Some strong performances over the weekend have seen some changes to the betting market for the Group 2 2013 Adelaide Cup (3200m) which take place at Morphetville on Monday.
Current favourite at bookmaker.com.au is Dan O’Sullivan’s consistent gelding Tuscan Fire ($4.60) who won the Mornington Cup earlier this month and finished third in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality at Flemington on Saturday.
Roy Higgins Quality winner Kutchnisky shot into Adelaide Cup contention with his 1 1/2 length win and is now second favourite at $6.50.
A Group 1 placegetter as a three-year-old, trainer Danny O’Brien is hopeful Saturday’s win is the start of getting him back to being a genuine Group-level competitor.
“He’ll head to the Adelaide Cup on Monday week and he’ll go there in great form,” O’Brien said.
Occupying the third line of Adelaide Cup betting is You Think So ($6.50) who was last seen winning the Listed Torney Cup at Moonee Valley on February 22.
Following closely is Mornington Cup third Macedonian who is rated an $8 chance.
My Ex Mate and Dame Claire share the next line of betting at $9.50 after strong weekend performances.
Dame Claire was second in the Roy Higgins Quality while Adelaide local My Ex Mate won the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes at Morphetville by 2 1/2 lengths.
“All we need now is a nice cool day and if we get it we’ll do South Australia proud,” trainer Peter Black said of his charge’s Adelaide Cup chances.
Rated a $13 chance is Talent Show who will attempt to complete a rare Perth Cup-Adelaide Cup double.
The six-year-old was an upset winner in Perth’s biggest staying race on New Year’s day and impressed when second behind My Ex Mate in the Lord Reims Stakes.
Others in the Adelaide Cup market include Norsqui ($14), Bells Of Troy ($15) and Shadows In The Sun ($17) who won the Group 1 South Australian Derby as a three-year-old in 2011.
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