2016 Doomben Cup Odds and Betting Update

May 19th, 2016

Ten runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Doomben Cup (2000m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Hauraki currently leads 2016 Doomben Cup betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Hauraki currently leads 2016 Doomben Cup betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Hauraki has returned to racing in typically smart form this time and remains outright $3.50 favourite in 2016 Doomben Cup betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Resuming for third in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) on February 13th, Hauraki savaged the line for third in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) before running second to The United States in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m).

While failing to fire and seventh in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) on Day 2 of The Championships, the Reset gelding responded well for second in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) a fortnight ago.

Confirmed to be partnered by leading Godolphin hoop James McDonald, Hauraki will leave from the rails draw in the Doomben Cup.

Stable mate It’s Somewhat is yet to herald much interest in 2016 Doomben Cup betting markets, but remains sole occupant of the second line at a quote of $5.50.

It’s Somewhat returned to racing this time for a credible sixth in the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) before posting impressive and consecutive wins in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) and Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m).

Charging home late for sixth in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Dynaformer gelding was unlucky to be blocked for a run when fifth in the Hollindale Stakes last time, and has been charged with overcoming barrier 9 in the Doomben Cup.

Kiwi raider Volkstok’n’Barrell savaged the line late for third in the Hollindale Stakes a fortnight ago and remains firm on the third line of 2016 Doomben Cup betting at a $6 quote.

Resuming in his native New Zealand for sixth in the Group 1 NRM Sprint (1400m) on February 13th, Volkstok’n’Barrell returned to winning form in the Group 1 Haunui Farm Classic (1600m) before repeating the dose in the Group 1 New Zealand Stakes (2000m) on March 12th.

While failing to handle the heavy going in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) upon returning to Australian racing on Day 1 of The Championships, the Tavistock gelding is drawn ideally in barrier 5, will be partnered by leading hoop Blake Shinn and has clearly returned to peak condition.

Our Ivanhowe is more than worth consideration for a bet at current $9 Doomben Cup odds, while Spiritjim arguably offers punters the best value for money at $10 odds, from barrier 3 with Hugh Bowman aboard.

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