Murwillumbah trainer Matthew Dunn is looking...
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 Ladbrokes.com.au 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 Ladbrokes.com.au 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 Ladbrokes.com.au below.
The 2011 Australian Cup final field will be released on March 9 and published here at Races.com.au.
2011 Darley Australian Cup Odds
|Heart Of Dreams||13.00|
|Once Were Wild||21.00|
|At First Sight||26.00|
|Cest La Guerre||51.00|
|Tears I Cry||201.00|
*Ladbrokes.com.au odds correct at time of publication
Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.