Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Old Favourite Dandino Up For The Cup

Former British stalwart Dandino is the 11-4 favourite for the William Hill Geelong Cup on Wednesday. The UK arm of the bookmakers have opened betting on the race and Dandino comes in to the contest after performing strongly with fourth in the G1 Turnbull Stakes, beaten only a length by Preferment. Dandino is also 25-1 for the Melbourne Cup.


Roger Charlton’s Quest For More is 9-2 second-favourite and booked his trip to Australia with a narrow 2nd in the Goodwood Cup in July. He’s currently trading at 33-1 with William Hill for the Melbourne Cup.


Meanwhile, in Friday’s William Hill Cox Plate, Winx is the 9-2 favourite, with Criterion and Highland Reel both at 5-1. The latter-named runs for Aidan O’Brien, who trained the winner of last year’s race.


“Aidan O’Brien has a strong chance of winning the William Hill Cox Plate for a second year in a row,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


William Hill Geelong Cup (21st October): 11-4 Dandino, 9-2 Quest For More, 7-1 Guardini, 8-1 Bonfire, Orbec, 10-1 Sertorius, 14-1 Almoonqith, 16-1 Genuine Lad, Maygrove, Renew, 20-1 Kapour, 25-1 Crafty Cruiser, De Little Engine, Manndawi, 66-1 Disclaimer (reserve), Don Doremo, Ethiopia, Sonntag, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


William Hill Cox Plate (23rd October): 9-2 Winx, 5-1 Criterion, Highland Reel, 6-1 Kermadec, 8-1 Arod, 10-1 Preferment, 12-1 Fawkner, 14-1 Hartnell, 16-1 Gailo Chop, Happy Trails, The Cleaner, 20-1 Amralah, Complacent, 25-1 Mourinho, Pornichet, Royal Descent, 33-1 Contributer, Noble Protector, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


Melbourne Cup (3rd November): 4-1 Fame Game, 7-1 Trip To Paris, 8-1 Mongolian Khan, 11-1 Preferment, 12-1 Max Dynamite, Who Shot Thebarman, 14-1 Our Ivanhowe, Snow Sky, 16-1 Amralah, Bondi Beach, Gust Of Wind, Hartnell, Hokko Brave, 20-1 Kingfisher, 25-1 Big Orange, Criterion, Dandino, Grand Marshal, Hauraki, Let’s Make Adeal, Secret Number, Sky Hunter, 33-1 BAR