Today a class list of gallopers will face off in the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival’s latest Group 1 event with the 2013 Doomben 10,000 set to run as Race 8 at 3:40pm (AEST) and with the sun shining and the wind blowing away any rain, odds on the favourite Your Song continue to ease.
Anthony Freedman’s Fastnet Rock colt was as short as $2.70 in the bookmaker.com.au markets on the $650,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) earlier in the week with the wet weather in Queensland.
Your Song thrived on a Heavy (9) course at Eagle Farm first-up last start to score an emphatic five length victory in the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m), and the punters were backing them to complete a Group 1 double this weekend with the likelihood of another rain-affected track.
However Doomben is today rated in the Dead range with little chance of rain which has seen Your Song, drawn in the far outside barrier 15, drift out to $3.80.
Odds on the second fancy Epaulette meanwhile have come in from $5 to $4.80, Peter Snowden’s Commands colt drawn ideally in gate four.
Last seen running sixth to All Too Hard in the All Aged Stakes over 1400m at Randwick on April 27, Epaulette always performs well fresh and looked nice in a barrier trial at Rosehill on May 14 when a very close second to Manawanui.
The third line of Doomben 10,000 betting is then occupied by the local champ Buffering out to break their Group 1 maiden status at their 15th Group 1 race start.
Buffering has eased out from $4.60 to $5.50 however, the forgotten runner in this race.
Trainer Rob Heathcote however remains confident Buffering can bounce back after their fourth in the BTC Cup last start when the mud track and missing the start worked against the $2.2 million earner.
“It was only two starts back when Buffering bolted in with the (Group 2) Victory Stakes,” Heathcote said.
“Then he started favourite for the BTC Cup but he missed the start, the track was a bog and nothing went right for him.
“All of a sudden he is the forgotten horse but I can tell you I’m more confident going into the race this year than 12 months ago when he was beaten a short neck (by Sea Siren).”
BTC Cup runner-up Rain Affair has also lost support in the markets out from $7 to $8.50 as the Joe Pride-trained five-year-old contests their fifth Group 1 on the trot.
Other hopefuls to see some love from the punters meanwhile include comeback galloper Manawanui ($26 into $18), Chris Waller’s veteran Sydney sprinter Rangirangdoo ($26 into $21) and Better Than Ready ($11 into $10).
Kelly Schweida’s More Than Ready three-year-old Better Than Ready is actually the Races.com.au Doomben 10,000 tip to win following their nice third in the BTC Cup and their ideal gate one draw today.
See below for all the market moves on today’s Group 1 so you can see who the punters are backing and sacking.
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2013 Doomben 10,000 Betting Update
Doomben Race 8 – 3:40pm (AEST) – 25/05/2013
#1 Rangirangdoo (14) – $26 into $21
#2 Buffering (12) – $4.60 out to $5.50
#3 Manawanui (10) – $26 into $18
#4 Rain Affair (5) – $7 out to $8.50
#5 Spirit Of Boom (13) – $101 into $81
#6 My Quest For Peace (11) – $34 into $26
#7 Jetset Lad (2) – $201 into $151
#8 Your Song (15) – $2.70 out to $3.80
#9 Sea Siren (9) – Steady at $17
#10 Epaulette (4) – $5 into $4.80
#11 Yosei (7) – $21 out to $31
#12 Punch On (8) – $81 out to $101
#13 Pane In The Glass (3) – $201 into $126
#14 Steps In Time (6) – $12 out to $13
#15 Better Than Ready (1) – $11 into $10
*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from bookmaker.com.au and subject to change