Mark Kavanagh-trained gallopers dominate TAB Sportsbet’s opening markets for both the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate.
Caulfield Guineas winner Whobegotyou, who was second in the 2008 Victoria Derby and a luckless third in this year’s Doncaster Handicap, is the $15 equal favourite for the Caulfield Cup along with stablemate and 2009 Queensland Derby runner-up Shocking.
Whobegotyou is also $6 favourite for the 2009 Cox Plate ahead of stablemate and last year’s winner Maldivian.
In the 2009 Melbourne Cup, Whobegotyou is at $31 while Shocking is on the third line of betting at $21.
TAB Sportsbet has taken a lead from last year’s Melbourne Cup 2008 when framing this year’s market.
The Dermot Weld-trained mare Profound Beauty, who was fifth last year, and C’est La Guerre, who finished third, are $15 equal favourites ahead of Viewed ($17) who gave Bart Cummings his 12th Cup victory. Fourth placegetter Master O’Reilly is at $21.
Roman Emperor is also at $17 for the Caulfield Cup along with lightly-raced English stayer Speed Gifted who won his only Australian start for Lee Freedman at Flemington in May.
Singapore Derby winner Jolie’s Shinju is at $21 for the Caulfield Cup and $16 in the Cox Plate, just behind $14 chances Pompeii Ruler, who was third in the 2006 Cox Plate, and Theseo who was fifth last year.
Nom Du Jeu, who was second in last year’s Caulfield Cup, is $21 to go one better this year. Viewed, Rebel Raider and C’est La Guerre are also $21.
Zipping is $18 to improve on his second to Maldivian in last year’s Cox Plate and El Segundo is $21 to win the race for the second time after his success in 2007.
Efficient is at $21 to replicate his 2007 Melbourne Cup win.
TAB Sportsbet’s markets
The Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 17.
$15 Shocking, Whobegotyou
$17 Roman Emperor, Speed Gifted
$21 Nom Du Jeu, C’est La Guerre, Rebel Raider, Viewed, Predatory Pricer, Jolie’s Shinju, Metal Bender
$26 Purple, Cima De Triomphe, Daffodil, Vision And Power, Profound Beauty, Zipping, Tuesday Joy, Maldivian, Schiaparelli, Gallica
$31 and upwards others
WS Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 24.
$14 Theseo, Pompeii Ruler
$16 Jolie’s Shinju, Zipping
$18 Typhoon Tracy, Heart Of Dreams
$21 Black Caviar, Onemorenomore, El Segundo, Ortensia, Predatory Pricer, Vision And Power
$26 Black Piranha, Mic Mac
$31 Manhattan Rain, Metal Bender, Shocking, Tuesday Joy, Viewed
$41 and upwards others
The Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 1.
$15 Profound Beauty, C’est La Guerre
$17 Rebel Raider, Roman Emperor, Viewed, Changingoftheguard
$21 Master O’Reilly, Shocking, Schiaparelli, Zipping, Tuesday Joy, Precedence, Efficient, Speed Gifted
$26 Unsung Heroine, Age Of Aquarius
$31 Nom Du Jeu, Whobegotyou, Metal Bender, Mourilyan, Cima De Triomphe, Doctor Fremantle, Ghimaar
$41 and upwards others
Article by Robert Windmill Aapracing