Local hero Buffering is picking up support from punters for the Doomben 10,000. He is now a $4 equal favourite with Rebel Dane for Saturday’s Group 1 $650,000 feature after being as short as $3.40 earlier in the week.

“After a quiet couple of days we are finally starting to see some money come in for Buffering,” sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne said today.

“Punters have probably been biding their time until tomorrow’s barrier draw, if he draws well he could take outright favouritism.’’

Byrne says Rebel Dane is the best backed runner ahead of Knoydart ($9.00) who has plenty of admirers, but another local hope, Spirit Of Boom ($5.50) is unwanted.

The full market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au.

Doomben 10,000
$4.00   Buffering
$4.00   Rebel Dane
$5.50   Spirit Of Boom
$9.00   Knoydart, Famous Seamus
$15      Temple Of Boom
$17      Driefontein, Hot Snitzel, Peron
$26      Plucky Belle, Arinosa, Tougher Than Ever, Conservatorium
$34      Belltone, Scream Machine
$41      Someday
$81      Rollout The Carpet