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Kingsford-Smith Cup 2024 Betting Tips - D-Day for the fav

Last updated: 29 May 2024
Alex Marsh 29 May 2024
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  • The Kingsford-Smith Cup is a Group 1 WFA feature
  • This event is run over 1300m at Eagle Farm
  • The 2024 edition will be contested on Saturday, June 1
  • Our feature preview is included below
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I Wish I Win is looking to go one better in the Kingsford-Smith Cup. (Getty)

The Kingsford-Smith Cup is a 1300m Group 1 event run under weight for age conditions at Eagle Farm, with this race formerly known as the BTC Cup (name changed in 2017).
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Notable early winners include all time champions in Strawberry Road (1983) and Falvelon (2000 and 2003), while Apache Cat (2008) and Black Caviar (2011) are among the more recent victors.

At $3.90 with EliteBet, I Wish I Win heads the betting for the 2024 Kingsford-Smith Cup.

2024 Kingsford-Smith Cup Odds

2024 Kingsford-Smith Cup Best Bet - I Wish I Win

While has been costly for punters, with the gelding having lost his last four races since taking out the 2023 TJ Smith Stakes, I Wish I Win has still been very competitive.

The son of Savabeel has been beaten by a combined margin of 1.29-lengths from his last four runs, which includes a narrow defeat as fav in the Doomben 10,000 last time out.

The blinkers will be re-applied for the Kingsford-Smith Cup and he's clearly pleasing the Moody & Coleman yard, who have finally got some racing into the five-year-old.

Despite having every chance second-up, there's still improvement to come from I Wish I Win and in what's arguably a more suitable race, he's a better price this time around.
2024 Kingsford-Smith Cup Next Best Bet - Magic Time

She's a dual Group 1 winning mare and the daughter of Hellbent recorded the latest of those in the All Aged Stakes, which was on the last day of the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

I felt she was only going fairly ahead of that third-up triumph, although Magic Time is better suited over a little more ground these days and 1300m is ideal on the fresh side.

She was cruising via a tick-over trial on May 21 at the Gold Coast and the mare is building up a nice rapport with jockey Michael Dee, who has been aboard for both Group 1 wins.

Magic Time covered ground to win a high pressure 1400m on a Good 3 and she plowed through a testing Heavy 10 at Randwick last start, while she's also tactically versatile.
2024 Kingsford-Smith Cup Value Bet - Osipenko

I'm not sure whether this is his race first-up at WFA level (perhaps a lightweight Stradbroke contender?), however, he's still a forgotten horse going off the early markets.

Osipenko was one of the classier three-year-old's of last season's crop, a Chris Waller-trained galloper who had the 2023 Randwick Guineas at his mercy before a slight setback.

While he didn't progress as an early four-year-old, the son of Pierro was still strong on return via the Winx Stakes and he placed at Group WFA level third-up over 1600m.

He returns as a gelding and without much to take out of his lead-up trials given the blinkers weren't on, Osipenko has the class to be competitive at a bolters quote.

2024 Kingsford-Smith Cup Field & Odds

1I Wish I Win (NZ)Peter G Moody & Katherine ColemanLuke Nolen159kg$3.90
2Think About ItJoseph Pride Blake Shinn 859kg$6.50
3TuvaluLindsey SmithTyler Schiller359kg$19
4Uncommon JamesSteve O'Dea & Matthew HoystedBilly Egan1159kg$34
5Antino (NZ)Tony GollanVlad Duric1259kg$11
6Cepheus (GB)Matthew DunnAdam Hyeronimus759kg$101
7Osipenko (NZ)Chris WallerTommy Berry559kg$51
8Freedom RallyTony GollanTim Clark1059kg$41
9Bella NipotinaCiaron MaherCraig Williams 257kg$6.50
10In SecretJames CummingsJamie Kah457kg $7.50
11Magic TimeGrahame BeggMichael Dee957kg $5.50
12EspionaChris WallerNash Rawiller657kg $8
Odds courtesy of EliteBet & correct on 29/05/2024.


Our tips for the 2024 Kingsford-Smith Cup are:

Best Bet1: I Wish I Win To Win @29/10 at Elitebet - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Magic Time To Win @9/2 at Elitebet - 2 Units
Best Bet3: Osipenko Each Way @50/1 at Elitebet - 1 Unit
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