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Sydney Cup 2024 Betting Tips - Each-Way on O'Shea

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Last updated: 10 Apr 2024
Alex Marsh 10 Apr 2024
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  • The Sydney Cup is the second of four Group 1's run on day two of The Championships
  • Worth $2 million, this major is run over 3200m at Randwick
  • The 2024 edition will be contested on Saturday, April 13
  • Preview & selections are included below
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Athabascan looks set to peak in the Sydney Cup. (Getty)
 

The staying test of The Championships will be run on Saturday via The Sydney Cup, with 17 runners accepted for this two mile feature at Royal Randwick.
  • 2024 Sydney Cup Tips
  • 2024 Sydney Cup Field & Odds

Given Group 1 status in 1980, which was taken out by the champion Kingston Town, this race has grown in popularity and prestigue since then.

Circle Of Fire heads the betting for the 2024 Sydney Cup, with $5 his quote via Ladbrokes

2024 Sydney Cup Tips


2024 Sydney Cup Best Bet - Athabascan

This John O-Shea-trained import was gelded after failing to finish in last year's Chairman's Quality and as far as 2400m+ runs go, his form since then has been very consistent.

The five-year-old brought up back-to-back stakes wins last spring and he then remained competitive in three Melbourne runs, with the last of those being a narrow defeat on Derby Day.

With the Sydney Cup being the target this campaign, Athabascan has been ticking over well in three autumn outings, which included a last start fourth in the Group 1 Tancred Stakes.

After carrying 59kg at WFA level, he's much better placed here back to handicap conditions with 52kg and under an-form Tyler Schiller, I think he only runs well at an each-way quote.
2024 Sydney Cup Next Best Bet - Circle Of Fire

Ciaron Maher has prepared two of the last four Sydney Cup winners and while the ceiling is unknown with this entire, he's more talented than Explosive Jack and Etah James.

Circle Of Fire is now out to two miles for the first time after prevailing in last Saturday's Chairman's Quality and he was travelling like the winner a long way out in that 2600m affair.

The Chairman's has been a good reference in recent years, with The Offer, Grand Marshal, Shraaoh, Selino and Knight’s Order all having won the Sydney Cup after contesting that lead-up.

While he's versatile, his best two Australian runs have both come off cold rides, so a wide draw isn't the end of the world and he did race off an eight-day back-up when in Europe.
2024 Sydney Cup Value Bet - Manzoice

The 2022 Victoria Derby winner hasn't saluted since taking out that Flemington feature, however, there has been more encouraging signs since the blinkers were applied earlier this prep.

A galloper who has effectively shown nothing since that Derby triumph, Manzoice has been much more competitive over his last three showings, which includes a last start second.

He was no match for Post Impressionist in the Manion Cup, however, it looks as though Chris Waller has him back on track and the gelding looks ready to eat up two miles now.

Manzoice might be wanting another lap going off recent runs, as he's a very dour type, but being down in the weights for an even staying contest, he among the each-way contenders.

2024 Sydney Cup Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Military Mission (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus1756.5kg$14
2Mahrajaan (USA)Shaun Ritchie & Colm MurrayTom Marquand 1656kg$21
3Ashrun (FR)Ciaron MaherCraig Williams1255.5kg $6
4Loft (GER)Ben, Will & JD HayesBlake Shinn755.5kg$46
5Stockman (NZ)Joseph PrideReece Jones855kg $23
6Selino (GB)Chris Waller Tommy Berry954.5kg $34
7Kalapour (IRE)Kris LeesDylan Gibbons (a) 654kg $8
8Serpentine (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark453.5kg $11
9Amade (IRE)Phillip StokesMichael Dee553kg$13
10Athabascan (FR)John O'SheaTyler Schiller1152kg $9
11ManzoiceChris Waller Zac Lloyd (a) 151.5kg $19
12Circle Of Fire (GB)Ciaron MaherAndrea Atzeni1551.5kg $5
13Glentaneous (IRE)Anthony & Sam FreedmanJamie Kah251.5kg $15
14Major Beel (NZ)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Louis Beuzelin351.5kg $18
15Mostly Cloudy (IRE)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungRachel King1451.5kg $21
16TorrensMarc ChevalierJenny Duggan1351.5kg $81
17So Dazzling (NZ)John SargentJay Ford1051.5kg $41
Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes & correct on 10/04/2024.
                                                                    

Verdict

Our tips for the 2024 Sydney Cup are:

Best Bet1: Athabascan Each Way @8/1 at Ladbrokes Australia - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Circle Of Fire To Win @4/1 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
Best Bet3: Manzoice Each Way @18/1 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit
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