2011 Crown Oaks Betting

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The 2011 Crown Oaks betting markets have shifted massively since markets first opened and changed completely from what they were pre-post.

The obvious reason was the withdrawal of Atlantic jewel who if she was here, would be favourite at no more than $1.20 maximum.

Mosheen

Mosheen a big firmer for the 2011 Crown Oaks

With her out the market is a lot tighter with four of the eleven horse sin single figures.

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2011 Crown Oaks Betting

Mosheen - $6.00 open in all the way to $4.20

Dowager Queen - favourite opened at $3.70 and sits steady at that quote.

Gliding - $6.00 out to $7.00

Rahveel - $4.60 on the drift to $6.00

Roma Giaconda - $15 out to $19

Gioe - $16 open, big drifter to $26

Vittoria - $9.50 out to $10

Fallen One - $26 out to $31

Flame Of Lanka - $31 into $26

Lady Jouster - $26 out to $31

Pentimento - $16 into $15

 

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See below for our full guide of 2011 Crown Oaks Tips featuring the horses we think will fill the placings in the feature event at Flemington Racecourse today.

Rahveel

Rahveel is a top three player in the 2011 Crown Oaks

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2011 Crown Oaks Tips

1st – Dowager Queen ($3.70 @ Luxbet)

She’s had no luck in her past couple of starts and deserves a turnaround in fortune here. Two starts back she was caught deep in traffic and didn’t get out in time to challenge the leader and last start the jockey dropped the whip and was forced to use his hand. She wasn’t going to beat Atlantic Jewel but she can certainly beat this field at great value.

2nd – Vittoria ($10 @ Luxbet)

She’s been missed at the moment by punters but she is amazing value that’s flown under the radar. She was back just as far as Dowager Queen last start at Caulfield and managed to get home in fourth spot. She didn’t run in the Wakeful and as a result has been somewhat forgotten but she’ll be fresh, she’ll run the trip and she’ll be there late.

3rd – Rahveel ($6.00 @ Luxbet)

Had the run of the race in the Wakeful but taking nothing away from her gallant effort to get to the line. She beat Dowager Queen fair and square and while we think that may turn around today, she’d done enough to earn her spot in the top three. Looks to be a lack of speed, that’ll help her as well.

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Melbourne Cup Tips 2011

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Lucas Cranach

Lucas Cranach will run in the top three of the 2011 Melbourne Cup

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Melbourne Cup Tips 2011

 

1st – Americain

He’s the defending champion and is simply the one to beat yet again. He can run the trip out easily and is in peak form, Americain to win the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

 

2nd – Lucas Cranach

He’s got a huge final burst and he could well be suited to the wide expanses at Flemington. He’ll be getting home late.

 

3rd – Dunaden

He’s a big threat to Americain because he’s so similar to what he was in 2010. Won the Geelong Cup easily, big player.

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Melbourne Cup Favourites 2011

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The Melbourne Cup Favourites 2011 have a lot to live up to this year with a solid recent history of horses saluting which were fairly high up in the Market.

Last year Americain wasn’t the Melbourne Cup favourite however he was among the top picks, a trend that’s been prevalent for a while.

Americain

Americain is the 2011 Melbourne Cup favourite

You only have to think back to 2005 when Makybe Diva claimed arguably the most famous Melbourne Cup victory ever with her third straight win in the event.

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 Melbourne Cup Favourites 2011

Americain - ($5.00 @ Luxbet)

Defending champion considered a massive hope of making it back to back Melbourne Cup victories.

Dunaden - ($8.00 @ Luxbet)

Mini Americain that’s looking to replicate the efforts of his French compatriot in 2010.

Niwot - ($8.50 @ Luxbet)

Melbourne Cup market mover backed in from a huge $15 opening price.

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There’s no bigger day for punters Australia wide than the 2011 Melbourne Cup Day Betting with millions of dollars turned over on the race that stops the nation alone.

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Americain

Americain is one of the bets of the day at Flemington

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2011 Melbourne Cup Day Betting

 

Race 1 -

Alezan Thunder – $4.20 (bet now @ Luxbet)

 

Race 2 -

Foxstar – $4.60 (bet now @ Luxbet)

 

Race 3 -

Excluded – $4.60 (bet now @ Luxbet)

 

Race 4 -

Neriani – $4.20 (bet now @ Luxbet)

 

Race 5 -

Karuta Queen – 1.55 (bet now @ Luxbet)

 

Race 6 -

Combat Kitty – $3.60 (bet now @ Luxbet)

 

Race 7 -

Americain – $5.00 (bet now @ Luxbet)

 

Race 8 -

Lone Command – $3.50 (bet now @ Luxbet)

 

Race 9 -

Prables – $5.50 (bet now @ Luxbet)

 

Race 10 -

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2011 Melbourne Cup Day Fields

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A massive 10 race card features everything from a two year old sprint up the straight all the way through to the show piece event, two miles around Flemington in the world’s

Niwot

Niwot is just one of 126 runners at Flemington today

greatest handicap race.

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2011 Melbourne Cup Day Fields

Race 1 – 16

Race 2 – 16

Race 3 - 18

Race 4 - 16

Race 5 - 9

Race 6 - 12

Race 7 - 23

Race 8 - 17

Race 9 - 20

Race 10 - 16

 

The total number of horses on 2011 Melbourne Cup Day then 126 not including the emergencies that have been withdrawn.

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2011 Melbourne Cup Odds

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Glass Harmonium

Glass Harmonium is a front running chance at big odds in the 2011 Melbourne Cup

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 2011 Melbourne Cup Odds

Americain - $5.00 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Jukebox Jury - $12 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Dunaden - $8.50 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Drunken Sailor - $41 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Glass Harmonium - $31 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Manighar - $41 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Unusual Suspect - $41 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Fox Hunt - $31 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Lucas Cranach - $13 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Mourayan - $16 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Precedence - $41 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Red Cadeaux - $35 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Hawk Island - $101 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Illo - $19 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Lost In The Moment - $31 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Modun - $26 (bet now @ Luxbet)

At First Sight - $14 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Moyenne Corniche - $26 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Saptapadi - $91 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Shamrocker - $51 (bet now @ Luxbet)

The Verminator - $101 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Tullamore - $21 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Niwot - $9.00 (bet now @ Luxbet)

Older Than Time - $151 (bet now @ Luxbet)

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Melbourne Cup 2011 Race Time In Each State

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The Melbourne Cup 2011 Race Time In Each State varies considerably so make sure you check the list below to have yourself ready for the race that stops the nation.

Americain

Americain favoured to make it back to back Melbourne Cup wins

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Melbourne Cup 2011 Race Time In Each State

 Victorian Melbourne Cup Start Time - 3pm

New South Wales Melbourne Cup Start Time - 3pm

ACT Melbourne Cup Start Time - 3pm

Tasmania Melbourne Cup Start Time - 3pm

South Australia Melbourne Cup Start Time - 2:30pm

Queensland Melbourne Cup Start Time - 2pm

Northern Territory Melbourne Cup Start Time - 1:30pm

Western Australia Melbourne Cup Start Time - 12pm

 

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Australian Open A President’s Cup Teaser

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If you want an early taste of the 2011 President’s Cup then you’ll have to look no further than the Australian Open in Sydney at the start of November.

As it stands there are half a dozen United States team members confirmed for the Australian Open feature as well as at least five Internationals.

Bill Haas

Bill Haas will make it seven US President's Cup team members playing in the Australian open.

The latest Americans to confirm their presence are world number nine Matt Kucher, world number 11 Nick Waney and world number 19 Hunter Mahan.

That joins a list which already includes Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods.

It’s also expected that Bill Haas the PGA Tour Championship winner will also travel to Sydney for the Open meaning seven of the 12 in the USA team will play at the same event.

For the internationals their brigade will be headed by Robert Allenby who makes his first return to the Australian Open since the now notorious 2008 event.

At that tournament he was heckled by drunks at the final hole with comments made in relation to his dead mother.

At the time it caused massive outrage and resulted in changes to the setup at the Open in future years.

The other Internationals to play the Australian open will include world number seven Jason Day and world number eight Geoff Ogilvy with Aaron Baddeley also expected to line up in Sydney.

In a nice bonus both captains will also be at the event, Greg Norman and Fred Couples out to prove they’ve still got it.

The major opposition to the Australian Open is the $US6 million Singapore Open which is likely to attract half of the internationals.

The vast number of entries creates an interesting aspect in terms of pairings with the one everyone wants to see being Tiger Woods and Adam Scott.

Woods old caddy Steve Williams made headlines after publicly attacking Woods following his first victory since teaming with Scott.

Gold Australia tournament Director Trevor Herden said though it was very unlikely to occur.

”I could almost guarantee that you will not see them paired together because [in Scott and Woods] we have two huge drawcards that have to be spread through the field,” he said.

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The home course advantage and home captain advantage has paid off for Robert Allenby and Aaron Baddeley who have received the call up from Greg Norman for the International’s President’s Cup squad.

Norman always hinted that he was likely to favour an extra Australian presence, going one further and picking two Victorian’s with intimate knowledge of the Royal Melbourne golf course.

Robert Allenby has long held a good relationship with the layout of the course and he was widely tipped to get the first position.

It was the second that was up for debate and there’s little doubt Baddeley scraped through by the skin of his teeth.

Aaron Baddeley just scrapes into President's Cup squad with final wild card.

In fact it’s unlikely he’d even have been considered were it not for a spectacular season ending performance in the Tour Championship in Atlanta last weekend where he fell one short of entering the playoff.

Of those to miss out on the President’s Cup squad there’s no doubt South African Louis Oosthuizen would be the most disappointed after finishing in 11th spot on the money list, just one place out of automatic entry.

For the American’s Tiger Woods was named as one wildcard earlier this month while the final spot went to FedEx Cup Champion, (the man who beat Baddeley by a shot), Bill Haas.

“I actually put in a call to both Aaron Baddeley and John Senden at the start of the Tour Championship out of courtesy,” Norman said.

“Also on the list was Vijay Singh and Camilo Villegas and obviously Louis Oosthuizen.

“But knowing that we are playing in the backyard of Australia, I wanted to hopefully load up the team with as many Aussies as I possibly could.

“So Aaron put in a tremendous performance there, and had a chance of winning the golf tournament, played extremely well and has played very, very well for a few years now.”

The last time the President’s Cup was held in Australia was 1998, a time when Baddeley was a mere spectator making his call up all the more special.

“For an Aussie to play in the Presidents Cup, it really does not get any better than that, and especially with Greg being the captain, because . . . I know, for me, Greg was the man I looked up to growing up,” Baddeley said.

“I always got up early to watch TV, to watch Greg; and to have him captain the team in Australia, to me, that’s an absolute dream come true.”

It’s a sentiment reflected by Allenby.

” Obviously Melbourne is my home. I’ve been playing at Royal Melbourne since I was 12 years old,” he said.

“I’ve had some success there and the relief was humongous. Greg will tell you himself how happy I was, and you know the first thing I said was that you’ll get 12 billion per cent out of me.”

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