Saturday Selections

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Here are the selections for Doomben: Again, for those new to the site and have been told about the big previews, this is not one of them. Focusing on The Race Club and the Gold Coast Turf Club work at the moment.

*As always the Reviews/Sectionals and the Best Bets for AQUIS PARK GOLD COAST are up over at (Saturday selections to be added closer to raceday)

Race 1:

Raced brigade usually have an advantage. LADY BANFF just on top of TICK TOCK BOOM and YES YUP YAY best of those on debut. Numbers: 2-4-6


Race 2: 1-4-2


Race 3:

RED STINA out in trip, up in weight but still just on top. DIXIE PREACHER first time this trip since arriving in QLD suits, as does the gate, he might be some value at $12. OWN SWEET WAY good last start but has to lump the weight here. Numbers: 2-5-1


Race 4: 6-2

Felt FAT MAX went up the wrong price around $15-16. Now around $10 about the right mark. Good when leading two back, nice turn of foot to hold them off last time out. Should land in first 3-4 and be the one to run down. MASLOW is the horse on the way up and clearly the one to beat. LORD HERRON $9 can find the front and be in this for a long way.


Race 5: 3-4-12-7–5


Race 6: 1-7


Race 7:

Really good speed, SPIRITS CHOICE will lead and lead for a long way. Every chance this track is playing to the front also. CHURNING has trialled well, gets a good gate and has upside, the $21 they went up was wrong and gobbled up quickly. SNOW VALLEY the one that looks over the odds at $14/$4.20. She has trialled well twice, she should land in front of midfield one off the fence and be strong late. Really like the drop in grade and the gate for MISS FABULASS, she just has to carry the weight to be a live chance. I’ve made them all winning results, any other horse is a losing result. Very little between them, as I type the value might be SNOW VALLEY $13-14.

On Top: 12-CHURNING $11 and 17-SNOW VALLEY $14

Next Best: 1-MISS FABULASS $5

Trent Edmonds with a Toby update and thoughts on CHURNING thanks to the Gold Coast Turf Club. Follow @GCTurfClub on twitter, there are more videos over there from the interview with Trent so be sure to follow on their social media.


Race 8:

Gollan gets the tactics right more than any other trainer. I’m sure the plan will be to bounce VEGA ONE out and be positive. He has TAMBO’S MATE outside him who will push hard early, it and DEEP IMPACT will go at a decent tempo and there looks to be a spot in the first 4-5 if VEGA ONE can jump well. If he finds that spot the $7 looks fair. You will know your fate early.

I love SIGNORE FOX, he’s been exceptionally good to me and he’s above average. If this was EF I would nearly declare him. Doomben on what should be a firm track and from a wide gate he’s likely to spot them a start. Could be hard to make ground. I’ve still saved on him, can’t let him be a losing result for me.

SNITCH is the one over the odds. This may just be too rich for him but I expect him to improve sharply. Better gate, sits in the 3rd pair with cover and goes in all exotics.

On Top: 13-VEGA ONE $7

Next Best: 4-SIGNORE FOX $4, 9-SNITCH $23


Race 9:



2 from 3 at the GCTC last week so hopefully a result over there again this week.

*Wasn’t going to put on in here this week but at $13 and $4.20 a place I feel it might be worth something e/w

SNOW VALLEY in race 7 Doomben No.17



Race 7- EPIC GIRL $10



I’ve had plenty of requests for quaddies around the place so here are a few and you can do what you want with them:

Doomben Early Quad (races 2-5)

1 //// 1-2-3-5 //// 2-6 //// 3-4-5-7-12

Doomben Quad (races 6-9)

1-7 //// 1-12-17 //// 4-13 //// 2-4-5-7-10

Gold Coast Quad (races 5-8)

1-2-8 //// 7-8-12 //// 1-4-5 //// 5-7

Here is a link to my chat with JAMES O’SHEA on RACING NATION: