EMOTIONS TO FLOW AT DOOMBEN THIS WEEKEND

Jul 8, 2022

By Terry Kennedy

EMOTIONS TO FLOW AT DOOMBEN THIS WEEKEND

Firstly our thoughts with injured jockey Leah Kilner and there’s no doubt it will be a highly emotional day of racing at Doomben with Leah’s favourite horse The Big Goodbye going around without her. A win would be a great tonic for Leah and for all the initiatives in support of Leah please go to your edition of The Insider. 

 

It’s another first on Saturday for TRL with not only The Big Goodbye starting at Doomben but also Hot Spring Gold, so double the fun for owners. 

 

Now let’s have a look at the major chances from our TRL trainers for this Saturday. 

 

TEARS WILL FLOW IF THE BIG GOODBYE CAN WIN

 

Kyle Wilson-Taylor takes over the reins for Leah Kilner on The Big Goodbye (Race 5) and goes into the race on the back of two successive wins and with the track currently in the Heavy range should get the conditions to suit. 

 

It’s a tough field, but Rob Heathcote reports The Big Goodbye is fit, worked well during the week, and will go forward to lead or maybe sit outside the leader from barrier 9. 

 

BET: The Big Goodbye – Each Way (Doomben Race 5)

 

HOT SPRING GOLD READY BUT A FIRM TRACK WOULD BE BETTER

 

What do they say about Queensland “beautiful one day perfect the next” well poor old Hot Spring Gold has been plagued by wet tracks ever since arriving at Chris Munce’s stable. 

 

‘Hot Spring’ probably should have won last start at the Sunny Coast but missed the start, was blocked for a run before flashing home and finishing third. 

 

Chris reports the horse is ready to go and while he would like a firmer track he needs to run. 

 

BET: Hot Spring Gold – Each Way (Doomben Race 9)

 

CHRIS ANDERSON SUPER IMPRESSED BY LARRIKIN ROGUE

 

Trainer Chris Anderson is trying to contain his excitement with Larrikin Rogue who blitzed his rivals by a massive 6 lengths on the dirt track on Friday morning.

 

All things being equal, Larrikin Rogue will debut next Sunday at the Sunny Coast in a 1,000m Maiden and be hard to beat.

 

At Doomben, Chris has Mink’s Star as a major chance in Race 3. It’s not flash odds at $3.70 but was very good two starts back before being trapped wide last start. 

 

BET: Mink’s Star – Win (Doomben Race 3)

 

 MAHER & EUSTACE ARE RELENTLESS

 

There’s no off season for the Maher/Eustace stable. 

 

We are going to concentrate on their runners at Caulfield on a Soft 6 track. 

 

Impulsar (Race 4) is a very impressive import which won on debut and there’s no reason he won’t be winning again. 

No Way Ever (Race 6) she’s no champion but is tough and has been specked from $18 into $15 with Sportsbet which piques my interest.

Bam’s On Fire (Race 9) again has been specked at big odds $26 into $21, who was good first-up and has even better second-up form. 

 

BET: Impulsar – Each Way (Caulfield Race 4) 

BET: No Way Ever  – Each Way (Caulfield Race 5) 

BET: Bam’s On Fire – Each Way (Caulfield Race 9)

 

MOODY ONE TO WATCH

 

Pete Moody is quick to point out that Tapin’Thee is no Black Caviar but there are some similarities between the unraced filly in Race One and her famous aunty who was never beaten over 25 career starts. 

 

Tapin’ Thee (Race 1) a filly by All Too hard out of Black Caviar has won her two jump outs and will be hard to beat. 

Oceana Blue (Race 3 is tight in the Sportsbet market at $3.90 is racing well without a great deal of luck.

Oxley Road (Race 8) is a justified short priced favourite if she runs up to her Oakleigh Plate effort when trapped on the worst part of the trap. 

 

BET: Tapin’ Thee – Win (Caulfield Race 1) 

BET: Oceana Blue – Win (Caulfield Race 3) 

BET: Oxley Road – Win (Caulfield Race 8)

 

A DAY FOR MUDLARKS AT RANDWICK 

 

How good to see the sun shine through after a week of heavy rain but the track is currently a Heavy 10 with a chance to improve. 

 

Nothinsweetaboutme (Race 4) won first-up, then failed but bounced back last start and ticks the Heavy track box of 1 start for 1 win on the heavy. 

 

Cross Talk (Race 10) was scratched from two races last Saturday and kept for this, is another who gets through the Heavy ground. 

 

BET: Nothinsweekaboutme – Each Way (Randwick Race 4)

BET: Cross Talk – Each Way (Randwick Race 10) 

 

PRIDE TO MAKE A LATE RUN

 

You’ll have to be patient for a couple of the major chances from the Joe Pride yard. 

 

Taksu (Race 8) has been good to TRL owners, he won last start at Randwick on a Good track but is even better on a Heavy with 4 wins from 9 starts. 

 

Rubinocchi (Race 9) is short in the Sportsbet market $3.60 is like Taksu, good on the dry but can also handle the Heavy going with 2 of 3 wins on a rain affected surface. 

 

BET:Taksu – Win (Randwick Race 8)

BET: Rubinocchi – Win (Randwick Race 9) 

 

WAUGH ALWAYS HARD TO BEAT IN A MIDWAY

 

Kim Waugh has a horse called Buba which we are keen to have a small wager on in the Midway (Race 5). 

 

Buba has drawn barrier 19 but that should be the normal disadvantage given the Heavy track. 

 

This horse likes the wet, having 9 goes on the Heavy for 3 wins and has firmed from $16 into $12. 

 

BET: Buba – Each Way (Randwick Race 5)