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11/6/2011 edition

Betting Horse Racing Favourites
Small Fields

Plus Group 1 Horse Racing Results

There has been quite a lot of discussion in the forum about favourites in small fields. So we thought we'd start monitoring them on a regular basis. We'll concentrate on Saturday races in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide where the field size has seven or fewer runners.

When a favourite is beaten we will also provide details of the winner. If there are trends they will be identified. For example if a stable has two runners in the small field does the horse at longer odds win more often than it should? Do some jockeys lose more often than they should on the favourites? Do some stables have a poor strike rate on favourites in small fields? And so on.

Here is the Group 1 horse racing result from Saturday, 21st. May, 2011.

The $500,000 Group 1 Weight for Age Doomben Cup was run over 2020 metres at Doomben. The winner by a long head from My Kingdom Of Fife was 8YO gelding Scenic Shot, trained by Daniel Morton and ridden by Shane Scriven. Scenic Shot was steady in the bookmaker betting ring and started at $6.50. There were two $3.70 equal favourites. They were:
1. 5YO entire Glass Harmonium which finished third by 0.4 lengths. Glass Harmonium was trained by Michael Moroney and ridden by Hugh Bowman.
2. 4YO gelding Shoot Out which finished fifth by 1.5 lengths. Shoot Out was trained by John Wallace and ridden by Corey Brown.

On Saturday, 21st. May, 2011, there were no small fields of seven or less horses at the horse race meetings held at Doomben, Rosehill, Flemington or Morphettville.

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