Doomben Preview April 8 – Saturday Best Bets & Tips
Doomben Tips 08/04/2023
Our form expert provides Doomben tips for Saturday’s horse racing at Doomben Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 4: No.2 RED WAVE ($3.80 with bet365)
The Team Sears-trained RED WAVE had won three of his past four starts and third-up here he looks a real threat to this field. Last start, the Red Dazzler gelding was second-up when he clobbered a Class 3 field when he put two lengths on them, here over the mile. He ran the 1600m out, 10.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for that race. Ben Thompson was aboard that day which was the third time he had steered the four-year-old to victory and he gets the chance to bring up another win here. Already a winner when third-up and a two-time winner at Doomben, he looks the testing material in this contest.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 8: No.3 TUMBLER RIDGE ($6.50 with Palmerbet)
The O’Dea & Hoysted-trained TUMBLER RIDGE is second-up from a seven-week let-up and if he can overcome the wide draw, he will be a serious contender for the main prize here. Last start, the Spill The Beans galloper gave them too much start to be a winning chance but stormed home to grab fifth spot, beaten just a length on the line. He ran the last 600m, 11 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up while recording the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals as well. Boris Thornton retains the ride here and if he can settle a little closer to the speed, he will be in this up to his eye teeth. He loves racing here, boasting four wins and two runner-up finishes from his nine starts to date on the Doomben track and is in the mix to knock-up another victory here.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 7: No.9 LIGHT OF BOOM ($9 with Ladbrokes)
Gold Coast galloper LIGHT OF BOOM is in great touch of late winning two of his past four and looks a solid chance of victory in this event. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom gelding came off a BM75 win at Ipswich when he stepped-up to city class company and beat all but one home in a BM78 Hcp over 1200m at Eagle Farm (where the winner ran a very smart 1:09.8 for the journey). The four-year-old ran that out, 5.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field and set a new personal best that day as well. Kyle Wilson-Taylor has the reins for the first time and from gate two, maps to settle better than mid-field with cover. Opening at $17 on Wednesday, there is plenty of money around for him and with a trouble-free run, he can give this a real shake.