Form expert The Watchdog has identified country cups specialist Ferdinand Boy as “the value bet” in TAB’s ‘All In’ market on the G2 Healesville Cup (350m).
Six Cup heats will be held up the straight on Sunday, with the David Geall-trained Ferdinand Boy, winner of the G2 Ballarat and Shepparton Cups already in 2021, drawn in Box 5 in heat five, which is race 8 at 12.47pm.
Ferdinand Boy, which was edged out on overall times by reigning Healesville Cup champion Zambora Lou in last weekend’s The Arrow match race series, is $7 in ‘All In’ betting, which The Watchdog says is a “huge price”.
“FERDINAND BOY does everything right – he’s got unrivalled early speed. No-one can go with him in that first 50m if he times the start right”
“This bloke just wins for fun,” The Watchdog said of Ferdinand Boy.
“He does everything right in his races – he’s got unrivalled early speed. No-one can go with him in that first 50m if he times the start right. In his heat, he should get enough room in the early stages; Immunity (Box 6) isn’t that great at box-rise and Dr Slats (Box 4) is still learning what it’s all about.
“Ferdinand Boy should be off and gone in his heat and I think if he does qualify he goes around $3 or maybe a tad shorter in the final.”
The Watchdog believes that last year’s beaten Healesville Cup favourite Tiggerlong Tonk is a deserved ‘All In’ favourite at $4, but is tempted by the $5.25 on offer about heat rival Dream Wizard to place in the final.
“I know he (Dream Wizard) takes on Tiggerlong Tonk but he’s fared the better of the two in the box draw. He’s won six of 11 from the red; he’s got good early speed and can come from off the speed as well. He’s so versatile and I think he gets his chance to qualify,” The Watchdog said.
The Watchdog has cast their net wide with several suggestions at triple figures, including Andrea Dailly’s Quintana Bale, which has drawn Box 1 in the second heat, at $101.
“She (Quintana Bale) has had a couple of months off but she’s an absolute jet when she’s on her game. She’s broken 22sec at Ballarat, she’s pushed 25sec at Warrnambool. She just runs time wherever she goes and she has won three of six from ‘the red’ and placed in another three.”
The first of six heats kicks off at 11.32am on Sunday.
WATCH: Ferdinand Boy (6) defeats Mr. America (5) in Match 3 of The Arrow at Healesville last Sunday. Both represent excellent value in TAB’s ‘All In’ market, according to The Watchdog.
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