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Doomben Tips July 29 - Three 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.

See our free weekly Doomben Tips below:

Doomben Tips - July 29


Please check back after Thursday, July 27, to see Saturday's best bets.

Previous Doomben Tips:


July 22

Race 5. UBET Plate (Class 3) 1200m
The Ben Currie trained Song One has not looked back since transferring from Rob Griffith’s stables in Victoria and is relishing the warmer Queensland weather. After three starts for his new trainer, he’s enjoyed a quinella finish on each occasion including a first-up win at Toowoomba carrying 60.5kgs. His last start second behind Khalama was very impressive spotting the winner two kgs over the shorter 1050m trip.

He lines up here against similar company second-up after a five week freshen-up and looks well paced at the weights. Matthew McGillvray saddles up again and with his claim sees the horse carry 57.5kgs. He maps well and should be sitting mid-field with cover early and should be thereabouts on the turn. Great value.


Race 6. Stav, Abbey And Matt With Osher’s Open Hcp 1200m
Primal Flight and Flamboyer look to set a solid pace here which will put some pressure on the back-markers. This will be ideal for Sony Legend as he can be sitting in the one, one with cover all round. He has been racing without luck of late and found the heavy going at Eagle Farm too much for him. He was an unlucky fifth here two starts back, beaten less than a length. The soft track and 59kgs beat him that day.

He drops 4.5kgs here and is drawn well in gate six. Bridget Grylls jumps aboard for her maiden ride on the gelding and has ridden winners for the Brian Smith stable this season. The Hard Spun six-year-old looks set to return to the winner’s circle here.


Race 9.  Winning Edge Presentations Hcp 1350m
Pre-post markets suggest this to be a two-horse affair however with conflicting barrier draws it may prove to be more than that. The So You Think gelding, Care To Think is drawn perfectly in gate three however does tend to get back in his races while he main rival Prioritise has drawn the car park and will be doing a lot more work to get across and find cover from gate 16.

Care To Think has been the bridesmaid in three of his last four runs and seems to appreciate the sting out of the ground. After finishing second in the Grafton Guineas Prelude he had no luck when finishing with the silver medal again over 11200m at Toowoomba. The 1350m here looks ideal for the three-year-old and with a clear run home will be hard to hold out.


July 8

Race 3. Caltex – Eagle Farm Hcp (2yr-olds) 1050m
Several promising juveniles line up here but none so more than Darktown Strutter who on current form wins this comfortably. A well bred filly by I Am Invincible and she may well turn out that way. Beaten for early speed on debut, she settled mid-field and held her ground at this track in November last year.

Returning from a six month spell in a two-year-old maiden at Ipswich, she gave nothing else a chance over the 800m trip, crossing the line six lengths ahead of the field. Next start she was up in class and distance but it didn’t seem to make much difference as she blew them away again, winning by nearly three lengths on the Gold Coast track.

She maps perfectly with the inside draw and looks primed to do it again here. Her last start winning jockey Glen Colless retains the ride and a lot would have to go wrong for her to lose this.


Race 5. Brett Whalley & Co Hcp 1640m
There are some smart milers engaged in this but there is one less threat to Sheiswhatsheis with topweight Colour Charge coming out. Sheiswhatsheis a front running type who loves to lead and has a very good record over the 1600m trip. Three starts back, she finished third to Cylinder Beach in the Toowoomba Cup and her last two runs she finished just behind the placegetters here on soft tracks.

She recently won a barrier trial here at Doomben finishing under a tight hold. With a good track forecast for Saturday she will again prove very hard to run down. She is three from six at the trip and all three of those victories were on this very track.


Race 8. Kanga Couriers Hcp (Class 6) 1350m
Strike while the iron’s hot they say and that’s good advice in this event. The John Meagher trained Cruising Speed has returned from a three month break in outstanding form and looks well placed here to continue that. First-up he battled on well to finish second behind Drumbeat’s Choice over 1200m on the Gold Coast. He then went one better here over today’s 1350m trip beating home a class 6 field leading all the way.

He maps perfectly from gate in this and if he doesn’t lead, he will at least be right behind the pace with last crack at them in the run home. Jeff Lloyd retains the ride and after his last start win will know where to have him when it matters. He loves this track winning three of his four starts here and looks set to add to that total.


June 24

Race 1. Stav Abbey/Matt With Osher’s Hcp (Class 6) 1350m
The John Meagher trained Cruising Speed looks well placed among these. After a short campaign in Victoria she was spelled for three months and has come back strong. After winning a recent barrier trial, she ran a gallant second in her first-up run over 1200m in a class 6 on the Gold Coast.

She is drawn wide here but normally starts well. Leading rider Jeff Lloyd jumps aboard and if he can get her to cross and settle early, she will be finishing hard with her light weight. 


Race 4. Singapore Airlines 3YO Plate 1350m
An open affair for the three-year-olds here and I like the look of Eat My Trust. Lightly raced with just five starts but yet to finish worse than second. First-up this campaign he made light work of a class 1 field. Carrying 58.5kgs he won the 1200m event by nearly three lengths after missing the start. He then made that form look honest by winning second-up as well in a three-year-old Hcp over 1400m on the Gold Coast. Coming from last on the turn, he finished too strong for them to win by 1.5 lengths.

He has drawn well in gate five for this but should again get back and finish strongly. Hugh Bowman takes the reins for his maiden ride on the gelding so he is in very good hands. He is two from two on soft tracks and will have no trouble with the trip having won over 1400m last start. Good value here.


Race 6. GH Mumm Open Quality Hcp 1615m
The top five look to have this race between them and while Religify has the form on the board, I’m risking him due to his bad draw and his winless record on wet tracks. I am running with the Chris Waller trained Elle Lou to improve on her recent good form, without winning. 

The Snitzel mare won her first two races this prep but has failed to continue with that good form since. In her defence, she has been taking on stronger company of late and did finish third to Col ‘n’ Lil in the Lord Mayor’s Cup two starts back. Last start she finished a eye catching fifth behind Religify here two weeks ago. She meets him 4.5kgs better here, has six wins from nine soft track starts and draws better at the barrier as well. Kerrin McEvoy to ride and will give a bold sight all the way to the finish line in this company.


Race 8. UBET WJ Healy Stakes 1200m
I look forward to ending the day on a winning note with Deploy as the stand-out for the meeting. Trained by Gerald Ryan at Rosehill this good looking Fastnet Rock gelding ticks all the boxes here and is a winner of five of his last seven races. Second-up this campaign he proved too strong for Dothraki, beating him home for the second time this prep. 

He is up in weight here and meets Dothraki just 1.5kgs worse however has drawn much better in gate eight and should get the better run. Tim Clark retains the ride from his last victory and looks set to make it hard for his opposition again. He is a track and distance winner, has won three from five over the trip and is also a wet track winner. He looks the goods again.

June 10

Race 1. Daybreak Lover Plate 1200m
Three-year-old races can be testing at times but in this James Cummings has his gelding Tactical Advantage firing on all cylinders and it’s hard to go past him. Winning four of his last six, the son of Bel Esprit hasn’t seen a dry track since February and that was in a trial at Warwick Farm back in February. Be that as it may, he’s still been winning on wet tracks 

While in Sydney, he finished third behind the talented Derryn in the Darby Munro at Rosehill. He arrived in Brisbane in May, ready for a Winter Carnival assault and has started his attack in glorious fashion, winning a set weights event at Doomben three weeks ago. 

He lines up here second-up after a six week freshen-up and finds a dry track at last. He ticks the boxes and if he can settle mid-field or better from his wide gate, he will take catching in the run home


Race 2. Makers Mark Hinkler Quality Hcp 1200m
The big field should suit front runners here with a possible traffic jam occurring around the turn. This will leave those in front of it with a clear run home. Ronnie Stewart is one from one on the back of Quatronic and I believe he can make it two from two here.

His four starts this preparation have been well spaced but that has proven to be a successful pattern, having won three of his four runs so far. Stewart rode him to victory in a class 6 at Toowoomba before he won the Ortensia Hcp at Scone, beating home Deploy and Dothraki. Very good credentials for a race of this nature. He’s three from four over the 1200m trip and two from four at Doomben. 


Race 9. Brisbane Cup 2200m
Our best of day comes up in the last but I believe the wait will be worth it, and if the predicted afternoon showers roll in, all the better for this four-year-old son of Pentire. Set for this race, Kiwi representative Zambezi Warrior has had the ideal preparation for the Cup. He was a fast finishing fourth in the Chairman’s Hcp before finishing a solid second in the Premier’s Cup when ridden hard in the middle stages due to being trapped wide the entire trip.

He lines up here meeting most of his rivals at a much bigger advantage. He jumps from an ideal gate three and will be sitting near the fence around three or four lengths behind the early pace. If jockey Jeff Lloyd can get him clear on turning, he will make full use of his trivial 53 kgs and be storming home when it matters.


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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