Two gallopers are now battling for favouritism in the newly released 2013 Doomben Cup odds with Peter Moody’s in-form mare Lights Of Heaven and the Chris Waller-trained Group 1 winner Foreteller both installed at the top of the markets for Saturday’s feature race.
A final field of 14 hopefuls were accepted for this year’s $500,000 Group 1 Kirks Doomben Cup (2000m), due to run as Doomben Race 7 at 3:40pm (AEST) on Saturday, including pre-field favourite Lights Of Heaven.
Moody’s former Schweppes Oaks winner was second to Mawingo in last year’s Doomben Cup and looks in a prime position to go one better this weekend as she comes off two Group wins, most recently in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast on May 4.
It seems the bookies are predicting the same first two over the line too as Lights Of Heaven shares top spot in the current Doomben Cup odds with Hollindale runner-up Foreteller.
Both pay $3.60, Waller’s Ranvet Stakes winning six-year-old Foreteller out to turn the tables on his last start conqueror.
There are then two other single figure fancies in the Doomben Cup betting with early market mover Lamasery ($7) and the Gai Waterhouse-trained Hippopus ($8).
David Vandyke’s Commands six-year-old Lamasery ran a good fourth in the Hollindale last time out and is expected to improve on that as they go up to the 2000m, a distance they won the Group 2 Hill Stakes over in Sydney last season.
Consistent High Chaparral colt Hippopus meanwhile is the sole three-year-old in this year’s Doomben Cup field, the youngster coming off a big win in the VRC St Leger over 2800m at Flemington on Anzac Day.
The drop back in distance here is a likely non-issue too as they won back-to-back 1900m races at Canterbury earlier this prep before running a competitive second to Philippi in the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Golden Slipper Day.
Other notable hopes at longer prices out to score an upset Doomben Cup result then include last year’s autumn star Manighar ($10), the Chris Waller-trained Beaten Up ($12) on the rails and Grahame Begg’s soon-to-be-retired mare Secret Admirer ($15).
See below for the current Fixed Win Doomben Cup 2013 odds, prices provided by our preferred online sportsbook bookmaker.com.au who will match your first deposit dollar for dollar as a bonus bet valued up to $500 this season only!
2013 Doomben Cup Odds
Doomben Race 7 – 3:40pm (AEST) – 18/05/2013
|3||GINGA DUDE (3)||41.00|
|8||BEATEN UP (1)||12.00|
|9||LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (5)||3.60|
|10||SECRET ADMIRER (12)||15.00|
|13||PIMMS TIME (11)||26.00|
*Fixed Win odds provided by bookmaker.com.au and subject to change