|What||John Letts Cup (Previously Tokyo City Cup)|
|Where||Morphettville Racecourse – 79 Morphett Rd, Morphettville SA 5043|
|When||Saturday, October 31, 2020 | 4:51pm ACDT | Race 8|
|Race Conditions||Set Weights plus Penalties, Three-Years-Old and Upwards|
|2019 Winner||Single Handed – 56kg (#7) | Jockey : Paul Gatt | Trainer : Nick Smart|
2020 John Letts Cup Betting Preview
The listed Tokyo City Cup, now known as the John Letts Cup is the featured event on Saturday at Morphettville. After accepting for the race on Wednesday, Aqueduct has been scratched as the race favourite and is instead focusing on a race on Melbourne Cup day at Flemington. The Hickmott galloper looked the one to beat, and mapped to be the leader in the race. We’ll try and steer you into a couple of runners who will be fighting out the finish.
The featured Tokyo City Cup will jump at 4:51pm local time.
John Letts Cup Horse Racing Tips
With the scratching of Aqueduct, the David Jolly trained gelding maps to be the one who leads this field up. He was a tough winner in the Horsham Cup last start, and has now won twice in three attempts and will take a power of beating in the Tokyo City Cup. The former hurdler is in career best form and is yet to run outside of the Quinella over 1800 metres.
It’s easy to forget the impressive victory this Michael Hickmott trained gelding put together at Flemington four starts ago. If he brings that form to this race, he’ll be hard to hold out. In recent times, he was unlucky when settling wide without cover in the Murray Bridge Cup, but battled away steadily to finish midfield. After drawing barrier five here, he should be able to get a bit of cover midfield, and when the opportunity arises he should have the ability to get on pace quickly in the home straight.
The ever consistent Darryl Dodson 8YO mare comes back to South Australia after a runner up performance in the Hamilton Cup a fortnight ago, and looks well placed at each way odds to take out the Tokyo City Cup. He has won on three occasions at the track and dropping back to the 1800 metres shouldn’t deter punters as he has won twice from four attempts over the distance.
Top betting picks for 2020 John Letts Cup
|$100 Betting Strategy|
|$100 boxed trifecta:||2-4-10|