Doomben Preview & Best Bets – Saturday February 25

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Doomben Tips 25/02/2023

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 5:  No.9  SANTERO  ($3.50 with Palmerbet)

The O’Dea & Hoysted-trained SANTERO sees the Doomben track for the first time here and fitter for three runs back, she looks ready to win. Last start, the Hallowed Crown mare bounced back to near her best when she beat all but one home in a Class 5 Plate over 1300m at Eagle Farm. She hit the line well, covering her last 600m, 9.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by 2 lengths. James Orman is in the stirrups for this contest as the five-year-old steps-up to the mile where she is already a two-time winner. She boasts a 74% strike rate with four wins and no less than 13 minor placings from her 23 career starts and at her peak here, she looks right in the mix.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 4:  No.3  CORFE CASTLE  ($5.50 with TAB)

Team Edmonds saddle-up Corfe Castle here who is three starts into this preparation and shooting for back-to-back victories in the event. Last start, the Better Than Ready colt was back on his game when he clobbered his rivals in a BM65 Hcp over 1200m on the synthetic track at the Gold Coast. Taking over proceedings on the turn, he went on with the job and put two lengths on them crossing the line. He posted the fastest final 800m, 600m and 400m sectionals for the race as well. Fourth-up here, he should be at his peak for this contest and the stable fit the blinkers for the first time. James Orman takes the reins for his first ride on the colt and already a winner at the track and distance, he should take beating here.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 3:  No.4  BOHO BEAUTY  ($21 with TAB)

One for the long-shot lovers out there is the Team Edmonds-trained BOHO BEAUTY who is second-up here and looks a solid each-way chance in this contest. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom mare went to the gates a little fractious and took time to be loaded. After 200m, she copped a nasty check and lost her spot, then overraced from that point onwards. Never in it on straightening, Anthony Allen had a bad time of it trying to settle her but her race was run by then, finishing last of the six in a strong Class 5 field over the 1100m on the synthetic track at the Gold Coast. Forget she went around that day, focus more on the fact she is unbeaten when second and third-up as Jim Byrne takes the job as rider here. She has four from her nine career starts and could give this a field a real fright here.