Queensland's Own Welcome to the best coverage of racing in Queensland Queensland's Best
Horse Racing Only
www.horseracingonly.com.au Horse Racing Only logo
editor@horseracingonly.com.au
Home Racing Queensland National International Blogs Photo Gallery Links Contact Us

WINNO'S WINNERS - DOOMBEN, JUNE 24

By Darren Winningham | Friday, June 23, 2017

Last week a rough program at Ipswich. This weekend we return to Doomben. Doomben has had a fortnight off racing and I am sure every horse will get their chance to shine!

The track is currently rated “SOFT” and the rail is 3.5metres out the entire circuit. We should be good to bet with some confidence this weekend with the track on the improve with no rain later in the week!

Last weekend I ventured to Kilcoy ... a wonderful day.

There were over 1000 patrons on track and there was such a wonderful atmosphere. Country Racing is alive and well when they can attract the good fields and the type of competitive racing that occurred on track last weekend.

In the coming weeks Horse Racing Only will be covering the 2017 Grafton Carnival.

The coverage will include some exclusive tips – late mail and hopefully some great news articles from the Carnival.

In racing news this week – I noticed that Blake Shinn has opened his winning account with his first winner since taking up a contract in Chicago ... clearly the first of many ... go get them Blake!

Brisbane apprentice Michael Murphy packs his bags and his saddles and jumps in his Mitsubishi and is heading to Anthony Cummings in Sydney to continue his apprenticeship – good luck Michael!

And Now to Tatts Tiara day.

NB: As this form assessment was made prior to race-day, please check final fields and track conditions for any changes on the day.

Race 1

The opening race on Tatts Tiara day – an open field as well with no real standout bet here.

So I am treading carefully.

Of the local horses, I think Cruising Speed (15), trained by John Meagher, looks a serious contender. A great second up record with 2 wins from 3 starts and it also has the same stats at Doomben – with 2 wins from 3 starts. Jeff Lloyd has been booked here and at around $8 represents great each way value.

I would not be surprised if Trubia (4) from the Michael Lakey yards runs an improved race this weekend. I think this grade and the 1350m at Doomben is right up his alley – has had the benefit of a recent hit out in a barrier trial that he won at Deagon as well . One not to be left out.

Privlaka (5) will benefit from any rain that may fall – if the track is downgraded this one is certainly one to elevate in your selections. Trainer Robert Heathcote has had a good run of late with his stable – 5 weeks off and a freshen up – we may see this one show something here.

Selections: 15-4-5-11

*****************************************************************************************************

Race 2

This is a pretty open two year old race. I really do not like the race at all.

For the record, again I am punting on the Peter and Paul Snowden trained Pretty Fast (12) stepping up from a pretty good run last start in the Bill Carter Stakes when beaten 3.3 lengths by Cellargirl (who goes around in Race 3).

Absolutlypositivly (12) is trained by Bryan & Daniel Guy. She looked pretty good winning on debut two weeks ago at the Gold Coast – a key booking of Tommy Berry in this race. May be one to step up and improve.

Curdled (2) trained by Peter Robl for Segenhoe Thoroughbreds rounds out my top three here. Nicely bred gelding. I am hoping that the trip north bring an improved performance.

Mishani Wrangler (3) trained by Ben Currie is shooting for a hat trick of wins here - and his first city win. Looks well in here and has drawn handy in barrier 1. Look to see if there is any support for this one in the markets in the lead up to the race – this stable usually backs them when there is some confidence.

So I am tipping the three “B”s – Browne from Berry and Byrne!

Selections: 12-11-2-3

******************************************************************************************************

Race 3

This race has been pretty hacked up with some early scratchings.

We’ll probably get a good gauge of the top-weight here, Cellargirl (1), if, in the previous race, Pretty Fast (Race 2 – Number 12) wins or runs a solid race. Jimmy Orman rides the filly again this week. He has been aboard for both of her career wins and I think she should be winning – some skinny odds of $1.70 on offer does not make me want to line up and get on early. However, she looks a progressive type.

She’s Our Star (3) from the Tony Gollan yards looks the likely danger. I am sure Jim Byrne will be plotting a way to try and bring the favourite unstuck.

I like a roughie as well – I recall watching this filly win on debut at Eagle Farm – Red Hot Miss (5). She won well and then came out and didn’t seem to enjoy her second race start. With four months off and freshen up she may just show up in the placings.

Selections: 1-3-5-6

Full article

Latest Racing News

THE SUNSHINE COAST NEWSPAPER COLUMN: BROOKER'S TRACK RECORD IS ONE OF THE SEASON'S HIGHLIGHTS
By Graham Potter | Saturday, June 24, 2017
DOOMBEN, JUNE 24: DAVID FOWLER SELECTS ...
By David Fowler | Friday, June 23, 2017
WINNO'S WINNERS - DOOMBEN, JUNE 24
By Darren Winningham | Friday, June 23, 2017
MY CALL: WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?
By David Fowler | Tuesday, June 20, 2017
THE SUNSHINE COAST NEWSPAPER COLUMN - TRACK MANAGERS FACE REAL CHALLENGES ON A DAILY BASIS
By Graham Potter | Monday, June 19, 2017

More racing news


Darren Winningham
Darren Winningham
HRO photographs from Doomben and Eagle Farm race-meetings are now available for sale. NB to non-winning connections only.
Please direct all queries to photos@horseracingonly.com.au
Queensland's Own www.horseracingonly.com.au Queensland's Best