Kiwi horse firms as cup favourite
Saturday, 26th October, 2013
By - Ethan James
Cable Bay appears to be the horse to beat for the 2013 Silver City Cup, after the New Zealander was listed as short-priced favourite for the race.
Local bookmaker Peter Murray has installed the five-year-old gelding at $2.50 to take home the Cup.
On the back of two straight wins, the Con Kelly-trained Artistic is close behind at $3.
First Defence, trained by Broken Hill’s Michael Wayman, sits on $4 while South Australian duo Drafted and Defonet come in at $5.
Mr Murray is expecting strong support for anything with a local connection.
“Broken Hill horses usually get backed a fair bit ... if people see a horse or trainer they know, they usually get behind it,” he said.
With eight top three finishes in its past 10 races, the shortest priced favourite of the day is Halo Dot Com in race four.
The seven-year-old sits at $1.80 to claim the 1100 metre XXXX Gold Handicap, with Phillip Cole’s Nabali second favourite at $3.