Champion jockey Damien Oliver will have to be at his brilliant best to help Metaphorical win Monday’s Hobart Cup.
Despite drawing second from the outside barrier, online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has posted Metaphorical as a $4.40 equal favourite for the Group 3.
The Peter Moody trained five-year-old shares top billing with another Victorian, Wales.
Local stayer, Up Cups ($5.50), is on the second line ahead of Geegees Goldengirl ($6.50).
“The Moody-Oliver combination is going to be hard to beat, but Metaphorical will need some of Ollie’s genius. The horse has topweight and will jump gate 14 in the 15-horse field,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$5.50 Up Cups
$6.50 Geegees Goldengirl
$6.50 Quick Strike
$8.00 Player One
$41 Settler’s Stone
$61 Smoke ‘n’ Whisky
$151 Mister Moneypenny
$151 Gee Gee’s La Quita