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Doomben Tips 01/04/2023

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



Race 8:  No.6  MANHOOD  ($2.60 with Ladbrokes)

Annabel Neasham saddles-up MANHOOD here who has dazzled racegoers with five victories from just nine career starts and second-up here, looks set to continue on his merry way. Last start, the Headwater gelding was fresh off a six-month absence and remained unbeaten when first-up as he claimed victory in a Class 6 Plate over 1200m at Eagle Farm. Sitting outside the leader to the turn, he went on with it and drew away for an impressive victory. He ran that out, 6.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, setting a new personal best and that was the best last start effort in this line-up. Jag Guthmann-Chester did the riding that day and has the job again here. Ideally drawn in gate two, he is a winner when second-up and already a winner here over the 1200m trip. He looks the testing material in this contest.



Race 4:  No.14  PUTONTHEREDLIGHT  ($4.60 with Palmerbet)

The Tony Gollan-trained PUTONTHEREDLIGHT is homing-in on Tom Melbourne’s prolific ‘minor-placings’ record but surely she can come up with career win number two in this contest. Last start, the Star Witness mare made it six-straight minor money finishes when she beat all but one home (again) in a BM78 Hcp, her over 1050m. She ran out her last 600m, 6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here. Over the same trip here, she takes on Class 3 company and has Kyle Wilson-Taylor sticking with her again. She does no early work from gate three and with a trouble-free run, maybe it can happen for her in this event.



Race 7:  No.11  SPIRIT QUEEN  ($3.20 with bet365)

The O’Dea & Hoysted-trained SPIRIT QUEEN comes in nicely at the weights here and looks a genuine winning chance. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom filly made the podium for the five-straight time when she beat all but one home in a Three-Year-Old Plate, here over 1200m. She was beaten 1.5 lengths that day (spotting them eight lengths on the turn) but not disgraced as the winner carved-out the 1200m in 1:09.4 which isn’t too shabby. She jumps from gate five and the stable remove the blinkers for the first time. An ever-consistent campaign here can see her go one better in this contest.