LEEBAZ FAVOURITE TO HIT BIG TIME

Hawkesbury Cup winner Leebaz faces a huge step-up in grade, but has opened favourite for Saturday’s Doomben Cup.

Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has the Hawkesbury Cup winner at $3.80 favourite for the Group 1. Hollindale Stakes winner Streama ($4.00) is second pick and support is strong for Junoob ($5.50).

“A Hawkesbury Cup to Group 1 is a big ask, but Leebaz is a promising type. Punters are treading warily and most of the early money is for Junoob,’’ sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson said.

Smart mare Streama is coming off a win at the Gold Coast, but is unwanted by punters. The Peter Moody trained Kitten On The Run ($51) is the best backed roughie.

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Doomben Cup

$3.80 Leebaz

$4.00 Streama

$4.20 Akzar

$5.50 Junoob

$8.00 Mr O’Ceirin

$13 Moriarty

$15 Slow Pace

$17 Angel Of Mercy

$26 Floria
$51 Vilanova, Kitten On The Run

$67 Fat Al

$401 Perfect Start