Hunter Cup night - betting preview

Our Aussie correspondent ADAM HAMILTON casts his eye through the major races.


Impossible to tip against TIGER TARA (3) who looks like rolling to the front and winning again. OUR UNCLE SAM (1) has been a revelation this season. If, as expected, he trails TIGER TARA, he’s the main threat. Draws make it hard for All Stars pair THEFIXER (11) and CRUZ BROMAC (9), but they are sure to be put into the race a lot earlier than the Inter Dom final. STAR GALLERIA (10) looked back to his best last week and must be respected.

SUGGESTED BET: TIGER TARA (3) to win at $1.70 or more


With the big guns missing, SAVE OUR PENNYS (3) and TEMPORALE (5) get their chance to snare a big one. So much depends on the first 150m and whether the zippy TEMPORALE can get across. If SAVE OUR PENNYS leads, he looks the winner. TEMPORALE (5) was excellent last week in a stronger race after coming deep. TOUGH MONARCH (8) is the other class runner, but needing luck from inside back row. BIG JACK HAMMER (1) has been sound, but looks a tad below the best ones. Just a place for mine. Old KYVALLEY BLUR (7) and RED HOT TOOTH (9) have rough claims if the leaders go hard.

SUGGESTED BET: SAVE OUR PENNYS (3) to win at $3 or better.


Looks ideal for high class Kiwi mare UTMOST DELIGHT (5) who drops in grade slightly after good run against strong mares’ crop last week. Should win. EGODAN (2) is a stablemate of Tiger Tara, down in grade and drawn well. The threat. AMPLE POWER (4) is up in grade. Place only for mine. SHADOW REIGN (1) could place from the pole.

SUGGESTED BET: UTMOST DELIGHT (5) to win at $1.70 or better


Should be another win on the way to the NSW Oaks for star filly KUALOA (5), who scored easily first-up in a weaker race. It’s likely she’ll find the front, but even if she’s parked she’ll be too strong. Like TANGOWITHSIERRA (9) as the quinella. Ripper turn of speed. ARABELLA STAR (2), SINGLE TREE ROAD (3), VICTORIA BREW (10) place hopes.

SUGGESTED BET: Trifecta KUALOA (5) to win, TANGOWITHSIERRA (9) second and 2,3,10 for third.


BEST BET: R4 n5 UTMOST DELIGHT at $1.70 or better

BEST VALUE: R2 n5 JILLIBY ROAD RUNNER each-way at $5 or better

THE ROUGHIE: R5 n9 RED HOT TOOTH something each-way at $10 or better