2020 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Field & Betting Update

April 29, 2020

2020 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Field & Betting Update

This Friday the popular Listed $160,000 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup (2000m) steals the show in the Riverina and the capacity field is led in betting by the in-form Mark Newnham-trained Gresyful Glamour.

Best Of Days. Photo: Steve Hart.

Best Of Days carries topweight in Friday’s 2020 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup field. Photo: Steve Hart.

Due to run as Race 7 at 4:20pm on the card, the 2020 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup field features the full 16 starters plus an emergency.

Drawn well in barrier three for jockey Koby Jennings, race favourite is four-year-old Stratum mare Greysful Glamour chasing her first win since the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) first-up at Caulfield back in February.

Her latest two runs in Sydney have both produced Group 3 placings, the latest behind 2018 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup winner Life Less Ordinary in the JRA Plate (2000m) at Randwick on All Aged Stakes Day.

The JRA Plate has produced plenty of Wagga Gold Cup champs in recent years, but Greysful Glamour will need to be improving as she rises from just 53kg that race to the 56.5kg second topweight on Friday.

The bookies are taking no chances however with the striking grey mare sitting top of the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup odds at $4 and firming through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Her trainer Newnham however has warned punters that Greysful Glamour will be scratched from the race if there’s rainfall in Wagga for Cup Day forcing a Heavy track rating.

Occupying the second line of Wagga Wagga Gold Cup betting paying $6 to overcome the hefty 60.5kg topweight is the James Cummings-trained Best Of Days for Godolphin.

Drawn barrier six with Blaike McDougall booked for the ride, the import is out to break a notable winning drought with his last turf triumph being the Group 1 Cantala Stakes (1600m) at Flemington back in November of 2018.

His form has been hit and miss since but does include a Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) second in Perth last November and third in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) also at Ascot that summer.

Most recently he ran fourth in the JRA Plate under the guidance of Hugh Bowman, Friday the galloper’s chance to turn the tables on Gresyful Glamour out of the same key lead-up.

There are a further three single-figure fancies in the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup field this season with the Joe Pride-trained Kaapfever ($7) coming off a string of good runs at Warwick Farm, Chris Waller’s class mare Savacool ($7.50) and the rails-drawn House Of Cartier ($9.50).

Waller has prepared the past two Wagga Wagga Gold Cup winners and three in the past seven years, the master horseman back chasing a hat-trick on Friday with the widely-drawn Savacool (16).

The five-year-old daughter of Savabeel hasn’t won since November of 2018 but her lead-up form has been solid including carrying 56kg to a close third in the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield last month.

Click here for the latest Wagga Wagga Gold Cup 2020 odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Field & Barriers

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 803523×604 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Blaike McDougall 6 60.5kg 105
2 02514×1032 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Koby Jennings 3 56.5kg 101
3 2x00323x99 MAURUS (GB) John Thompson Brodie Loy 17 54.5kg 93
4 6694230×86 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) John Thompson Brock Ryan (a) 14 54kg 92
5 52255×5363 SAVACOOL (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 16 54kg 89
6 9201008106 SPUNLAGO Ron Stubbs Mathew Cahill 4 54kg 89
7 8010338449 HOUSE OF CARTIER John Sargent Ms Jess Taylor 1 54kg 85
8 0431x5x080 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) John Thompson Shaun Guymer 8 54kg 83
9 7117×09142 KAAPFEVER (NZ) Joseph Pride Jay Ford 9 54kg 76
10 x47527x407 HIGH OPINION Kris Lees Chad Lever 12 54kg 74
11 115×000801 MONKERY David Blundell Josh Richards (a) 13 54kg 68
12 0665×56508 SALSONIC Jason Coyle Ms Winona Costin 5 54kg 68
13 1100862317 AZARYAH Trevor Sutherland Tyler Schiller (a) 11 54kg 66
14 116×048241 THE DOCTOR’S SON John Whitelaw Michael Heagney 7 54kg 66
15 439094×030 GENTLEMAN MAX Trevor Sutherland Brendan Ward 10 54kg 60
16 5x550x6103 RIVER OF GOLD Mitchell Beer Simon Miller 2 54kg 59
17e 20162×5479 CRYFOWL Scott Spackman TBA 15 54kg 52

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