2021 Scone Cup Field & Odds: Punters Hoping for Royal Celebration

May 13, 2021

2021 Scone Cup Field & Odds: Punters Hoping for Royal Celebration

The Ron Quinton-trained Royal Celebration is one of the early favourites in Scone Cup 2021 betting for Friday looking to atone for a lead-up second at Hawkesbury.

Purple Sector Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Purple Sector carries topweight in Friday’s 2021 Scone Cup field. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A quality field of milers do battle in the always-popular Listed $200,000 Darley Scone Cup (1600m) ahead of the weekend and there are 14 remaining in the mix following the early withdrawal of Dealmaker (14) and Itz Lily (20).

It’s a tight top half of the Scone Cup betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au with six single-figure hopefuls including Excelebration five-year-old Royal Celebration ($6.50).

A one-time favourite to win before drawing out wide in gate 13, the in-form entire presents fit fourth-up having his first run at Scone on the back of a second behind Archedemus from May 1 in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m).

He has been knocking on the door for some time in some very good races including his Group 3 Festival Stakes (1500m) second last November at big odds, and gets the chance to break a notable winning drought going back to April last year.

Royal Celebration trails only Laure Me In who has been well-supported into $5 favouritism.

Rachel King rides the David Pfieffer-trained six-year-old who is another perennial placegetter coming off a number of close calls.

He was runner-up in last spring’s Listed ATC Cup (2000m) before a fourth in the Group 3 Summer Cup (2000m) on Boxing Day and a fourth again in the Listed January Cup (2000m).

The son of Ad Valorem has had just the one run since producing a big effort to go down only a length when fourth at 30/1 at Randwick on April 24 carrying 55.5kg.

Fitter for the run, he should take improvement off that into the Scone Cup field on Friday coming back to 54kg and his trainer is confident the punters have it right.

“I think he has a good Cup race in him and hopefully Friday is a start,” the Warwick Farm-based Pfieffer told Racenet this week.

“Scone suits his racing style, he’s got an outstanding second-up record and he’s the perfect horse to travel to these country cups because a five hour float trip won’t bother him.

“Everything is pointing to him running well on Friday.”

There are then a host of horses around $8.50 – $9 in the Scone Cup odds with the other best fancied runners in the mix being: the Paul Perry-trained Provincial Championship runner-up Pandano ($8.50) coming right back in weight, Tommy Berry’s mount Bottega ($8.50) drawn a treat in gate four, Helmet gelding Phaistos ($8.50) for Godolphin and the huge market mover Order Again ($9).

Sydney’s best Chris Waller chases his first Scone Cup victory this season and has two remaining runners in Street Cry mare Toryjoy ($26) and Iffraaj seven-year-old Order Again.

After opening at 20/1, Order Again has been heavily backed right into single-figures and is drawn in gate five with Brenton Avdulla to ride first-up.

Click here for the latest Scone Cup 2021 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 Scone Cup Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3x2117x503 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) John Thompson Keagan Latham 2 58.5kg 100
2 09x2610x00 CUBA John Thompson Joshua Parr 1 57.5kg 98
3 23445x146x ORDER AGAIN (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5 57kg 97
4 28x23523x5 PHAISTOS James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 7 56kg 95
5 5x3829x932 ROYAL CELEBRATION Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 13 56kg 95
6 8x3350x230 BOTTEGA Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tommy Berry 4 55.5kg 94
7 463261345x DEALMAKER Chris Waller Lee Magorrian 14 55kg 93
8 200×877247 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) Sam Kavanagh Will Price (a) 6 54.5kg 92
9 x6191244x4 LAURE ME IN David Pfieffer Ms Rachel King 11 54kg 91
10 73575×4574 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS Jarrod Austin Mathew Cahill 8 54kg 90
11 7x31x1706x BERDIBEK (FR) John O’Shea Regan Bayliss 16 54kg 89
12 0x883243x4 TORYJOY Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 12 54kg 88
13 624x110x16 ITZ LILY Kris Lees Ms Alysha Collett 20 54kg 85
14 19×4462112 PANDANO Paul Perry Jay Ford 3 54kg 85
15 37x424x911 MR DEPENDABLE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 10 54kg 84
16 5x1x561x36 TWO BIG FARI Todd Howlett Ms Mikayla Weir 18 54kg 84
17e 25212×8219 WELSH LEGEND Chris Waller 19 54kg 82
18e 5x118716x4 KIRWAN’S LANE (NZ) John O’Shea 9 54kg 81
19e 2636500×93 SPENCER Bjorn Baker 15 54kg 79
20e 35×1440301 HIGH COURT Jeff Englebrecht Grant Buckley 17 54kg 78

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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