Today the $160,000 Darwin Cup (2000m) is due to take place as the Top End’s premier race at the closing Darwin Cup Carnival meeting, with 12 excellent stayers set to run in the feature.
The pronounced favourite currently paying $4 for a win through Ladbrokes.com.au is the Neil Dyer-trained Hawks Bay, who was a close second to Activation in the event last year.
The five-year-old Black Hawk gelding has had plenty of money come in from the punters despite their wide barrier 11 draw, and is coming off a gallant second to stablemate Palmyra Boy in the Metric Mile (1600m) at the same track.
However looking for a better value Darwin Cup bet, the perfectly drawn Brad Star is at the very generous odds of $14 through Ladbrokes.com.au.
Jumping from the inside barrier one, the veteran seven-year-old is a great chance that can win the Darwin Cup at juicy odds.
Other horses in the very open field with claims, which are perfect for Place bets through Ladbrokes.com.au, include Kerry Petrick’s in-form Adelaide-based duo of Shout Out Loud and He’s Here drawn in barriers eight and three respectively, as well as $31 shot Utility who will need some luck from the far outside barrier.
Last year’s Darwin Cup winner Activation is drawn out wide too and is paying $8 through Ladbrokes.com.au for a win, while stablemate of Hawks Bay and last start winner of the Metric Mile Palmyra Boy is at $7.50.
The Carlton Mid Darwin Cup is due to jump at 5:50pm as race nine at the Fannie Bay Turf Club.
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Races.com.au Darwin Cup Betting Tips
# 6 Brad Star – rated special to win bet now at Ladbrokes.com.au
Horses to fill the Placings and include in your Trifecta bets are:
# 5 Shout Out Loud – bet now at Ladbrokes.com.au
# 2 He’s Here – bet now at Ladbrokes.com.au
# 10 Utility – bet now at Ladbrokes.com.au
2010 Darwin Cup Final Field, Barrier Draw & Odds
|Michael Hickmott||Mark Pegus||13||58.5||8.00|
|Kerry Petrick||Paul Denton||3||57||7.00|
|Neil Dyer||Paul Shiers||11||56||4.00|
|Mick Whittle||Nathan Stanley||6||55||9.50|
SHOUT OUT LOUD
|Kerry Petrick||Robbie Fradd||8||55||8.00|
|Vincent Bradley||Peter Robl||1||54.5||14.00|
|Viv Oldfield||Kim Gladwin||5||54.5||7.50|
|Neil Dyer||Jan Cameron||4||54.5||7.50|
|Lynne Williams||Colin Haddon||7||53.5||21.00|
|Stephen Brown||Scott Hillebrand||14||53||31.00|
AWE AND WONDER
|Viv Oldfield||Clare Lindop||9||53||51.00|
|Dick Leech||Vanessa Arnott||2||53||7.00|
*Odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and are subject to change