Bid Spotter favourite to complete Cups double

1 Hobart Cup winner Bid Spotter is the opening favourite to complete the big Tasmanian Cups double in Wednesday’s Group III Launceston Cup (2400m).

TAB Sportsbet has the Graeme Rogerson-trained son of Redoute’s Choice as a $4.80 favourite to win the $225,000 race ahead of the Mick Kent-trained Victorian visitor Red Buttons at $5.50.

Another Victorian runner, the Darren Weir trained Streaky Fella, has firmed from $7.50 to $6.50 in early betting on the race. TAB Sportsbet took bets of $600 at $7.50 and $350 at $6.50.

Dream Pedlar is the best of the local fancies at $7, despite being a doubt the distance, with Victorians Davcon and Fast Future at $10 along with the Hobart-trained runner Fast Future.

Meanwhile, the local front-runner Conquering is the $2.10 opening favourite to record the 24th win of his career in the Listed George Adams Plate (1600m).

The Charlie Goggin-trained gelding won the Listed Lyons Stakes (1400m) at Hobart last time out to secure favouritism for Wednesday’s $100,000 race.

Forbidden Quest is next in the market at $4.60 with Dream Flyer at $5 with the Adelaide visitor Tobouggie Woogie next in betting at $6.