Betting markets have opened for the $125,000 Group 3 David Jones Cup (2000m) at Caulfield this Saturday, with Peter Snowden’s consistent mare Purple the clear favourite to win.
Premier online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au installed Purple as the $3.40 top elect in the 2010 David Jones Cup despite having drawn wide with barrier 11.
Purple is coming off a second place finish to C’est La Guerre in the Craven Plate (2000m) at Randwick on October 2, and is a favourite with the punters as she drops back from 57kg to 54.5kg on Saturday making her an excellent lightweight chance.
Also Purple relishes the soft ground and as the Caulfield Track is set to be rated Slow/Heavy on Saturday, with a low weight she is the deserved favourite and should be included in any Trifectas.
Other early favourites in the David Jones Cup betting are $5 chance C’est La Guerre who beat Purple in the Craven last start, and Rainbow Styling paying $6.50 for win.
The Lloyd Williams-owned C’est La Guerre will also find a wet ground favourable tomorrow and is dropping back in weight from 59kg to 57kg from their Craven Plate win.
Our favourite Each Way chance is Rainbow Styling in barrier nine.
After a surprise win in the Naturalism Stakes here two starts back, the Zabeel gelding ran a solid second to Precedence in the JRA Cup at Moonee Valley and is a versatile runner that can handle all track conditions.
One longer-priced entry that looks a great roughie to add into your Trifecta bets is known wet tracker Zoomin paying $10 for a win.
The Michael Kent-trained gelding is drawn ideally in barrier two and will have star hoop Glen Boss aboard.
Seemingly forgotten by the punters after a sixth place finish last start in the Ansett Classic over 2400m at Sandown, Zoomin previously enjoyed two impressive wins including one on a Heavy track here in august and is back to their preferred 2000m distance on a wet track, both ideal for this six-year-old.
The 2010 David Jones Cup is scheduled as Race 7 of 10 on the Caulfield card for Saturday, due to jump at 3:20pm (AEDST).
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*Note: Red Ruler and Pacino have been scratched from the 2010 David Jones Cup
2010 David Jones Cup Betting Odds
|1||C’est La Guerre (7)||5.00|
|2||Red Ruler (6)||–|
|3||Dealer Principal (17)||19.00|
|4||Empires Choice (19)||19.00|
|5||Rainbow Styling (9)||6.50|
|6||The Fuzz (4)||61.00|
|7||Ginga Dude (13)||8.00|
|11||Pacino (15)||61.00||12||Dream Pedlar (12)||41.00|
|13||Becqu Adoree (16)||21.00|
|16||Gotta Keep Cool (14)||61.00|
|17||Token Of Honour (18)||21.00|
|18||Crocodile Canyon (5)||21.00|
*Odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and are subject to change