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Zipping Classic 2023 Betting Tips - Form runners tipped in Group 2

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2023
Alex Marsh 29 Nov 2023
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  • The Zipping Classic will be run on December 2
  • This Group 2 WFA event is contested over 2400m
  • A competitive market has been assembled with TopSport
  • Tips & preview are included below
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The Zipping Classic is a 2400m event worth $750,000 and this Group 2 headlines Caulfield's Spring Finale card on December 2.
  • 2023 Zipping Classic Tips
  • 2023 Zipping Classic Field & Odds

This feature often has horses who have competed in the Melbourne Cup back-up, or gallopers who have been competing in some of the lower-grade WFA races across the spring.

At $4.60 with TopSport, Muramasa leads a competitive market for the 2023 Zipping Classic.

2023 Zipping Classic Tips


2023 Zipping Classic Best Bet - Muramasa

He's unbeaten from three starts since a throat and gelding operation, with the Busuttin & Young-trained galloper ticking another box in the Queen Elizabeth last start when stretching out to 2600m.

While this is another challenge at the WFA level, Muramasa is a progressive galloper, being a four-year-old in only his third prep and he's fourth-up in the Zipping Classic, so he can at least hold hls form.

This tactically versatile galloper is ideally drawn in gate four, as jockey Daniel Moor can have the likes of Deny Knowledge and Serpentine within his sights, with that pair likely setting the speed.

His spring campaign has been managed very well, with the three-week between run pattern working perfectly and off a similar set-up on Saturday, Muramasa can make it four on the trot here.
2023 Zipping Classic Next Best Bet - Huetor

This Team Snowden import isn't exactly the easiest horse to catch, however, he's the proven class runner of the field, having won two Group 1 WFA affairs in Australia and both were decent affairs.

Huetor beat the likes of Zaaki (twice), Duais, Atishu and Kovalica in those Doomben Cup triumphs, so he's certainly capable enough here and he does come out of a Group 1 affair third-up.

The seven-year-old split Prowess and Montefilia via that Champions Stakes and while his sole 2400m win cam more than three years ago, he was looking for more ground off that most recent effort.

While this is an afterthought for many who are deeper into their work/already contested grand finals, Huetor is only fourth-up in the Zipping Classic, so he could be the one peaking for this.

2023 Zipping Classic Value Bet - Shock 'Em Ova

This is a much tougher assignment now taking on more seasoned rivals at WFA level, however, Shock 'Em Ova is one of the few in this with an unknown ceiling and he is looking for this distance.

After recording back-to-back wins, he handled the rise from BM78 level well in the Rosehill Gold Cup, where the gelding caught the eye for third and the runner-up from that has since franked the form.

That November 4 performance was only start nine overall for the son of Shocking and as is often the case with these lightly raced types, they can often bounce strongly from a first interstate trip.

Shock 'Em Ova retains the services of gun senior hoop Craig Williams and if he can stretch his brilliance out to 2400m, then he's the X-factor in the race, as most of his rivals are one-dimensional.

2023 Zipping Classic Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Vow And DeclareDanny O'Brien Billy Egan659kg$6.50
2Huetor (FR)Peter & Paul SnowdenDamian Lane559kg $6
3Amade (IRE)Phillip StokesZac Spain1159kg $26
4Military Mission (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottJye McNeil1059kg $12
5Bankers Choice (NZ)Michael MoroneyJohn Allen759kg $11
6Serpentine (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Michael Dee 959kg $16
7Duke De Sessa (IRE)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceMark Zahra 259kg $5
8Port Philip (IRE)Julius SandhuJamie Mott359kg $101
9Shock 'Em Ova (NZ)Alex RaeCraig Williams859kg $16
10MuramasaTrent Busuttin & Natalie YoungDaniel Moor458kg $4.60
11Deny Knowledge (IRE)Michael KentJamie Kah157kg $5
                                                                                                                                
Odds courtesy of TopSport & correct on 30/11/2023.
  

Verdict

Our tips for the 2023 Zipping Classic are:

Best Bet1: Muramasa To Win @18/5 at Topsport - 6 Units
Best Bet2: Huetor To Win @5/1 at Topsport - 3 Units
Best Bet3: Shock 'Em Ova To Win @15/1 at Topsport - 1 Unit
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