Doomben Cup Odds Firm on 2021 Warrnambool Cup Winner Le Don De Vie

May 7, 2021

Doomben Cup Odds Firm on 2021 Warrnambool Cup Winner Le Don De Vie

Brisbane’s Group 1 Doomben Cup is on the cards for progressive stayer Le Don De Vie after the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained imported carted a big weight to victory in Thursday’s Warrnambool Cup 2021 results.Le Don De Vie Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

The British-bred son of Leroidesanimaux enjoyed his first win in Australia at ‘The Bool’ carrying a notable 58.5kg to victory in the Listed $253,5000 Warrnambool Cup (2350m).

An improved effort on his lead-up seventh when mid-field at Caulfield in the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) a month ago, the gelding relished the rise in distance and was given a gun ride by jockey Mark Zahra.

Despite the big weight, Le Don De Vie ($6.50) had nearly three lengths to spare on the line over the beaten Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained favourite Heart Of Puissance ($4) after hitting another gear on the home turn.

The Mitchell Freedman-trained Puissance De Lune mare Moonlight Maid ($12) rounded out the Warrnambool Cup trifecta a further one and a half-lengths back third.

“It was a good win,” winning hoop Zahra said after the race.

“Funny horse. In parts of the race I thought it might be going a bit too keen but then he’d come back and relax.

“But when I asked, and I was milking Blenheim Palace as long as I could to get as good a lead in as I could, when I took over and asked him and put one on his tail, he really put paid to them.”

Le Don De Vie is now expected to head up to Queensland next start chasing the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival riches in the Group 1 $700,000 Doomben Cup (2000m) back down in distance at weight-for-age on May 22.

Co-trainer Sam Freedman was pleased with the result on Thursday, happy to see the European ex-pat and Melbourne Cup hopeful start to show potential in his second campaign since arriving in Australia.

“Big thank you to all the owners,” Freedman told the media post-win.

“They sent him to us for the spring and he ran a narrow second in the Geelong Cup.

“We knew if he ran up to that today then he’d have a class edge on the field.

“We thought maybe he’d be better on a firm track when he first came out but the longer we’ve got to know him, we’ve learnt that with cut in the ground he’s better.

“He might have a Queensland trip on the agenda now given he won that impressively.

“Something like the Doomben Cup. With the way he’s run there he might get over a bit further as well.”

All-in 2021 Doomben Cup odds at Ladbrokes.com.au are available in full here.

2021 Warrnambool Cup Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 LE DON DE VIE (GB) Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 11 58.5kg $6.50
2 12 HEART OF PUISSANCE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2.75L 1 54kg $4F
3 11 MOONLIGHT MAID Mitchell Freedman Will Price (a) 4.25L 12 54kg $12
4 10 SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 5L 5 54kg $11
5 2 CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damien Thornton 5.2L 9 55kg $41
6 15 SKY HORSE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Jamie Kah 5.3L 7 54kg $17
7 4 HOME BY MIDNIGHT (NZ) Patrick Payne Michael Dee 5.8L 8 55kg $12
8 3 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Daniel Stackhouse 6.3L 4 55kg $5.50
9 9 HARD ’N’ TOUGH Symon Wilde Dean Yendall 7.05L 3 54kg $20
10 6 BLENHEIM PALACE (IRE) Daniel Bowman Harry Coffey 7.55L 6 54kg $31
11 7 DABIYR (IRE) Lindsey Smith Declan Bates 9.8L 14 54kg $51
12 8 DECLARES WAR Matt Cumani Patrick Moloney 12.8L 2 54kg $21
13 16 BUREAUCRAT Maddie Raymond Michael Walker 17.8L 13 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $101
14 5 WENTWOOD (GB) Maddie Raymond Damian Lane 26.8L 10 54.5kg $12
14 VEE CECE Symon Wilde Craig Newitt 0
13 THUNDER CLOUD Maddie Raymond Jake Duffy 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Resul...

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Conv...

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Saturday turned into a profitable day for punters at Eagle Farm as Gai...

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Resul...

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results: Vega One Beats Jonker In Gollan Quinella

Queensland horseman Tony Gollan celebrated a huge result in the...

Queensland Derby 2021 Results:...

Queensland Derby 2021 Results: Waller Runs Quinella With Kukeracha & Senor Toba

Master trainer Chris Waller celebrated his 21st career Group 1 quinella with...

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Si...

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Sires’ Winner Tiger Of Malay

The good run of two-year-olds this season for the Golden Slipper winning...

Race Results

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results: Vega One Beats Jonker In Gollan Quinella

Queensland Derby 2021 Results: Waller Runs Quinella With Kukeracha & Senor Toba

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Sires’ Winner Tiger Of Malay

Race Previews

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Barrier Draw: Favourites Draw Wide

Stradbroke Winner Tofane Heads 2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Field & Odds

2021 Brisbane Cup Field & Betting: Top Three Hard to Split

Stradbroke Handicap 2021 Barriers & Betting Update: Vega One Draws 4

2021 The Q22 Field & Betting: Zaaki Odds-On

Fields & Form

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Barrier Draw: Favourites Draw Wide

Stradbroke Winner Tofane Heads 2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Field & Odds

2021 Brisbane Cup Field & Betting: Top Three Hard to Split

Stradbroke Handicap 2021 Barriers & Betting Update: Vega One Draws 4

2021 The Q22 Field & Betting: Zaaki Odds-On