Doomben Preview & Best Bets – Saturday September 10

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Doomben Tips 10/09/2022

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



Race 2:  No.3  HONORABLE SPIRIT  ($6 with TAB)

The John Smerdon-trained HONORABLE SPIRIT has been in good touch of late and is more than capable of taking out this event. Last start, the Charm Spirit gelding won his first race in almost a year when he destroyed his rivals in the Gold Coast Cup over 2200m. He ran the journey out, 7.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, a new personal best for him and the best in this field. He also posted the fastest final 800m, 600m and 200m sectionals for the race. He is a winner here and now a winner over the trip. Mark Du Plessis retains the ride and the six-year-old looks every chance of back-to-back wins here.



Race 9:  No.12  MANHOOD  ($3.20 with bet365)

The Annabel Neasham-trained MANHOOD has finished top-two in both starts at the track and down in the weights here, looks the one to beat again. Last start, the Headwater galloper clobbered his opposition in a BM68 Hcp over 1200m at the Gold Coast. Crossing the line 1.5 lengths ahead of them, he ran his last 600m, 6.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best only to Sweet Margot May (who is yet to score a podium finish when second-up). This four-year-old has won three of his past four this time in and here, drops 6.5kgs for this contest. Brodie Loy remains aboard and with a trouble-free run, he will take beating here.



Race 7:  NO.2  SNEAK PREVIEW  ($13 with Palmerbet)

David Vandyke saddles-up SNEAK PREVIEW here who has been very consistent this time in and looks set for back-to-back victories in this event. Last start, the Smart Missile gelding registered his second win this campaign when he finished too good for them in a BM80 Hcp, here over the mile. Passing the post a length ahead of the rest, he ran the final 600m, 8.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best her by more than 3 lengths. His overall effort saw him set a new personal best, covering the entire journey, 5.9 lengths quicker than standard. He also set the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Slightly down in grade here, Angela Jones has her second ride on the seven-year-old and he looks a little overs in the market (currently at double figures) and is well worth an each-way ticket in this contest.