TattsBet Adelaide Cup

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Craig Williams rides favourite Big Memory in the TattsBet Adelaide Cup. Picture courtesy of www.news.com Getty Images/Graham Denholm

Former French galloper, Big Memory,  has firmed into outright favourite for the TattsBet Adelaide Cup at Morphettville this afternoon. That’s despite trainer Tony McEvoy having some reservations that his four-year-old will run out a strong 3200m.

The son of Duke Of Marmalade has been in exceptional for this preparations with two wins and three seconds from five starts. At his most recent outing, Big Memory won a 2500m race at Moonee Valley by three lengths coming off a 27-day break. The gelding’s overall record is pretty impressive – three wins and five placings from 12 starts, with just under $200,000 in prizemoney. Experienced jockey Craig Williams has the ride on Big Memory.

Another four-year-old, Cooldini,  is considered his main danger. From the strong Robert Smerdon stable, Cooldini was successful at Flemington last outing and has triple Melbourne Cup winner Glenn Boss in the saddle. Another Victorian raider Outback Joe  also has admirers. Trained by Nigel Blakiston at Flemington, the six-year-old son of Elvstroem was impressive in the Bagot Handicap over 2800m three starts back.

Last year’s winner, Rialya is back for another crack at his home state’s premier staying race, while Perth Cup winner Black Tycoon  has made the trek from his Western Australian base at Myalup. Young Murray Bridge trainer, Sam Burford, saddles up lightweight chance Full Bore .

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