Attention Run Leads 2020 Wyong Gold Cup Field & Betting

September 3, 2020

Attention Run Leads 2020 Wyong Gold Cup Field & Betting

Kris Lees’ German-bred import Attention Run heads the post-acceptance Wyong Gold Cup 2020 betting markets for Friday following her nice lead-up at Randwick three weeks ago.

Attention Run Horse Form (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

Attention Run is clear favourite to win Friday’s 2020 Wyong Gold Cup. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Australian Bloodstock-raced Hurricane Run six-year-old is one of 13 stayers accepted for the Listed $160,000 Carlton Draught Wyong Gold Cup (2100m) this season.

Drawn gate eight with Kerrin McEvoy to ride on the 54kg minimum, the classy grey mare was in winning form back in June and comes off a second to Taikomochi on a Heavy (10) Randwick track in the Premier’s Cup Prelude (1800m) from August 15.

The bookies are taking no chances with her on Friday despite Attention Run’s longest-distance win to date being 1850m and she sits top of the Wyong Gold Cup odds at $3.90 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Lees chases his second Wyong Gold Cup success following the 2016 victory of Slow Pace, while McEvoy was aboard Carzoff (2018) for Chris Waller two years ago.

Waller has absolutely dominated the recent Wyong Gold Cup results preparing seven winners in the past decade.

The master Sydney-based horseman is back with three runners in the 2020 Wyong Gold Cup field saddling-up The Lord Mayor (2), Savacool (6) and Toryjoy (13) drawn the outside alley.

Of the Waller contingent the best in Wyong Gold Cup betting to continue his outstanding run in the race is Savabeel mare Savacool ($6).

Recent winner of Hawkesbury’s Listed Rowley Mile (1600m), the six-year-old comes off a sixth in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (1900m) at Rosehill last Saturday.

On the short six-day back-up, she is tipped to improve despite going up in both weight and distance as her winter form over further was strong including back-to-back seconds over 2000m and 2400m respectively in Brisbane at Group 3 level.

Stablemate The Lord Mayor ($9) is also at single-figures as Waller chases his third straight Wyong Gold Cup success.

The Rock ‘N’ Pop six-year-old has last year’s winning hoop James McDonald (Wu Gok) aboard but, despite a campaign full of Black-Type placings, hasn’t won since January.

Along with the favourite, Newcastle horseman Lees also saddles-up the well-supported top-weight Raheen House ($6.50) who is another favourite in the markets despite carrying 60.5kg on Friday.

A seven-year-old son of Sea The Stars, Raheen House won the Group 2 Chairman’s hover 2600m back in April before his close third in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m).

He should relish the step-up in distance then second-up off a solid fifth in the Premier’s Cup Prelude and will be finishing strongly.

The Bjorn Baker-trained Kiss The Bride, drawn the rails for jockey Glen Boss, rounds out the Wyong Gold Cup horses under $10 for the win this week.

A five-year-old daughter of Savabeel, Kiss The Bride is the early market mover having been backed right in from $11 to $7.50 to extend her winning streak to three straight.

From 19 career runs she has finished out of the money just once and comes off back-to-back Randwick wins over 1800m and 2400m respectively in August.

While coming back in distance, Kiss The Bride should also appreciate a notable drop in weight from the 60.5kg she carried to victory on August 22 to just 54kg on Saturday making her a huge danger at a nice price.

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

2020 Wyong Gold Cup Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 960x6613x5 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 5 60.5kg 106
2 1816x7000x HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 7 58.5kg 102
3 6x750x9084 BIG DUKE (IRE) Kris Lees Jason Collett 4 56kg 97
4 33×0836425 THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 2 55.5kg 56kg 96
5 5363422×16 SAVACOOL (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6 54.5kg 98
6 76x507x192 ATTENTION RUN (GER) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 8 54kg 94
7 x976P8x8x6 ZACADA (NZ) Jim & Greg Lee Regan Bayliss 9 54kg 93
8 3530×88324 TORYJOY Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 13 54kg 88
9 011123×001 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 3 54kg 87
10 9x222311x7 COSTELLO David Payne Robbie Dolan 11 54kg 84
11 1141×03211 KISS THE BRIDE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Glen Boss 1 54kg 84
12 74×6238263 SPENCER Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 12 54kg 83
13 11010×0163 JAZZLAND Kristen Buchanan Grant Buckley 10 54kg 80

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