2022 Doomben Cup Betting Tips

We have expert betting tips for the Doomben Cup this Saturday at Doomben which features a quality field of 10.

Zaaki headlines the betting for the big race during the Brisbane Winter Carnival and he’s all the rage at short odds.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide available for the Doomben Cup, which runs at 3:18 pm.

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Best bets for Doomben Cup


Best Bet:

Zaaki @ $1.45 Bet @ Neds


Best Each Way Bet:

Polly Grey @ $8 Bet @ Neds


Best Roughie:

Huetor @ $12 Bet @ Neds


Doomben Cup Trifecta Tips

Punters should have four runners on their ticket for the Doomben Cup trifecta.

  • Zaaki
  • Polly Grey
  • Huetor
  • Kukeracha

Doomben Cup First-Four Tips

We have included five runners for our Doomben Cup first-four.

  • Zaaki
  • Polly Grey
  • Huetor
  • Kukeracha
  • Coventina Bay

Doomben Cup Form Guide & Tips

1. Zaaki (Best Bet – $1.45) Bet @ Neds

Zaaki is the class runner of the field and the 12-time winner should be too good for them at short odds.

The winner of over $7 million is the dominant runner in the Doomben Cup and getting $1.45 is a fair price given his ability.

James McDonald rides and anything around his current odds is worth snapping.

2. The Chosen One ($26) Bet @ Neds

His best form came in New Zealand and there was nothing to like about his effort at Randwick in heavy conditions last start.

The six-year-old has yet to race at Doomben and we’re not sure the new environment will be good enough to turn the tables.

It could pay to watch for late moves.

3. Kolding ($61) Bet @ Neds

Kolding hasn’t raced well for a long time and it’s clear his mind is on other things.

The 11-time winner has done more than enough to keep connections happy but he needs a firm track and he’s not going to get one.

4. Kukeracha ($13) Bet @ Neds

There has been support for the Waller-trained runner who enters first-four calculations.

He won two back at Doomben before running third behind Zaaki. Finishing only 1.3 lengths behind the winner is an outstanding effort and he could figure in the finish again.

He goes into the mix and he could add value to multiples.

5. Great House ($18) Bet @ Neds

The five-year-old gelding is getting close to a win after running second at Gosford but we’re not sure if that’s the best form guide.

He rises in class for this contest and there are other Waller-trained runners with slightly more upside than Great House.

6. Huetor (Best Roughie – $12) Bet @ Neds

Huetor won three consecutive races last preparation before returning from a spell in good order.

The five-year-old finished third at Randwick before running fourth behind Zaaki and we think he has plenty of improvement in his legs.

We’ll take the $12 on an each-way basis.

7. Maximal ($27) Bet @ Neds

Maximal has been disappointing since arriving in Australia and we can’t have him in our selections.

He is only a one-time winner from 11 starts and there isn’t enough improvement to come to entertain his chances.

8. Esti Feny ($61) Bet @ Neds

The six-time winner might be better suited to racing easier opposition. The odds tell the full story and we can’t find room for him.

9. Polly Grey (Best Each Way – $8) Bet @ Neds

Polly Grey loves running in the wet and that’s her biggest asset. The former Kiwi owns five heavy-track wins and she was second behind Zaaki last time out.

That’s the best form guide and there is no reason to jump off her back, especially at $1.90 to place. She is a good place bet at those odds.

10. Coventina Bay ($23) Bet @ Neds

The Kiwi ran well enough for fifth last start and that was a solid outing first-up in Australia.

The multiple Group 1 winner across the Tasman has class on her side and she enters first four calculations in these conditions.

$23 to too good to ignore.

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