2016 Geelong Cup odds and preview – Grey Lion popular with punters

geelong cupA small field of ten runners will contest the 2016 Geelong Cup on Wednesday 19th October 2016 at Geelong following the scratching of top weight Who Shot Thebarman.

Early favourite at online bookmaker Sportsbet is European import Grey Lion at $3.60.

The Matt Cumani-trained five-year-old is currently $34 for the Melbourne Cup and will shorten if he can win at Geelong.

Grey Lion finished eighth of eight in the Group 2 Kergolay (3000m) at Deauville in France at his most recent outing.

The son of Galileo is a winner up to 2500m and will find this race much easier than his latest assignments.

Godolphin’s British-based stayer Oceanographer is second elect at $4.60.

The five-year-old finished seventh in the Ebor (2816) at York in the UK at his last start. The winner was well fancied Melbourne Cup hopeful Heartbreak City.

Yet to win beyond 2200m back home, Oceanographer is in the capable hands of Charlie Appleby, trainer of Caulfield Cup runner-up Scottish.

Two other European invaders, Kinema $5.00 and Qewy $6.00, round out the top four in Geelong Cup betting.

Best of the Australian based stayers are Darren Weir-trained Black Tomahawk at $12.00.

“Since betting opened Grey Lion has been the one punters want. He holds six-times more money than Oceanographer,” said Sportsbet’s Ben Bulmer.

“Black Tomahawk wasn’t wanted early, but his price has tumbled on the back of some decent wagers.”

The 2016 Geelong Cup is Race 7 on the Geelong card with start time set down for 4pm in the afternoon.

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2016 Geelong Cup Odds

$3.60 Grey Lion (out from $3.40)
$4.60 Oceanographer (out from $4.50)
$5.00 Kinema (steady)
$6.00 Qewy (steady)
$9.00 Black Tomahawk (in from $12)
$12.00 Arab Down (out from $10)
$12.00 Lucques (in from $13)
$21.00 Swacadelic (steady)
$31.00 All I Survey (in from $31)
$61.00 Wells (in from $31)

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