2015 Liverpool City Cup Tips and Betting Preview

February 27th, 2015

14 runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) at Warwick Farm; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Pornichet is more than worth consideration for a 2015 Liverpool City Cup bet at current odds. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Pornichet is more than worth consideration for a 2015 Liverpool City Cup bet at current odds. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Having returned to racing in exceptional form this time, Red Excitement ($3.80) has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in 2015 Liverpool City Cup betting markets ahead of Pornichet ($5), Territory and Thump; currently sharing the third line at a quote of $7.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au.

Will Red Excitement justify favouritism and win the 2015 Liverpool City Cup, or will one of his classy rivals hit the line in the clear?

1st

Pornichet ($5)

Talented French import Pornichet has only contested two competitive starts since arriving in Australia but has already stamped his claims as one to watch. Running on for a credible fourth amongst classy company in the Group 3 Yellowglen Stakes (1400m) first-up on November 1st before charging home to win the Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m) a fortnight later, Pornichet has reportedly taken well to his time in the paddock and return to work and will leave from the ideal barrier 6 this weekend.

2nd

Hot Snitzel ($10)

While only managing seventh in the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) first-up a fortnight ago, Hot Snitzel is sure to take priceless condition from the hit-out and arguably offers punters the best value for money in 2015 Liverpool City Cup betting markets at current $10 odds for success. Placing second in the Group 3 Sebring Stakes (1200m) first-up in 2014, the Snitzel gelding returned to the winner’s circle Group3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) before running sixth in the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) on May 10th. Charged with carrying a race-high 59kgs, Blake Shinn will take the ride on Hot Snitzel in the 2015 Liverpool City Cup.

3rd

Rudy ($13)

Classy Queensland raider Rudy gained ballot-free entry to the 2015 Doncaster Mile (1600m) when charging home to win the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) last time out on December 13th, and is more than worth consideration for first-up success in the Liverpool City Cup at current $13 odds. Posting seven wins and a further four minor place finishes over his 18 competitive starts to date, Rudy placed second in each of the QANTAC Pty Ltd Handicap (1200m) and Padua College Handicap (1350m) upon resuming in October; winning the Listed Recognition Stakes (1630m) in his only other start prior to his Villiers Stakes triumph.

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