2010 Doomben Cup Odds & Betting

May 21st, 2010

The punters are getting behind the hot pre-race favourite Metal Bender in tomorrow’s $500,000 Group 1 Kirks Doomben Cup (2020m), where the Chris Waller-trained gelding aims for his 13th career victory.

Now sitting at $2.90 for a win through leading online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au, the last start winner of the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes has been heavily backed right throughout Doomben Cup betting, and is sure to start as the favourite.

As Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse continues to get a soaking today, the betting odds on the other Doomben Cup hopefuls have started to shift.

Three-year-old Stravinsky colt Sir Time Keeper has firmed into $8 with Ladbrokes.com.au after entering the market at $13.00, as the track conditions at Doomben become more and more rain affected.

The Graeme Nicholson-trained Kiwi, coming off three successive wins in New Zealand, favours a soft track and has drawn ideally in barrier two.

The other horse whose odds are shortening with the support of the punters is Doctor Fremantle. Starting at $11 when the markets opened, the Lee Freedman-trained British import has failed to impress in his last few starts in Australia, but a wet track will do wonders for the talented five-year-old.

Second favourite behind Metal Bender for the Doomben Cup tomorrow is the Anthony Cummings-trained Road To Rock. In from $4.10 to $4 with Ladbrokes.com.au, the classy Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner is aiming to become a triple Group 1 champion by winning his swansong race before heading to stud.

The other change in the Doomben Cup betting markets has been Gold Water, the Gai Waterhouse-trained four-year-old’s odds drifting out from $6.50 to $7 as questions arise over the Choisir mare’s ability over the 2020m distance.

Visit Ladbrokes.com.au to place a wager on any of the 2010 Doomben Cup runners and check out the odds for the other great races on at the meeting including the $150,000 Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) and $175,000 Group 3 Doomben Roses (2020m).

2010 Doomben Cup Betting Odds:


Horse (Barrier)


1 VISION AND POWER (3) 17.00
2 TRIPLE HONOUR (1) 11.00
3 SIR SLICK (13) 67.00
4 ROAD TO ROCK (10) 4.10
5 NEWPORT (6) 67.00
6 METAL BENDER (7) 2.90
8 RIVA SAN (12) 41.00
9 GOLD WATER (11) 7.00
10 READ TO LIFT (4) 34.00
11 EKSTREME (9) 34.00
12 PAGAN PRINCESS (5) 34.00
13 SIR TIME KEEPER (2) 8.00

*Odds are provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and are subject to change