Why you shouldn't look past this Melbourne Cup winner in his quest to conquer the Harbour City

How to boost your kitty on Day 2 of the Championships with this past Melbourne Cup winner.

Thu, 12 Apr, 12:53 PM

Day 2 of The Championships is upon us this weekend. Day 1 saw the bookies well on top, but it’s time for the punters to strike back and we believe the Group 1 Sydney Cup provides the perfect opportunity to do so. At 57kg, Almandin sits atop the weights and is the class of the field, yet we’re getting $4.20 about the Melbourne Cup winner.


The German gelding returned to the winners stall last start with a dominant 1.3L length win in the G1 Tancred Stakes over 2400m. Reminding everyone what an elite staying athlete he is, taking his record to 5 wins and a second from 8 starts at distances of 2400m and over. Which includes his tough 2016 victory in the Melbourne Cup.


Only battled in last year’s Melbourne Cup but subsequent form this preparation has been quality. Running a narrow second to stablemate Homesman in the Mornington Cup prelude first-up over 2000m where they put a gap on third. He was then almost a certainty beaten in the G1 Australian Cup over 2000m being held-up on the inside and bolting to the line under a hold. Looks ideally set-up here fourth-up with the pace put on via his stablemate Aloft.


How can you cash in on this top-line stayer?


Sportsbet are offering new customers who sign up via Oddschecker $150 in Bonus Bets when they deposit just $50. So, by placing your initial $50 deposit on Almandin to win @ $4.20 you stand to collect $210 plus you would still have $150 in bonus bets to play with on a premier day of Sydney racing.

Already have a Sportsbet account? Punters can still score great value with Crownbet, who also offer customers who sign up via Oddschecker $120 in bonus bets when they deposit $50 however for this weekend only, they will give you an additional $100 in Bonus Bets should Winx win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.


Happy punting,




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