2010 Rough Habit Plate Odds & Betting

May 14th, 2010

As part of the elite racing action scheduled for Doomben’s Racefest tomorrow, which is the opening of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the $125,000 Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2020m) will take place.

The current pre-race favourite for the 2010 Rough Habit Plate is the Tim Martin-trained Sydney raider Blueys Way.

Sitting at $3.20 with Ladbrokes.com.au, Blueys Way is a three-year-old Galileo gelding with an impressively consistent record of three wins and one second from just four race starts.

Blueys Way will jump from barrier six tomorrow with Tye Angland aboard.

A win tomorrow should see Blueys Way head into the $500,000 Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) on June 12 as the favourite, as the Rough Habit Plate is the classic preparatory run for the Sunshine State’s richest three-year-olds race.

In the early futures markets, Blueys Way is sitting at $10 odds for the Queensland Derby with Ladbrokes.com.au behind equal favourites Kutchinsky and Summer Dash at $7, and the Bart Cummings-trained Dariana at $8.

Following closely in the betting markets for tomorrow’s Rough Habit Plate is Tee Emar at $4.40. Drawn one on the outside of the favourite in barrier seven, the Peter Moody-trained colt is having his Brisbane debut in the Rough Habit and will be ridden by Luke Nolen.

Caulfield-based trainer Moody, who is the leading Group 1 trainer so far this year with six elite level victories, also has $9 chance Arvan starting in the Rough Habit.

Drawn ideally in barrier three, the Testa Rossa gelding is coming off a last start victory in Melbourne and is also having their first Brisbane run tomorrow.

Good value runners in the Rough Habit Plate include last start Group 3 Gunsynd Doomben Classic (1600m) winner Sanderson at $14 after drawing wide with barrier 12, and Brave The Way who ran third to Sanderson in the Classic sitting at $12 with Ladbrokes.com.au.

The big event at Doomben tomorrow will be the $400,000 Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) where winner of the Group 1 Galaxy Ortensia is the hot favourite, while the $100,000 Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2020m) will also draw a crowd.

To view the final field for the 2010 Mitty’s Rough Habit Plate, due to jump at 3:05pm tomorrow as race six, click here.

2010 Rough Habit Plate Betting Odds:


Horse (Barrier)


1 SANDERSON (12) 14.00
2 DEFINITE CHOICE (16) 11.00
3 TEE EMAR (7) 4.40
4 BLUEYS WAY (6) 3.20
5 BREAK THE ICE (4) 41.00
6 ARVAN (3) 9.00
7 RELEASED (2) 101.00
8 DARK KNIGHT (9) 151.00
9 VIKING HERO (17) 8.50
10 THE HOMBRE (8) 9.00
11 PONZI SCHEME (15) 101.00
12 BRAVE THE WAY (14) 12.00
13 GUNNER KNOX (5) 61.00
14 GET UPPITY (10) 61.00
15 SANTO DE LAGO (1) 21.00
16 FACE THE FRONT (13) 41.00
17 FREE TO ROAM (11) 16.00

*Odds are provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change.