We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Doomben that features nine quality betting races.
The Brisbane Winter Carnival continues with the Doomben Cup running at Group 1 level. We have our best value bets available.
Doomben horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:43) Stradbroke Calcutta BM78 (1600m)
#9 – The Catch @ $2.40 – Bet @ Neds
The Catch is shooting for three consecutive wins after scoring at Gold Coast and Ipswich, including a 2.3-length win last time out.
He is a four-time winner from 12 starts and he has no placings, so he either wins or doesn’t come close.
Punters are confident with the $2.40 available and he could firm to an odds-on quote if the projected money comes in on race day.
Race 2. (12:18) Nova 106.9 BM85 (1200m)
#5 – Mass Destruction @ $5 – Bet @ Neds
Mass Destruction is already a two-time winner this preparation and he runs some of his best races at Doomben.
The four-year-old has yet to fire on a very heavy surface but he has form on soft tracks, so he can’t be discounted on that.
James McDonald rides and punters should enjoy the each-way odds.
Race 3. (12:53) City Property Service Bill Carter (1200m)
#4 – Zougotcha @ $2.35 – Bet @ Neds
Zougotcha won on debut at Canterbury by three lengths before running second at Randwick by a length.
The Chris Waller-trained filly has been primed with a trial effort at Rosehill and we fancy her chances of winning on Saturday.
It’s another good ride for McDonald and the $2.35 could easily firm into an odds-on quote come race day.
Race 4. (13:28) XXXX Chief De Beers (1110m)
#7 – Contemptuous @ $2.90 – Bet @ Neds
The five-year-old hasn’t done anything wrong during his career with seven wins and four placings from 12 starts.
He is shooting for his fifth consecutive win after scoring at Eagle Farm last start and we’re expecting another top performance.
Getting in with 54kg should offset the rise in class and we’re in his camp.
Race 5. (14:03) Magic Millions Pam O’Neill (1600m)
#6 – April Rain @ $4.20 – Bet @ Neds
April Rain had support at Gold Coast last start when finishing second and we think she can go one better.
The Chris Waller-trained mare has yet to race at Doomben but it’s a track that should suit more than Gold Coast.
She doesn’t want the inside draw as she likes room but her class should take her close.
Race 6. (14:38) Tab BRC Sprint (1350m)
#5 – Dawn Passage @ $15 – Bet @ Neds
It has been a long time between drinks for Dawn Passage but the gelding could get back to his best.
The five-year-old gelding comes off an improved third placing at Rockhampton and he won his only start at Doomben, which bodes well.
Tim Clark could push forward from the draw and put the $15 chance into the race with a positive move.
Race 8. (15:58) ANZ Bloodstock News The Roses (2000m)
#1 – Barb Raider @ $4.40 – Bet @ Neds
Barb Raider kicked off her campaign with back-to-back wins and she lost no admirers with a placing behind Glint of Hope.
The three-year-old filly owns four wins from 11 starts and dropping from Group 1 level is a good thing for this race.
She’s the testing material and we’re confident in her chances to win.
Race 9. (16:34) Impressu Darby McCarthy 3YO (1110m)
#3 – Dragonstone @ $7 – Bet @ Neds
Dragonstone comes off three consecutive placings and the Cummings-trained gelding is due a win.
Drawing a wide barrier doesn’t help over this distance but he will likely get back in the run and work home solidly.
With three wins and six placings from 10 starts, Dragonstone is well worth including in selections at the odds.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.