Buffering Shortie in 2014 BTC Cup Betting

May 7, 2014

Buffering Shortie in 2014 BTC Cup Betting

Unsurprisingly the Robert Heathcote-trained Buffering has opened near odds-on territory in the BTC Cup 2014 betting markets for the big one in Brisbane this weekend.


Buffering is tipped to win the BTC Cup 2014 at home this weekend. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Kicking off the elite level racing action of this year’s Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the $400,000 Group 1 Bunderberg Distilling Co. BTC Cup (1200m) is set to steal the show at Doomben on Saturday running as Race 7 at 3:40pm (AEST).

A small field of only eight sprinters is engaged for the classic, that field firmly led by Mossman six-year-old Buffering.

Sitting currently sits top of the BTC Cup odds at a quote of $2.20 well fancied to become a four time Group 1 winner with their maiden Group 1 win on home soil.

After 17 previous attempts at the highest level the always honest galloper finally secured a Group 1 double in Melbourne during the spring winning the Manikato Stakes – VRC Sprint Classic.

He then went west and won the Winterbottom in Perth before a well-earned break.

Three runs in this prep, Buffering is now a top chance to score their first Brissie Group 1 when they back up from a TJ Smith Stakes third in Sydney.

In a tight BTC Cup betting market there are then four other single figure fancies to beat ‘The Buff’ with:

  • #2 Spirit Of Boom ($5) – Sequalo six-year-old locally trained by Tony Gollan, ran sixth in this race last year and fifth the year before but have improved leaps and bounds since including breaking their Group 1 duck in Melbourne’s William Reid Stakes two back, come off a second in the Victory Stakes and are the most likely to get the better of Buffering
  • #3 Temple Of Boom ($7.50) – Gollan’s other runner, Spirit Of Boom’s older half-brother beat him home as a $40 roughie in the Victory Stakes, not found at those odds here and can handle a wet track, but did have to wait two years between their 2012 The Galaxy win and the Victory so whether they can strike again and prove that performance no fluke is still up in the air
  • #7 Snitzerland ($8) – Talented Gerald Ryan-trained Snitzel filly won the Black Caviar Lightning first-up and shoots for her first win since, improved on a disastrous TJ Smith Stakes 12th (of 15) when she failed in the wet to run third in the Victory Stakes (run on a Good 3), cannot handle a muddy track so if the rain comes is likely to scratch out but the bookies aren’t taking any chances
  • #5 Hot Snitzel ($9.50) – Ryan’s other runner, this five-year-old gelding has been in top form this time in including their second-up win in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) at Randwick last time out where they defeated Knoydart by one and a quarter lengths, up in class obviously but Ryan rates them a genuine chance and have the outside gate so can stay out of trouble from there if it’s a Heavy track

The next best is then the nicely priced Tiger Tees ($11) who from gate two with plenty of wet track form is a genuine live wire chance paying well.

Joe Pride’s Dubawi six-year-old has Heavy track form, won this year’s The Galaxy, crossed a brave foruth to Lankan Rupee on a Heavy (9) at Randwick in the TJ Smith Stakes and was last seen finishing third in another Sydney elite level behind Hana’s Goal in the All Aged Stakes so the form is there for all to see.

Elusive City gelding Famous Seamus ($19) coming via a Victory Stakes fifth and early market mover Peron ($26) then round out the BTC Cup field and markets.

Fixed Win odds on the BTC Cup runners are listed below, prices you can lock in now at our No. 1 recommended online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Ladrokes.com.au is also set to release exclusive BTC Cup bonus markets for the weekend offering Best Tote or SP + 20% on the race!

2014 BTC Cup Odds

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