A classy field of 15 milers have been confirmed to line up for this weekend’s Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint.
Having returned to racing in exceptional form this time in, Trust In A Gust has been backed into favouritism in Toorak Handicap betting markets; cutting in from opening odds of $7 for success to currently register at a quote of $5 at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Securing a commendable total of nine race wins and a further five minor places from just 16 competitive appearances on course so far, Trust In A Gust has without doubt returned to racing in career-best form this time in; securing three wins and one second place from his four starts.
Winning the Jeep Don’t Hold Back BM90 (1200m) first-up on August 23rd, the Keep The Faith entire finished second to fellow Toorak Handicap acceptor Atlante in the Listed Drummond Golf Stakes (1200m) on September 6th, but responded in the best way possible in winning both the Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1400m) and Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) last time out.
Allocated the somewhat wide and awkward barrier 11, punters may find value in adding Trust In A Gust as a selection in a Toorak Handicap quinella or trifecta bet.
While yet to receive much more than a sprinkling of wagers for success in Toorak Handicap betting markets, Bull Point and Arabian Gold have maintained odds of $5.50 since markets first opened early this week and now share the second line of betting.
Beginning his racing career under the guidance of trainer Gai Waterhouse, Bull Point was a notable performer over the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival, peaking with a strong run for third in the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m).
While unable to make much of an impact over the 2014 Autumn Carnival, the Fastnet Rock entire has found excellent from since transferring to the care of Chris Waller at the beginning of the season; finishing third in the Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) first-up, second in the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1400m) and third in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes last time out.
One of the autumn and winter carnivals’ standout performers, Arabian Gold has secured nine wins and three minor places from 19 competitive starts so far and has returned to the track in great condition this time in.
Winning all of the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m), Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) and Group 2 The Roses (2000m) in succession, Arabian Gold was unlucky to be hampered early in the final straight of the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) on May 31st, finishing second.
Having charged home to beat a classy field in the Group 3 Golden Pendant (1400m) first-up this time, the Dubawi mare will have to overcome the wide and awkward barrier 13 in the 2014 Toorak Handicap, but is more than worth consideration for a bet at current odds.
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