Doomben Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday February 1

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Doomben Tips 01/02/2023

Our form expert provides Doomben tips for today’s horse racing at Doomben Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 6:  No.9  LIME SODA  ($3.90 with Ladbrokes)

Toowoomba trainer Mark Currie and James Orman combine here with LIME SODA who is three starts back now and looks right in the mix today. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom mare came off back-to-back podium finishes when she missed by a whisker from making it a hat-trick after collecting fourth prize in a BM78, here over 1050m. Finishing less than a length from the winner, she ran the trip out, 4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field and posted the fastest final 600m sectional as well. This will be Orman’s first ride on the mare as he boasts a 20% success rate for the Currie stable. The four-year-old maps to settle near mid-field, avoiding the mad dash up front with plenty of early speed in this event. She should be at her peak here and with a clear run to the line, prove hard to hold out today.



Race 8:  No.5  ARCARIUS  ($6.50 with Palmerbet

The Barry Lockwood-trained ARCARIUS is third-up today and should improve on a disappointing second-up effort. Last start, the Sacred Falls gelding came off a first-up win in Class 1 company at Eagle Farm when he finished unplaced in his first crack at Class 2 level at Ipswich. Appearing to race ungenerously under Brodie Loy’s riding, the five-year-old was never in contention that day, finishing six lengths from the winner. He still managed to run his last 600m, 6.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by 4 lengths. Fitter for two runs back, he is reunited with James Orman who steered him to victory in that first-up win. Drawn well in gate five, if he can settle better than mid-field with cover and secure a clear run home, we should see a different horse today.



Race 4:  No.4  BRIGHT TIARA  ($7.50 with bet365)

The Kelly Schweida-trained BRIGHT TIARA is three starts back from a 22-week spell and now looks ready to put on her best performance today. Last start the Dissident filly found the podium for the first time this preparation when she beat all but one home in a 1200m Maiden at the Sunshine Coast. Beaten less than a length that day, she ran her last 600m, 4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here. Jaden Lloyd sticks with her today and rock-hard fit now, she looks well placed here to give this contest a real shake at odds.