Muswellbrook Cup Day preview & betting tips | Friday, April 5

Muswellbrook tips

What Muswellbrook Gold Cup Day
Where Muswellbrook Race Club – Skellatar Park, 15 Racecourse Rd, Muswellbrook NSW 2333
When Friday, April 5, 2024
First Race 1:15pm AEDT

The $150,000 Muswellbrook Gold Cup (1500m) is the headline act in a massive eight-race program at Skellatar Park this Friday. The track is already rated Heavy 8, and with more showers predicted to hit the course throughout the week, that rating may only worsen as we get closer to the day. The rail is in the true position for the entire circuit, with racing set to commence at 1:15pm AEDT.

Muswellbrook Gold Cup Tip: Acquitted

Acquitted went to another level last campaign, putting together back-to-back victories at Listed level before being tipped out. The gelding by Night Of Thunder doesn’t seem to have lost his stride during the 103-day spell, hitting the line best in a recent jump-out at Newcastle on March 27. He needs to lug 61kg first-up, but Acquitted should be classy enough to get the job done in the Muswellbrook Gold Cup.

Muswellbrook Gold Cup

Race 7 – Acquitted#2 Acquitted (2)

7yo Gelding | T: Kris Lees | J: Aaron Bullock (61kg)

+200 with Neds

Best Bet at Muswellbrook: Mogul Monarch

The Kim Waugh-trained Mogul Monarch has caught the eye at the barrier trials heading into his debut. He circled his rivals under his own steam in his latest piece of work at Newcastle on March 27, going on to score by a dominant 2.3 lengths. It’s unknown if the two-year-old can handle these bottomless conditions, but based on what he has produced at the trials, it’s worth taking the risk on Mogul Monarch.

Best Bet

Race 1 – Mogul Monarch#2 Mogul Monarch (11)

2yo Colt | T: Kim Waugh | J: Rory Hutchings (58kg)

+500 with Bet365

Next Best at Muswellbrook: Silvanito

Silvanito was sensational when finishing runner-up behind Commemorative at Wyong on March 20. While he was no match for the winner, the four-year-old produced a gallant effort considering he was first-up after 26 weeks off the scene. Barrier two should help Koby Jennings slot in for cover behind the leading pair, and when asked for the ultimate effort, expect Silvanito to be finishing off best.

Next Best

Race 6 – Silvanito#2 Silvanito (2)

4yo Gelding | T: Nathan Doyle | J: Koby Jennings (58kg)

+150 with PlayUp

Best Value at Muswellbrook: Bestower

Bestower rounded up a relatively weak field in her maiden victory at Taree on January 9, and this BM58 is likely to be testing for the daughter of Contributor as she returns from an 86-day spell. The three-year-old filly likes to get back and run on, so she will be giving her rivals four or five lengths when turning for home. However, with a solid tempo expected, watch for Bestower to be doing her best work late down the centre of the track.

Best Value

Race 4 – Bestower silks#6 Bestower (9)

3yo Filly | T: Kris Lees | J: Darryl McLellan (60kg)

+600 with Unibet

Friday quaddie tips – Muswellbrook Gold Cup 2024

Muswellbrook quadrella selections

Friday, April 5, 2024

  1. 1-3-8-11-13
  2. 1-2-13-14
  3. 2-3-11-12
  4. 1-2-3-9-14

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