2014 Cameron Handicap Betting Preview and Tips

September 16th, 2014

A talented field of just nine has been confirmed to line up for Wednesday’s Group 3 Cameron Handicap (1500m) at Newcastle, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Mr Chard is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Cameron Handicap

Mr Chard is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Cameron Handicap. Photo: Taron Clarke

Having returned to racing in exceptional form this time in, Mr Chard has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite for success in Cameron Handicap betting markets, currently available at generous odds of $4.20 for success ahead of Hooked ($5) and Spy Decoder ($5.50) at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Will Mr Chard continue his scintillating run of form through Wednesday and win the 2014 Cameron Handicap, or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Mr Chard ($4.20)

Securing four wins and five minor places from just 26 competitive starts to date, Lightly-raced seven-year-old Mr Chard missed over a year of racing following a string of unfortunate injuries but has returned to the track in exceptional form this season and is more than worth consideration for a Cameron Handicap bet at current odds. Overcoming poor running position to finish second in the Programmed Property Service Flying (1100m) first-up on July 26th, the Al Samer entire finished a close second to Group 1 winner Tiger Tees in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) on August 9th before returning to the winner’s circle in the Listed Rowley Mile (1600m) last time out. Allocated the slightly wide-of-centre barrier 6, Mr Chard has been confirmed to be partnered by renowned jockey Kerrin McEvoy on Wednesday and is a leading chance for success.

2nd

Hooked ($5)

Also returning the track in arguably career-best form this year, Hooked will leave from the ideal barrier 3 in the 2014 Cameron Handicap and is a great chance of delivering on $5 odds with leading jockey Blake Shinn booked to take the ride. Less-than convincing in both of his first two starts this year, the Casino Prince entire returned to competitive form when claiming fifth in both the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (200m) before charging home to claim third in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) most notably on April 12th. Finishing fourth amongst classy competition in the Canterbury Hurlstone RSL Handicap (1400m) first-up on August 16th before finishing a luckless seventh when blocked for a run in the final straight of the Group 2 Tramway Handicap (1400m) on September 6th, punters may find value in adding Hooked as a selection in a Cameron Handicap Trifecta or Quinella bet.

3rd

Vilanova ($6)

Running on from the rear of the field to finish sixth in the Tramway Handicap first-up classy Chris Waller-trained runner Vilanova arguably offers punters the best value for money in Cameron Handicap betting markets at current $6 odds to win of $2.15 to run a place. Quickly building to the task over the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival following a somewhat inconsistent autumn, the Commands gelding finished fourth in the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) on May 10th before charging home to win the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) a fortnight later before running home to third in the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m). Likely to receive the run of the race from barrier 4, Vilanova is more than worth consideration for a Cameron Handicap bet.

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