Cox Plate Aspirant Favourite to Win HK International Cup Trial

William Hill Australia has rated former Cox Plate aspirant Viva Pataca the red hot favourite to win this Sunday’s Cathay Pacific International Cup trial, at opening odds of $1.90. The Hong Kong International Cup Trial will be run at Shatin racecourse, late Sunday afternoon Australian time.

The John Moore trained son of Marju was installed as the short priced favourite after an emphatic win last start with champion Australian jockey Darren Beadman aboard. Beadman is likely to retain the ride, which will add to Viva Pataca’s appeal to Aussie punters.

He is an odds-on favourite due to his fantastic record in races both in Hong Kong and on the international scene. With the weight of Aussie support expected, his price is likely to be shorter come Sunday.

Viva Pataca ran a career best race when placing in the Sheema Classic in Dubai earlier this year. Former 2007 AJC Derby placegetter Ambitious General, starts at the lucrative odds of $34 after an indifferent start to his Hong Kong racing career.

CATHAY PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL CUP TRIAL
William Hill Australia Exclusive Market

VIVA PATACA $1.90
PACKING WINNER $3.40
JACKPOT DELIGHT $4.20
BULLISH LUCK $8.00
HAWKES BAY $10
BULLISH CASH $15
VIVA MACAU $18
AMBITIOUS GENERAL $34
EXCELLENT BOY $51