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Doomben Tips, Best Bets & Preview - Saturday 15th May
- Selections for Saturday racing at Doomben
- Josh Waites picks out the best bets for Doomben 10,000 Day
Eduardo can win the feature (Getty Images)
Doomben Tips - May 15
Josh Waites picks out the best bets for Doomben 10,000 Day.
Race 1- Tab Venue Mode Class 6 Handicap
Gee Tee Tee resumed after a 4 month spell in a Benchmark 90 at this very venue and will no doubt improve on that first up run. A model of consistency, he is fast building a respectable strike rate for trainers Steven O’dea & Mathew Hoysted, who put the polish on this 5yo Gelding out of Writtten Tycoon.
Narrowly beaten by Cardiff last start over this track and distance, he was held up at a crucial stage in the straight but when daylight appeared he attacked the line with real intent. Never out of the placings second up, this long striding gelding needs clear galloping room, which was noted last start by regular stable hoop Ben Thompson - who will again pilot the horse. Although slightly up in the weights, he should take a sit in behind from the alley and have the final say in the straight.
Race 3 – ANZ Bloodstock News 3YO Plate
Dual acceptor out of the astute Richard & Michael Freedman stable, Love Tap is a serious racehorse. Fresh from a first start maiden win over 1200m at Nowra, to running them ragged in the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill only three runs later - and they ran time. Followed this up in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes carrying 56.5kgs,where the run was full of merit behind a smart one in Montefelia.
Genuine racehorse on the up, freshened with a stroll at a recent Rosehill Barrier trial where he was asked to do little by premier jockey Nash Rawiller - who again retains the ride.
First up over the 1350m at Doomben can often find some wanting but this horse will be working through the gears last 150m and will be very hard to hold out.
Race 5 – Spirit of Boom Classic
Maiden winner at Ipswich who is a relative unknown in this field of up and comers. Maotai was well supported on debut at Ipswich over the 1100m, it led the field comfortably from an inside alley - only to be eased down on the line to win by 5 lengths.
No question a maiden at Ipswich to a Group 2 is a monumental step, but there was a stylish aura in the way this bloke went through the gears on debut. Despite having questionable barrier manners, once on the track he produced an impressive turn of speed under a vice-like grip from jockey Andrew Mallyon and finished within a second of the track record. The barrier draw fairies have again blessed this 2yo Colt by Not a Single Doubt which will provide every possible hope to be there when the pictures are taken.
Race 7- TAB Doomben 10,000
Class runner and proven performer of the field, Eduardo will only have to repeat recent efforts to find himself in the frame. Brained them in the Group 1 Galaxy where he treated a top-quality field with contempt. The last 600m in the Galaxy was run in a measured 34.59, which suggests the gelding’s high cruising speed in early sectionals is again the key to this race.
Last outing produced an admirable 3rd behind the all-conquering Nature Strip in the TJ Smith over 1200m. He led that high-class field with ease and stuck to the task despite being headed early in the straight. Genuine WFA performer that likes the sting out of the ground, had the benefit of a barrier trial last week at Warwick Farm to ensure he is primed for this Group 1 feature. Despite question marks last start over the 1200m, this guy oozes class and if left alone in the early stages will give this field a galloping exhibition.
Our four best bets for Doomben 10,000 Day.
Best Bet: Gee Tee Tee Race 1 @340 at Sportsbet - 3 Units
Best Bet: Love Tap Race 3 @200 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Each-Way Bet: Maotai Race 5 @600 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units
Best Bet: Eduardo Race 7 - Doomben 10,000 @100 at bet365 Sport NJ - 5 Units
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