Buffering Leads Latest 2014 Doomben 10,000 Odds

May 21, 2014

Buffering Leads Latest 2014 Doomben 10,000 Odds

Set to win their first Group 1 in Brisbane, Rob Heathcote’s always honest local champion Buffering has firmed into favouritism for Saturday’s Doomben 10,000 2014.

Buffering

Buffering is the new favourite to win Saturday's BTC Cup 2014 after two previous attempts at the race. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

It is a race the now six-year-old son of Mossman has raced in the past two years, the bookies rating ‘The Buff’ the horse to beat in this year’s $650,000 Group 1 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000 (1350m).

A final field of 11 hopefuls was announced to face off in the Doomben 10,000 on the weekend, Buffering to jump from barrier eight with Damien Browne in the saddle.

The horse ran second in 2012 and was third behind Epaulette last year, but has won three Group 1s since then in Melbourne and then Perth last spring.

This time in Buffering comes off two Group 1 thirds, most recently here on May 10 when run down by upset winner Famous Seamus (1st) and fellow Brisbane galloper Spirit Of Boom (2nd) in the BTC Cup.

Post-race he was treated by a chiropractor for a sore neck and head, the one and a half length margin they lost the BTC Cup by expected to be made up for her now they’re feeling better.

As such Buffering has shot to the top of the Doomben 10,000 odds and is now the $3.90 favourite, deservedly so according to Heathcote who was thrilled with the barrier.

“One of the owners rang me this morning and said he was praying for barrier one. I said `we don’t want anywhere near there’ and barrier six to nine would be perfect,” Heathcote told AAP.

“He hasn’t been pinging out of the boxes and was sluggish at the start in the BTC Cup. If he does that again being drawn on the inside would be a disaster in a field of this size.”

Former favourite and now second pick in the markets at $4.40 is then Sydney raider Rebel Dane who drew wide with barrier 10.

Glen Boss rides Gary Portelli’s California Dane four-year-old who hasn’t raced since their disappointing fifth behind Japanese mare Hana’s Goal in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) in Sydney at the end of April.

It’s a watertight Doomben 10,000 betting affair this year too with Spirit Of Boom then right in the mix at $4.50.

Tony Gollan’s son of Sequalo ran fourth in this race last year but, like Buffering, has since broken their Group 1 duck winning the William Reid Stakes in Melbourne earlier in the autumn.

They were runner-up to stable mate Temple Of Boom, a $12 chance for Saturday’s feature, in the Victory Stakes two back and then put in a stellar effort when second again in the BTC Cup.

In the 10,000 Spirit Of Boom jumps from barrier two with Michael Rodd aboard again, the only horse on their inside at the jump being the Jason Coyle-trained Scream Machine ($26).

Rounding out the single figure Doomben 10,000 chances this year is then BTC Cup champ Famous Seamus at $7.50 to score another upset.

While their odds are not quite as generous as the $20 they paid at Doomben last start, trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith still believes they’re an underrated danger from barrier three especially if the rain stays away and the track is firm on race day.

The other major player at $10 is then the in-form Knoydart at $10.

John O’Shea’s More Than Ready four-year-old won back-to-back Listed races during the summer before going to Group 1 company in the Oakleigh Plate.

They finished a brave third that day beaten under two lengths by the winner Lankan Rupee who also beat them home when Knoydart ran third again in another Melbourne Group f1, the Newmarket Handicap on March 8.

Their only run since was then at Randwick on April 26 in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) where the finished runner-up to Hot Snitzel who pays a juicy $21 to improve on a BTC Cup sixth and take out the 10,000.

Check out the full Doomben 10,000 2014 odds below, fixed win prices you can click on to lock in online now at the country’s premier bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Ladbrokes.com.au will also be offering juicy Best Tote or SP + 20% markets on the Doomben 10,000 this weekend so make sure you have an account ready to go to get in on the action!

2014 Doomben 10,000 Odds

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