Doomben Preview April 22- Saturday Best Bets & Tips
Doomben Tips 22/04/2023
Our form expert provides Doomben tips for Saturday’s horse racing at Doomben Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 3: No.2 STUTTERING ($5.75 with Bet Right)
The Robert Heathcote-trained STUTTERING has found the podium at his past four starts and looks the goods here to add another one to the collection. Last start, the Love Conquers All gelding was keen in the early stages and overraced, but still managed to finish third in Open company, here over the mile trip. He ran it out, 10 lengths quicker than benchmark, setting a new personal best and clocking the best last start effort here by more than 8 lengths. Mark Du Plessis was aboard that day and sticks with him here. The six-year-old loves racing here, boasting two wins and six minor placings from his 14 starts at the track. Currently in career-best form, he looks the testing material here.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 5: No.7 BOOMNOVA ($7 with Palmerbet)
The Chris Munce-trained BOOMNOVA ticks all the boxes here and third-up, will take plenty of beating in this contest. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom mare Kept her fresh performances record intact when she beat all but one home in Open company over the 1000m trip. Samantha Collett rode her a treat, settling the mare in the box seat. She tried valiantly to run down the leader but race-favourite Rubiquitous had too many guns in the run home, leaving the mare with second prize on the day. She still ran the trip out, 7.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field and set a new personal best as well. Already a two-time winner when third-up and a winner at the track and distance, Collett sticks with her here and from gate two, she looks a genuine winning chance in this event.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 8: No.14 DUNE FORTY FIVE ($6.80 with BoomBet)
Robert Heathcote saddles-up DUNE FORTY FIVE here who has come back in red-hot form and looks on song for the hat-trick here. Last start, the Americain gelding made it back-to-back Doomben victories when he destroyed his rivals in an Open Hcp over 1615m. Second-up that day, he was high-flying as he ran the trip out, 12.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by more than 3 lengths and that was a new personal best for him as well. He also recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals as he crossed the line 2.5 lengths ahead of them. Kyle Wilson-Taylor was aboard that day and sticks with the five-year-old here. His only hurdle here is the wide gate but if he can cross and settle near mid-field with cover, his fitness should get him to the line. Already a winner when third-up and at the track and trip, he looks good value with the bagmen and is well worth the investment here.