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July 11, 2012

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Shamardashing Heads Grafton Cup Odds 2012

Patinack Farm’s consistent Shamardal gelding Shamardashing has opened top of the 2012 Grafton Cup odds ahead of Thursday’s showdown.

Shamardashing

Shamardashing has opened favourite at bookmaker.com.au to win the 2012 Grafton Cup

While a number of other bookies around Australia have the Ross Stitt-trained Southern Shimmer installed as the surprise favourite for the $150,000 Listed Maclean B.C. Grafton Cup (2350m), our preferred sportsbook bookmaker.com.au have Shamardashing leading the markets.

The Grafton Cup field is down to just 10 gallopers for Thursday following the early scratching of the 59kg topweight Hume.

Drawn in barrier nine, into eight with Hume coming out, five-year-old Shamardashing is paying $3 to take out the classic and is continuing to firm in the markets.

Out to break their black type maiden Shamardashing comes off an eye-catching fourth when beaten less than a length and a half by Ginga Dude in the Group 3 Tatt’s Cup (2200m) at Eagle Farm on June 23.

While they drop back in class slightly for Thursday Shamardashing still has work to do going up in distance and also rising 3.5 kilograms to 57.5kg they carried in the Tatt’s Cup.

Occupying the second line of Grafton Cup betting at bookmaker.com.au is then Southern Shimmer at $3.20, the Southern Image four-year-old drawn on the rails.

Southern Shimmer hasn’t won a race since their 2011 Dubbo Cup victory last September but is being spruiked by many as the horse to beat at the Clarence River Jockey Club’s premier event following their good last-start second to Sour Mash in a 2200-metre benchmark 85 at Warwick Farm last time out.

On Thursday Southern Shimmer will be ridden by the country’s most prolific jockey with Robert Thompson having ridden more winners than any other hoop in Australia.

The ace country rider however only has one Grafton Cup trophy in his cabinet having partnered with My Star Sapphire who was prepared by his father Arthur back in 1981.

There are two other single-figure chances in the 2012 Grafton Cup odds with:

  • #2 Warrior Within ($4.20) – Bruce Hill’s Gold Coast raider comes off two good runs in Queensland when third to Shenzhou Steeds in the Ipswich Cup and third again this time to Ginga Dude in the Tatt’s Cup, right draw (3) but goes up to 58kg
  • #4 Gazza Guru ($8) – Stephen Farley-trained seven-year-old from Wyong won at Warwick Farm over the mile three back, has failed in their two runs since, does have form around better horses last year including their close third to Green Moon in the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) and third to My Kingdom Of Fife in the Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m) during the spring, won the South Grafton Cup last year too but needs to recapture the form

Other longer priced hopefuls that shouldn’t be overlooked completely include Kempsey galloper Rodeo Playboy ($17) who ran third in the Grafton Cup Prelude (2106m) on July 5, and Grafton Cup Prelude winner Blinkin Easy ($19).

Check out the latest fixed win Grafton Cup odds courtesy of bookmaker.com.au in the table below.

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2012 Grafton Cup Odds

Grafton Race 6 – 3:22pm – 12/07/2012

# Horse (Barrier) Odds*
1 HUME (5)
2 WARRIOR WITHIN (3) 4.20
3 SHAMARDASHING (9) 3.00
4 GAZZA GURU (6) 8.00
5 SAINT ENCOSTA (7) 21.00
6 SOUTHERN SHIMMER (1) 3.20
7 DANAHERE (4) 41.00
8 BLINKIN EASY (11) 19.00
9 RODEO PLAYBOY (2) 17.00
10 FRENCH GIFT (10) 41.00
11 TRADING SECRETS (8) 31.00

*Fixed Win odds provided by bookmaker.com.au and subject to change

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