We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Geelong, which features nine quality betting races.
It’s Geelong Cup day this Wednesday and it has long been a great form guide for the Melbourne Cup.
There are many runners using this as a preparation race and with nine races in total to bet on, it’s a great day for punters.
Geelong Cup Day betting tips
Race 1. (12:30) Avalon Airport BM70 (2400m)
#2 – Vellaspride @ $2.80 – Bet Now
Danny O’Brien lines up the consistent gelding which has finished second at her last three starts.
The five-year-old has run in the money in 11 of his 18 career starts and this isn’t an overly hard field to beat.
He has been only a nose behind the winner at his last two and he’s certainly knocking on the door of a statement win.
Race 2. (13:00) No Fuss Event Hire BM70 (1700m)
#2 – Linguist @ $9.50 – Bet Now
It has been awhile since Linguist crossed the line first, but if she’s ever going to win again, it should come in this.
The John Moloney-trained mare hasn’t won since May of last year, but to her credit, she has taken on some tough fields.
Racing at Caulfield and Flemington hasn’t been easy and she’s better than what her last two starts represent.
She always needs some racing under her belt and this race is there for the taking.
Race 3. (13:35) IGA Liquor BM70 (1200m)
#4 – Chicago Cub @ $2.65 – Bet Now
Chicago Cub has a nice future and this race is well within his reach. The Mike Moroney-trained gelding hasn’t done much wrong to date.
He’s a son of Zoustar which has won two of his six starts and placed in three more. He’s coming off a solid run for third at Bendigo but winning second-up is never easy.
He looks well-placed from barrier three and we’re expecting plenty of money to be placed on his back.
Race 4. (14:10) Dual Choice BM84 (1200m)
#6 – Ruban Bleu @ $2.50 – Bet Now
Ruban Bleu as more talent than most in this field and he was only narrowly beaten at Ballarat last start.
The four-year-old gelding as a winner at Flemington only three starts back in August and he also owns a third placing behind Sylvia’s Mother.
Plenty to like about his chances here and with only 54kg on his back, he’ll get every chance to show off his turn-of-foot.
Race 5. (14:45) Retirement Stakes (1200m)
#1 – Smart Coupe @ $4.60 – Bet Now
The form of last campaign doesn’t read well for Smart Coupe, but she has quality and runs well fresh up.
She’s a five-year-old which has finished in the money in 10 of her 19 starts, including all four when fresh up.
She drops nicely in class for this and we’re expecting a much better run from the mare which was good enough to win at Flemington last year.
Barrier two suits and the small field does as well.
Race 6. (15:20) Mcc Country BM78 (1500m)
#8 – Impi @ $2.80 – Bet Now
This could be a match race between Impi and Harbour Views, but we’re going with the former.
Pat Carey is a great trainer of rising stayers and Impi looks the real deal. The five-year-old is unbeaten in all three starts and despite running over 1200m last start, he was still way too good for them.
His first two starts were scored by six lengths or more and it’s tough to overlook his natural ability.
Betting will be interesting but he could run over the odds due to the hype surrounding Harbour Views.
Race 7. (16:00) Geelong Cup (2400m)
#3 – Prince of Arran @ $3.30 – Bet Now
Prince of Arran ran very well to finish second behind The Chosen One and that form looks good for this.
He’s a European raider which has proven himself in Australia and although he’s only a five-time winner, he has the class edge.
The Charlie Fellowes-trained runner is overdue a winning turn and he has been well-backed in early markets to do so.
Race 8. (16:40) Geelong Classic (2200m)
#2 – Long Jack @ $5.50 – Bet Now
This is a do-or-die run for Long Jack in terms of getting a run in the Victorian Derby.
The Kiwi-trained runner has been a little disappointing in two starts since winning at Ballarat, but he hasn’t had all luck either.
Drawing barrier 14 isn’t going to help, but he could drop back and work into the race late.
He owns plenty of talent and just needs the breaks to go his way in order to show that.
Race 10. (17:20) Production Resource Group BM64 (1400m)
#3 – Living The Dream @ $3.10 – Bet Now
Living The Dream scored his debut win at Ballarat last start and he could go back-to-back here.
The Mitchell Freedman-trained four-year-old has finished in the money in three of his five starts and rising up in distance has helped his cause.
Having a strong rider in the saddle helps and he should be able to run well again.