2014 Eagle Farm Cup Betting Preview and Tips

May 30th, 2014

Just seven runners will line up for a tilt at the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) in Brisbane this weekend, offering punters several key opportunities to place a winning bet and overall outstanding value.

Moriarty is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Eagle Farm Cup

Moriarty is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Eagle Farm Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Arguably hitting peak condition since transferring to the stables of Darren Weir this year, punters have so-far rallied behind Akzar to register the exciting seven-year-old as clear $2.50 and market mover, ahead of Wistful ($3.70), Moriarty ($4) and Mr O’Ceirin ($6).

Will Akzar justify his resounding support from punters, or will one of his talented rivals claim this weekend’s Group 2?

1st

Moriarty ($4)

Confirmed to be partnered by leading jockey Nash Rawiller and allocated the ideal barrier 1 for the Eagle Farm Cup, all signs point towards a victory for Chris Waller-trained talent Moriarty in Brisbane this weekend. While yet to register a race win over seven starts in 2014, the Clodovil gelding has still managed a strong and consistent campaign; finishing in competitive position in three Group 1 races, including an unlucky fourth when blocked for a run in the Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m). confirmed to return to the spelling paddock following the Eagle Farm Cup, Waller is confident Moriarty will go out with a bang this weekend, and represents great value at current odds.

2nd

Akzar ($2.50)

Securing an impressive run of results throughout 2014, Akzar will leave from the ideal barrier 3 in the Eagle Farm Cup and has been confirmed to be partnered by regular jockey Brad Rawiller. Claiming a total of eight wins and 12 places since first appearing on track in Britain in 2010, the Selkirk gelding has more than stamped his claims as the season’s standout performer over recent appearances; unlucky to finish second in the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) on April 19th before returning to the winner’s circle in the featured Warrnambool Cup (2350m) on May 1st, prior to an impressive run for fourth in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) last time out. Likely to receive the run on the race, Akzar is a great chance of continuing his sensational run of form in the Eagle Farm Cup.

3rd

Floria ($10)

Carrying a great run of form into the Eagle Farm Cup, Peter Moody-trained mare Floria arguably offers punters the best value for money in betting markets for this weekend’s Group 2 at current $10 odds. Securing a total of four wins and twelve places from 35 career starts, the daughter of Savabeel is unlucky to not have secured a win over five appearances this time in; finishing second in both the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m) most notably. With regular jockey Luke Nolen confirmed to take the ride, Floria is more than capable of the day’s big upset in the Eagle Farm Cup.

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