Australia Horse Racing By Andrew Brown

Punters predict Protectionist a Sydney Cup certainty

Punters have crunched German import Protectionist from $9 into $5 favouritism at to add the 2015 Sydney Cup to his 2014 Melbourne Cup victory.


“They’ve just kept chipping away at him since the weights were released on Monday,” said William Hill’s Andrew Brown.


“We took one bet of $1200 at the $9 and a string of other wagers at smaller odds right down to his current quote.”


Protectionist kicks off his campaign in Saturday’s Crown Golden Ale Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield.


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2015 Sydney Cup

Odds from

Protectionist $5

Who Shot Thebarman $7.50

Dominant $11

Red Cadeaux $11

Hartnell $11

Rising Romance $13

Au Revoir $14

Greatwood $14

Big Memory $15

Its Somewhat $15

Junoob $16

Sonntag $16

Beaten Up $16

Sir John Hawkwood $21

Opinion $23

Others $26+