The hard fit/in form Sircconi has been best backed with Sportsbet.com.au to qualify for the Cox Plate via a win in the Feehan Stakes (1600m) this afternoon at Moonee Valley.
The Nick Ryan trained galloper is on the seven day back up after just missing out on the win in the Heatherlie last Saturday. Hard fit, maps well and stable is in form. Opened $10 on Wednesday and is now into $4.40 and equal second favourite with the easing Harbour Views.
Surprise Baby is favourite at $3.30, and has remained solid at around that price throughout betting, but first up with the Melbourne Cup being the major target, suspect he might get out come jump time.
The other firm has been Streets Of Avalon, $8.50 in from $13.