2015 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Betting Update

March 17th, 2015

Eight talented runners have been confirmed in the final field for Wednesday’s Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1400m), offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Gypsy Diamond currently leads 2015 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Gypsy Diamond currently leads 2015 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Returning to competitive form in her most recent competitive appearance on course, Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Gypsy Diamond has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in 2015 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap betting markets; currently available at a quote of $2.90 with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Posting three wins and a further five minor place finishes from her 20 competitive starts so far, Gypsy Diamond began her racing career under the guidance of trainer John O’Shea before transferring to the Snowdens ahead of the 2014 Spring Carnival.

Running an agonizingly-close second in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) most notably over the 2014 autumn, the daughter of Not A Single Doubt was unable to make an impact over five spring starts, but returned for an impressive third in the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) on February 28th.

Allocated the ideal barrier 2, jockey Sam Clipperton has been confirmed to take the ride on Gypsy Diamond in the 2015 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap.

Mighty Lucky opened at odds of $6 in 2015 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap betting markets, but has so-far received the greatest share of attention from punters, who have seen the talented runner in to tied second-favouritism at a current quote of $5.50 alongside Le Cordon Bleu.

Securing five race wins an ten minor place finishes through his 27 start career to date, Mighty Lucky has found excellent form leading into Wednesday’s feature race; running a credible sixth amongst talented company in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) and fourth in the Listed Carrington Stakes (1400m) before placing a close second to Bubrbero in the TAB Rewards Handicap (1500m) on February 7th.

Having placed an impressive second in the Listed National Sprint (1400m) on March 8th, the Casino Prince gelding is likely to receive the run of the race from the rails draw and offers punters exceptional value for money at current Newcastle Newmarket Handicap odds.

Transferring to the care of Team Hawkes after only one start under John O’Shea, Le Cordon Bleu returned to racing for an strong win in the Hawkesbury Raceday Handicap (1000m) on September 25th before placing third in the Camelot @ Coolmore (1200m) two weeks later.

Taking out two Canterbury sprints and running fourth in a Warwick Farm event over 1200m this time in, the Snitzel gelding is yet to contest a black type event, but is sure to relish the conditions of the 2015 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap.

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