Doomben Preview & Best Bets – Saturday September 3

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Doomben Tips 03/09/2022

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



Race 3:  No.1  ICE IN VANCOUVER  ($5.50 with Palmerbet)

Cody Morgan brings ICE IN VANCOUVER across the border again and down in grade here, looks a solid winning chance. Last start, the Vancouver gelding was third-up and shooting for the hat-trick when he took on a BM90 Hcp over the 1000m sprint at Eagle Farm. He took up the front-running and balled on gamely to finish third, beaten less than a length. He ran the trip, 4.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last start effort here. He drops back in grade and should find this assignment a little easier. Jackson Searle steered him to victory in the Tamworth Newmarket four starts back and is back in the saddle here. He is a three-time winner on soft tracks so conditions look ideal (at this stage). He will take beating here.



Race 8:  No.7  BONAPARTE  ($6.50 with Palmerbet)

The Stuart Kendrick-trained BONAPARTE is in great touch this time in and looks well placed for back-to-back victories here. Last start, the Pierro gelding stormed home and stuck his nose out at the right time to win a BM75 Hcp, here over 1200m. He ran the last 600m, 5.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. He also recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. He takes on Listed company here for the first time and four starts into this preparation, he should be at peak fitness for this. Nicely drawn in gate six, he is a last-start winner at the track and a tow-time winner over the trip. He looks in the mix at odds here.



Race 9:  No.3  DON’T STOP  ($6.50 with Neds)

The Toowoomba-based galloper DON’T STOP boasts a good record here and five starts into this campaign is overdue for a win. Last start, the Mahisara gelding stood in the gates and missed the start by three lengths, and that put paid to his chances that day. He still battled on to finish seventh and passed a few crossing the line. He ended up running the trip, 5.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best here behind Romakash (who is resuming after more than a year in the paddock). Angela Jones returns for this assignment after steering the six-year-old to victory last preparation at her only ride on him. A 3kg claim brings him right into contention here and looks to give us a bold sight at odds.