Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2011 Field, Odds & Tips

Today while Flemington Racecourse is hosting their always-popular Crown Oaks Day meeting, over in Sydney the race fans are also being treated to a quality spring feature with this afternoon’s 2011 Hawkesbury Gold Cup.

Won last year by Patrick and Wayne Webster’s classy middle-distance galloper Thankgodyou’rehere, the $150,000 Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) field for 2011 currently features 14 hopefuls following the early scratching of #10 Theophorus and #12 Run For Levi.

Installed at the top of the Hawkesbury Gold Cup odds at Luxbet is odds-on favourite Somepin Anypin at a quote of $1.70.

Despite being drawn wide in barrier 12, Gary Portelli’s four-year-old Pins gelding Somepin Anypin has been well supported to salute in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup today, which would be their sixth career success from 12 starts.

Last seen running away to win a 1400 metre race at Rosehill on October 22 by an easy five lengths in a record breaking time for the course, Somepin Anypin sees the mile for the first time today.

They have only had one start in Group company before when they finished an unlucky ninth beaten four and a half lengths by Ilovethiscity in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) back in February.

Having shown excellent form since, it is easy to see why Somepin Anypin jumps the favourite here and Portelli is confident they will be just as explosive over the mile as they are the 1400.

“You would think just by watching the way he has raced and finishes his races off that he should run the mile, but until you have a go you never really know,” he said.

“Everything we’ve done with him has been with the view to him running a mile.”

Only one other runner is at single-figure odds in the Luxbet markets with Guy Walter’s Epsom Handicap fourth placegetter Willy Jimmy having been crunched in from $7 to $4.80.

Other notable Hawkesbury Gold Cup hopes include the John Thompson-trained Renewed Vitality ($12 Luxbet) who was runner-up to Somepin Anypin last time out, Peter Snowden’s in-form Lonhro mare Quidnunc ($14 Luxbet) coming off two brave black-type seconds and Kiwi visitor Zara Dancer ($17 Luxbet) who has failed to fire since arriving in Australia for the season.

The Races.com.au team like to look not only at the betting markets and movers when making our selections, but also the form.

A few interesting stats we discovered from the 2011 Hawkesbury Gold Cup form guide include:

  • #1 Pureness is drawn in the same barrier Thankgodyou’rehere won from last year gate five
  • #6 Somepin Anypin boasts the best Win Rate of the field with 45.45%
  • Other horses with a good winning strike rate include #1 Pureness (38.46%) and #15 Yaulalona (30.77%)
  • The highest Place Rates of the field belong to #6 Somepin Anypin (63.64%), #8 Quindnunc (62.50%) and #1 Pureness (61.54%)
  • The favourite Somepin Anypin is also the only last-start winner in the field
  • Horses that have won over the distance are #2 Willy Jimmy (11:5-3-0), #3 Solid Billing (9:1-0-2), #4 Lecia Larrikin (4:2-0-0), #5 Adnocon (10:1-2-2), #7 Sharp Princess (9:1-2-1), #9 Scottish Border (6:2-0-2), #11 Lucky Dubai (11:5-0-0), #15 Yulalona (2:1-0-0) and #16 Color Purple (4:1-0-1)

Based on what the Hawkesbury Gold Cup betting and form guide tell us, the Races.com.au team are tipping the favourite Somepin Anypin as the best horse to win.

We believe the bookies have it right in regards to second also with Willy Jimmy our next best bet, but to add value to the winning Hawkesbury Gold Cup Trifecta we are tipping #14 Yulalona to run third just ahead of #8 Quindnunc.

Races.com.au Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2011 Tip:

  • #6 Somepin Anypin from #2 Willy Jimmy, #14 Yulalona and #8 Quindnunc – Bet now at Luxbet

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2011 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Field & Form Guide

Hawkesbury Race 7 – 03/11/2011

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Age/Sex Days API Career Win% Place% Last 6
1. PURENESS Ms G Waterhouse Tommy Berry 5 58 5yoG 12 $18,904 13: 5 0 3 38.46% 61.54% 930×07
2. WILLY JIMMY G H Walter Rod Quinn 6 57.5 6yoG 33 $9,873 28: 7 3 2 25.00% 42.86% 721454
3. SOLID BILLING C E Ritchie Jay Ford 7 57 7yoG 26 $7,150 41: 7 3 6 17.07% 39.02% 0003×0
4. LEICA LARRIKIN L J Bridge Brad Pengelly 12 56.5 6yoG 12 $12,165 20: 5 2 2 25.00% 45.00% 599×80
5. ADNOCON G A Ryan Glen Colless 15 55.5 6yoG 12 $11,687 43: 8 5 7 18.60% 46.51% 146046
6. SOMEPIN ANYPIN G Portelli Jimmy Cassidy 14 55.5 4yoG 12 $19,436 11: 5 2 0 45.45% 63.64% 9×2211
7. SHARP PRINCESS Bjorn Baker Kathy O’Hara 3 54.5 6yoM 26 $4,576 35: 6 8 4 17.14% 51.43% 26×103
8. QUIDNUNC Peter Snowden Jacob Noonan (a) 8 53 4yoM 18 $11,908 16: 4 4 2 25.00% 62.50% 0x7322
9. SCOTTISH BORDER G L Frazer Mitchell Bell 13 53 5yoG 26 $11,163 22: 4 2 5 18.18% 50.00% 3800×6
10. THEOPHORUS Ms L Aspros Sam Clipperton (a) 11 53 7yoG 12 $7,854 39: 9 4 5 23.08% 46.15% 971413
11. LUCKY DUBAI Ms K Craft Jimmy Byrne 16 53 5yoM 12 $7,953 31: 9 2 2 29.03% 41.94% 4×8519
12. RUN FOR LEVI John Thompson Nathan Berry 10 53 4yoH 12 $14,360 21: 2 2 2 9.52% 28.57% 000×00
13. ZARA DANCER J and G Lee Adam Hyeronimus (a) 9 53 5yoH 33 $2,931 19: 3 2 3 15.79% 42.11% 0x3756
14. RENEWED VITALITY John Thompson Christian Reith 2 53 4yoG 12 $9,145 14: 3 4 1 21.43% 57.14% 122102
15. YULALONA Peter Snowden Grant Buckley 4 53 4yoG 12 $15,062 13: 4 2 1 30.77% 53.85% 7514×9
16. COLOR PURPLE G K White Jeff Penza 1 53 5yoG 5 $4,596 25: 5 2 4 20.00% 44.00% 46×887

2011 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Odds

# Horse (Barrier) Odds*
1 Pureness (5) 31.00 Luxbet
2 Willy Jimmy (6) 4.80 Luxbet
3 Solid Billing (7) 201.00 Luxbet
4 Leica Larrikin (10) 41.00 Luxbet
5 Adnocon (13) 21.00 Luxbet
6 Somepin Anypin (12) 1.70 Luxbet
7 Sharp Princess (3) 18.00 Luxbet
8 Quidnunc (8) 14.00 Luxbet
9 Scottish Border (11) 31.00 Luxbet
10 Theophorus (11)
11 Lucky Dubai (14) 35.00 Luxbet
12 Run For Levi (10)
13 Zara Dancer (9) 17.00 Luxbet
14 Renewed Vitality (2) 12.00 Luxbet
15 Yulalona (4) 31.00 Luxbet
16 Color Purple (1) 91.00 Luxbet

*Form Guide Credit Ladbrokes.com.au

*Fixed Win Odds subject to change – visit Luxbet for updates and to bet now!