Is the Doncaster Mile Winx’s For The Taking?
The Doncaster Mile is known for always being a very competitive betting affair, but the presence of wonder mare Winx this year means the market is extremely one-sided.
After winning her last eight starts, the four-year-old is set to start the Doncaster Mile as the shortest priced-favourite since Valicare ($1.80) in 1926, and it would take a very brave punter to suggest she can't get the job done.
The Doncaster Mile has not been a good race for favourites in recent years and the calibre of horses that have won the race as the punters elect shows just how good Winx must be to win tomorrow.
Sunline (1999 and 2002), Private Steer (2004), Racing To Win (2006), Haradasun (2007) and More Joyous (2012) are the only horses to win as favourites since 1984, while superstars like Shaftesbury Avenue, Lonhro, Typhoon Tracy and Pierro were beaten as favourites.
Winx is already a champion in the eyes of many experts - she did win the Cox Plate in record-breaking time - but a win in the Doncaster would solidify her status with Sunline and More Joyous as the best mares of the modern era outside of the incomparable duo of Black Caviar and Makybe Diva.
Tarzino is another dominant favourite in the Australia Derby, a race that has been a very good one for favourite backers throughout its history.
With Winx set to start the Doncaster Mile as a dominant favourite, this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the new Odds Boost betting function with Ladbrokes.
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