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.
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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|