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Top jockey Glen boss has labelled Zaaki the hardest to beat on Saturday but reckons the bookmakers and punters are getting it wrong when it comes to evaluating the form of the Winter Carnival showpiece

Glenn Boss not happy about Doomben Cup markets

Boss teams up once again with UK import Sir Dragonet for Maher and Eustace who currently sits on the third line of betting behind the now hotly backed Zaaki at $2.80.

The Sydney jockey’s main issue stems with the form lines being drawn from the Hollindale Stakes where fellow import Zaaki trashed the field to dominate the Gold Coast Group 2.

Speaking to RSN, Boss was quick to point out the questionable form lines of the Hollindale and the confidence taken from it.

"I think the market has got it completely wrong to be honest. I've got a lot of respect for Zaaki, he looked good winning the other day and I've liked this horse since he arrived in Australia, I think he's a very good horse," Boss said.

"But he beat a horse the other day (Fifty Stars) that hasn't won for nearly a year-and-a-half and the horses behind him were just non-winners."

"It was an ordinary race to be pretty frank. But he (Zaaki) made them look ordinary, he went out there and done the job. He did it in really good style, I've got a lot of respect for him, but I'm bringing different form lines. "

Obviously keen to spruke Sir Dragonet’s chances Boss was quick to point out that the Cox Plate winner had much stronger form lines having recently won the Tancred Stakes as well as battling top rated racehorses Verry Elleegant and Addeyyb in Sydney.

"I'm probably bringing some of the best form lines in Australia at the moment."

"He's (Zaaki) got to come to the big boys now at weight-for-age. I'd rather have the form of my horse going into this race than his.

"I think he'll (Zaaki) be the toughest to beat. He's $2.80 and I'm $5.50. I don't frame the markets, but I can't see how a Cox Plate winner is that price against a horse that came out and won an ordinary Hollindale Stakes."

Zaaki, Mugatoo and Sir Dragonet are currently the only three runners below double figures for the race with Zaaki defeating most of the remaining field in the Hollindale last time out.

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