Cathay Pacific Airways Cup – Cox Plate Day Race 7

One race out from the much awaited 2010 Cox Plate showdown today is Race 7 – the $250,000 Group 2 Cathay Pacific Airways Moonee Valley Cup (2500m) – due to jump at 4:40pm (AEDST).

The 2010 Moonee Valley Cup features a capacity final field of 15 gallopers with first emergency Sea Galleon moving into the field after the scratching of #12 My Bentley.

The red hot favourite to win the Moonee Valley Cup today is Bart Cummings’ classy Zabeel gelding Precedence currently at $2.50 through Luxbet.

Having won the JRA Cup over this track and distance last month, and coming off a gallant third to Linton in the Herbert Power Stakes, Precedence is also one of the Races.com.au team’s top picks to win.

Moonee Valley – Race 7 – Cathay Pacific Airways Moonee Valley Cup

  • Races.com.au Each Way Favourites: #2 Precedence and #3 Jessicabeel – Luxbet
  • Best Place Bets: #5 Above Average and #6 Master O’Reilly – Luxbet

Precedence is drawn out wider in barrier 10, which is ideal according to connections who have instructed jockey Blake Shinn to go to the outside.

The other runner in the Moonee Valley Cup field we fancy as the best value Each Way pick along with Precedence is Jessicabeel.

Drawn well in barrier five, Sydney Cup winning mare Jessicabeel is at juicy $8 odds to win at Luxbet, punters having held off from her after a disappointing preparation this season.

However, the Zabeel five-year-old is more suited to distance races and will be racing over 2040m for the first time this season so we are tipping her to start showing form on way to the Melbourne Cup.

For extra value and for punters wanting the top selections to add into the exotics, we have specially selected Lee Freedman’s Above Average and veteran runner Master O’Reilly to Place today.

Check out our Moonee Valley Cup Field & Preview and then take advantage of our exclusive betting tips by signing up with Luxbet today!

Cathay Pacific Airways Moonee Valley Cup Field & Form

No Form Horse Handicap Barrier Age & Sex Jockey Trainer Starts-Win-Place
1 1-44X006 Capecover 57.0 14 8G SWArnold P G Payne 48-12- 9
2 150X2413 Precedence 56.5 10 5G BShinn J B Cummings 22- 5- 4
3 3311X060 Jessicabeel 56.0 5 5M CBrown J O’Shea 16- 5- 2
4 X0X01050 Berlioz 56.0 8 5G BRawiller D Hayes 16- 3- 5
5 3X12X973 Above Average 56.0 7 5H DOliver D L Freedman 15- 2- 5
6 X5-8X085 Master O’Reilly 55.0 1 8G DDunn D O’Brien 43- 8- 9
7 8080X773 Irazu 55.0 4 8G SRKing S J Richards 46- 4-13
8 0780X871 Saddlers Story 55.0 3 7G NRawiller R W Smerdon 43- 8- 2
9 X8612X67 Ajhar 55.0 2 7G ChrisSymons D L Freedman 19- 4- 7
10 84654711 Doosra Diamond 55.0 11 8G CNewitt R K Challis 61- 9-11
11 18-80454 Niptious 55.0 6 7G DNikolic D T Curran 83- 6-13
12 110-5X82 My Bentley 55.0 16 6G LNolen M Kent 17- 4- 5
13 1-6X9075 Persian Star 54.0 12 6M GBoss R W Smerdon 37- 7- 8
14 6538X630 Golden Charmer 53.0 9 6M DYendall D O’Sullivan 43- 3- 8
15 36611X87 Montahlia 53.0 13 7M CraigWilliam M Kent 19- 5- 5
16 353X7832 Sea Galleon 53.0 15 4H MJWalker C & Cindy Al 12- 1- 4