The Brisbane Summer Carnival continues on Saturday at Doomben where it is Recognition Stakes Day. The weather is fine, the track is good (4) and the rail is out 4.5 metres for the entire circuit.
Recognition Stakes 🏆: View the Field and Odds for the Recognition Stakes
Race 1. (13:23) Stella Artois Hcp (c6) 1630m
3 Ligulate (Bet Now: $2.25) is a knockout chance for Chris Waller. Not sure what he has in mind for this guy but he looks in for a good prep. Market really liked him first up over 1350m at Doomben, which is against the norm for this stable given they usually have them soft in condition. He didn’t win, but closed off strongly, so he can win provided he doesn’t get too far back.
Brenton Andrew has done a fabulous job with 4 Destiny’s Own (Bet Now: $5.50). Given a peach by Huxtable at this track/distance two weeks ago when just off the speed throughout and he was there to put them away, but couldn’t quite and was bloused late by Plitvice. Think that form reads okay for this and is holding his form.
The rise to the mile I do like for the Mark Currie trained mare 6 Countess De Galvez (Bet Now: $5.00). Two weeks between runs since attempting to lead throughout over 1350m here and worked to find the front, which just meant she felt the pinch late, but far from disgraced in defeat when third to Hard Labour. If she can find the front and get control here, she’ll take some beating.
Race 2. (13:58) Winning Edge Doomben Plate 1050m
Hope it is handle bars down in crossing from the wide gate with 6 Baby Wong (Bet Now: $2.40). Trialled up very well prior to debuting in the Max Lees Classic. Just got stuck wide over the 900m trip but battled away okay in defeat behind Sliders. Draw is a bit more forgiving this time around. If he can find the front and rail, think he wins.
2 Conexy (Bet Now: $2.35) gets the Blinkers on for start two. Just back to 1050m I have a query with but his debut was more than encouraging here, closing off nicely late when second to Rhapsody Rose. As a whole, this race is weak and he does look the only other winning chance alongside the Stephen Jones juvenile.
4 Yes We’re Ready (Bet Now: $7.00) is a Scott Morrisey trained juvenile that is on debut. He trialled on his home track at the Gold Coast last Monday and looked to go about his business nicely when winning the trial by a comfortable margin in solid enough time relative to the morning. Gets the claim for Huxtable, draws well…knockout chance.
Race 3. (14:33) G.h. Mumm (bm72) 1050m
With 9 Gin ‘N’ Bitters (Bet Now: $2.80). Billy Healey trained mare that is five weeks between runs since racing over the 1110m here where she had the suck run behind the speed and did find the line well, but clearly was no match for Niedorp, who is a borderline Stakes class mare. Can’t say that about any of these, so the form is well, maps super, the one to beat.
2 Niewand (Bet Now: $5.50) has been up a little while but continues to hold his form really well. He ran over 1000m at the Sunny Coast last time out when on speed and fighting on hard, being bloused late by Totally Charmed, who won last Saturday, so the form reads well and he’s got the right racing pattern for this track.
3 Love Squirrels (Bet Now: $16.00) is a Paul Jenkins trained mare that resumes. This girl hasn’t raced since August 8 here over 1200m when wide no cover near the speed and she dropped out late behind the then in form Jardin Rouge. Resumes without a public trial but can sprint well fresh and the claim helps her cause.
Race 4. (15:08) Select Fire Systems Pty Ltd 1630m
5 Olympic Class (Bet Now: $4.80) will love the rise to the mile for Michael Costa. This bloke has had two career outings, both coming over 1400m at the Gold Coast. Impressive debut before taking on some handy older gallopers in a 65 and just hit a flat spot when asked to go but picked up between runners and surged to just miss. He’s got talent and should appreciate the extra ground.
3 Way Beyond (Bet Now: $5.00) is hard fit and in form for Stuart Kendrick and is a leading chance here. Comes to this off the back of a strong win over the 1690m at Ipswich last Wednesday, beating home a recent Saturday winner in Soul Dancer, so the form reads well, he’ll put himself on speed and give himself every chance.
7 See Marie (Bet Now: $10.00) is another that will love the extra distance. She resumed over 1400m at the Sunny Coast and was one of the real eye catchers of the meeting when finishing off hard from the back when a close up third to Cubic Zirconia. Close up at this track/distance at blacktype level during the Winter Carnival so he has got the ability.
Race 5. (15:48) Leo Thomsen Memorial Plate-c3 1350m
11 Toomai (Bet Now: $10.00) is ready to win now for Chris Waller I feel. I thought the ride from Larry here two weeks ago was a bit cute. Just took a little too long to wind up with the mare and I think had he got going earlier, no doubt he wins and beats home boom horse Hard Larbour. She’s flying and is the one to beat here.
2 Kubrick (Bet Now: $3.20) looks ideally placed here. He’s been a tricky horse for Chris Waller but think he’s found his right level here in Queensland. Comes through the Desert Lord race where he didn’t exactly ping when immediately asked but stayed on and was more than sound in defeat in finishing fourth. Got upside to come and is better suited here.
3 Lubuk (Bet Now: $12.00) should be suited here for Chris Waller. Has raced over the 1350m here his past two, winning two back before racing here three weeks ago when back in the run and finishing off okay without threatening behind Desert Lord. Looks like he will appreciate a rise in trip rather than stay at 1350m. Not sure he’s got upside compared to others but is holding his form nicely.
Race 6. (16:28) Qld Fire And Emergency (bm78) 2030m
6 Dashing Special (Bet Now: $14.00) looks well suited up to 2000m for Barry Baldwin. Ran over the mile here two weeks ago and worked home well from off the speed when fourth to Plitvice, who would be odds on in a field like this. Gets to a more ideal trip now and off a freshen up, he should be close to peak fitness.
7 Grand Zou (Bet Now: $3.60) is racing in super form at the moment for Team Edmonds, winning three on end and each of those wins has seem lead throughout, the latest being at Doomben where he made an absolute mess of them and was far too good. Bit more depth this time around, but hard to knock the way he is going.
1 Seentoomany (Bet Now: $9.50) is a Michael Costa trained mare that was plain two back behind Beaufort Park but punters knew something when she raced here a few weeks back. She was smashed late in betting, into $6 from double figures and aided by a 12/10 from Brad Stewart, she was able to cling on and win. Hard to beat with that win under the belt.
Race 7. (17:08) Four Pines Pacific Ale (c6) 1200m
18 Potro Duro (Bet Now: $13.00) for me in a very tricky race. Team Edmonds trains this gelding, who resumes, having not raced since August 8 here when down the track and at the end of a long prep behind Roman Aureus. He’s had two 1000m trials to get ready, so the grounding is there to run well fresh, and maps to stalk likely leader Moonshine Lady.
8 Boomtown Lass (Bet Now: $3.20) is a beauty for Chris Anderson. Lobbed into the perfect spot when resuming here a fortnight back here and once she did land the box seat, it was pretty much race over and she duly saluted under a lovely ride from Huxtable. She’s a very reliable mare who should always be respected in these kind of races.
6 Snowzone (Bet Now: $11.00) is so genuine and reliable. Think he is a safe option here. Was eight weeks between runs when racing over this track/distance three weeks back. Had a suck run behind the speed and tried hard but had no answers for the class and brilliance of Command’N’Conquer. Hard to beat with the run under the belt.
Race 8. (17:48) Recognition Stakes 1350m
Great to see 10 Profit (Bet Now: $5.50) back at the races. Quality animal for Chris Anderson that resumes, having not raced since finishing down the track in the Gunsynd behind Supergiant after getting a mile back in the run. Not sure what race he’ll target during the Magic Millions, but he looks to be going super if his trial win last week is any guide.
2 Red Chase (Bet Now: $6.00) loves the Doomben 1350m and I think he’s one of the hardest to beat here. Three weeks between runs since winning at this track/distance under a lovely ride from Taylor Marshall, proving too good for Ballistic Boy, who won last Saturday, so the form reads well and is a leading contender.
The rise to 1350m should suit 6 Soxagon (Bet Now: $5.00). Forget he went around in the Keith Noud. He was back near last in the run and considering the leader and eventual winner Jonker went 33.28 the last 600m, those out the back had no chance, including Soxagon. Strong third up record and yet to miss a place in three runs at the track/distance.
Race 9. (18:25) Spirit Of Boom Classic 1200m
1200m is short of her best, but 3 Skate To Paris (Bet Now: $13.00) really came of age when last in work and she’s only had 11 weeks off, so it’s not as if it has been six months away. Thought the recent trial behind Agassi in fast time was a good pipe opener for this. They’ll go hard here, so want something that will be strong late and that she will be.
11 Niedorp (Bet Now: $7.00) is a key threat for me. Tony Gollan trained mare that has done little wrong in both runs back from a spell. Resumed with a dominant win in a Class Three before going straight to a Class Six two weeks ago here and I thought she was very good in defeat after doing plenty of work in the run out wide from the gate. Better luck this time around and she can take this out.
18 Maozi (Bet Now: $9.50) has got a run after scratchings and I think she can be very dangerous here at a price. Resumed here on Cup Day where she was back in the run before Stewart sliced his way through on the mare and once she was within a couple of lengths of the leaders on the turn, it was race over and she won well. Harder here, but gets a soft gate to do no work and will be strong late.
Best Bets & Quaddie Tips
BEST BET: Race Four Number 5 Olympic Class
NEXT BEST: Race Three Number 9 Gin ‘N’ Bitters
LONG SHOT: Race Nine Number 3 Skate To Paris
Quaddie Tips (Races Six Through To Nine):
Leg One: 6, 7
Leg Two: 6, 8, 11, 18, 19
Leg Three: 2, 4, 6, 10
Leg Four: 3, 6, 11, 18
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