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2014 Doomben 10,000: Will Buffering Win This Group 1 Sprint?

On Saturday, May 24, 2014 the 2014 Doomben 10,000 Group 1 horse race will run at the Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. This is a 1350m race for a prize of $650,000 making it one of the most sought after in Australia. The first of these races was run in 1933 and the winning horse was Wallen.

The 2013 Doomben 10,000 race finished as follows:

Win: Epaulette
2nd: Sea Siren
3rd: Buffering

As of this writing Buffering, often referred to as the Brisbane Bulldog, is the favourite after finishing 3rd in last years race. Buffering has placed in 9 Group 1 races, but has yet to win. Could this be the race the Brisbane Bulldog gets a first Group 1 win? We will know for sure on May 24th, but here are the latest odds for all you punters out there.

Latest Odds Doomben 10,000

Buffering 4.00 (41 starts with 15 wins) Places 76% of the time.

Rebel Dane 4.25 (13 starts with 6 wins) Places 62% of the time.

Spirit of Boom 4.50 (50 starts with 8 wins) Places 56% of the time.

Knoydart 7.00 (17 starts with 5 wins) Places 82% of the time.

Platelet 8.50 (27 starts with 9 wins) Places 81% of the time.

Famous Seamus 9.00 (29 starts with 9 wins) Places 55% of the time.

Temple of Boom 13.00 (49 starts with 11 wins) Places 49% of the time.

Unpretentious 17.00 (16 starts with 4 wins) Places 56% of the time.

Solzhenitsyn 21.00 (37 starts with 13 wins) Places 65% of the time.

Gregers 21.00 (13 starts with 4 wins) Places 69% of the time.

Final Thoughts

Buffering is out to avenge last years 3rd place showing in this very race and the loss to Famous Seamus at the BTC Cup. Buffering is under a lot of pressure to produce a Group 1 win in this 2014 Doomben 10,000. However, the competition is strong and this race is far from an easy one to predict. Buffering has finished in the money 76% of the time, but as a punter you should observe that Platelet and Knoydart have placed in the money over 80% of the time. This race is going to go down to the wire and it could be a close one. Until we meet again may your punting be better and remember to always be a good sport.

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