2007 Melbourne Cup Field & Betting Odds

Update: This post was written in ’07 – I notice a lot of you are coming here searching for 2009 melbourne cup betting odds – here they are, good luck!

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Here’s the current field and betting odds for this years premiere Spring Racing event, the prestigious Melbourne Cup. Will the favourite Master O’Reilly be able to live up to the hype?

Master O’Reilly 5.00 2.00
Purple Moon 7.50 2.62
Mahler 9.00 3.00
Miss Finland 11.00 3.50
Zipping 11.00 3.50
Efficient 12.00 3.75
Gallic 15.00 4.50
Maybe Better 15.00 4.50
Eskimo Queen 21.00 6.00
Princess Coup 21.00 6.00
Tawqeet 21.00 6.00
Douro Valley 26.00 7.25
On A Jeune 26.00 7.25
The Fuzz 26.00 7.25
Blue Monday 31.00 8.50
Lazer Sharp 31.00 8.50
Tungsten Strike 34.00 9.25
Blutigeroo 41.00 11.00
Dolphin Jo 51.00 13.50
Pacino 61.00 16.00
Scenic Shot 61.00 16.00
Zavite 67.00 17.50
Sirmione 81.00 21.00
Desert Master 101.00 26.00
Mandela 121.00 31.00
Annenkov 151.00 38.50
Black Tom 151.00 38.50
King Of Ashford 151.00 38.50
Sarrera 201.00 51.00
Sentire 201.00 51.00
Railings 251.00 63.50
Bay Story 301.00 76.00
Best Beware 301.00 76.00
New Kid In Town 331.00 83.50
Sculptor 331.00 83.50
Southern Courage 331.00 83.50
Utility 331.00 83.50
Cefalu 401.00 101.00

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The Latest Greyhound Racing News

Sandown

The prestigious Group 1 Sandown Laurels series kicks off next week with an expected 12 heats to be contested on Thursday night. Widely regarded as the pinnacle event for female greyhounds, the Laurels has been won by many top chasers such as Cheltenam Lass (1965), Winifred Bale (1982), Sandi’s Me Mum (1989) and more recently Moonambel Gem (1997), Hail A Harley (2001) and Paua To Burn (2004).

Sandown Park’s Michael Floyd has confirmed that top Queensland trainers Tony Brett and Tony Zammit have made enquiries about trialling greyhounds at Sandown Park in preparation for the Laurels. The series is for females whelped between March 1, 2004 and February 28, 2005 and carries a winner’s cheque of $50,000.

Explosive beginner IMPISHLEE has won five of her 11 starts to date and she has had four starts over 525m at The Meadows for three wins and a placing. The Andrea Dailly-trained daughter of Brett Lee and Impargo is engaged in a mixed stake over 525m at The Meadows this Saturday night and she should prove hard to beat.

IMPISHLEE won three races in May, two of which were at The Meadows in 30.27 and 30.12 and the other was at Warrnambool in a scintillating 25.25.

The Meadows

SPITFIRE JET returns to Victoria after scoring a smart win at Cannington (WA) recently in 30.66. Trained by Daryl Williams, the black speedster won his first two starts at Sandown Park in March when taking out a maiden heat and final in 30.09 and 30.24.

SPITFIRE JET has won five of his seven career starts and he looks hard to beat at Sandown Park this Thursday night where he’ll line up in a Grade 5 stake over 515 metres against the likes of talented NSW-bred pair CURIOUS LEE and JOSH’S WHISKY.

Statistics from Ballarat for 2006

Percentage of The Watchdog‘s first selections that win:

450m – 37.67%
550m – 33.33%
650m – 37.50%
Percentage of TAB favourites that win:

No. of favourites that win – 43.79%
No. of 2nd favourites that win – 20.43%
No. of 3rd favourites that win – 15.32%
No. with longest odds that win – 1.45%

Position of winners at first section:

Winners leading at first section – 52.94%
Winners positioned 2nd at first section – 20.95%
Winners positioned 3rd at first section – 13.60%
Winners positioned 4th or worse at first section – 12.51%

First Horse Racing Weekend in May

A Super weekend of Racing kicks off on Friday with the running of the Listed Wagga Gold Cup over 2000m while Harness Racing at Moonee Valley features the running of the $20,000 Cinderella Stakes as the Mares Triple Crown gets underway with Kiwi mare Molly Darling the one to beat.

Racing at the Gold Coast on Saturday provides the highlight with the Prime Minister’s Cup meeting. The major race on the card is the $300,000 G2 Norco Pauls Milk WFA Hollindale Stakes over 1800m with Australian Cup winner Roman Arch sure to appreciate the drop in class on his last couple.

Super Sunday at Morphetville will see the running of the SA Derby and the Goodwood Handicap. The Leon McDonald trained Gallant Guru looks capable of posting a hometown win. Grinding home at his last couple he has been looking for the Derby trip while the much travelled Testafiable for trainer Peter Moody looms as hardest to beat.

The Goodwood Handicap is as open as the Sydney heads with a host of chances. Plenty of value if you can find the winner of this race with Royal Ida for trainer Michael O’Leary the early favourite.

Don’t forget the Asian Mile Challenge continues on Sunday with the running of the third leg of the Challenge, The Champions Mile at Sha Tin.

Golden Slipper Carnival Underway at Rosehill Saturday

The racing spotlight falls on Rosehill tomorrow when the STC Golden Slipper carnival gets underway with the running of six Group races including the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic for fillies and mares and the $400,000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes. The Golden Slipper picture will also become a little clearer with Magic Millions winner Mirror Mirror stepping out in the $300,000 Group 2 Reisling Stakes (Race 3). She will have to contend with the David Hayes trained race favourite Miss Finland as she chases a birth in the $3 million Golden Slipper. Miss Finland is currently 8.50 in the Golden Slipper Future betting on IAS Bet, while Mirror Mirror is 10.00.

Derby hopefuls line up in the fourth on the card, the $140,000 Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes. The Greg Eurell trained Cadbury Guineas winner Apache Cat looms as the one to beat. Track conditions look set to suit as he takes on Racing To Win, the unbeaten Octagonal gelding Wasp and the Kiwi invader Darci Brahma in yet another great betting race.

The 400,000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes is another great betting affair with AJC Derby winner Eremein stepping up to a suitable trip. IAS Bet has Eremein as the 3.00 race favorite in the 6th race on the Rosehill card. Victorian visitor Our Smoking Joe comes right into this as second favourite (opening at 4.50 on IAS bet), with his wet track form simply sensational.

The Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic for fillies and mares (Race 7) sees smart youngsters Mnemosyne and Regal Cheer clash again. Overnight rain has the track rating at a slow 6, giving Anthony Cummings hope of securing a start with the first emergency Ballybleue.

It should be another good weekend of racing, I think I’ll be backing Mnemosyne for a win, currently paying fixed price odds of $5 on IAS Bet.

Super Saturday of Horse Racing

There is another Super Saturday of racing at Flemington this weekend with three Group races including the $350,000 Group 2 Blamey Stakes, the $300,000 Group 2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes and the $150,000 Group 3 Queens Cup (2500m).

The Blamey Stakes, race 7 on the card, shapes up to be one of the most contentious races of the afternoon. Of particular interest to racing fans and punters is the return of shock Australian Cup winner Roman Arch in the Blamey Stakes on Saturday. The 50/1 winner last week opened at 7.00 in fixed odds betting at IASbet for the Blamey. The David Hayes trained Niconero, opened as the slight favourite in early fixed odds markets (6.00 on IASbet). Another intriguing prospect in the Blamey Stakes is Zipping. The Danehill gelding opened at 8.00 and shortened to 7.00. He has an impressive record with 7 wins and 2 third placings from his 10 lifetime starts, but does face his toughest test here.

Race 6 on the Flemington card, is the Sires Produce stakes. The smart two-year-old filly Nediym’s Glow has been declared an early scratching from the race. Her rival, the red-hot Lee Freedman stable runner Satin Robes, has shortened from 7.00 to 6.00 on IASbet. The all-conquering Hayes stable will supply the race favourite Ulfah. The market mover of the race is Deledio, who has shortened the most-from 21.00 to 15.00.

The last of Saturday’s feature races at Flemington sees the Danny O’Brien trained Adelaide Cup winner of 2005 Demerger step up to a suitable distance in the Queens Cup. The five-year-old mare will appreciate the drop back in class on her last start in the Australian Cup. Demerger is 4.00 at IASbet.