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Doomben Tips September 16 - 3 best bets for Doomben on Saturday

  • 3 to 4 best bets for Doomben each week.
Doomben racing

Doomben Racecourse is located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and is one the smaller of Brisbane’s two metropolitan tracks. 

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It is situated in the suburb of Ascot, approximately 7 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD.

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Doomben Tips - September 16


Race 2 -  Bentley’s Chartered Accountants Hcp (BM80) 2200m

Several chances here over the distance but I’m sticking with the Michael Costa trained Stanley to bounce back. Prior to his last start, he had won three of four including an impressive win two back when caught out of his comfort zone and had to do it all from a mid-field sit on the turn. Last start he was well placed in running however the weight was his biggest enemy that day where lumped 59kg as he jumped from gate 11 and crossed, attempting to lead all the way. Three starts back, he did finish second to Devil Hawk in a BM80 and put more than three lengths on the rest of the field in the process. He lines up here in similar company however after the claim by Guthmann-Chester he drops a massive six kilos from his last start. He has drawn wide again but it should matter little in a modest sized field. I see him crossing to be sitting better than mid-field on settling and he should be powering home with his light weight.

Race 4 - Ezidebit Hcp (BM80) 1350m

This looks like a race for Manias to lose. The Robert Heathcote trained four-year-old is in outstanding form this preparation winning three of his five starts and taking minor placing money at the other two. The Denman gelding has progressed through the grades nicely with wins at his last two starts both of which were at this track and trip. Two starts back he gave them a start and a beating winning a BM75 in 1.18 only 1.5sec outside the track record. Then last start, he jumped to BM85 class and repeated the dose, putting 1.5 lengths on second placed Sabkhat and covering the 1350m journey in 1.18.4. This is one very smart horse and has speed to burn and after considering the speedmap only bad luck looks like beating him here. Whilst carrying 3.5kgs more he does drop in grade and looks the one to beat. He has a lot of early speed drawn outside him so as long as he can hold his forward position he should finish too well for these. 

Race 6 - VAE Group Hcp (Class 6) 1200m

Toby Edmonds has an honest type gelding with Impregnable lining up here for his biggest test to date. The son of I Am Invincible has certainly given that very impression of late winning three of his five starts this preparation. He has only missed prizemoney twice from his 12 career starts and looks like a forward type who can go on with it here. Two starts back he wasn’t disgraced finishing third behind High Cost here over the 1050m sprint running home well with his 58.5kgs. Then last start he made amends for that by beating home a BM70 field. That was an impressive win considering he missed the start jumping second last then used up a lot of fuel to work his way up to be sitting just behind the pace on the turn, then finding another gear to finish it off. He won’t get that luxury here in this big field so he will need to jump well. The draw has helped him out as he jumps from gate one and will be settling nicely behind the early pace. Up to class 6 company today but does drop 3.5kgs in the process. Jeff Lloyd is two from two on his back and retains the ride here.


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September 9


Race 2 - Eileen & William Dufus Memorial Hcp (BM85) 1200m

There is a lot of talent amongst these mares with Of The Day being the standout of them. Trained by Tony Gollan, she has won three of her last four runs and looks the one to beat again.

Two starts back she beat a field of fillies and mares over today’s trip then followed that up with another win in a BM80 on the Gold Coast which was even more impressive. Coming from near last on the turn, she ran down the front-runners and then put 2.5 lengths on them to score in a great time of 1.09.

She has drawn nicely in gate four although will get back early. Robbie Fradd has been aboard for her last seven runs and is in the stirrups again. A two-time track and trip winner, she looks like making it three in this.

Race 6 - Mother Mary Magdalan Burke Hcp (Open) 2040m

A trip over the Cox Plate distance will test some of these. Sydney trainer Chris Waller has moved Vassal to his Brisbane stables and I believe it could be a move in the right direction. Finishing just behind the money at his last three starts, he will find this a lot easier.

Two starts back he finished fifth behind the very smart Sayed on a rain affected Randwick track. Then two weeks later he finished third behind the same horse and winner, Auvray over 2400m at the same track.

He drops 2kgs here and has Jim Byrne aboard for his maiden ride on him. He will get back but saves ground from barrier one. His sire (Dansili) has produced a Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and  a King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner so it’s in his blood to run out the trip. He is a tree-time winner over the distance and he looks great each-way value here.


Race 7 - Sister Mary Agnes Fitzgerald Plate (Class 3) 1200m

There is a ton of early speed here with most of it coming from wide barriers. This will be a big advantage for Says Me as she draws an inside gate and should enjoy a well protected run on the fence. Another from the Tony Gollan stable, this Rothesay mare have been a model of consistency this preparation finishing runner-up at her last three straight.

After grabbing the silver medal in two class 2 runs, she ended up bridesmaid again at her last start when second to the smart Plucky Girl in a class 3 here three weeks ago. She had no luck that day being blocked for a run then hampered in the run home. She was finishing better than Plucky Girl who took advantage of a rails run to get the money.

A dual acceptor here, Gollan has chosen to run her in this rather than the last where she drew gate 15 and in BM70 company. She will find this a lot easier.

September 2

Race 3. Madison Cleaning Services Hcp (BM75) 2200m
Very little form here at the trip with the exception being Stanley who really carved up his opposition last start here over the same distance. The Stratum gelding is in peak form since resuming from a short let-up and has shown his liking for the increase in distance with two wins and a runner-up prize from his last three runs.

He has drawn awkwardly however the speedmap suggests he should manage to cross without too many problems and be sitting better than mid-field. After the claim he carries just two kilos over the limit. The four-year-old has shown a lot of potential lately and is two and one from three starts at the track and trip. This is no harder than his last run.


Race 5. Programmed Property Services Plate (Class 6) 1110m
With so much early pace here, Tony Gollan’s mare Khalama should get the perfect ride and finish strongly considering her light weight. Last start she was drawn wide and gave them too much when finishing fifth in similar company. Go on her run two starts back where she over-powered a class 6 field here over the 1050m journey where she passed Powerful Saga to take the winner’s prize. She meets that gelding 1.5kgs better here.

She is a moderate beginner so she will get back but the mad scramble up front will give her the last crack in the run home. Leading rider Jim Byrne is aboard and is two from two in her back. A two-time winner at Doomben, she will be powering home when it counts.


Race 7. Kennedy’s Timbers Open Hcp 1615m
A race of several chances with Sheiswhatsheis dominating the speed up front. The Toby Edmunds trained One Inch Punch is second-up here after a lengthy 10 month spell. His first up run was impressive finishing third over the shorter 1350m trip. The 59kgs slowed him down a little that day. 

He is yet to crack it at the mile but has been knocking on the door with four minor placings from his six attempts over the journey. He will strip fitter from his first-up run and boasts a strong second-up record winning twice and placing second from four second-up appearances. Jeff Lloyd is back in the saddle where he has tasted victory twice previously on the gelding and the 5kg drop in weight will be a big advantage as well.

August 19


Race 4 - Eaton Services Group Hcp (Open) 1600m

Trainer Tony Gollan landed the quinella in a similar race last week with Sheiswhatsheis and Pindan Pearl over the same trip. Finishing third that day was Alpha Beat who was second-up resuming from a 10-month spell. The Magnus gelding wasn’t beaten that far and will only benefit from those two runs. A two-time winner at the mile, he comes in here at 2kgs under the limit after Adam Sewell’s claim and meets Sheiswhatsheis two kilos better from last week. He has drawn wide here but will get back at the start anyway. He will strip fitter third-up and looks the one to run down the Gollan trained mare.

Race 6 - Northside Women’s Health Hcp (BM75) 2200m

The four-year-old Stratum gelding Stanley is a promising type who looks well placed here to go one better than last week. He keeps improving with every race start and has stepped up to top class racing since arriving in Brisbane. After winning a BM60 over 1700m at Grafton, he tasted immediate success here at Doomben winning his debut start at the track. That day, he rose to BM75 company and fought tooth and nail to win the event. Last start, he stepped up again and met a BM80 field and beat home all but the Chris Waller trained Devil’s Hawk. He meets that former Sydney stayer 5.5kgs better here and is drawn far better in gate two where he will save valuable ground. The speedmap has Stanley sitting just behind the early pace with Devil Hawk caught wide from gate 12. Better weighted and gated, he looks to get the upper hand in this contest.

Race 7 - Clayfield Jewellery Plate (Class 3) 1600m

Stuart Kendrick has Gypsy Miss engaged here and on current form looks the one they have to beat. Since resuming from a fourth-month break, the Denman mare has been consistent with her efforts and has recently shown a liking for the mile trip. Three starts back, she finished within half a length of Pinolino here in a class 2 event. Then worked too hard in the middle stages when taking on open company where she finished mid-field behind Meet And Greet. Last start however, she stepped up and took on BM70 company and came within a head of taking the first prize cheque. She has drawn ideally in gate five and maps very well, gaining a sit right behind the pace and will avoid the buffeting for positions from the runners drawn wide. The mare has had four starts at this track and distance for two minor placings but meeting slightly easier opposition here and gets her chance to break through and record her first track victory. 

August 12


Race 2. Elite Portables Plate (Class 3) 2040m
The Liam Birchley trained Pinolino has had a long campaign this time in but hasn’t missed out on prizemoney in her last four starts. The stats look even better when you look at her current preparation ‘big picture’ where she’s had 10 starts this time round and missed the placings just twice.

Two starts back the Pins mare broke through in class 2 company with a strong on-pace performance over 1650m here with 57kgs. She then tackled class 3 grade for the first time and put in another solid effort to finish runner-up, beaten only a head.

She jumps 400m here but with 3kg claim for Guthmann-Chester will ease that pressure a little. Her latest efforts suggest she will run the trip out. Drawn perfectly in gate three, she should get a sit behind the pace setters and make her move in the run home.

Race 3. Caltex Belbowrie Hcp (BM 0-70) 1050m
A mad dash here for the fillies and mares with several winning chances. I am sticking with the drawn Bonsho who is third-up here and weighted to win. Trained by Tony Sears of Toowoomba, the Hidden Dragon mare had a short but successful campaign last time round prior to a three month spell. In her last preparation, she won her maiden and then a class 1 in consecutive starts before finishing a solid second in her first attempt in class 2 grade.

When resuming, she took on a class 3 field and first-up finished a respectable third here over this distance. Jumping to class 6 company next up, she found that opposition a little too strong finishing 2.3 lengths behind them in sixth place.

Dropping back to BM70 grade here, she looks much better placed and is a track and distance winner already. She does have her fifth jockey in as many starts however Matthew McGillvray is experienced enough to have her in the mix here.

Race 6. Pillow Talk Plate (Class 6) 1350m

Stuart Kendrick’s five-year-old Beat Street has shown a real inconsistent form line in his last five starts, however we can forgive that when you consider he has won three of those runs. Resuming from a four month lay-off, he won a class 3 here over the 1050m trip lumping 59kgs. Then he failed at his next start when jumping to class 6 grade. That was a 1200m trip and he appeared in need of that run when second-up.

Third start back and on his home track he led from start to finish in BM75 company over the longer 1400m journey and put nearly three lengths on his rivals that day. 
He maps well here jumping from gate seven and should get a perfect sit behind probable leaders Dee Nine Elle and Deitch crossing from out wide. Luke Tarrant takes the reins here and if he can stay in touch with the leaders he will be right in the mix here at good each-way odds.


Where To Bet On Doomben Races


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Bookmakers Ladbrokes, who have the Odds Boost promotion running every day*, and CrownBet offer some of the best odds on Doomben racing. Or take advantage of the some of the bookmaker bonus bets currently available.

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What Bets To Place at Doomben Races


There are a number of ways to bet on horse racing this weekend from a standard win or place bet to quadrellas and multibets. 

SINGLE: The most common bet. The single bet involves betting on your selection to win, place, or both (each-way). If betting each-way (see our guide for what an each-way bet is), the stake is doubled as you are betting on your selection to win, and also to place.

QUINELLA: A Quinella bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least three or more runners. To win a Quinella, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in any order

EXACTA: An exacta is exactly the same as a quinella. However, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in the correct order

TRIFECTA: A Trifecta bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a Trifecta, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in a given race. 

FIRST4: A First4 bet is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a First4, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placegetters in a given race. 

MYSTERY BET: A Mystery Bet takes the guess work out of picking a Trifecta and is generated by the betting agency’s computer. The computer system will randomly select three runners and if they fill the placings you win the Trifecta. 

QUADDIE: A Quaddie bet, or Quadrella bet as it is fully known, is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race meetings. A quaddie is betting on the winners of four nominated races, which are typically the last four races of any meeting, and is a very popular bet. 

MULTIBET: Multibets offer a great way to secure big winning returns on your bets as you combine various bets into one, and are proving to be an extremely popular way to bet. A multibet combines any number of bets from two to 25 into one single bet and dramatically increases the odds. 

PATENT BET: A Patent bet is similar to a three-leg multibet but is made up of seven separate bets: three singles, three doubles and a trio. Where a multibet requires all selections to win for a return, a patent bet will yield a return from just one winner.

ALL-IN BETTING: All-In betting involves a bookmaker offering fixed odds on selected feature races prior to the declaration of the final field. All-In betting on the Melbourne Cup, for example, is available for the better part of 12 months leading into the event. The risk with All-In Betting is that you will not receive your stake back if your horse is scratched.

Alternatively, follow our quick links below to learn more about the various types of horse racing bets.


Doomben Race Track Description


Races are run in a clockwise direction, while the track is a turf track and is banked at varying degrees around the course proper. 

Front runners have a distinct advantage at Doomben, especially when the track is rain-affected.


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