Wed, Mar 9, 6:02pm by Kevin Pitstock
A capacity field of stayers will line up in Monday’s $400,000 Adelaide Cup.
One of the few remaining 3200m Cup races run in Australia, the Adelaide Cup has attracted 20 runners and is dominated by Victorian entries.
The Mark Kavanagh-trained King Diamond held his place as favourite despite drawing barrier 14.
A lightly-raced stayer with five wins from 13 starts, King Diamond will go into the race as winner of the Roy Higgins Quality at Flemington last Saturday.
King Diamond heads the Sportingbet betting market at $4.40 ahead of Perth stayer Guyno ($7.00) who has drawn barrier seven.
Macedonian, winner of the 3200m Sandown Cup in November, is third favourite at $8.50 for all-conquering trainer Peter Moody and stable jockey Luke Nolen.
Topweight Fast Future, who won the Launceston Cup at his most recent start, will have to overcome barrier 18.
Lloyd Williams’ two runners – Vesper and Muir – have drawn 17 and 19 respectively.
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