Doomben Cup 2017

Saturday May 20, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: Four-year-olds have a dominant Doomben Cup record in recent years.

The Doomben Cup is the second Group 1 race of the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival after the Doomben 10,000 and takes place on a Saturday in mid – late May at Doomben Racecourse. Contested over 2000m the weight-for-age event attracts a field of class staying types and offers $650,000 in total prize money including $416,000 to the winning connections.

The winner of the A.D. Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast a fortnight earlier is exempt from Doomben Cup ballot and the double was last achieved by Streama (2014).

The latest edition of the Doomben Cup ran on Saturday May 20, 2017 .

2017 Doomben Cup Results

  • 1st: #3 Sense Of Occasion
  • 2nd: #5 Star Exhibit
  • 3rd: #13 Rudy

Doomben Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 20, 2017
  • Track: Doomben Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $650,000
  • First Run: 1933

Doomben Cup Odds

Doomben Cup betting is open at futures prices around nomination stage offering generous all-in prices on the hopeful horses. The Doomben Cup odds firm on the confirmed runners after final acceptances are taken the Wednesday before the race runs on the Saturday.

Horses that ran top three in the AD Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast two weeks earlier feature highly up the Doomben Cup betting markets. Until Our Ivanhowe (The BMW 10th in 2016), no Doomben Cup winner had come off a run worse than fifth since King Keitel (6th in NZ) in 2001, so runners that finished top five in the lead-up dominate betting for the Group 1. In 2017 however, Sense Of Occasion improved on a sixth in the Hollindale Stakes for his Doomben Cup upset. Favourites and equal favourites have a solid recent record in the Doomben Cup including Streama (2014) and Pornichet (2015) who both saluted for the punters.

2017 Doomben Cup Betting

The season’s latest Doomben Cup 2017 betting odds will be available here as soon as markets on the Group 1 weight-for-age Brisbane race are out so stay tuned.

Doomben Cup Field

The Doomben Cup field features a top line-up of weight-for-age horses each winter with the largest field in recent years being 20 starters when Bush Padre won in 2003.

The smallest recent Doomben Cup field was nine runners in 2011 when Scenic Shot won; this is the only line-up of under 10 runners in over 30 years. Horses traditionally come into the Doomben Cup field via a run at the Gold Coast in the Hollindale Stakes a fortnight earlier over 200m shorter; recent winners of both races include Streama (2014), Metal Bender (2010), Above Deck (2006) and Mr Bureaucrat (2002).

From 2006 – 2017 seven of the 12 Doomben Cup winners came out of the A.D. Hollindale Stakes. Doomben Cup nominations close on the Wednesday two weeks before the race with the final field of acceptances closing a fortnight later on the Wednesday of race week.

Doomben Cup betting odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

Streama (2014) was the last horse to complete the AD Hollindale Stakes – Doomben Cup double during the winter. Photo Credit: Daniel Costello.

2017 Doomben Cup Field

The official Doomben Cup 2017 Field & Barriers are set to be released on Wednesday May 17, 2017 and will be published below so stay tuned to view for the winter hopefuls that make the cut.

It’s Somewhat coming off an AD Hollindale Stakes win headlines a capacity 2017 Doomben Cup Field for the Brisbane Group 1 this season. The Hollindale Stakes runner-up Single Gaze is one of three mares out to beat home the boys in the Doomben Cup results, while the third placegetter out of the traditional lead-up Maurus has a wide barrier (16 possibly into 14) to overcome.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 3x4313x111 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) Darren Beadman James Doyle 6 59kg 115
2 x4540x60x4 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 17 59kg 115
3 454x12x336 SENSE OF OCCASION Kris Lees Corey Brown 18 59kg 109
4 x549169x64 VANBRUGH Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 12 59kg 105
5 x4241211x1 STAR EXHIBIT Darren Weir Blake Shinn 4 59kg 102
6 1162×15649 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 15 59kg 107
7 90×1211717 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 13 59kg 105
8 14x6256x23 BENZINI Adrian & Harry Bull Kelly McCulloch 3 59kg 103
9 5159028×33 MAURUS (GB) John P Thompson Damian Browne 16 59kg 104
10 x277x41244 ASTRONOMOS (GB) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 11 59kg 100
11 18313×7092 EMPHASIS Richie Stephenson Ronnie Stewart 9 59kg 88
12 31215x0x01 ARTICUS (FR) Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 8 59kg 106
13 x5474x3435 RUDY Helen Page Tim Clark 2 59kg 102
14 211Fx70312 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 14 57kg 109
15 46741×0903 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Bobby El-Issa 5 57kg 99
16 421111×421 AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir John Allen 10 57kg 102
17e 211x480x35 SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Opie Bosson 7 59kg 98
18e 740x0080x5 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman TBA 1 59kg 96

2017 Doomben Cup Nominations

The 2017 Doomben Cup Nominations attracted 35 weight-for-age winter hopefuls including the likes of class local hope Cylinder Beach and the John O’Shea-trained Doncaster Mile winner It’s Somewhat.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 314181458x ADDICTIVE HABIT (NZ) G 7 Lee Somervell
2 x421111x42 AMELIE’S STAR M 5 Darren Weir
3 x31215x0x0 ARTICUS (FR) H 5 Darren Weir
4 7x277x4124 ASTRONOMOS (GB) G 6 John P Thompson
5 740x0080x5 AUVRAY (FR) G 6 Richard Freedman
6 x540417x12 COL ’N’ LIL M 5 Ben Currie
7 213x311x CONSOMMATEUR (NZ) M 4 Michael Kent
8 290×121171 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 4 Desleigh Forster
9 118313×709 EMPHASIS G 4 Richie Stephenson
10 0x6333x676 HAPPY HANNAH M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
11 0x9128x506 HAZZABEEL (NZ) G 6 Ciaron Maher
12 53x4313x11 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 6 John O’Shea
13 046741×090 JESSY BELLE M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
14 2221841×12 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
15 1x4444813x MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) H 5 Darren Weir
16 15159028×3 MAURUS (GB) G 6 John P Thompson
17 51162×1564 MCCREERY (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
18 4x82876x2x MIME (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
19 0x35112411 MORENDI G 4 Darren Graham
20 x7111x6275 NEW TIPPERARY G 4 Joseph Pride
21 30x91130x5 PEMBERLEY (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher
22 849x080x70 PORNICHET (FR) H 6 Ciaron Maher
23 0x4540x60x PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller
24 0x5474x343 RUDY G 6 Helen Page
25 1454x12x33 SENSE OF OCCASION G 6 Kris Lees
26 145x227x09 SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees
27 2211Fx7031 SINGLE GAZE M 4 Nick Olive
28 05x610x702 SONS OF JOHN G 6 Jason Attard
29 3113x3x1x SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) G 5 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
30 x4241211x1 STAR EXHIBIT G 5 Darren Weir
31 782×163303 TESTASHADOW G 5 Gary Portelli
32 x421132x33 THE CHAIRMAN G 5 Mick Price
33 142×21831 TOP OF MY LIST M 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings
34 x549169x64 VANBRUGH H 4 Chris Waller
35 x18601121x VENTURA STORM (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

Doomben Cup Tips

Looking for proven weight-for-age types that ran top three in the Hollindale Stakes last time out are good Doomben Cup tips. Also looking for runners drawn in barriers 1 – 8 is favourable when doing the betting tips with double digit barriers rarely producing a winner. However, Sense Of Occasion overcame the outside barrier 15 (of 15) for his 2017 Doomben Cup victory.

Sydney visitors also have a dominant Doomben Cup record so watching for the interstate-trained visitors is also a good tip.

2017 Doomben Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Doomben Cup 2017 betting tips and exotic Group 1 Brisbane race selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the gallopers to back and sack this season.

Doomben Cup Form Guide

The Doomben Cup form guide features all of the essential information for punters including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. Looking for horses coming out of the Hollindale Stakes when doing the Doomben Cup form is crucial, as is seeking out staying types with winning form at least over 2000m.

Doomben Cup Form Facts

  • The AD Hollindale Stakes produced seven of the 12 Doomben Cup winners from 2007 – 2017
  • Last start winners have a dominate record in the Doomben Cup results of the past decade
  • Only two mares have won the Doomben Cup in the past 30 plus years – Cinque Cento (2007) and Streama (2014)

Doomben Cup Results

Favourites have a credible recent record in the Doomben Cup results, but the longest priced winner in recent years was Cinque Centro ($21 in 2007) and before them Sapio ($61 in 1997). Notable recent Doomben Cup winners include Pornichet (2015), Streama (2014), Metal Bender (2010) and Above Deck (2006).

Doomben Cup 2017 Results

The official 2017 Doomben Cup Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won in Brisbane on Saturday May 20, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 SENSE OF OCCASION Kris Lees Corey Brown 15 59kg $9
2 5 STAR EXHIBIT Darren Weir Blake Shinn 1.3L 3 59kg $8.50
3 13 RUDY Helen Page Tim Clark 1.5L 2 59kg $31
4 16 AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir John Allen 1.7L 9 57kg $10
5 6 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2L 13 59kg $20
6 14 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 3.5L 12 57kg $9.50
7 9 MAURUS (GB) John P Thompson Damian Browne 4.3L 14 59kg $15
8 7 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 6.8L 11 59kg $41
9 1 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) Darren Beadman James Doyle 7.1L 5 59kg $4.20F
10 17e SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Opie Bosson 9.9L 6 59kg $51
11 11 EMPHASIS Richie Stephenson Ronnie Stewart 10L 8 59kg $151
12 15 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Bobby El-Issa 12.5L 4 57kg $41
13 10 ASTRONOMOS (GB) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 13.3L 10 59kg $31
14 12 ARTICUS (FR) Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 13.6L 7 59kg $5
15 18e AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Jeff Lloyd 25.6L 1 59kg $151
4 VANBRUGH Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 0
8 BENZINI Adrian & Harry Bull Kelly McCulloch 0
2 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0

Doomben Cup Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Sense Of Occasion Star Exhibit Rudy 2:06.6
2016 Our Ivanhowe Hauraki It’s Somewhat 2:01.4
2015 Pornichet Weary I’m Imposing 2:02.5
2014 Streama Leebaz Junoob 2:01.7
2013 Beaten Up Foreteller Secret Admirer 2:04.3
2012 Mawingo Lights Of Heaven Manighar 2:02.0
2011 Scenic Shot My Kingdom Of Fife Glass Harmonium 2:03.7
2010 Metal Bender Gold Water Triple Honour 2:02.6
2009 Scenic Shot Racing To Win Sir Slick 2:02.8
2008 Sarrera Rampant Lion Like It Is 2:03.3
2007 Cinque Cento Gaze Pentathon 2:01.8
2006 Above Deck Octapussy Roman Arch 2:13.8
2005 Perlin Platinum Scissors Natural Blitz 2:15.0
2004 Defier Pentastic Upsetthym 2:11.6
2003 Bush Padre Freemason Maguire 2:13.0
2002 Mr Bureaucrat Galroof Freemason 2:14.0
2001 King Keitel Shogun Lodge Kasakh Belle 2:01.9
2000 Akhenaton Integrate Cruzeiro 2:04.7