Doomben Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday March 1

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Doomben Tips 01/03/2023

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



Race 3:  No.5  NASHIRA  ($2 with Palmerbet)

The O’Dea & Hoysted-trained NASHIRA is in outstanding form this time in and looks ideally placed here to keep the form franked in this event. Transferring from the Mark Newnham stables in Sydney late last year, the four-year-old hasn’t missed a top-two finish in four starts for his new stable. Last start, the Zoustar gelding brought a hat-trick of runner-up finishes to an end when he went one better and grabbed victory in a BM68 over 1000m at Eagle Farm with Ben Thompson in the saddle. He faces similar company today and gets the gun-run from gate one. He maps to be box seating on settling and at his peak now, he should prove hard to hold out here.



Race 6:  No.1  JETFOIL  ($8 with TAB)

The Helen Page-trained JETFOIL has proven to be as consistent as they come this preparation as he has strung together six-straight top five finishes, but yet to crack it for a win. Last start, the Snitzel gelding recorded his tenth minor placing in 19 career starts when he took home third prize in a BM65 Hcp over 1800m at the Sunshine Coast. Unwanted in the market that day ($11 to $17), he came from midfield to give the first two across the line a real fright, taking good ground off them over the final 100m, finish within half a length of victory that night. He comes back to the mile trip today but has master rider Jim Byrne back in the saddle who boasts a win and a minor placing from his two previous rides on the four-year-old. The gallopers only visit to Doomben before today was his maiden win with Byrne aboard that day. He draws gate two here and maps to box-seat on settling. This looks slightly easier and its his big chance to bring up career win number three today and at good odds.



Race 8:  No.11  LADY RAIN  ($19 with TAB

We’re running with a bit of value in the last with the Annabel Neasham-trained LADY RAIN lining-up as a sneaky chance for victory. Last start, the Wandjina mare was fresh off a 16-week spell when she took home third prize in a BM68 Hcp over 1200m at the Sunshine Coast. She has drawn wide today but with very little early speed in the race, Brodie Loy should manage to cross and settle her in the first half-dozen. She sees the Doomben track for the first time today and has placed when second-up previously. The lightly-raced four-year-old has won twice over this trip and with a trouble-free run here, can give this contest a real shake at each-way odds today.