WE head to the sunshine state for our Saturday form guide as Doomben hosts a brilliant nine race card headlined by the Tattersall’s Mile.
Despite racing returning to Randwick and a big card at Flemington all eyes will be on Brisbane given the calibre of racing that is on offer this weekend.
The markets for this Saturday’s full form preview were provided by Crownbet.com.au.
Race 1 – G.H Mumm 2YO Handicap (1600m)
Snapchat Girl is chasing a hattrick on Saturday in the first race on the card and looks well placed to continue the winning run. The filly stepped up in class with consummate ease at Grafton, and while the two-year-old has a wide gate to negotiate, it should have no issues finding a prominent position in the run.
Diomedes is having its third run ever on Saturday and is well placed to keep its sensational run of form rolling. After placing third on debut the gelding shook the maiden tag just 18 days later in terrific fashion. That win came on soft ground which is the expected track conditions for Saturday.
Race 1 tip: Snapchat Girl to win (+160) at CrownBet.com.au
Race 2 – Des Lambert Memorial Cup BM75 (2200m)
Stanley opened at double figures across the board in the fixed odds markets but we are backing it in for a big run on Saturday. The three-year-old bounced back in emphatic fashion at Grafton by three lengths in what was an eye-catching display. The gelding gets a great gate and can go back-to-back.
I Feel Good gets its chance to keep the good form rolling. In its last four runs the eight-year-old has missed the top-two just once in what was a forgivable run. It might need some luck from the inside barrier but a good run in transit will see it storming home late.
Race 2 tip: Stanley to win (+1000) at CrownBet.com.au
Race 3 – Functions @ Tattersalls Handicap (1100m)
There has been plenty of buzz around La Vida Loca following a brilliant trial win a week ago, and while it is lining up for its first ever run, Crownbet has installed the filly as the favourite for the race. The two-year-old gets an inside draw which will assist over the sprint trip.
Timperley is looking to win consecutive races for the first time in its career and gets the perfect opportunity to do so at a venue it has recorded a trial win at previously. That trial led to the break through win at Rockhampton by almost five lengths and we are expecting the form to hold up nicely here.
Race 3 tip: Timperley (+500) at Crownbet.com.au
Race 4 – Carlton Draught Handicap C6 (1050m)
Last time out Sir Donald copped a horror run in transit, which led to a less than ideal performance, but prior to that the three-year-old had recorded two comfortable wins back-to-back in the Gold Coast. The horse has already been crunched in the early fixed odds markets and we expect it to be significantly shorter by the jump.
Mr Hennessy comes into Saturday after a short freshen up. The horse has finished inside the first four in each of its last four runs and has taken out two of those races. The horse has a great record at the distance and represents sensational each way value.
Race 4 tip: Mr Hennessy to place (+450) at CrownBet.com.au
Race 5 – UBET Plate C3 (1200m)
The punters have rallied around Magic Diamond since markets opened and with good reason. The horse should improve vastly from its first up fourth placing at the Gold Coast at the beginning of the month, and from a decent gate and a good second up record, two placings from four starts, should see the mare right in the mix.
Malvern Estate gets an inside draw on Saturday and the gelding gets the chance to maintain an unblemished placing record. The horse is unlucky not to be undefeated after just missing out in its second start and will look to lead from the inside gate. If it gets there uncontested it will take a mammoth effort to run the three-year-old down.
Race 5 tip: Magic Diamond (+240) at Crownbet.com.au
Race 6 – Stav, Abby, Matt W/ Osher’s Handicap (1200m)
Irish Constabulary is a HorseBetting.com.au favourite. No one can doubt the horse’s will to win and its brilliantly consistent runs of late. Three recent runs have yielded quinella returns for punters and we are expecting a similar performance on Saturday.
In a race short on quality form Notonyourlife brings in the best behind our elect. Back-to-back second placings has the horse in good stead for the sixth race on the card and four wins from 19 starts at the distance will attest to the fact it is more than capable over the sprint journey.
Race 7 – Tattersall’s Mile (1600m)
This race looks to be Crack Me Up’s for the taking. After recording a strong win at the Sunshine Coast on the first of the month the horse was put out for this race. Unless the three-year-old fails to negotiate barrier 11 correctly it just wins.
Sheiswhatsheis gets an ideal barrier and will be the best placed runner to beat the favourite. The mare crushed the field at Doomben two-weeks-ago and brings in arguably the best form into the race. We expect the five-year-old to be fighting it out alongside Crack Me Up.
Race 7 tip: Crack Me Up to win (+120) at Crownbet.com.au
Race 8 – Carlton Mid BM75 (1350m)
Monster Of Energy is a runner that needs to bounce back after a poor performance last time out. The horse is a consistent and gritty character normally but it failed to find its form in a race that simply did not suit. We are a forgiving lot here and are anticipating a strong showing.
Ragazzo Del Corsa draws the cheap seats on Saturday which is why it is so long in the market. The horse has had no luck in recent runs but it is a quality gelding that is more than capable of taking this race out if it gets even an ounce of luck from barrier 19. Looms as a good each way hope.
Race 8 tip: Ragazzo Del Corsa to place (+320) at Crownbet.com.au
Race 9 – Winning Edge Presentation Handicap (1350m)
A tough race rounds out the Doomben card here, but Prioritise looks to be one of the main hopes here. The gelding draws wide but is chasing a hattrick of wins and the fourth win of what will be its six race after Saturday. The horse is seeking redemption at the one track it failed to salute at. No reason to think it cannot atone.
Care To Think is a dual acceptor, but if the Matthew Dunn team elects to take the gelding into the race it will be right in the mix. The only queries will be the lack of experience at both the track and the distance, but it is a classy three-year-old that has serious winning claims.
Race 8 tip: Priortise to win (+290) at CrownBet.com.au