The Adelaide Cup remains the feature event on the South Australian Racing calendar and the 2014 edition of the race is set to be a high quality edition of the race.
A number of rising stayers are set to receive their first opportunity over 3200 metres in the Group 2 event and that makes the race very difficult to access for punters.
To save you the trouble of pouring over the form guide our team of horse racing experts have analysed all the relevant form guide facts and betting statistics to come up with the best 2014 Adelaide Cup tips!
2014 Adelaide Cup Form Guide Facts And Betting Statistics
- The 2013 Adelaide Cup was won by Walter McShane-trained Norsqui who was ridden by Chris Symons.
- Neither McShane nor Symons are involved in the 2014 edition of the race.
- Rialya won the Adelaide Cup in 2012.
- Big Memory, Cooldini and Distillation are all last start winners.
- Rialya, Vima, Motivado and Full Bore have previously won at Morphettville.
- Rialya and Macedonian are the only two stayers that have previously had success over 3200 metres.
2014 Adelaide Cup Tips
1st. Cooldini ($3.10)
Cooldini is unproven over 3200 metres, but based on his performance in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) at Flemington on March 1 is the horse to beat in the Group 2 event. Cooldini was far too strong in the final stages of the race and finished ahead of the in-form Prince Of Penzance as well as fellow Adelaide Cup runners Outback Joe and Macedonian. The Bernardini gelding has improved at each start this preparation and is sure to place factor in the finish.
2nd. Big Memory ($3.30)
Big Memory is yet to produce a bad performance since returning to the races in November and his past three efforts have been particularly impressive. The Duke Of Marmalade gelding won the 2014 ATC Membership On Sale Handicap at Canterbury on December 28 and was narrowly denied victory in the Listed Australia Day Cup (2400m) before taking out the Listed Torney Night Cup (2500m) in dominant fashion. If the four-year-old can run the trip, he will be very difficult to beat.
3rd. Outback Joe ($7)
Outback Joe showed his staying credentials with a strong win in the Bagot Handicap (2800m) at Flemington on New’s Year Day and has performed fairly in his two starts since in the Tile Imported Handicap and the Roy Higgins Quality. The Elvstroem gelding should have no trouble running out the trip and must be included in all exotic bets.
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