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Hussler Hot Favourite For HOTY Title

Apache Cat's stunning sequence of Group One wins has not loosened the grip glamour three-year-old Weekend Hussler holds on favouritism the Australian Horse of the Year title for 2007/08.

Weekend Hussler
Weekend Hussler
Photo by Bronwen Healy

Sportingbet Australia has framed an exclusive market on the Horse of the Year title following Apache Cat's historic win in the Doomben Ten Thousand on Saturday.

Sportingbet chief executive Michael Sullivan said Apache Cat is the only horse that can be considered as a genuine challenger to Weekend Hussler.

“We have rated Weekend Hussler as a $1.55 favourite with Apache Cat just behind him at $2.40,” Sullivan said.

“Punters can get at least $11for any other horse to win the title.

“Weekend Hussler and Apache Cat have clearly been the two dominant horses in Australian racing this year.

“It is a hard task to split them, when neither has put in a poor run.”

“Weekend Hussler's six Group One wins means he has to be a slight favourite but a number of them were in restricted races for his age while Apache Cat has taken on all comers.

“He might be the outsider but I still think Apache Cat has a strong chance of getting the prize over Weekend Hussler.”

Miss Andretti and Takeover Target are the only other horses quoted in a market dominated by sprinters.

AUSTRALIAN HORSE OF THE YEAR

Sportingbet Australia Market

Weekend Hussler $1.55

Apache Cat $2.40

Miss Andretti $11

Takeover Target $13

Any Other $13

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