Saturday Racing Tips - Doomben Racecourse 13/05/23

The Brisbane Winter Carnival starts on Saturday at Doomben Racecourse and the Doomben 10,000 over the 1200m kicks us off as the feature of this nine race meeting. There’s six group level races on the card including the Doomben 10,000 which will be contested for a share of $1.5m prize money. It should make for an exciting and competitive race day so follow me below as I outline my best betting spots on the card! 

(Note: Odds provided by Playup)

Best of the DayDoomben R8
#8 - Giga Kick      
Win: $1.70
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Place: $1.09
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Next BestDoomben R3
#2 - Meritable 
Win: $3.70
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Place: $1.75
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Roughie of the DayDoomben R5
#9 - Armed Forces
Win: $11.00
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Place: $3.20
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Doomben R3 - The Star (Bm80) (1350m)

#2 - Meritable (NEXT BEST) - $3.70
#17 - Argyle Pink - $5.00
#7 - Ocean Treaty - $15.00
#18e - The Drover - $9.00

BEST BET - #2 - Meritable (NEXT BEST)
Meritable should have lengths on these if he is ready to fire on resmuption. He’s having his first start at the races for Annabel Neasham after switching camps last year. He hasn’t been seen at the races since the Fred Best where he was far down the track behind Vilana. His most recent trial was very good, maps well and with Jmac on and 1350m fresh they should run a cracker. 

THE DANGER - #17 - Argyle Pink
I’m a big fan of the Tony Gollan trained Argyle Pink who has clocked in two placings and a win in her last three runs. Last time out she tried hard early to lead and gave a great kick at the end but just started the run too early and faded into third behind Tilianam. Don’t think this race is as hard as that and she will have every chance again to go one better this time.

VALUE BET  - #7 - Ocean Treaty
Ocean Treaty is another who is resuming in this race. It looks like she is being worked towards the mile for the O’Dea/Hoystead stable after having been given a break since early February when racing over the mile and being too strong for them, scoring impressively and fending off some very in form horses. She will probably settle back in the field but if she doesn’t find herself too far back in the run she can take this out.

Doomben R5 - Spirit Of Boom Classic (1200m)

#10 - Appin Girl - $3.40
#8 - Ducasse - $5.50
#2 - Sovereign Fund - $6.00
#9 - Armed Forces (ROUGHIE OF THE DAY) - $11.00

BEST BET - #10 - Appin Girl
Appin Girl definitely is a deserving favourite here and out to 1200m should be fine. She checked off the Stakes win a fortnight ago in the Dalrello at Eagle Farm and she put them away awesomely there, drawing clear of the field in the last 150m and motoring home. I think 1200m will be suited based on the way she has been powering to the line late and is hard fit now. I am very keen on her prospects.

THE DANGER - #8 - Ducasse 
Ducasse has had just the one start for Mick Freedman but looks to be a big improver off the back of what was already a very good debut at Rosehill. She set near last from the wide gate there but just kept improving along the run and did more than enough on debut on the muddy track. I think she will be fitter and sharper off that, stable is flying and she looks well placed here.

VALUE BET  - #9 - Armed Forces (ROUGHIE OF THE DAY)
Armed Forces looks like a progressive Colt for Chris Waller who debuted two weeks back at Rosehill in the mud on the same day as Ducasse and just didn’t fully handle the going there when finishing down the track. He gets onto firmer ground now, Jmac jumps on for the ride and they map well. The tick over trial was very good as well and I think he is over the odds.

Doomben R8 - Ladbrokes Doomben 10,000 (1200m)

#8 - Giga Kick (BEST BET) - $1.70
#9 - Aft Cabin  - $5.00
#2 - Mazu  - $9.00
#4 - Overpass  - $13.00

BEST BET - #8 - Giga Kick (BEST BET)
You’d have to think that Giga Kick handles the tight track and can make this look easy as one of, if not the best, sprinting horses in the country. He recorded his first Group 1 win last start, bolting through the line in the All Aged stakes. The form has since been franked and the only thing that could cause any query is him having his first run at Doomben. He looks a moral on paper.

THE DANGER - #9 - Aft Cabin
I have a lot of time for Aft Cabin and if he wins this it’s pretty much a guarantee he will be going onto The Everest. Cummings pushed him out to the Mile in the Guineass but he didn’t appreciate it and has since been sent back to the stable, had a freshen up and if he runs anything like he did in the Arrowfield Sprint he can go one better than Giga Kick.

VALUE BET - #2 - Mazu 
Mazu is an ultra-competitive horse for the Snowdens that disappointed over the 1400m in the All Aged Stakes last start after placing in the TJ Smith this distance, has been freshened up since then with some lovely Jumpout work. He’s just over a month between runs and back to 1200m looks ideal. Tim Clark takes the mount and he will be competitive in this field.

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Jockey Of The Day – Ben Thompson

Benny Thompson has been scoring in fine fashion and consistently this season for a bunch of top stables and he looks to get another solid booking of rides. I’m keen on a couple of his runners already and have outlined all his rides for Saturday’s racing at Doomben below:

R2 - #6 - Duly Elected - $4.60
R3 - #1 - Allora Enzo  - $5.50
R5 - #1 - Cordyceps Miracle - $10.00
R5 - #8 - Eye Pea Oh  - $6.50
R7 - Third TIme Round - $3.90

Multi Tips For Doomben Racecourse

For Doomben it is crucial to take into account the biases on the track and focus on horses that are deeper into their preps and also to consider their suitability to the conditions. I have done as such and picked out my best spots from my bets on the card and hope that it will make for an exciting bet to track over race day. 

R1 - #2 - Dark Chill - WIN $2.05
R6 - #8 - Eye Pea Oh  - PLC $2.00
R7 - #1 - Harlequin Field  - PLC $2.45

Total Odds = $9.80
$50 Stake = $490.00 Return!

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Exotic Tips For Doomben Racecourse

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Doomben Racecourse Trifecta Tip (R6)

1st: 8, 10
2nd: 1, 2, 8, 10
3rd: 1, 2, 8, 9, 10

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