Scone Cup Day 2024 preview & free betting tips | Friday, May 17

Scone tips - May 17, 2024

What Scone Cup Day
Where Scone Race Club – 434 Bunnan Rd, Scone NSW 2337
When Friday, May 17, 2024
First Race 11:35am AEST

The first of the back-to-back meetings scheduled at Scone Race Club gets underway on Friday, with the Listed Scone Cup (1600m) headlining a bumper nine-race program. The rail is in the true position for the entire circuit, and with no rain on the forecast, the Soft 6 surface should be upgraded into the Good range prior to the opening event at 11:35am local time.

Scone Cup Tip: Nugget

After showing a stunning turn of foot to go down by less than a length in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 6, Nugget must be considered the one to beat in the Scone Cup. From barrier eight, watch for Dylan Gibbons to slot in somewhere mid-field with cover. A genuine Good 4 surface will only strengthen Nugget’s claim in the 2024 Scone Cup.

Scone Cup

Race 8 – Nugget#2 Nugget (8)

7yo Gelding | T: Ciaron Maher | J: Dylan Gibbons (59.5kg)

+360 with Unibet

Inglis 2YO Challenge Tip:

It seems to be a one-act affair for La Pleine Lune according to online bookmakers in the Inglis 2YO Challenge; however, the Mark Minervini-trained Shall Be warrants plenty of respect at the each-way price. The son of Shalaa has impressed in his two starts to date, with his second-up maiden victory catching the eye as he made every post a winner over the short course at Newcastle on April 24. Ashley Morgan will have one thought to cross and lead from stall seven, and if Shall Be can tick over a soft sectional, this guy will give a bold sight.

Inglis 2YO Challenge

Race 5 – Nugget#5 Shall Be (7)

2yo Gelding | T: Mark Minervini | J: Ashley Morgan (56.5kg)

+1100 with Picklebet

Best Bet at Scone: Wembanyama

Wembanyama couldn’t quite reel in Magnatear on the Kensington circuit at Randwick on April 25, but he lost admirers. He hit a flat spot with 400m left to travel, losing his momentum before building the revs in the final furlong. He is a progressive type and still has plenty of upside for the John O’Shea camp, so with a drop into Class 1 company, punters can expect Webanyama to prove too classy for this lot.

Best Bet

Race 3 – Wembanyama#1 Wembanyama (7)

3yo Gelding | T: John O’Shea | J: Sam Clipperton (60.5kg)

+160 with PlayUp

Next Best at Scone: How Dare You

How Dare You returns after a 153-day spell and has been trialling nicely leading into this Class 2 contest. The daughter of Zoustar was soft through the wire at Randwick on April 30, with Zac Lloyd asking for a minor effort to stay within a nose of Fourth Spargo. It was an impressive piece of work, and with her form last preparation proving competitive against far superior quality than what she faces in this, How Dare You should figure in the finish.

Next Best

Race 7 – How Dare You#3 How Dare You (6)

3yo Filly | T: James Cummings | J: Zac Lloyd (58.5kg)

+280 with Bet365

Next Best Again at Scone: Tulle

After 23 weeks off the scene, Tulle returns in search of her first victory. She placed in all three runs last preparation and was beaten by less than three lengths in total. From barrier 18, Zac Lloyd will have no choice but to drag back to the rear, but when asked for the ultimate effort, watch for Tulle to be storming down the centre of the course.

Next Best Again

Race 2 – Tulle#5 Tulle (18)

4yo Mare | T: James Cummings | J: Zac Lloyd (59kg)

+270 with Neds

Scone Cup Day quaddie tips – 17/5/2024

Scone quadrella selections

Friday, May 17, 2024

  1. 1-2-4-5-9
  2. 3-6-7
  3. 1-2-4-10-17
  4. 5-6-7-9-11

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