Doomben Racing Tips
Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 2m entire course
Best Bet: Race 5 – PROMPT RETURN
Race 1: BM85 Handicap 1200m
An open race to start the day where TAN TAT DIAMOND (2) will start near the top of the market. He hasn’t raced for three weeks since he was a winner here when finishing hard from the back. Look for him late again.
SONY LEGEND (1) stuck on well last time after finding plenty of trouble in the run. GRUNDERZEIT (5) comes through that same form reference, he was caught wide throughout but maps better here. SAIPAN (6) has plenty of pace and looks one of the early leaders, he was good winning over the short course last time.
Race 2: Class 6 Handicap 1600m
SARGEANT BLAST (1) comes here after a 10-week break, his last two wins in NZ have been good after getting back. He should be running on hard again, watch the betting late for any confidence with the fitness levels.
A SHIN ROOK (8) is a former Japanese galloper that won easily at his Australian debut. He doesn’t map as well here and looks a good lay from the draw but obviously has ability. SAVWELL (7) is racing very well and handles all conditions, he just may need a little luck getting away from the inside at the right time. EL CAMPEADOR (6) was ok last start at the Gold Coast, he ran on late after being held-up at a vital stage in a race where the tempo didn’t suit.
Race 3: BM75 Handicap 1350m
LET’S PARTY MARTY (14) ran on hard last start at the Sunshine Coast in a race where the tempo didn’t really suit him. He usually settles a lot closer than that and should do from the good draw today. He will look the winner at some stage in the straight.
ZAMEX (10) has only been fair at his two runs back, he should be nearing peak fitness now and will be finishing hard. He may still be looking for further but look for him late. MANAYA (6) doesn’t map well but should be running on well at the back-end. NO ANNAMOSITY (2) was good fresh which is the norm for him, he has placed second-up previously and maps well.
Race 4: Bill Carter Stakes 2YO Fillies 1200m
SIZZLING BELLE (1) has had a month in between runs, she had no luck at all here last time and the margin wasn’t a true indication. She won her first three runs of her career, she should settle a lot closer here, maybe even looking for the lead.
SHAMURT (2) was undefeated until she was beaten as favourite here three weeks ago. She has the speed to get on the bunny early but just needs to get there without spending too much petrol. EAWASE (6) must be respected from the Snowden yard coming north, his last start maiden win was impressive when running on hard. GREEN (16) is still a maiden and will find this tougher, but they wouldn’t be throwing her into this race for nothing.
Race 5: Chief De Beers 1050m
PROMPT RETURN (7) has good natural speed, he missed the start at the Gold Coast which cost him getting the easy lead he needs, expect him to begin better here today and be charging across from out wide.
IN HIS STRIDE (3) was dominant in his last start win, he will get a cheap run on the rails and they will go hard, he just may need some luck getting away from the rails at the right time. NIETA (4) may have the most talent in the field, just not sure where she will get to. Look for her late if she gets some cover early. IRISH CONSTABULARY (5) comes into play if there is any rain around, he will be giving them a start but gets through it well.
Race 6: QTIS 3YO Plate 1200m
CHAUFFEUR (1) is an interesting runner, he had shown plenty of potential early in his career but went off a little last prep. He has since been transferred out of the Hawkes camp but has trialed well. Watch for any confidence in the betting.
There look to be a stack of chances. EQUAL BALANCE (2) travels north after a terrific win at Wagga last start after getting back. He really ran through the line hard.
THE BOSTONIAN (3) creates interest in his first Australian start, his form in NZ was good winning half of his 6 career starts. SCALLOPINI (6) has trialed well in preparation for this, he only tasted defeat once last preparation.
Race 7: BRC Sprint 1350m
TEST THE WORLD (13) was easy in the betting last start at the Gold Coast, she sat up on the speed and had her chance but was game in defeat. Off the inside draw and with her tactical speed, she should have the option to lead or take the sit. Hard to beat.
PRIVLAKA (9) wasn’t suited by the way the race was run last time, he found the line well enough and there should be a more suitable tempo here. BASSETT (5) travels north after a good effort in the feature sprint over the Bool carnival where he was narrowly beaten. MR SNEAKY (3) was only fair here last time but should appreciate getting back on top of the ground.
Race 8: Doomben Cup WFA 2000m
TOM MELBOURNE (4) was the bridesmaid once again in the Hollindale Stakes last start, we all know he has the talent but just struggles to find the line first. He will go forward again from the wide gate, just needs to find cover or the rail.
OREGON’S DAY (12) was impressive winning at the Gold Coast, she had to sit wide and do it the tradesman’s way. She maps to get a much softer run here today, she looks the main danger. SATONO ROSEN (7) is a Japanese import that should be nearing peak fitness now, having his third run in Oz he should be improving again. EGG TART (11) comes through the same formline at the Gold Coast, she hasn’t really fired this time in but if she can find the form from early in her career, she will be hard to beat.
Race 9: Bright Shadow Fillies and Mares 1200m
ANATOLA (2) will start as the shortest priced favourite of the day and deservedly so, she has been absolutely dominant in her two runs this campaign. She has good natural speed and no doubt that the jockey Josh Parr will be looking for the front again. If she gets it they won’t be running her down.
SWAMPLAND (4) travels north, she hasn’t been seen at the races since Cup week at Flemington. She has trialed well and goes well fresh, she just may get too far back over the 6 furlongs from the wide gate. RIVER RACER (11) comes into calculations if there is any rain around, O’RACHAEL (12) was good enough fresh and must be respected from the Waller yard. The favourite will be hard to run down if she finds the top.