Tim Bell salutes the Justracing camera as Saturday Morning Mail clients of this website in turn salute Tim Bell and Fantastic Blue after this website exclusively advised clients at 9am last Saturday morning to back the horse each way. The full story tomorrow on Justracing. (PHOTO DAN COSTELLO)
Saturday afternoon turned out to be a glorious day weather wise for the Brisbane Racing Club at one of their signature meetings of the year – Doomben 10,000 Day. A good crowd was reported as being in attendance and the main race of the day was won by the well backed top class 3YO filly Sea Siren who the dills wanted to tell you couldn’t win because she had to create history to win as no 3YO filly had ever won the race since the race was first run in 1933. She had plenty of knockers before the race, but then again I guess even Dolly Parton had her knockers.
During the course of this week I’ll pen one or two stories from the day’s racing and a montage of photos from the day will appear on both Tuesday and Wednesday on the Brisbaneracing website, courtesy of “Dashing” Dan Costello.
In the exclusives department watch for possible news to break this week of a shock recent Brisbane Carnival black type winner returning a positive swab. The horse’s win gave bookies a big result at the time and if the information is correct, obviously the punters who backed the runner-up have done their money cold. Justracing is getting the positive swab information from multiple “reliable” sources. Officials must be awaiting results on the "B Sample" to confirm it.
Today it is my sad duty to advise the racing fraternity of the passing on Friday night of one of the legends of the Brisbane racing ranks and that information is up today on the www.brisbaneracing.com.au website along with all the news from Graeme Scheu about the big Goondiwindi meeting which is coinciding with Stradbroke Day at Eagle Farm. Today on www.sydneyracing.com.au there’s the story of a stallion who has had six starters for six winners and a list of the young people in New South Wales who are the "Rising Stars" of their sport, whilst on www.melbourneracing.com.au Matt Nicholls advises of his thoughts on Luke Nolen's fine.
From the Doomben betting ring last Saturday, leading rails bookmaker Lindsay Gallagher reported:
Race 1 – Shezahotshot $12.00, Ausworld $16.00 and Lovingthelimelight $7.50
The opening race was won by Shezahotshot and the Caloundra trained mare was solid in the market and the $13 that was offered was taken.
I laid Freton at $11.
Absent Friends took out $30,000 in a single bet.
Broadcast was backed on the phones from $21 into $15.
There was some specking for Horoscopes.
There wasn’t much money about for the favourite They Won’t Last and Lovingthelimelight blew like a hurricane during betting.
It was generally a winning race, but it wasn’t a big betting race.
Race 2 – Volkhere $10.00, Kelbenjar $3.00 and In A Storm $21.00
I laid this winner Volkhere well at $11.
There was good money for the runner-up Kelbenjar and he’d have been a better result for me personally.
Stradon who ran fourth was well backed and I laid two separate $2,000 bets on him at $17.
There was also some money about also for Victorian visiting filly Retsina.
It was a losing race.
Race 3 – Boban $11.00, Hoss Amor $2.05 and Regular $14.00
There was no money of note about the ring for this winner Boban
Plenty of cash money arrived on the ground for Hoss Amor and she was well backed right throughout betting.
Caliente was well backed at long odds. I laid one bet of $1,000 each way about her.
Hi Son was specked at long odds but couldn’t pick his feet up and there was some money about for Saturn Rock.
It finished up a good betting race and we got a good result when Boban arrived.
Race 4 – Raise Up $17.00, My Quilter $16.00 and Dusty Gold $6.50
I laid this winner Raise Up quite well at $17 including one large bet on her. Either of the placed pair of My Quilter or Dusty Gold would have been a far better result than Raise Up.
Good money arrived on the phones for Demanding Miss at $9 to run at $6.50.
Captain Clayton had some specking at $13 and Grey Assignment was backed from $20 into $13.
$3.40 and even $3.50 was given in places about the chances of Emvoss and the Gold Coast gelding was well backed on the phones. He firmed into $3 before easing out to $3.10/$3.20 at the finish with good support arriving for other runners, in what was quite a good betting race. He pulled out to win in the home straight - and coughed.
Starstreamed attracted a large bet at $26.
So I laid quite a few horses in the race but lost on the event.
Race 5 – Brambles $4.80, Vatuvei $7.00 and Red Shift $12.00
This winner Brambles improved out of sight on his last couple of runs and just put it all together. He was well backed at $4.80.
The opening equal favourite Soros attracted some support at $4.40 before starting at $4.
I laid a $6,000 bet on Durnford at long odds.
There was some money also for the Sydney visitor Euryale.
Opening third favourite Isopach was hard to lay and blew from $5 to $7.50.
It was a losing race.
Race 6 – Fantastic Blue $71.00, Dance With Her $9.00 and Ironstein $8.00
This race developed into a good betting race and they backed a lot of horses in the race but unfortunately I laid a big bet on the winner Fantastic Blue at $71, so it was no good to me.
Runner-up Dance With Me was specked around the $9.50 mark.
There was always good money for Ironstein around the $8 mark.
Shamardashing was hard to lay and ran fourth and he was the bookies hope in the final stages.
There was some money about for the Melbourne trained mare Absolutely and the Sydney visitor Wazn was backed from $4 into $3.80. The biggest single bet I laid on Wazn was one of $3,000.
Money arrived in the ring for Larry’s Never Late at $14 and I laid a $2,000 bet on Mourasana at 40/1.
Race 7 – Sea Siren $4.20, Buffering $4.80 and Temple Of Boom $21.00
The Doomben 10,000 winner Sea Siren was $4.40 into $4.20 in a very good betting race.
Buffering was extremely well backed.
I laid a $1,000 bet on Temple Of Boom at long odds and a $2,000 bet on Spirit Of Boom at 40/1.
Scone Guineas winner Pampelonne was very well backed and the biggest single bet I laid on him was one of $6,000.
There was money about for Pinwheel for $11 and $12.
There was no money for the Moody trained mare Midsummer Music.
Buffering’s stablemate Woorim was hard to lay.
Beaded was backed on the phones at $10 in and I also laid a large bet on the leader Adebisi at big odds.
It finished up a big betting race and strangely enough Sea Siren’s victory created a good result and cream came to the top when the best two horses in the race ran the quinella.
Race 8 – Excellantes $2.60, Seek And Find $6.00 and Rocker $6.50
As much as $3.10 was bet about the chances of Excellantes and he ran at $2.60 at the jump and even that $2.60 was hard to get at the finish.
I laid a large bet on the runner-up Seek And Find at $7, so he’d have been no good either.
Rocker was specked at $8.
Nuptse was backed in the ring but failed to run on.
Visiting Kiwi galloper Jetset Lad was backed around the ring at $26.
It was quite a good betting race but the favourite won and capped off a losing day for bookmakers.
Lindsay will be fielding at Doomben on Wednesday, the Sunshine Coast on Friday then he’s at Eagle Farm on Saturday for Queensland Oaks Day and then off to the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.
Don’t forget if you would like to visit Lindsay on the web you can do that by going to www.thevipclub.com.au.