2010 Melbourne Cup hopeful Hissing Sid has emerged as the pre-race favourite for tomorrow’s $125,000 Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2200m) at Doomben.
Coming off his second successive win in the Listed Warrnambool Cup (2350m), five-year-old Golden Snake gelding Hissing Sid, due to be ridden by champion hoop Nash Rawiller, is currently paying $4.60 through Ladbrokes.com.au for a win after drawing barrier seven in the Premier’s Cup.
In the capacity field, there are any number of other top chances for this year’s Premier’s Cup including last start winner of the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2020m), the Bevan and Richard Laming-trained Crossthestart.
Drawn one on the outside of Hissing Sid, Crossthestart will jump from barrier eight and is at $6.50 for a win with Ladbrokes.com.au.
Other highly fancied contenders include Indikator and Tinseltown, the Kiwi raiders drawn at opposite ends of the field with barriers two and 13 respectively.
The only movement in the Premier’s Cup betting odds since the market opened at Ladbrokes.com.au is with Larry’s Never Late. Money coming in for the four-year-old Pentire gelding has seen Larry’s Never Late’s odds shorten from $12 in to $11, despite the Chairman’s Handicap runner-up drawing wide with barrier 20.
In one of the most open fields in recent history, there is only one horse in the Premier’s Cup at odds greater than $31, that is Gallions Reach who despite drawing the prized inside barrier one, is paying $61 through Ladbrokes.com.au.
The big attraction at the meeting will be the $650,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) where Ortensia is the favourite, while more great betting action can be found with the $150,000 Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m).
2010 Premier’s Cup Betting Odds
|2||SIR SLICK (6)||26.00|
|3||HISSING SID (7)||4.60|
|5||GALLIONS REACH (1)||61.00|
|9||COURT RULER (10)||21.00|
|10||LARRY’S NEVER LATE (20)||11.00|
|11||LYNCEAN ACADEMY (14)||21.00|
|12||SAND HAWK (11)||26.00|
|13||SOLID BILLING (5)||14.00|
|14||SHI KIN FLY (19)||17.00|
|16||CASTLE HEIGHTS (9)||26.00|
|18||SCOUTING WIDE (21)||6.00|
*Odds provided by leading online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au and are subject to change