MONEY KEEPS COMING FOR MOODY’S MARE
Ladbrokes punters are so confident Peter Moody’s mare, Metaphorical, will make a successful hit and run raid on the Hobart Cup, she represents more than 60 per cent of the online bookmaker’s total hold on Monday’s 2400m feature.
The majority of punters have backed Peter Moody’s mare Metaphorical for the Hobart Cup.
The five year old headlines the mainland contingent making the trip with Moody, Chris Waller and Clinton McDonald all sending contenders across Bass Straight.
Damien Oliver will take the ride on Metaphorical and given his big rave record, it’s no surprise she is attracting a large part of the betting interest.
Metaphorical is currently a $4.20 favourite narrowly ahead of fellow mainland stayer, Wales ($4.40), who carried 60 kilos to victory last start at Mooney Valley, albeit in relatively modest company.
The David Brunton trained gelding, Up Cups, is the top rated local runner according to Ladbrokes, currently on the third line of betting at $6, along with Chris Waller’s Quick Strike, who’ll be ridden by champion hoop Craig Williams.
Quick Strike (outside) will be ridden by champion jockey Craig Williams.
While the Melbourne horses represent three of the top four market hopes for the Cup, Tasmania’s track stars have come up very short elsewhere on the day.
The undefeated Gee Gee’s Double Gee, who has left challengers in her wake in her first three starts, is $1.22 to claim the Elwick Stakes, with first starter Gratwick, from the Peter Moody yard, second favourite at $6.
Barry Campbell’s gelding, Admiral, is expected to make it win number 13 in his impressive career, coming up $1.20 with Ladbrokes in the Thomas Lyons Stakes.
These two are genuine stars of Tasmanian racing so, not surprisingly, Ladbrokes bookies are keeping them very safe.