Queensland’s superstar sprinter Buffering has shortened in betting for Saturday’s Group 1 BTC Cup at Doomben, despite the threat of a rain-affected track.

Buffering, who finished two lengths behind Lankan Rupee on the heavy going at Randwick last start, has firmed from $3.20 into $2.80 at

“He’s only missed the placings once in five starts on the heavy going and he’s saluted on a slow track so our punters don’t appear overly concerned by the weather,” William Hill’s Andrew Brown said.

A win would enhance Buffering’s Racehorse Of The Year credentials, where he is an $11 fourth favourite at Sportingbet.

Sidestep remains solid at $3.40 for Saturday’s BTC Cup in front of Snitzerland ($9) and Hot Snitzel ($9.50). Spirit Of Boom ($9 to $10) and Temple Of Boom ($10 to $12) have both eased.

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BTC Cup – All-in market

Buffering $2.80

Sidestep $3.40

Snitzerland $9

Hot Snitzel $9.50

Spirit Of Boom $10

Tiger Tees $11

Knoydart $12

Temple Of Boom $12

Plucky Belle $14

Peron $23

Famous Seamus $23

Others $41+