|Where||Doomben Racecourse – 75 Hampden Street, Ascot QLD 4007|
|When||Wednesday, October 13, 2021|
|First Race||1:08pm AEST|
HorseBetting’s Queensland form analyst brings you his best bets and quaddie numbers for the eight-race card at Doomben on Wednesday, October 13. The track is rated a Soft 5, the rail is out 9.5m for the entirety of the course, and the opening race of the afternoon is set to jump at 1:08pm AEST.
Doomben Best Bet – Shajaea
John Symons & Sheila Laxon’s talented three-year-old Shajaea had his colours lowered at this track and distance on September 26 in what was his fourth run for the campaign. Beaten that day by Birriecart, who was on debut, Shajaea really knuckled down late in what was his first run over 1200m for the preparation, so he should be fitter for the run on Wednesday. While he does meet Birriecart here once again, he meets the O’Dea & Hoysted-trained gelding 1.5kg better at the weights, so the 0.1-length margin should be reversed. Drawn in barrier six, Jaden Lloyd will be able to come over from the outside alley to lead or sit outside the leader, who is likely Birriecart from barrier three. Shajaea can get back in the winner’s circle in the opener.
Next Best at Doomben – A River Somewhere
Tony Gollan and Stephanie Thornton combine in the fourth with A River Somewhere, a five-year-old mare who has won two of her six starts. The daughter of Exceed And Excel won at this track and distance first-up by 3.25 lengths in almost identical grade. Gollan elected to send A River Somewhere to the Gold Coast at her next start in Saturday grade on September 18, when she was well-backed but finished short to be beaten eight lengths. Almost a month between races and a winning trial since, A River Somewhere can bounce back and return to the winner’s circle on Wednesday. Drawn in barrier six with only 55.5kg on her back, she should be able to jump cleanly, find the front and roll along on the speed, proving very hard to catch.
Doomben Value Bet – Bengal Bandit
Bengal Bandit will be having his first start in Queensland after starting off in Victoria and South Australia when trained by Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr, so he should relish the easier company. In two of his past three starts, Bengal Bandit finished 3.25 lengths and 1.1 lengths respectively behind Seiners Express at Flemington, before being beaten by less than half a length on a Heavy 9 at Warrnambool on August 19 when starting as favourite. The son of Brazen Beau has drawn poorly in barrier 11, but in his past four starts, he has either led or settled second in the run, so we expect to see James Orman take him forward and give his rivals something to catch. It is a competitive way to finish the day with six last-start winners, but the ex-Victorian brings some cracking form to Queensland despite not winning since breaking his maiden at Hamilton in May.
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