Solzhenitsyn Leads 2013 Lord Mayor’s Cup Odds

May 16, 2013

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Solzhenitsyn Leads 2013 Lord Mayor’s Cup Odds

The threatening weather in Brisbane hasn’t stopped the bookies installing local hope Solzhenitsyn as the clear favourite for Saturday’s Lord Mayor’s Cup 2013 at Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse.

Solzhenitisyn

Toorak Handicap winner Solzhenitsyn is clear favourite to win Saturday's Lord Mayor's Cup 2013. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Had trainer Rob Heathcote not missed the cut off then it would be the $500,000 Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) and not the $115,000 Group 3 Carlton Mid Lord Mayor’s Cup over the mile (1600m) his St Petersburg six-year-old contests on the weekend.

Heathcote however has come to terms with his mishap and is confident the Lord Mayor’s Cup is the right race for his Toorak Handicap winner who will now head towards the $1.36 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm next month.

Third to Pierro first-up in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill in March, Solzhenitsyn was disappointing next start when dead last finishing 12th to Pierro again this time in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) on a Slow (7) track proving they are no wet-tracker.

They were last seen stepping up to the 1800m for the Group 2 AD Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast on May 4 where they finished seventh behind Doomben Cup 2013 favourites Lights Of Heaven (1st) and Foreteller (2nd) albeit only beaten one and three quarter lengths.

The class horse in the 12-starter Lord Mayor’s Cup field on the weekend, Solzhenitsyn has the extreme outside gate to overcome as well as the possibility of an unsuitably soft track but they are still heading the markets at $2.30.

The next best fancied in the Lord Mayor’s Cup odds at $3.60 is then Transporter who will firm into the favourite should the rain come and Heathcote decide to scratch Solzhenitsyn.

Drawn one inside the current top elect in gate 11, Commands five-year-old Transporter was also earmarked for the Doomben 10,000 before connections missed the first acceptances as Heathcote did.

Winner of back-to-back mile races in Brisbane in April including the Listed Greenslopes Members’ Handicap at Eagle Farm, Transporter showed their ability in the Hollindale when a half length away third after jumping from the same barrier (11) as they have for the Lord Mayor’s Cup.

The only other horse under $10 for Saturday is then Epic at $7 who has come up trumps with barrier three for their maiden black type assignment at career start number 22.

Kelly Schweida’s local Stratum gelding vies for their fourth win on the trot following three good wins since late March, most recently beating home Vacallo when overcoming barrier 13 of 13 to win over the Doomben mile in a Class 6 plate on April 27 which earned them a shot at Group glory here.

Other longer priced hopefuls with claims for an upset then include Kiwi Group 3 winner Zennista ($10) in gate two out to atone for their failed run on Anzac Day back home in the mud, and imported stayers Ibicenco ($15) last seen winning the Sandown Cup over the two miles in November and the fellow Peter Moody-trained Voila Ici ($16).

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2013 Lord Mayor’s Cup Odds

Doomben Race 4 – 1:55pm (AEST) – 18/05/2013

# Horse (Barrier) Odds*
1 VOILA ICI (7) 16.00
2 SOLZHENITSYN (12) 2.30
3 SHAMARDASHING (1) 21.00
4 BIGGLES (6) 34.00
5 DANAGAZE (5) 61.00
6 WHAT HAPPENEDHENRY (8) 26.00
7 TRANSPORTER (11) 3.60
8 HOUR OF PERIL (10) 31.00
9 IBICENCO (9) 15.00
10 EPIC (3) 7.00
11 ONETIMEATBANDCAMP (4) 31.00
12 ZENNISTA (2) 10.00

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

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