Fremantle Cup betting tips - Hall Snr pair map well in Group 1 feature

Trent Orwin 7 Jan 2016
  • Tips and preview for the Fremantle Cup
  • Beaudiene Boaz looks hardest to beat
  • John Of Arc's turn of foot makes him a big danger
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The Group 1 Fremantle Cup (2536m) will be a great contest and here is my analysis of Friday night’s Gloucester Park feature.

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Bettors Fire will hold the lead comfortably from barrier one with Beaudiene Boaz pressing forward to land the breeze in the early stages. Devendra will trail Bettors Fire and John Of Arc will cross Waylade early to race 1 out 1 back with Waylade in the 1 out 2 back position.

The Fremantle Cup will be Race 7 on the program and set to run at 9:00pm local time and 12:00am AEDT. 

Lovers Delight could press forward but the breeze doesn’t appear to be on offer so he will only land that spot if Bettors Fire decides to hand up to Beaudiene Boaz which is some chance. Libertybelle Midfrew and Our Blackbird look to be pegline runners with Lovers Delight and/or Run Oneover coming three-wide late.

It’s hard not to be impressed with five-time Group 1 winner Beaudiene Boaz who is a star four-year-old and the horse that WA hopes can become its next pin-up boy with recent retirements of Im Themightyquinn, Im Victorious and David Hercules in the past 2-3 years.

Beaudiene Boaz will be driven by Gary Hall Jnr which comes as no surprise to anyone and the entire has been touted as being the second best horse that Hall Jnr has driven behind Im Themightyquinn – that is big wraps considering he drove The Falcon Strike. 

He will map to lead or breeze and should be able to control the race from either position and looks hardest to beat with a career record of 27 starts for 20 wins and 3 placings.

Beaudiene Boaz wasn’t extended winning the Group 2 Village Kid Sprint (1730m) last start and was too classy for his own age group in the Group 1 Golden Nugget Championship (2536m) when leading in a 1:55.7 mile rate.

John Of Arc is one of three main dangers as far as I can tell with Bettors Fire and Devendra being the other two.

I have a very big opinion of this horse and his record of 24 starts for 16 wins and 5 placings makes that fairly obvious.

Injuries have crippled him but at his very best, he is extremely fast with a blistering turn of foot.

That change of speed was on display in the Village Kid Sprint as John Of Arc took significant ground off My Hard Copy when running third – they came home in 54.7 (26.7 final quarter) and he has run quicker than that.

Should map to be 1 out 1 back or thereabouts and considering the three-wide train may not be strong late, he may get clear room and can let fly late with driver Nathan Turvey suited to sit-sprint types.

Happy to back both Beaudiene Boaz and John Of Arc and we should go very close to landing the winner.

For exotic players, I’d consider Bettors Fire and Devendra as winning chances while lesser hopes go to Waylade, Lovers Delight, Run Oneover, My Hard Copy and Libertybelle Midfrew; I’d throw Our Blackbird in for fourth if playing a first four and prepared to completely risk Classic American and Jason Rulz.

Suggested Bets:

Beaudiene Boaz to win ($2.80 with bet365)
John Of Arc to win ($7 with William Hill)

My Market:

Beaudiene Boaz $2.80, Bettors Fire $6, John of Arc $6.50, Devendra $8.50 

Note: The prices listed in my market are the odds that I have compiled and do not reflect the bookmakers’ odds. Any runner rated above $10 has been excluded.  

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