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The 2015 Ipswich Cup (2150m) has attracted a talented field of 13 stayers for Saturday’s feature race; offering punters exceptional value from a betting perspective and several opportunities to place a winning wager.
Danchai has actually drifted in the early hours of 2015 Ipswich Cup betting at Ladbrokes.com.au, but has maintained status as outright favourite; currently available at a quote of $5 for success.
Posting two wins and a further seven minors through 22 career starts so far, Danchai returned to racing this time for a credible fifth in the TAB.com.au Handicap (1600m) on May 6th; booking a ticket north when third in the Eremein Handicap (1800m) at Rosehill on May 30th.
Having also been included in the final field of a Rosehill minor this weekend, trainer Chris Waller is more than likely to confirm the 2015 Ipswich Cup as Danchai’s target after the six-year-old was allocated the ideal barrier 2 and charged with carrying just 54kgs.
Baligari opened in 2015 Ipswich Cup betting markets at a quote of $7 for success, but has continued to receive the greatest market share of attention from punters, who have seen the four-year-old in to current odds of $5.50 to register as second-favourite and clear market mover.
A standout performer for Lloyd Kennewell this time, Baligari ran third in the Listed City Of Adelaide Stakes (1400m) on April 25th; progressing to fourth in the Listed Members’ Handicap (1600m) before boxing on for a close second behind Faust in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2020m) at Doomben on May 23rd.
Baligari looks likely to receive the run of the race in the Ipswich Cup from barrier 4 and will be partnered by in-form local Ric McMahon.
Similarly to favourite Danchai, Darci Be Good is also yet to experience much attention in 2015 Ipswich Cup betting markets but remains tied on the second line with Baligari.
Arguably the stable star of Sunshine Coast horseman Andrew Williamson, Darci Be Good ran sixth in the Garrards Handicap (1350m) first-up this time; returning to the winner’s circle in the Coastline BMW Handicap (1400m) on May 3rd.
Having since run second in the Summerveld Racing Stables BM95 (1800m) and third in the Listed Spear Chief Quality (1630m), the son of Darci Brahma looks sure to relish a step-up to 2150m on Saturday and will be given gem of a ride by veteran Damian Browne.
Volkhere ($6) interestingly figures as the only other runner currently available at a quote of less-than $10 in 2015 Ipswich Cup betting markets.
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