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Gambling on the Sydney Hobart race

'Wild Oats XI heads south - Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2006'    Crosbie Lorimer

Australians will bet on anything, two flies climbing a wall, the Anzac Day coin tossing game called Two Up and naturally the 2007 Rolex Sydney Hobart race.

At Australia’s online betting agency Centrebet 10 days before the Boxing Day race start, the dual Hobart line honours winner, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI was the short price favourite at $1.75.

The value bets may well be her three 30mm (98 foot) supermaxi rivals. City Index Leopard at $3.25, Maximus $5.50 and Skandia at $8.50

The 630 nautical mile race is one of attrition. Every year, in week before the race, the owners will sagely comment, ‘’You have to get there to win it.’

And its true, Wild Oats XI splintered her mast in her last serious offshore race, while her new mast has survived a trot around the park in the Rolex Trophy series off Sydney Heads, this is a long way short of the testing she will see in Bass Strait on December 27th. Her 2005 Sydney Hobart line honours win was a near thing, she had suffered some serious damage as had the boats behind her and she could have been run down by another big boat.

Looking at the boats below her on this years betting card, Mike Slades's Fastnet winner City Index Leopard has a crack crew, Bill Buckley's Maximus has two long ocean race wins and is now a simpler stronger boat and Grant Wharington's Skandia is a previous line honours winner.

While the top boats are are all there or there abouts if its an easy race, but it is tough going and there is some gear failure amounts the 30 metre boats or some some dismastings at the front of the fleet, the 83 footer Andrew Short Marine Brindabella could easily get a top three placing and if there is real chaos, we’d need to look further down the list and based on recent results, the American 65 footer Rosebud should be well ahead of Yendys and Wot Yacht.

Here is the latest Centrebet Card


Sydney to Hobart
Start:
Closing:
Market is open.
Pay on the Line Honours winner and Top 3 (1,2,3) boats across the line in the Sydney to Hobart 2007. All in, quote others.
Sydney to Hobart - Win & Place

Wild Oats XIi 1.75 1.15
City Index Leopard 3.25 1.30
Maximus 6.50 1.55
Skandia 8.50 1.65
Ichi Ban 13.00 2.15
Yendys 67.00 17.00
DHL - The Daily Telegraph 81.00 21.00
Hugo Boss II 81.00 21.00
Wot Yot 81.00 21.00
George Gregan Foundation 101.00 26.00
ASM Brindabella 126.00 34.00
Quantum Eacing 126.00 34.00
Goldfinger 201.00 51.00
Living Doll 201.00 51.00
Rosebud 201.00 51.00
Cougar IIi 251.00 81.00
Georgia 251.00 81.00
Iataiai 251.00 81.00
Ragamuffin 251.00 81.00

http://centrebet.com/cust?action=GoSports&ev_type_id=2637




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