Doomben Preview & Best Bets – Saturday November 5

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Doomben Tips 05/11/2022

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



Race 6:  No.9  RATIONS  ($2.80 with Palmerbet)

The Barry Baldwin-trained RATIONS is three starts into this preparation and now looks ready to win. Last start, the Outreach mare came up the bridesmaid again when finishing second in a Class 3 Hcp over the mile at Eagle Farm. Third-up that day, she ran her last 600m, 4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. She also recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. She meets similar company here under set weights where she is already a two-time winner over the trip. Jim Byrne is back aboard for this event and he boasts a solid strike rate with the mare with four previous rides resulting in a win and three runner-up finishes. Drawn the fence, she gets the gun run and looks the testing material in this contest.



Race 3:  No.3  BULLOO  ($3 with Unibet)

The Stuart Kendrick-trained BULLOO resumes here but boasting a solid fresh record, may take catching in this contest. Last start, the Written Tycoon mare had her campaign shortened somewhat when she lost her rider (Andrew Mallyon) on the home turn. She was then spelled and since then has returned to work and won a barrier trial just two weeks ago. Kyle Wilson-Taylor is in charge for this contest and already a two-time winner on fresh legs, she appears to have recovered from that last-up spill and looks right in the mix here.



Race 5:  No.6  COUP DE TONNERRE  ($8 with bet365)

Tony Gollan saddles-up two gallopers here with COUP DE TONNERRE looking the most likely to succeed in this contest. Last start, the Irish-bred gelding went one better than his Sunshine Coast effort when he took out a BM65 Hcp over 2150m at Ipswich. It was his fourth start this time in as he drew the outside gate and brilliantly ridden by Ryan Maloney, crossed from his wide gate and was box-seating on settling. Maloney peeled him off the fence rounding the turn and inside the last 200m, he took over and went on with it to score a resounding win. Maloney has the job again here and despite a rise in class, he drops 3kgs and drawn better in gate six, looks right in the mix again at odds.