Doomben Preview & Best Bets – Saturday March 18

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Doomben Tips 18/03/2023

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



Race 3:  No.10  SECRET TALES  ($5.50 with Ladbrokes)

Down in the weights here, the O’Dea & Hoysted-trained SECRET TALES is third-up here and ticks enough boxes to be considered a real threat to this field. Last start, the Spill The Beans mare made it her third second-up win when she finished strongly enough to grab victory in a BM70 Hcp, here over the 1350m trip. She posted the fastest final 400m and 200m sectionals that day with 57kgs on her back. Facing Class 6 company here, she drops 5kgs for this contest and has Taylor Marshall on board for the first time. Already a two-time winner when third-up, she looks well placed to give this a real shake.



Race 5:  No.6  JETTY  ($8.50 with Unibet)

Chris Munce saddles-up JETTY here who is second-up and shooting for back-to-back wins. Last start, the Jet Spur gelding was fresh off a lengthy 21-week absence when he came from near last on the turn to beat home a 10-strong field in Open company over 1200m at Eagle Farm. He ran that trip out, 5.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. We locked him in as a Blackbooker after that effort. He is already a two-time winner when second-up and a winner on the track as well. He maps to settle back in the field from the outside gate but watch for another solid finish from him in this contest.



Race 1:  No.14  PUTONTHEREDLIGHT  ($8 with Palmerbet)

The Tony Gollan-trained PUTONTHEREDLIGHT has strung together five-straight minor placings this preparation and is overdue for a win. Last start, the Star Witness mare recorded her fifth runner-up finish when she beat all but home (again) in a BM70, here over the 1050m sprint. She came from last and finished strongly, running the last 600m out, 7.7 lengths quicker than benchmark. She also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. She steps up in grade here but drops 4kgs from her last start in the process. Kyle Wilson-Taylor is reunited with the mare for this assignment and she does no early work from gate four as Gollan slips the blinkers on for the first time. With a clear run to the line, she looks (yet again) a genuine winning chance here and after seven minor placings at the track, is capable of recording her second career-win in this contest.