2016 Hobart Cup Odds and Betting Update

February 5th, 2016

Fifteen runners have been confirmed in the final field for Monday’s featured 2016 Hobart Cup (2400m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Metaphorical currently leads 2016 Hobart Cup betting markets. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Metaphorical currently leads 2016 Hobart Cup betting markets. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Consistent mainlander Metaphorical has returned to racing in typically competitive form this time and has opened as outright $4.40 favourite in 2016 Hobart Cup betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Posting an impressive career total of four wins and eight minors through 23 competitive starts so far, Metaphorical returned this time for fourth in a Ballarat minor over 1200m before placing third in the Macpherson Kelley Plate (1400m) at Sandown on December 5th.

Making a good return to black type company when third in the Listed Lord Stakes (1700m) at Caulfield on Boxing Day, the Dylan Thomas mare ran on for fourth in the Piping Lane Handicap (2000m) last time out on January 16th.

Metaphorical should relish a step-up to 2400m in the Hobart Cup and has been confirmed to be partnered by champion hoop Damien Oliver.

Wales carries winning form into Monday’s feature race and currently occupies the second line of betting at 2016 Hobart Cup odds of $4.60.

The stable star for Clyde-based trainer Richard Laming, Wales will line up for his eleventh competitive start this time after returning to competition in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on July 25th.

Running second to Junoob in the Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) on November 21st, Wales clearly needed the run when tenth in the Ewen Stafford BM78 (1400m) following a brief spell on January 9th but returned to winning form in the Campolina BM78 (2040m) last time out on January 23rd.

Wales has been charged with carrying only 55.5kgs in the Hobart Cup and will be partnered by notable hoop Steven King.

Quick Strike had already received plenty of attention in 2016 Hobart Cup betting markets; cutting in from an opening quote of $6 to currently feature as clear $5.50 market mover and outright third-favourite.

A consistent performer for leading trainer Chris Waller, Quick Strike placed fourth in the Listed Christmas Cup (2400m) and fifth in the Listed Tattersalls Club Cup (2400m) through December and early January; progressing to second in the Rain Lover Handicap (2500m) before finishing fourth in the talent-rich TheShark.com.au BM84 (2406m) most recently on Australia Day.

Drawn ideally in barrier 2, the High Chaparral gelding will be partnered by Craig Williams in the 2016 Hobart Cup.

Local hope Geegees Goldengirl ($6.50) and Up Cups ($7) interestingly figure as the only other runners currently available at 2016 Hobart Cup odds of less-than $10.

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