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 $396,500 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 runs on Saturday May 19, 2018.
Doomben Cup Race Info
- Date: Saturday May 19, 2018
- 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.
2018 Doomben Cup Betting
The season’s latest Doomben Cup 2018 betting odds are available here and markets on the Group 1 weight-for-age Brisbane race are now live below.
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.
2018 Doomben Cup Field
The official Doomben Cup 2018 Field & Barriers will be released Wednesday May 16, 2018 and published below.
See below for the full 2018 Doomben Cup Final Field, cut to a dozen runners after the early scratching of It’s Somewhat due to a fever.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||19x0335x69||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||James Cummings||Damian Browne||8||59kg||113|
|2||1160×31256||COMIN’ THROUGH||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||13||59kg||108|
|3||4x45x0x928||AMBITIOUS (JPN)||Anthony Freedman||Craig Williams||7||59kg||110|
|4||26230×2582||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Chris Waller||Corey Brown||9||59kg||104|
|5||x72x203x60||ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE)||Chris Waller||Michael Cahill||10||59kg||107|
|6||x2266x4553||MAN OF HIS WORD||Bruce Hill||Brad Stewart||1||59kg||98|
|7||20x2x38x94||SATONO RASEN (JPN)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||4||59kg||102|
|8||53920×9311||LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE)||Chris Waller||Opie Bosson||12||59kg||104|
|9||32134×2800||VIOLATE||Brent Stanley||Mark Du Plessis||11||59kg||92|
|10||x0x374x441||TRADESMAN||Darren Weir||John Allen||3||59kg||94|
|11||1x270x4005||EGG TART||Chris Waller||Leith Innes||6||57kg||105|
|12||0583×22241||OREGON’S DAY||Mick Price||Jim Byrne||2||57kg||106|
|13||x72586x655||ABBEY MARIE||Michael Kent||Matthew McGillivray||5||57kg||102|
2018 Doomben Cup Nominations
The early Doomben Cup 2018 Nominations close on a Tuesday in early May about a fortnight out from the race.
The official 2018 Doomben Cup Nominations are now out with the 36 early entries led by the likes of the Darren Weir-trained Gailo Chop and Chris Waller’s recent Frank Packer Plate winning three-year-old Higher Ground.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer|
|1||x72586x655||ABBEY MARIE||M||5||Michael Kent|
|2||1x12x21x1x||ALL IN VOGUE (NZ)||M||5||Barry Lockwood|
|3||41124×3226||ALWARD (IRE)||G||5||Chris Waller|
|4||4x45x0x928||AMBITIOUS (JPN)||H||6||Anthony Freedman|
|5||82×3131144||BEDFORD (NZ)||G||4||Anthony Freedman|
|6||7x135x08x9||CALDERON (IRE)||G||5||Tony McEvoy|
|7||x1160x3125||COMIN’ THROUGH||G||4||Chris Waller|
|8||x284244246||CONSENSUS (NZ)||M||6||Stephen McKee|
|9||x348248x22||ECUADOR (NZ)||G||8||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|10||11x270x400||EGG TART||M||4||Chris Waller|
|11||150×112142||GAILO CHOP (FR)||G||7||Darren Weir|
|12||4427620×87||GRANDDUKEOFTUSCANY (IRE)||G||7||Matthew Williams|
|13||07034239×6||GREY LION (IRE)||G||6||Matt Cumani|
|14||24131×411||HIGHER GROUND||C||3||Chris Waller|
|15||119x0335x6||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||G||7||James Cummings|
|16||73314×2183||KARAVALI (NZ)||M||4||Kris Lees|
|17||253920×931||LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE)||G||6||Chris Waller|
|18||5x2266x455||MAN OF HIS WORD||G||5||Bruce Hill|
|19||x76430x020||MAURUS (GB)||G||7||John P Thompson|
|20||125x521x84||MISS DUBOIS (NZ)||M||7||Matthew Dunn|
|22||3x72x203x6||ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE)||R||6||Chris Waller|
|23||10583×2224||OREGON’S DAY||M||4||Mick Price|
|24||3x412x04x0||OUR CENTURY (IRE)||G||7||Kim Waugh|
|26||7x887324x0||RAW IMPULSE (GB)||H||6||Darren Weir|
|27||122212×043||RISING RED (NZ)||G||4||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|28||111x76x211||ROMAN SON||G||4||Richard Freedman|
|29||x20x2x38x9||SATONO RASEN (JPN)||H||6||Chris Waller|
|30||12x41x750x||SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE)||G||5||Darren Weir|
|31||833005×055||SO SI BON||H||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|32||5x610x702x||SONS OF JOHN||G||7||Jason Attard|
|33||226230×258||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||G||7||Chris Waller|
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.
2018 Doomben Cup Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Doomben Cup 2018 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.
- 1st: #8 LIFE LESS ORDINARY ($11)
- 2nd: #10 TRADESMAN ($13)
- 3rd: #4 TOM MELBOURNE ($10)
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)
2018 Doomben Cup Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Doomben Cup 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
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 2018 Results
The official 2018 Doomben Cup Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won in Brisbane on Saturday May 19, 2018.
Doomben Cup Winners
|2017||Sense Of Occasion||Star Exhibit||Rudy||2:06.6|
|2016||Our Ivanhowe||Hauraki||It’s Somewhat||2:01.4|
|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|
|2006||Above Deck||Octapussy||Roman Arch||2:13.8|
|2005||Perlin||Platinum Scissors||Natural Blitz||2:15.0|
|2001||King Keitel||Shogun Lodge||Kasakh Belle||2:01.9|