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Are the 2019 City Of Auckland Cup Odds Treasure or Trash?

It’s a mad dash over 2,400m with a good field of horses competing for one of the first wins of the New Year and the bookies like Bet365 are giving Mongolian Marshal the nod at 9/4. This is way ahead of the 66/1 2019 City Of Auckland Cup odds that Treasure attracts. Question is then; Should you just back the front runner or is there a better wager further down the pack? We take a look at some of the choices.

Bet on the City of Auckland Cup 2019
The 2019 City Of Auckland Cup odds that Treasure garners make it a massive outsider in this fun New Year’s Day race

The 2019 City Of Auckland Cup odds Treasure gets are, let us be frank, hugely unlikely to attract a lot of takers, especially not on New Year’s Day when most people will be so hung over they’ll be unable to count that high. However the race itself is a great occasion to get out and about and nurse that nagging headache and indeed Mongolian Marshal isn’t a bad punt even at 9/4 although Five To Midnight gets 4/1 from Bet365, and that’s a little more tempting if we’re honest about it.

City Of Auckland Cup

  • January 1st 2019
  • Ellerslie Racecourse
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Distance – 2400m
  • Purse – NZ$200,000

Likewise, Glory Days is getting 9/2 from sites like Bet365 and has to be in the running to win this one quite a way ahead of the chances that Andoyas has at 10/1. Yes, this is still massively shorter than the 2019 City Of Auckland Cup odds that Treasure gets but it’s still only something I’d lean on in an each-way capacity. Of course if you’re going to take advantage of New Zealand gambling laws on New Year’s Day such timid wagers might not be what you’re after.

Will Mongolian Marshal Make The Running In Auckland?

For those with more bravery than braincells then the explosively named Megablast, the classically named Terra Sancta and the seemingly named after a brand of ice cream Giovanni Canaletto all get 12/1. Excalibur gets 16/1 at Bet365 despite having as much chance of winning as it does finding sword in a lake. Gundown is getting 20/1 and unlikely to win, but you might get a place finish out of it, the 2019 City Of Auckland Cup odds that Treasure gets horrible by comparison.

On the outside edges of sanity those who hit up Bet365, one of the best online sportsbook sites in New Zealand, can bet on Peso or Roger That at the distinctly chilly price of 33/1. Although for the truly insane out in the gaping voids of madness there’s Blue Breeze, Marcellina, August Edition, Savapak, and Diesel all at 50/1 which is a price only barely ahead of the lengthy 66/1 2019 City Of Auckland Cup odds that Treasure is getting with both Sunburst and Kyrie Eleison.

2019 City Of Auckland Cup Odds – Treasure 66/1 At Bet365

Naturally, no race held on New Year’s Day in Auckland would be complete without some also rans and frankly Prince Jabeel, Justamaiz, Jacksstar, Rock On, Abacus and Express Call all get 100/1 for a reason. Then again it’s the 200/1 Standing In Line and Battle Royal get that make the 2019 City Of Auckland Cup odds that Treasure is garnering look positively glowing in stark contrast. Not that there’s likely to be much contrast once they get away on the day. Mostly a blur really.

The traditional meeting at Ellerslie then is something to wake up for on New Year’s Day, whatever the state of your head. The 2019 City Of Auckland Cup odds that Treasure gets might not be a sensible wager, but there’s no reason to pass up that 4/1 on Five To Midnight or that 9/2 on Glory Days. Either of them stands a good chance and whilst Andoyas at 10/1 isn’t worth a wager on the nose at Bet365, if you’re going to bet on sports in New Zealand do try it each-way.

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