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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Doomben

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Roar Guru
14th December, 2018

The Brisbane Summer Carnival continues this Saturday at Doomben where it is Lough Neagh Stakes Day. Here are my five plays across the meeting.

Bet One- Win- Race Three Number 3 Bluebrook
Looks a good race for Bluebrook. Talented galloper for Kelly Schweida who should take some beating here. He resumed over 1200m here two weeks ago and was very good in defeat in an on pace dominated affair won by Hingus Rose.

Big tick up to 1350m, good second up record and isn’t badly treated at the weights given his overall record.

Bet Two- Win- Race Four Number 2 Sun City
Short enough but happy to be in his corner. This colt trialled up really well prior to debuting in the Maribyrnong Trial where he got off the pace and chased hard when second to Unite And Conquer. Trialled nicely here last week and has the form on the board.

I think if you want to bet, wait until race time and you could get better than what is on offer at the moment.

Bet Three- Win- Race Five Number 7 Single Blonde
Doesn’t have to be anything special to put these away. Not A Single Doubt filly for the WaterBott team who was hard in the market when debuting on the Kensington track at Randwick and she was there to win halfway down the straight but I reckon condition just gave way late when third to Tenley.

Trip away usually brings these youngsters on and the depth in that two year old race in Sydney looked and does look strong.

Bet Four- Each Way- Race Seven Number 11 Stanley Park
I think he’s a really good each way gamble. Duke Of Marmalade gelding for Toby Edmonds who is five weeks between runs since racing at the Sunny Coast where he looked home but was bloused late by Snitch, who won again a couple of weeks back to frank the form.

Poorly drawn last week so taken out and saved for this, where I think he’s one of the hardest to beat. $8+ looks clear overs.


Bet Five- Each Way- Race Eight Number 8 Granny Red Shoes
Zoustyle the one to beat, but $13+ for Granny Red Shoes looks clear overs. Forget her Melbourne Spring prep. Couple of runs down there saw her have not much luck in a forgettable campaign.

Back home now and her trial last week was outstanding to the eye. I think she can give this an almighty shake.