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Doomben Cup 2021 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Doomben Cup is one of the feature Group One's of the Brisbane Winter Carnival
  • This feature is run over 2000m at Doomben
  • The 2021 edition will be contested on Saturday, May 22
  • Preview and tips are included below
Doomben Cup Tips
Zaaki is favourite for the Doomben Cup. (Getty)
Justin Darcy 19 May 2021
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One of the feature races of the Brisbane Carnival, the 2021 Doomben Cup is set to be run on Saturday where Zaaki is looking for his Maiden Group One after taking out the Hollindale Stakes, a key lead-up for this weight-for-age feature.

The two clear main dangers are Mugatoo and Sir Dragonet off the back of big Autumn wins while Fifty Stars could be the surprise packet after a great Hollindale run.

Doomben Cup 2021 Field & Odds

1Sir DragonetC. Maher & D. EustaceG. Boss259kg$5
2MugatooK. LeesH. Bowman159kg$4.80
3Fifty StarsT. Dabernig & B. HayesJ. McNeil1059kg$15
4AviliusJ. CummingsK. McEvoy759kg$16
5ZaakiA. NeashamJ. McDonald959kg$2.70
6HumidorC. WallerD. Lane459kg$34
7Shared Ambition
C. WallerJ. Byrne659kg$17
8Southern FranceC. Maher & D. EustaceC. Williams1259kg$91
9BrandenburgJ. SargentR. Bayliss1159kg$20
10Melody BelleJ. RichardsO. Bosson857kg$17
11NettoyerW. RocheR. Stewart557kg$46
12Toffee TongueC. WallerN. Rawiller357kg$18
Odds courtesy of Sportsbet & correct at 11.40am on 19/05/2021.

2021 Doomben Cup Tips

Doomben Cup 2021 Best Bet - Zaaki

He was simply superb in the Hollindale Stakes when blitzing many of his rivals in this race, after a heavy weight of market support in his corner.

Subsequent to that win, he was smashed in the betting for this Group One to be favourite for the race, producing a new career peak which only looks to be on an upwards spiral.

J-Mac will have options from gate nine as to where the horse is positioned, likely in the second half of the field where we can see him show off that big turn-of-foot once again.

Doomben Cup Next Best Bet - Sir Dragonet

On a dry track, I feel he has the advantage over Mugatoo based off the dominance of his Tancred Stakes win during the Sydney Carnival.

Although that was not a strong field, he was simply a class above and what was positiive was the turn of foot on top of the ground after being noted as wet tracker only.

What Sir Drag needs over this trip is a genuine tempo which I am expecting, so if he sees clear day and has the favourite beaten, I feel he is the one that they need to beat.

Doomben Cup Value Bet - Humidor

This veteran was fantastic in the Hollindale and could be the one to peak fourth-up after being targeted for this race for some time.

His fourth-up record is fantastic with two wins and three placings from eight starts, along with his distance stats of three wins and six placings from 15 goes.

Humidor looks the horse who has had a goal all prep long which is this race, and he seems to be improving at each run this prep, so that means he is on the right trajectory to be featuring in another Group One.

Doomben Cup 2021 FAQs

When is the 2021 Doomben Cup?

The 2021 Doomben Cup is scheduled to run on Saturday, May 22 at 3.18pm local time.

It will run as Race 7 on the Doomben program.

What distance is the Doomben Cup?

The Doomben Cup is run over a distance of 2000 metres.

How can I live stream the Doomben Cup?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Doomben Cup and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2020 Doomben Cup?

The 2021 Doomben Cup was not held.

What is the Doomben Cup worth?

The Doomben Cup is worth a total of $1 million dollars.



Zaaki will be our main bet in the race while we save on Sir Dragonet.

We will be having one unit on Humidor.

Best Bet: Zaaki To Win @200.00 at BetMGM - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Sir Dragonet To Win @400.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 3 Units
Value Bet: Humidor Each-Way @3300.0 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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