Traralgon Cup betting tips and best bookie odds for 2016 running

EREN Bale will be aiming to secure the biggest victory of his career when he contests the Group 2 Traralgon Cup (525m) on Saturday night.

Drawn in box two, the son of Bella Infrared and Fyna Bale is the $3.80 favourite with Crownbet and comes into the final as the fastest qualifier, having recorded a slick 29.96 in his heat last weekend.

A winner of nine from 19 overall, the fawn dog meets a classy field including Jesaulenko ($4.50) which is the current track record holder over the 525m trip.

Trained by Terri-Maree Morris, the 32.9 kilogram speedster is well drawn in box seven where he has won three of his five starts wearing black.

Jesaulenko brings tremendous form into the race, having only been defeated once in his last six starts when finishing second behind Demon Bale in his heat, with the black dog more than capable of turning the tables in the decider.

Demon Bale ($4) has drawn awkwardly in box four for the final but is a model of consistency and must be respected. At his first start over the track and trip last week he showed plenty of class when stopping the clock in 30.02. He will need a touch of luck in the early stages but can feature.

Pantera Nera is a $6 chance with Sportsbet and will be out to pinch the race on the bunny. A brilliant beginner, the son of Milldean Panther and Go Jessie’s Girl is more than capable of finding the front from box six and if he can avoid trouble he should go close to breaking the 30 second barrier.

Amelia Christa represents value at $6 – she loves the inside and is drawn perfectly in box one. Would probably need to improve on her 30.29 personal best but is capable of doing so.

Allen Portland doesn’t win all that often but he has finished in the money at his past four starts and is drawn on the right side of the track to do so again on Saturday.

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Funky Pirate has his share of ability but would have been much better suited closer to the fence – although at $31 he could add some value to the exotics.

Wot Price Flash ($41) rounds out the field – he is in great form and has won seven from 16 overall – but this is a massive rise in class and box five has done him no favours.

The Group 2 Traralgon Cup is race seven on the card this Saturday and is set to jump at 7:05pm.

Box One – Amelia Christa
Black Bitch – 26.3kg – March 2013
Head Bound x Little Bit Fancy
Prize money: $31,440
Trainer: Robin Moore
Career: 27: 13-2-5
Box: 6: 5-0-1
TD: 2: 2-0-0
TD Best: 30.29
Career Highlights: WON The Meadows 30.03, Sale 25.07, Warrnambool 25.29, Warragul 25.89

Odds to win the Traralgon Cup: $6 with Crownbet

Box Two – Eren Bale
Fawn Dog – 34.4kg – March 2014
Bella Infrared x Fyna Bale
Prize money: $29,470
Trainer: Blake Shillington
Career: 19: 9-3-3
Box: 6: 5-1-0
TD: 1: 1-0-0
TD Best: 29.96
Career Highlights: WON The Meadows 29.82, Ballarat 25.68, Traralgon 29.96, Shepparton 25.20

Odds to win the Traralgon Cup: $3.80 with Crownbet

Box Three – Allen Portland
Red Brindle Dog – 31.7kg – November 2013
Turanza Bale x Ucme Typhoon
Prize money: $27,440
Trainer: Rob Britton
Career: 25: 5-6-6
Box: 5: 1-1-1
TD: 1: 0-1-0
TD Best: NBT
Career Highlights: WON The Meadows 30.01, Ballarat 22.05, Sandown Park 29.30

Odds to win the Traralgon Cup: $14 with Crownbet

Box Four – Demon Bale
Black Dog – 33.3kg – March 2014
Bella Infrared x Fyna Bale
Prize money: $60,090
Trainer: Blake Shillington
Career: 24: 12-7-2
Box: 2: 1-0-0
TD: 1: 1-0-0
TD Best: 30.02
Career Highlights: 2ND 2016 Listed Cup Night Sprint, FINALIST 2016 Group 2 Launching Pad

Odds to win the Traralgon Cup: $4 with William Hill

Box Five – Wot Price Flash
Black Dog – 33.1kg – June 2014
Stagger x Hippy Chic
Prize money: $12,901
Trainer: Garry Allen
Career: 16: 7-5-3
Box: 2: 1-1-0
TD: 6: 1-2-2
TD Best: 30.53
Career Highlights: WON Traralgon 30.53, Healesville 19.97

Odds to win the Traralgon Cup: $41 with Crownbet

Box Six – Pantera Nera
Black Dog – 31.5kg – November 2013
Milldean Panther x Go Jessie’s Girl
Prize money: $29,162
Trainer: Gavin Burke
Career: 27: 12-6-4
Box: 5: 2-2-0
TD: 1: 1-0-0
TD Best: 30.22
Career Highlights: 3RD 2015 Group 2 Dapto Puppy Classic, WON Bendigo 23.85, Ballarat 25.27, Horsham 27.17, Sandown Park 29.29

Odds to win the Traralgon Cup: $6 with Sportsbet

Box Seven – Jesaulenko
Black Dog – 32.9kg – October 2013
College Causeway x Elite Fairy
Prize money: $46,760
Trainer: Terri-Maree Morris
Career: 34: 15-5-5
Box: 5: 3-0-0
TD: 4: 2-1-0
TD Best: 29.84
Career Highlights: WON Traralgon 29.84TR, Sale 24.32TR

Odds to win the Traralgon Cup: $4.50 with Sportsbet

Box Eight – Funky Pirate
Black Dog – 31.4kg – January 2014
Magic Sprite x Really Elite
Prize money: $20,255
Trainer: Mick Fearnley
Career: 25: 10-1-3
Box: 5: 2-0-1
TD: 4: 3-0-0
TD Best: 30.31
Career Highlights: WON Sandown Park 29.54, Traralgon 30.31, Ballarat 26.06

Odds to win the Traralgon Cup: $31 with Sportsbet

1st Res – American Monster
Blue Dog – 30.7kg – October 2013
Knocka Norris x Father Of Mine
Prize money: $46,060
Trainer: Andrew Paraskevas
Career: 27: 14-3-2
Box: N/A
TD: 4: 2-1-0
TD Best: 29.98
Career Highlights: WON Warrnambool 25.34, Warragul 26.09, Traralgon 29.97, Sandown Park 29.66, The Meadows 30.33

Odds to win the Traralgon Cup: $6 with Sportsbet

2nd Res – Greysynd Chief
Black Dog – 31.0kg – December 2012
Fabregas x Greysynd Elite
Prize money: $32,720
Trainer: Michael Chilcott
Career: 56: 10-11-9
Box: N/A
TD: 3: 2-1-0
TD Best: 30.67
Career Highlights: WON Shepparton 25.35, Warragul 25.98, Warrnambool 25.35

Odds to win the Traralgon Cup: $51 with Sportsbet

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