Zipping Early Favourite in 2011 Australian Cup Odds

Defending champion Zipping is the clear favourite to win the 2011 Australian Cup, the nine-year-old warhorse sitting at the top of the futures betting markets for the Group 1 feature set to run at Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing on March 12.

Defying his age and the odds, the Lloyd Williams-owned Zipping proved to be in career best form during the spring winning the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m), finishing a gallant second to So You Think in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), fourth in the Melbourne Cup and then took out the Sandown Classic for a record fourth year in a row.

Last year in a thrilling finish Zipping won the Darley Australian Cup by the narrowest of margins, and the punters are getting right behind the Danehill gelding to take out the $1 million showdown again this year with paying $6 on Zipping in their early Australian Cup odds.

Close second favourite is previous Melbourne Cup winner Shocking paying $6.50 along with stable mate Whobegotyou, a proven weight-for-age performer who most recently ran third in the Cox Plate.

Other runners sitting at the top-end of the Australian Cup futures markets at include Ciaron Maher’s consistent Warrnambool galloper Moudre ($9), Bart Cummings’ Moonee Valley Cup winning Zabeel gelding Precedence ($11), the Gai Waterhouse-trained Theseo ($11), Caulfield-based five-year-old Heart Of Dreams ($13) and Zipping’s promising four-year-old stable mate Linton ($13).

Generous early odds are available on all the other Australian Cup nominees with talent including Cummings’ classy mare Faint Perfume ($31), the John Thompson-trained Trusting ($41) and C’est La Guerre ($51) paying very well.

Check out the full Australian Cup odds available for Win & Each Way through below.

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2011 Darley Australian Cup Odds

Horse Odds*
Zipping 6.00
Shocking 6.50
Whobegotyou 6.50
Moudre 9.00
Precedence 11.00
Theseo 11.00
Heart Of Dreams 13.00
Linton 13.00
Wall Street 15.00
Anacheeva 17.00
Speed Gifted 17.00
Vigor 17.00
Alcopop 21.00
Once Were Wild 21.00
At First Sight 26.00
Ginga Dude 26.00
Playing God 26.00
Faint Perfume 31.00
Harris Tweed 31.00
Spacecraft 31.00
Lorne Dancer 41.00
Scenic Shot 41.00
Trusting 41.00
Cabeza 51.00
Cest La Guerre 51.00
Mr Charlie 51.00
Rebel Soldier 51.00
Booming 61.00
Kutchinsky 61.00
Niblick 61.00
Purple 61.00
Raffaello 61.00
Star Witness 61.00
Eclair Surprise 81.00
Im Imposing 81.00
Fanjura 101.00
Hanks 101.00
Rundle 101.00
Stillman 121.00
Banana Man 151.00
Cedarberg 151.00
Fairy Oak 151.00
Ironstein 151.00
Mourayan 151.00
My Bentley 151.00
Small Minds 151.00
Buccellati 201.00
Laristan 201.00
Tagus 201.00
Tears I Cry 201.00
Absolute Joy 301.00
Akzar 301.00
Extra Zero 301.00
Foxham 301.00
Lord Pyrus 301.00
Miss Darcey 301.00
Triumphant Choice 301.00
Zevada 301.00
Egyptian Lova 501.00
Gilded Spur 501.00
Scottish Border 501.00
Voile Rouge 501.00
Wind Shear 501.00

* odds correct at time of publication