Doomben Saturday

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Looking to top off  good week following last Saturday and the midweeks. Not sure there are any $17 pops like Bergerac this week and not a great card but still a few that interest.

Thanks again for the support and as always, feel free to pass onto mates, the more the merrier!


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Race 1:



Good little race this but at the prices I’m not sure this is a bet race.

JADENTOM is one of the most progressive and loved the first up win up north. Not a lot of speed and I feel Stewart will roll forward and sit outside MY GIRL HAYLEY, they are favoured up on speed with this tempo and a couple of the main players.

ZUMBELINA trialled well through the week and has the class to win if she brings her best.

Big fan of SHEESEES EVERYTHING but a lot relies on where they land. She could hold the box seat and let the stablemate MGH take her into the race. If they land 3 back the fence it gets a little sticky, but still good enough to win. Blocked at vital stage and run was good again last start after being breathtaking fresh.

*Watching on at the prices and 5-9-2-3 should fight this out. 

On Top: 5- JADENTOM $3.50





Race 2:

EF TROOP should be too good for these but at the $1.70 I can live without punting. He’s a ripper, he will improve off the run no doubt but class should see him win.

Feel ELIXIR can run 2nd, looks a handy one in the making.

On Top: 1- EF TROOP but too short for me.


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Race 3:



If they want to ride these right I have STELLA OMBRA and RHYME NOR RHYTHM sitting 1,2 and they should be able to lead as they like. Byrne and Stewart could pull their pants down and if they ride correctly they could have it between them.

RHYME NOR RHYTHM was very good last prep and was no hope from the horror gate at Townsville but the effort was great.

STELLA OMBRA has had a mixed prep and may have been helped by a leaders track last start but no reason this doesn’t play the same?

Massive fan of ORDER AGAIN, I’d rather a bigger track, over further and a better tempo. Has class though.

TIME TO TORQUE can box seat and has a super 2nd up record.

*At the opening prices of around $6 I could have small bets these two but not going silly.





Race 4:

Tricky this and not keen.

FROM WITHIN joins the Edmonds camp and they just keep improving horses. Good gate, light weight, she gets her chance.

MEET ME TAYLOR is 2/2 and might be favoured on this track but this is a decent step in grade.

Everything against UMBERTO here and I never back the ‘get back’ horses from wide gates over the short trips at Doomben. He’s the best horse in the race and recent trial was excellent. Ran 2nd over 1000m at SC fresh last prep. Will need speed on and a miracle steer from Stewart but he is in great form.

*Don’t want to play much here, very small bet UMBERTO at $18 for me



Race 5:



Never that keen on these staying races but INGEEGOODBE has come back really well and getting to the 1600m last start he should have nearly won, pretty much untouched from the 250m and went to the line under a hold. Gets a good gate to find the right spot again, carries just 52.5kg and should be able to peel off the leaders backs on the corner and be very hard to catch if they shoot for home.

Obviously other hopes but I’ll be backing him at the $7



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Race 6:

TACTICAL ADVANTAGE looks the winner but at $1.45 I’m happy to watch on. He was spectacular fresh in Syd and a repeat just wins this.

MALVERN ESTATE has built into this prep and ready now to bring his best after chasing home Spurcraft last start.

FORTENSKY has class on his side and a great fresh record. Another to throw in exotics.

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Race 7:



Interesting race this, feel GLITRA and VICTORY EIGHT will try and roll forward from wide gates and land in the first four. Both going well and right in this. GLITRA has been very strong all three runs up here and won the Coffs Cup last start. At $6.50 he will again look the winner and the horse he will be trying to fend off should be CEDARWOOD.

CEDARWOOD is drawn inside those other two and he is likely to be a little positive and make the other two cross him which should also get him cover behind the right horses. If they take him into the race Colless can simply track them, swing off him as long as he can and let him down late. Suits G.Colless perfectly this horse and he is the one they all have to beat.

*Backing CEDARWOOD and may have a little something GLITRA to cover the bet.

On Top: 6-CEDARWOOD $5

Hardest To Beat: 2-GLITRA $6.50, 1-VICTORY EIGHT


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Race 8:

I think they will race to find their spots here but there could be some cheap sectionals before the corner. For that reason I’d want to be in the first half of the field.

They were riding PRESSWAY $4.40 too close to the speed, they went back last start, were 3 wide over the 1600m and gave them a beating. No reason to go that far back here, they should easily be able to land three back and one off the fence, ideal. If he lands there he looks the winner, the main query would be a bad steer but the jock is in form and the claim gets it in with just 54kg.

MAKES YOU THINK continues to run well and continues to draw well. Should be able to box seat and shouldn’t be an excuse here. Never been big on BARGANNON but he’s winning me over, I can see them possibly going forward to offset the gate and running a race.

COURTZA KING right up to these on his day but finding it hard to win.

*Having something on PRESSWAY

On Top: 11-PRESSWAY $4.40




Race 9:

Concern here is I have a feeling this track will be playing to the front and by this time of the day it might be very hard to make ground?

ROMNEY’S CHOICE is the horse I feel is going particularly well, she won a good race over the Grafton carnival and has been impressive in a recent trial. She just needs it to be possible to make ground.

CONQUERING LASS is over the odds, she was good last start from the back in a race she was no hope because of the pattern (ran 2nd quickest last split).

SPLITTER was excellent in the above race and won before that. She might be improving and has the ability to race behind the leaders if the track is playing like that.

*Too many questions for me as I like horses that will be taking a sit. ROMNEY’S CHOICE is the one I want to back if they are making ground.


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*No ‘good things’ but this are my best this weekend.

Race 5 No.10-INGEEGOODBE $7

Race 7 No.6-CEDARWOOD $5


Race 8 No.11-PRESSWAY $4.40

Race 9 No.12-FRACISCA $5.50

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