Doomben Kingsford Smith Cup Day Betting Tips
The pick of the action comes with two Group 1 races towards the end of the card and we’ve picked out the best bets from the Kingsford Smith Cup and the Queensland Oaks as well as another competitive race. So, here’s hoping to secure some profit when all is said and done.
BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (Race 5)
Our first betting preview for Saturday’s action on Saturday comes in the shape of the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes. This Group 2 is run over 1350m and is open only to two-year-olds.
The field is packed with horses full of potential but of them all it’s Zousain who is most fancied to kick on and make an impact at the top level. The Chris Waller trained colt showed what he is capable of last time out in the Champagne Classic.
Zousain showed he has no problem putting in a performance of the highest calibre after a break as that performance came after an eight week break. He’ll be nice and fresh for four weeks away from competitive action and is the one all the others have to catch.
Zousain is the favourite with the bookies but we still think he offers very good betting value at a best price of $2.80 with bookmaker.com.au
Kingsford Smith Cup (Race 7)
The feature race of the day, the Kingsford Smith Cup is a Group 1, weight for age contest run over 1350m. As you’d expect from a contest of this calibre, some very good horses are set to go post with connections hopeful they’ll land a share of the $700,000 that’s up for grabs.
Le Romain heads the betting at a general $3.40. Kris Lees trains this five-year-old gelding who has won $2.6 million in his career. You cannot knock his record and he put up a fight in the Doomben 10,000 a couple of weeks ago. However, it’s been a while since he won and we’re going to side with the second favourite, Impending.
Like another fancied horse, Champagne Cuddles, Impending was given a pretty difficult draw out in barrier nine. Don’t let that put you off betting on him at a tempting price of $4.60 with Bet365 though.
There isn’t too much speed in the race so those in the higher barriers should have a chance to get themselves into contention nice and early.
Impending definitely showed he has the pace to threaten with the way he finished the Doomben 10,000. Providing that all important start goes to plan, he should be able to kick on and beat his quality competition.
Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks (Race 8)
Next up is another Group 1, this time only for three-year-old fillies. There is a healthy prize fund of $500,000 on the line and some very smart horses doing battle over 2200m.
The most successful of all those entered in the Queensland Oaks is Aloisia. Ciaron Maher has very high hopes for the filly and it’s believed that everything is fine following a recent stomach upset.
Aloisia will get a fair amount of support in the betting but she’s not exactly in red hot form and there are question marks about her ability to get the trip. Therefore, it could pay to turn your betting attention towards the red hot Youngstar instead.
It’s three wins in a row for the Chris Waller trained filly. Her latest, and most impressive win, came in the Roses at Doomben and while the Queensland Oaks represents a step up in class from Group 2 level, we think she’s ready to perform at the top level. So, make sure to add Youngstar to your betting at $2.65 with Unibet.