Brockie firms as Melbourne Cup favourite following Shootout win

STAR sprinter Zambora Brockie has firmed in the betting for the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (515m) at Sandown Park on November 18, following his stunning triumph in the Group 2 Sandown Shootout (515m) over the track and trip last week.

Trained by Anthony Azzopardi, the black dog’s price has been crunched from $15 into $7.50 with Sportsbet ahead of the heats of the $420,000 to the winner series, set to be run and won this Friday.

A son of Nitro Burst and Flying Liddy, Zambora Brockie has won 27 of 44 starts including five group wins and over $419,000 in prize money, while he holds a commanding personal best of 29.14 over the 515m distance at Sandown.

Also firming in Sportsbet’s all-in markets are Barton Bale and Fanta Bale, currently $15 and $17 respectively.

Barton Bale will head into the series having won seven of 10 career starts, while Fanta Bale will be first up following her stunning victory in the Group 1 Hume Cup (600m) at The Meadows on October 31.

Drifting slightly is Dundee Osprey which is $15 out to $17, with the son of Fabregas and Dundee Rose looking excellent value at those odds.

The powerhouse performer ran third in the Sandown Shootout last week, but boasts an exceptional record at the track with six wins and four minors from 13 starts and a 29.11 personal best.

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Value appears to be with NSW chaser Ando’s Mac which has remained steady at $26 despite winning the Group 1 Vic Peters Classic (520m) at Wentworth Park on October 29.

Trained by Jason Mackay, the fawn sprinter debuted at the track last week, finishing an unlucky fifth behind Allen Terminator.

With a run at the track under his belt, punters can expect improvement from the son of El Grand Senor and Brook’s Doll heading into the Melbourne Cup heats.

Ando’s Mac’s owner, Luke Anderson, spoke to Australian Racing Greyhound following his greyhound’s win in the Vic Peters Classic, saying it is a dream come true to be racing a top class chaser.

“It is pretty indescribable,” Anderson said.

“When my kids were born was the best moment of my life, but [winning the Vic Peters] is definitely second – it was a great feeling.

“Obviously he has a long way to go to win the Melbourne Cup, but if he can nail the start like he normally does and get to the front he is a very hard dog to run down.”

Queenslander Outside Pass, which finished second in the Shootout, is also paying $26, as is Sandown track record holder Unlawful Entry.

Also representing the Sunshine State in this year’s series will be Zabdon Ferrari ($34), Split Image ($41) and Tripum ($41), all of which were impressive in winning a Prelude of the Melbourne Cup last Friday.

Group 1 Melbourne Cup – all in market

Zambora Brockie $7.50
Barton Bale $15
Fanta Bale $17
Dundee Osprey $17
Weekend Binge $21
Aston Bolero $26
Invictus Rapid $26
Outside Pass $26
Unlawful Entry $26
Ando’s Mac $26
Demon Bale $26
Pantera Nera $26 with Sportsbet
Myrniong Corner $26
Pop The Cork $26
Blazin’ Bomber $31
Jesaulenko $31
Worm Burner $31
Zabdon Ferrari $34
Shima Song $34
Hit The Highway $34
Buck Forty $34
Allen Terminator $34
Sleek Master $34
Cash In Motion $34
Thirty Talks $41
Dalgetty $41
Felton Bale $41
Split Image $41
Tripum $41
All A Blaze $51
Aqua Cheetah $51
Vancouver Star $51
Dyna Boomer $51
Silverali $61
Jack Walker $61
American Monster $61
Diego Bale $61
Greysynd Emma $71
Marley Bale $71
Aeroplane Bob $71
Trip To Eden $81
Paddy’s Magic $81
Ritza Lenny $81
Gaucho $81
Folio Bale $81
Shared Equity $81
Electromagnetic $81
Shima Bar $81
Benteke $81
Alpha Hermes $81
Tiggerlong Await $81
Both Sides Now $81
Kilty Express $81
Aeroplane Tommy $81
Allen Kempo $81
Mincin’ Machine $81
Asa Flying Spur $81
Must Have $81
Bruce Tycoon $101
Margins $101
Benta Bale $101
Alpha Demeter $101
Absolute Silence $101
Mepunga Tyler $101
Matt Machine $101
Yanong $101
Wynburn Toozie $101
To The Galo’s $101
Polijuice Potion $101
Paua To Avoid $101
Ronray Spirit $101
One For Me $101
Narralee $101
Moreira $101
Mitcharlie Mia $101
Midwinter $101
Soda Man $101
Striker Klinsman $101
Magic Spring $101
Ima Wagtail $101
Times Square $101
Fantastic Skye $101
Duna Runa $101
Tuggeragh $101
Tuxedo Black $101
Greysynd Chief $101
Myrniong Star $101
Mystery Ride $101
Igor Karakoff $101
Ivy Bale $101
Zamperini $101
Zipping Zeus $101
Dyna Maddie $101
Don’t Kid Me $101
One Hill $101
Celica Bale $101
Let It Develop $101
Mumma Josie $101
Black Bear Lee $101
Lithgow Panther $101
Dream Edition $151
Fleet Return $151
Swap Ya $151
Maja Mahi Mahi $151
Barking Bad $151
Cavalcade $151
Snakebite Bale $151
Eren Bale $201
Helma Bale $201
Dream Of Fame $201
Guardman $201
Tiggerlong Cruz $201
Kumbia Lass $201
Where Art Thou $201
Skyes Apprentice $201
Pippy Dippy $201
Coalville Tiger $201
Helga Bale $201
Wadelock Willow $201
Sausage Sizzle $201
Leo’s Gift $201
Sacremento Sal $201
Bossin It $201
Black Mumbo $201
Miss Pepperoni $201
One Samuel $201
Slick Ice $201
Fearless Flyer $201
Master Mordecai $201
Allen Portland $201
Quotation Mark $201
Allen Dynamo $201
Mepunga Fame $201
Naughty Cazza $201
Sports Knight $301
Stevron Autos $301
Maverick Thunder $301
Pictures Pearce $301
Major Curly $301
Liam $301
Precipitation $301
My Boy Ollie $301
Kwazii $301
Funky Pirate $301
Flying Eamonn $301
Fear The Boss $301
Dogmatic $301
Avatar Jet $301
Crackerjack Choc $301
Who Told Red $401
Weston East $401
Dyna Juggler $401
Bracket Creep $501

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Past Discussion

  1. Victoria must be the only state we race in ?don’t read much about racing in over states  on this site ! you would think one who was a columnist in Maitland could have wrote a little on the Maitland Maiden Future Stars Final  won by Little Black Joe, now he has been sold to Victoria beating the quick Black Jack Opal, with a name like Joe one would have thought he would get a mention , 3 out of  15 is poor?