The ‘Rockhampton Rocket’ Our Boy Malachi remains the favourite for the Group 1 $500,000 UBET BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben today.
The field for the BTC Cup has been reduced to fourteen runners following the scratchings of the Darren Weir trained Trust In A Gust and Sunshine Coast trained Time For War on Friday.
Trust In A Gust injured himself when being loaded on to the plane for his flight to Brisbane and Weir has reported that the injuries are not serious and the dual Group 1 winner in back in his stable at Ballarat.
“Trust In A Gust sustained minor injury when boarding flight for Bris,” Weir said.
“Now back at Ballarat stables.
“Injuries non career threatening.”
And Stuart Kendrick is hopeful that Time For War will recover from a wrenched joint and make an appearance later in the Carnival.
Following the two scratchings. the revised market order for the BTC Cup at Ladbrokes.com.au saw Our Boy Malachi’s price shorten up to $2.60, a clear favourite over the Ciaron Maher trained Srikandi who has firmed into at $4 from $4.40 overnight.
Paul Messara’s three year old Scissor Kick is the only other runner under double figures at $8.
BTC Cup market order at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.60 Our Boy Malachi, $4 Srikandi, $8 Scissor Kick, $12 Sacred Star, $14 Bring Me The Maid, $15 El Roca, $16 Knoydart, $26 Temple Of Boom, $31 Fontelina, $34 Hot Snitzel, Big Money, $41 Nostradamus, Cape Kidnappers, $81 Villa Verde.