ODDS: Lowndes and T8 hot Island favourites

TeamVodafone team owner Roland Dane celebrates with Craig Lowndes after winning the last event at Queensland Raceway

TeamVodafone team owner Roland Dane celebrates with Craig Lowndes after winning the last event at Queensland Raceway

The TeamVodafone Holden Commodores are red-hot favourites to win this weekend’s L&H 500 Phillip Island, according to betting agency Sportingbet.com.au.

The Craig Lowndes/Mark Skaife combination has attracted the bulk of the punter’s backings, just ahead of team-mates Jamie Whincup/Craig Lowndes.

The third favourite, Mark Winterbottom/Steve Richards, sits at $8.

While Lowndes/Skaife is the race favourite, Whincup remains as a short-priced title favourite at $1.30.

Sportingbet Australia spokeperson Bill Richmond says that seeing the championship leaders and endurance experts at the top of punter’s picks is no surprise.

“It’s no surprises that the Triple Eight cars of Lowndes and Whincup are the favourites,” Richmond told Speedcafe.com.

“Lowndes and Skaife are the punter’s favourites at $3.25, Whincup/Thompson $4.00, and there’s no surprises there. They’ve dominated again this year and their record in the endurance races over the years have been phenomenal.

“There’s a bit of a gap after them to Winterbottom/Richards at $8, but that’s a reflection of how dominant Lowndes and Whincup have been during the season.”

In early betting, Sportingbet.com.au has taken significant cash on Shane van Gisbergen/John McIntyre (SP Tools Racing), Steve Johnson/David Besnard (Jim Beam Racing) and Will Davison/Luke Youlden (Trading Post FPR).

“There has been a bit of money for van Gisberge/McIntyre at $11. There’s been some money for Steve Johnson and David Besnard at $26, as well as Will Davison/Youlden,” Richmond said.

“They’re the ones that we’ve seen a bit of support for, but clearly the two favourites and the best two backed are the Triple Eight cars.”

Richmond says that he sees good value in the van Gisbergen entry, as well as the Lee Holdsworth/Greg Ritter combination.

“I would have thought that van Gisbergen/McIntyre represents good value at $11,” he told Speedcafe.com.

“Shane has won two races this year and has shown plenty of speed throughout the year. McIntyre has shown plenty of speed in the endurance races before and Stone Brothers Racing have been firing of late.

“At $17, Holdsworth and Ritter also offer very good value. This team has been very competitive in these races. They have both been with the team for a long time, so I think at $17, they are the best outsider.”

See below for odds for the L&H 500, courtesy of Sportingbet.com.au

 

 Car 888 [Lowndes&Skaife]
3.25  
   Car 88 [Whincup&Thompson]
4.00  
   Car 5 [Winterbottom&Richards]
8.00  
   Car 9 [VanGisbergan&McIntyre]
11.00  
   Car 2 [Tander&Percat]
11.00  
   Car 15 [RKelly&OKelly]
13.00  
   Car 47 [Slade&Gaunt]
14.00  
   Car 33 [Holdsworth&Ritter]
17.00  
   Car 6 [Davison&Youlden]
21.00  
   Car 8 [Bright&Jones]
21.00  
   Car 1 [Courtney&McConville]
21.00  
   Car 17 [Johnson&Besnard]
26.00  
   Car 16 [Reynolds&Blanchard]
34.00  
   Car 4 [Davison&Brabham]
41.00  
   Car 49 [Owen&Morris]
51.00  
   Car 39 [Ingall&Perkins]
51.00  
   Car 55 [Dumbrell&Canto]
67.00  
   Car 34 [Caruso&Marshall]
67.00  
   Car 18 [Moffat&Halliday]
67.00  
   Car 61 [Coulthard&Baird]
81.00  
   Car 11 [Murphy&Simonsen]
101.00  
   Car 19 [Webb&Lyons]
126.00  
   Car 14 [Bargwanna&Price]
126.00  
   Car 7 [Kelly&Russel]
151.00  
   Car 3 [Dalberto&Wood]
251.00  
   Car 21 [Reindler&Wall]
251.00  
   Car 30 [Luff&Pretty]
751.00  
   Car 12 [Fiore&Patrizi]
751.00  

See below for odds for the 2011 V8 Supercars Championship, courtesy of Sportingbet.com.au

 Car 88 Jamie Whincup
1.30  
 Car 888 Craig Lowndes
3.75  
 Car 9 Shane van Gisbergan
34.00  
 Car 15 Rick Kelly
51.00  
 Car 5 Mark Winterbottom
51.00  
 Car 2 Garth Tander
51.00  
 Car 6 Will Davison
81.00  
 Car 17 Steve Johnson
81.00  
 Car 4 Alex Davison
151.00  
 Car 8  Jason Bright
151.00  
 Car 33 Lee Holdsworth
201.00  

For more on the L&H 500, see Speedcafe.com’s V8 Race Guide below

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