The Australian Cup is just around the corner and we’ll be looking at two starters in particular – Ace High and Alizee. The question is – who has the better odds to win this event? The early leader is Alizee after an impressive showing at the Expressway Stakes. She has been backed into $11 odds in their future Horse Racing betting markets.
Australian Cup History
Since 1863, the Australian Cup has been a feature of the Australia Racing calendar. It’s a 2000 meter race and offers a prize pool of $1.5 million. This event has been won by former champions of the sport, including Makybe Diva in an incredible 2005 run to the Melbourne Cup. The late trainer Bart Cummings dominated this event in his time, picking up 13 wins from 1968 until 2008. Coming into the 2019 event, Great Britain’s Harlem is the defending champion after beating Gailo Chop in a close finish.
Form Guide – Alizee
Looking at Alizee, the 4-year-old mare will be hugely confident coming into the Australian Cup on March 9 after winning the Expressway Stakes last start. In a field of just 5 runners, Alizee was a comfortable winner by 2 lengths. There were some question marks over her chances because of overnight rain but that didn’t phase her one bit.
Out of the Godolphin team, this mare already has a 43% career win rate and an impressive 96% return on investment. So betting on Alizee has proved beneficial for punters so far. She’s also won three straight races, dating back to April 2018 at the Coolmore Legacy.
Form Guide – Ace High
After a poor showing in the Melbourne Cup last year (20th of 24), Ace High returned a sixth-place finish at the Cylon Cup in his first start since the Cup. So trainer David Payne will be hoping he’s better for the run coming into the Australian Cup. Bookmakers are expecting another middle of the field finish with $17 odds to win at the moment.
Ace High has racked up $2.2 million in prize money during his career so this Horse knows how to win. But at this stage, the form just isn’t there to likely compete with Alizee in this matchup.