The in-form John O’Shea-trained Allergic is short favourite in Parramatta Cup 2016 betting to extend his winning streak to three on the trot this Saturday in Sydney.
There are eleven stayers engaged for the $125,000 Listed Pacific Hoists Parramatta Cup (1900m) at Rosehill Gardens on Silver Slipper Stakes Day this weekend including two for O’Shea and Godolphin.
Drawn in gate nine with Tim Clark to ride is the current $2.60 favourite in Parramatta Cup betting at Ladbrokes.com.au, four-year-old Street Cry gelding Allergic.
The galloper comes off tidy back-to-back Sydney wins over 2000m, the latest by an impressive three lengths at Randwick on February 6.
He saluted for the punters that day and is back in black-type company for the first time since his third to Delicacy in the Group 1 SA Derby (2500m) in Adelaide last May.
Second favourite in the latest Parramatta Cup odds paying $3.40 is visiting Kiwi galloper Hasselhoof who is on the 2016 Doncaster Mile path.
Jumping from barrier seven with New Zealand hoop Matthew Cameron cleared for the ride after a nasty race fall at home on Sunday, the Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs-trained Tavistock four-year-old races down under for the second time.
A Group 2 winner in New Zealand, Hasselhoof had his maiden start in Australia on February 6 at Randwick in the Gardenia Handicap (1600m) when fourth to Bull Point.
The $5.50 third pick and only other Parramatta Cup runner under double figures for the win is then Libran out wide in gate 11.
Chris Waller saddles up the imported five-year-old who also comes off a Gardenia Handicap run when third, beaten two lengths.
At more generous odds and after the upset are then market mover Alpha Beat ($10), Loophole ($14) and the Waller-trained top weight Beyond Thankful ($16).
Getting in on the 54kg minimum and drawn well in barrier five for jockey Tommy Berry, the Anthony Cummings-trained Alpha Beat has just his second start at the track and comes off a nice Randwick third to Heavens Above over 1400m.
Another in the mix for Waller, Lonhro six-year-old Loophole came up against Allergic last time out running a well beaten fifth he is out to atone for here, while stablemate Beyond Thankful shoots for his first win since taking out the Group 3 Newcastle Cup (2300m) last September.
The Whipper six-year-old ran a first-up fifth in the Gardenia Handicap as a $21 shot carrying 60.5kg, the same weight he is allocated for the weekend’s run where Hugh Bowman rides from gate three.
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