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Doomben Tips for Saturday, November 11

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



Race 3:  No.7  MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO  ($3.20 with Ladbrokes)

The Annabel Neasham-trained MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO is second-up here and having just her second start for the Neasham stable, looks set to improve on her first-up effort. Last start, the Kobayashi mare had her first run in six months and wasn’t disgraced when finishing third in a BM78, here over 1200m. Despite that solid effort, Neasham has decided to put the cross-over nose band and the tongue tie back on for this contest as Damien Thornton sticks remains in the saddle. She is yet to strike a light when second-up but she is in a strong stable now and with the gear changes, she just might do enough to claim victory here.



Race 10:  No.10  HAMLET VON SNITZEL  ($7 with Bet Right

The Robert Heathcote-trained HAMLET VON SNITZEL has improved a great deal at his past couple and back in his comfort zone at Doomben, he should now be ready to fire all guns in this contest. Last start, the Snitzel gelding raced across the road (at Eagle Farm) where he led most of the way but just couldn’t quite hang on over the 1400m against BM75 company. Heathcote locks in Martin Harley for the ride here with the five-year-old drawing ideally in gate three for this assignment. Four starts at the track and distance have resulted in two wins and a close-up second which puts the galloper well in contention here. He maps to settle on the speed and rock-fit after four runs, he looks well placed among these.



Race 6:  No.9  ARGYLE PINK  ($8 with Unibet)

Tony Gollan saddles-up a couple here as we run with ARGYLE PINK who appears the better weights and drawn of the two and certainly boasts a much stronger resume. Last start, the Star Witness Mare was having her fourth starts back when she finished third in a Class 6 Fillies & Mares Hcp, here over 1350m with Angela Jones aboard. She hit the front halfway home but couldn’t hold off the challengers who grabbed her right on the post. She drops sharply in grade here but is back to facing the boys as well in this event. Cejay Graham has the reins again for this contest and after her claim, the mare carries less weight here. Ideally drawn in gate two, she maps to be box-seating on settling and rock-hard fit after four starts now, she looks the one to beat here.