Scone Cup 2012 – Tipping Guide

May 17, 2012

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Scone Cup 2012 – Tipping Guide

A bumper two-day Scone Carnival kicks off tomorrow and the major highlight is the Listed $180,000 2012 Scone Cup that will take place as the opening day feature race.

Current favourite is John O’Shea-trained gelding Lightinthenite ($2.90) who is coming off a first-up win at Randwick and will carry the minimum weight of 54.5kg.

Next best in the betting is fellow last-start winner Star Of Octagonal ($4.20) while no other runner is currently under double figures.

Not sure who to back in tomorrow’s Scone feature? Don’t worry, the Races.com.au team have been hard at work researching the form to deliver you our best tips.

Whether you agree with our picks or not be sure to sign up at bookmaker.com.au to give yourself access to the all the best Scone Carnival prices.

Home of the $300 bonus bet, bookmaker.com.au is fully Australian owned and has all the products to suit your racing needs.

The Winner

#7 Lightinthenite ($2.90)

Nobody likes backing favourites but it is impossible to look past this talented four-year-old here. Carrying the minimum of 54.5kg, O’Shea said earlier this week he expects a big run from the lightly-raced gelding and we agree.

A winner of five of nine starts, he was particularly impressive first-up when beating Emancipation Stakes winner Skyerush at Randwick and has only twice in his career finished outside the placings.

To top it all off, the son of Galilelo will be ridden by classy New Zealand jockey James McDonald who has been riding winners from everywhere this year and was on board during Lightinthenite’s last-start victory.

The Placings

#1 Star Of Octagonal ($4.20) and #4 Mr Tipsy ($14.00).

Star Of Octagonal has been in sensational form this year and if he wasn’t forced to carry 58kg we may have tipped him to edge out Lightinthenite.

The weight remains the only question mark over the Rowley Mile winner who has recorded two wins and four placings from six starts in 2012.

Mr Tipsy is running first-up but that caused no problems for the New Zealand gelding last preparation when he won the Listed Karaka Classic fresh.

He has drawn favourably in barrier six and has run solidly in two barrier trials leading up to this weekend.

The Roughie

#10 Prussian Secret ($14.00)

This experienced gelding is facing a step up in class from his recent starts but comes into the race with plenty of form behind him.

The seven-year-old is a proven winner with 12 wins from 34 starts and is yet to finish worse than third in 2012.

He finished second at Tamworth first-up and then placed in the Tamworth Cup before winning his last start at Gunnedah.

If he can handle the step up to 1600 metres in what will be his longest race of the year he may just be able to challenge the race favourites.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field