2014 Kingston Town Classic Betting Preview and Tips

December 5th, 2014

A talented and capacity field of 16 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 bet.

Smokin' Joey will be a chance for success should he find ideal racing position early in the 2014 Kingston Town Classic. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Smokin’ Joey will be a chance for success should he find ideal racing position early in the 2014 Kingston Town Classic. Photo: Jenny Barnes

A proven performer over the distance, talented east coast raider Moriarty ($4) has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in Kingston Town Classic betting markets ahead of Disposition ($6), Elite Belle ($7) and Balmont Girl ($7.50) with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Will Moriarty break-through for a maiden victory at the highest level of racing in the 2014 Kingston Town Classic, or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Rommel ($9)

Offering punters great value for money at $9 for success in Kingston Town Classic betting markets, classy three-year-old Rommel gets into this weekend’s feature particularly well with the weight and appears primed to repeat the feats of stable mate Playing God, who won the Group 2 W.A. Guineas (1600m) before charging home to win the Kingston Town Classic in 2010. Claiming three wins and two minor from his nine competitive appearances so far, the Commands gelding has reportedly worked well in the lead-up to his maiden Group 1 appearance but will have to overcome the outside barrier if to secure a career-best result on Saturday.

2nd

Balmont Girl ($7.50)

Arguably finding career-best form over the 2014 Australian racing calendar, Balmont Girl ran a close second in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) last time out and appears primed for a another strong performance in the 2014 Kingston Town Classic. Claiming five wins and a further eight minor places from just 19 starts, the Balmont mare won both the Listed Natasha Stakes (2200m) and Group 3 W.A. Oaks (2400m) most notably over an impressive autumn preparation; placing third in the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) and winning the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) leading into the Railway this time. Allocated barrier 16, trainer Paula Wagg is confident jockey Shaun O’Donnell will find ideal running position for Balmont Girl early in the 2014 Kingston Town Classic.

3rd

Moriarty ($4)

Allocated the ideal barrier 3, Moriarty is likely to be pushed into the rails draw upon the removal of the race’s four emergency runners and has been charged with carrying a race-high 59kgs in the 2014 Kingston Town Classic. A standout for trainer Chris Waller over winter, the Clodovil gelding ran fifth in both the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) and Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) before returning to the winner’s circle in the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m); heading to the paddock following a close run for second in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) on June 7th. Having returned to racing in typically competitive form this season, highlighted by a strong win the Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m) in October, Moriarty’s class is sure to count for a lot in the 2014 Kingston Town Classic and is therefore more than worth consideration for a bet.

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