The traders at online bookmaker Palmerbet are taking on RUSSIAN CAMELOT after he drew the car park in Saturday’s feature at The Valley.
Most pundits sighed on Tuesday morning when RUSSIAN CAMELOT drew the widest barrier (14) in the 100th running of the W.S.Cox Plate but history suggests that wide barrier draws have proven a winning formula when maximum fields have contested.
Since 2011 (excluding the 4 Winx years) four of the six winners have come from gates in the second half of the field.
2011 Pinker Pinker (11)
2012 Ocean Park (9)
2014 Adelaide (13)
2019 Lys Gracieux (11)
Fitting that in the 100th running of the Australasian Weight-For-Age championship that RUSSIAN CAMELOT can become the first winner from barrier 14.
Australia’s Champion rider Damien Oliver has the option of going forward or if pace on to the turn out of the straight he may take the option of going back and taking cover with the big son of Camelot (GB).
That is the beauty of RUSSIAN CAMELOT he has shown his versatility to settle in any position in the run and produce at the end of his races.
Have visions of Ollie getting him moving at “the school” (600m) like Glen Boss did with Makybe Diva when she swept around the field in a line of eight with the camber of the tight Valley corner guiding her onto her right leg before she burst clear to win as did Ryan Moore on Adelaide when once balanced-up powered to an historic win and who can forget the explosion of the Queen of Japanese racing Lys Gracieux when Damian Lane pushed her button last year.
RUSSIAN CAMELOT is capable of that sort of acceleration and that makes the Palmerbet.com offer of $5 for RUSSIAN CAMELOT to run 1st or 2nd a must for all astute punters.
Market 💰: View the Odds for the Cox Plate