Punters are behind former Japanese stayer Satono Rasen claiming a Group 1 in tomorrow’s Doomben Cup.
Satono Rasen ($5.50 into $5.00), one of six runners for champion trainer Chris Waller, is the best supported runner, but the Mick Price trained Oregon’s Day ($4.00) heads betting.
Waller has half the field in the Doomben Cup and punters have singled out Satono Rasen as his best chance. The champion trainer will also saddle Comin’ Through ($9.00), Tom Melbourne ($9.50), One Foot In Heaven ($46), Life Less Ordinary ($11), Egg Tart $11.
Satono Rasen has a couple of Australian runs behind him now. The six-year-old finished strongly for fourth behind Oregan’s Day in the Hollindale Stakes (1800m) last start, which should have him cherry ripe for this. The $4.60 second favourite, Ambitious, is also a Japanese import, now with Anthony Freedman and has received solid support.
Japan's leading sire Deep Impact has another opportunity to increase the number of individual G1 winners on Saturday with two runners in the Doomben Cup, Ambitious & Satono Rasen. Both have won G2 races in Japan – Satono Rasen was runner-up in the Japanese Derby to Duramente.
— Michele Cullen (@Cullenshorses) May 16, 2018
At Morphettville hometown hero Viddora ($10 into $7.50) is the best supported runner in The Goodwood. Vega Magic has also had plenty if support, but is an easing favourite ($2.70 out to $3.10) for the Group 1 sprint.