a minor over 1400m first-up on February 26th, the Street Cry gelding was unlucky to be blocked for a run in both the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m), but almost responded in the best way possible when running a close second to Criterion in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) on April 12th; returning to the paddock after finishing a fighting sixth in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m). Slowly building to the task over two starts this time in, Kerrin McEvoy will take the ride on Tupac Amaru in the 2014 Newcastle Cup, and is more than worth consideration for a bet.

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