2014 Kingston Town Classic Betting Update

December 4th, 2014

A talented and capacity field of 16 runners plus four emergencies has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Moriarty currently leads markets for success in the 2014 Kingston Town Classic. Photo: Steve Hart

Moriarty currently leads markets for success in the 2014 Kingston Town Classic. Photo: Steve Hart

A proven performer over the distance, classy Chris Waller-trained stayer Moriarty has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in Kingston Town Classic betting markets, currently available at a quote of $4 for success with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Securing a commendable record of 12 wins and a further 13 minor places from his 51 competitive starts so far, Moriarty was a standout for Waller over the winter carnival this year; running fifth in both the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) and Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) before charging home to take out the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m); returning to the paddock following a close second in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) on June 7th.

Running a credible fifth in the Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) and Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) upon returning to the races this time, the Clodovil gelding was unlucky to be blocked for a run and sixth in the Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m) on September 20th, but returned to the winner’s circle in the Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m) just two weeks later.

Having placed a spirited third in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) last time out, Moriarty will leave from the ideal barrier 3 and will be partnered by Hong Kong-based hoop Douglas Whyte in the 2014 Kingston Town Classic.

Interestingly figuring as sole occupant of the second line of betting for success this weekend, talented three-year-old Disposition was defeated by fellow Kingston Town Rival Rommel ($9) two weeks ago and will leave from the wide and awkward barrier 9.

Claiming four wins and one second place finish from his five starts so far, the Reset gelding comfortably took out two minor events over 1000m upon debuting in September before making the successful transition to black type racing when winning both the Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m) and Listed Fairetha Stakes (1400m) through October and early November.

Currently sharing the third line of betting at generous $7.50 odds, Elite Belle and Balmont Girl ran first and second in the Railway Stakes most recently and have been charged with carrying just 57 and 56.5kgs respectively this weekend.

Finished outside the places only a handful of times in her 23 race career so far, Elite Belle has undoubtedly found career-best form this year; following up an autumn preparation highlighted by wins in the Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) and Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) with a strong victory in the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) leading into the Railway.

Yet to finish outside the places in three starts this time in, Balmont Girl will have to find an extra gear if to claim a maiden victory at the highest level of Australian racing this weekend from the difficult gate 16.

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