Doomben Cup 2018

Saturday May 19, 2018

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.

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

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
21 631×743392 NETTOYER M 4 Wendy Roche
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
25 2x73211x20 PAYROLL M 5 Richard Laming
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
34 3x0x374x44 TRADESMAN G 6 Darren Weir
35 0x36860x26 TURNITAROUND G 7 Matthew Williams
36 832134×280 VIOLATE H 4 Brent Stanley

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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Comin’ Through Egg Tart Ambitious 2:01.4
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