Doomben Look - April 14
Weather: Overcast Track Rating: Dead 4, 8.00am Factors: Rail back in, could be a day for on-pacers. Overcast, track could deteriorate.
Race 1: Wolfsburg won well last start, progressive type. Dansal has been luckless in several runs, can improve from three alley. Burleigh Heads wide throughout first-up and far from disgraced.
Race 2: Poor quality field, which includes two nine-year-olds GoKart and Derivative Receipt. Overnight rain will help Break The Ice. Marked has a good record at Doomben and can be forgiven for his last start failure. Manicero yet to win beyond 1400m.
Race 3: If looking for a race not to bet in this would be my ‘cup of tea’ race for the day. Rock Home Late won well last start, looks a hope again. Ausworld down in grade, badly weighted. Chart can improve third-up. Tafeer four of five wins here.
Race 4: More Bubbly and Zamboni appear as the main chances. More Bubbly will appreciate the drop in grade and should be close to peak. Zamboni has the benefit of in-form apprentice Maijia Vance’s 3kg claim. Belle Verde and Finn Class for exotics.
Race 5: Rocker resumes here and might ease in betting as he appeared disappointing in a recent barrier trial. Despite that lacklustre effort, he is the best horse in the race and should win.
Race 6: Nice race with some quality three-year-olds. Morning Captain and Hidden Jewel fought out the finish at their last outing and the pair should be heavily in the mix again. Jack’s Back will be suited by the 1350m. Salade showed ability as a
two-year-old but yet to fire at this age.
Numbers: 4,14,11,3. Roughie: 7 - Run With Me.
Race 7: Adebisi and Spirit Of Boom appear to have a stranglehold on this race. Both trialled well recently but around Doomben and on the strength of his trial Adebisi should have the edge. Excellantes also trialled well, running good time.
Race 8: By Choice had a kill on the Toowoomba cushion last start and solid grass form prior, good odds and great each way hope. Bribie is a bit of an enigma and no value for mine. Side To Side will need luck from a wide gate and is right in the mix if he gets it. Colless rides 54kg on Snip N Away, which could be a lead.
Numbers: 5ewx,9,12,17. Roughie: 19 Snip N Away.