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Kavanagh Aims To Dominate Spring Carnival

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.

Viewed’s AJC Australian Derby-winning stablemate Roman Emperor is $17 for the Melbourne Cup along with Victoria and South Australian Derby winner Rebel Raider.

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.

$6 Whobegotyou

$10 Maldivian

$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

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