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Tucanchoo scratched from Tattersall’s Cup, betting reshuffle

Bookies at Ladbrokes.com.au were forced to frame a new betting market for Saturday’s Group 3 $200,000 Carlton Mid Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) at Doomben following the early scratching of the favourite Tucanchoo.

Rudy, above, is the new favourite for the Tattersalls' Cup at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Rudy, above, is the new favourite for the Tattersalls’ Cup at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The Team Hawkes trained Tucanchoo was the $2.25 favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au when he was scratched from the Tattersall’s Cup on Thursday morning on vet’s advice leaving the Group 3 feature race with only seven runners.

The Gold Coast trained Rudy has now been elevated to the top of the market order at $2.30 just ahead of Ciaron Maher’s stayer Pemberley at $2.50 with Morendi and War Baby being shortened up to $11.

The remainder of the betting has More Energy at $13, Feltre at $15 and My Diamantine the outsider of the field at $19.

New favourite Rudy has drawn barrier two with Tim Clark back in the saddle replacing Hugh Bowman who was aboard the Helen Page trained gelding last start for a fifth to Chocante in the Group 2 $300,000 Evergreen Turf Brisbane Cup (2200m) at Doomben on June 10.

Clark is no stranger to Rudy and was aboard him at his two previous starts at Doomben for a third to Sense Of Occasion in the Group 1 $650,000 Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (2000m) followed by a second to Single Gaze in the Group 2 $200,000 Pages Event Equipment Hire P J O’Shea Stakes (2200m).

Corey Brown sticks with Pemberley who has drawn the outside barrier in the eight horse field and is coming off a last start third in the Brisbane Cup.

Morendi has drawn barrier six with Michael Cahill booked to ride while War Baby, with Larry Cassidy from gate four, is stepping up sharply in class after scoring a six and a half lengths win in the $100,000 BenchMark 80 Handicap over 2150m on Ipswich Cup Day last Saturday.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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