Darwin Cup 2011 – Tips & Betting

August 1st, 2011

The Darwin Cup 2011 is due to run as Race 9 today August 1, 2011, at Fannie Bay Racecourse and here we have the latest tips and betting information for the race.

The Darwin Cup is worth $175,000 and is run over a stayer’s distance of 2,000 metres.

Run under handicap conditions, the 2011 Darwin Cup is due to jump at 5.30pm ACST.

We are tipping Neil Dyer’s Hawks Bay to win this year’s Darwin Cup after his stunning Metric Mile win last weekend.

Hawks Bay has finished a close seconds in both his past two Darwin Cup runs after jumping from unfortunate wide barriers.

This year, Hawks Bay has drawn barrier three and will be in a perfect position to win the 2011 Darwin Cup.

Hawks Bay is currently paying betting odds of $3.10 to win the Darwin Cup 2011 at Luxbet.

The Ruffian is our best horse racing tip to finish second in the 2011 Darwin Cup.

Currently the $2.60 favourite at Luxbet, The Ruffian is coming off two recent wins in the NT Derby and the Darwin Guineas.

While he has beaten his competition easily against his age group, the Darwin Cup will be a true test of the new four-year-old’s ability against his older competitors.

Jumping from barrier five and carrying a light 53.5 kilograms, we believe The Ruffian will place second in the 2011 Darwin Cup.

For third we are backing Hawks Bay’s stablemate Palmyra Boy, who finished third last start in the Metric Mile.

Prior to his last start placing, Palmyra Boy finished first in two consecutive races, including the $46,000 Chief Minister’s Cup.

The talented nine-year-old gelding has won more than $225,000 in prize money and has won 13 of his 55 career starts.

Palmyra Boy will jump from barrier nine in the Darwin Cup 2011 and will carry 57.5 kilograms.

Luxbet is offering odds of $11 for Palmyra Boy to win the 2011 Darwin Cup.

So why not have a go at a trifecta with #1 Hawks Bay, 2 Palmyra Boy and #6 The Ruffian at Luxbet where you will receive the “Best of the Best” odds on the race.

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2011 Darwin Cup Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 X804411351 HAWKS BAY Neil Dyer Steven Arnold 3 62.5kg 106
2 8749146113 PALMYRA BOY Neil Dyer Ms Jan Cameron 9 57.5kg 93
3 X11123X318 BLACKBRIAR Melinda Boothby Paul Shiers 4 55kg 88
4 76X9519197 NARATEL Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 13 53.5kg 85
5 8743515521 SPAKATAK Kevin Lamprecht Carl Spry 14 53.5kg 85
6 0X32175511 THE RUFFIAN Sheila Arnold Kerrin McEvoy 5 53.5kg 85
7 25X9000815 CLUB LIQUID Dick Leech Michael McDuff 12 53kg 84
8 0080X15220 MONTEGO BAY Paula Trenwith Scott Hillebrand 11 53kg 84
9 8545212X64 AGARKAR Michael Hickmott Ms Libby Hopwood (a) 6 53kg 82
10 12111X6516 GENERAL MAZERATTI Jason Manning Ms Vanessa Arnott 2 53kg 80
11 52X0325X33 ROBDON FLYER Ken Rogerson Mr Colin Haddon 1 53kg 76
12 687166X459 VERY FAST Julien Welsh Phillip Crich 8 53kg 74