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Today the highlight race happening around Australia is Race 7 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth, the $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1200m), and below the Races.com.au team give our readers the inside word with the best Kingston Town Classic tips.
The 2010 GR Engineering Kingston Town Classic field is down to 13 runners following the scratching of #3 Luen Yat Forever, #8 Almohad and #13 Admiring.
Playing God has been the clear favourite in the Kingston Town Classic odds since betting markets opened on the final field, the WA Guineas winner backed in from $4.40 to $3.90 at Luxbet.
Impressive recent form, a good barrier draw and the lightweight of the field mean the punters are getting on the Playing God bandwagon with big money bets continuing to roll in for the favourite.
However the Kingston Town Classic field features plenty of quality gallopers capable of causing an upset today and with the average price of the Kingston Town Classic winner sitting at around $10 over the past decade, the Races.com.au team are tipping an upset in Ascot Race 7 today.
Ascot Race 7 – Kingston Town Classic Tips
- Races.com.au Favourite: #9 Trusting – Rated Special to win at $8.00 Luxbet
- Best Place Chances: #4 Famous Roman and #16 Playing God
- Best Roughie: #11 Ranger
We have Sydney galloper Trusting rated special to win today’s Kingston Town Classic, the John Thompson-trained four-year-old tipped to improve in their second start at Ascot for the season.
Tale Of The Cat entire Trusting ran a solid sixth in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) here on November 20 and has continued to adjust to Perth, performing very well at track work through the week and looking in a prime position and at peak fitness to cause an upset (as long as he behaves in the barriers!)
The punters have started to get behind Trusting, currently at $8 after opening at $11, so now is the time to back them before their odds shorten further!
Our top pick to Place from the Kingston Town Classic field is Famous Roman, steadily sitting as the $7 second elect at Luxbet.
Famous Roman is an in-form Danetime six-year-old drawn well a little wider which will suit and coming off great recent performances including a brave second to Gathering in the Railway Stakes, which was a big run after settling worse than midfield.
Connections hoping for a Group 1 win for this genuine racehorse before he heads to stud.
Also, the favourite Playing God must also be added in all Kingston Town Classic Trifecta bets and other exotics, their impressive form speaking for itself and only the steep step-up in grade stopping them from being our favourite pick here.
Ranger is our roughie pick of the field at nice odds. A talented four-year-old that has shown lots of promise of late including his narrow defeat by God Has Spoken in the Group 3 R.J. Peter Stakes. Nearly made the Kingston Town Classic field and with a bit of luck could just blow them away.
Another top Kingston Town Classic tip is to check out the special betting markets the leading online bookmakers have open on the feature.
At our preferred bookie Luxbet the best special wagering option is the Head-to-Head Kingston Town Classic markets.
You can get excellent odds on runners facing off including whether Famous Roman or God Has Spoken will finish the better of the two, and which of the longer priced runners out of Ranger or Ma Chienne will come out on top.
Check the full 2010 Kingston Town Classic odds and specials at Luxbet now!
*Note: All odds quoted are Fixed Win provided by Luxbet and correct at time of publication
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