Shane Ciurleo’s full preview of every race and best bets Doomben

Shane Ciurleo’s full preview of every race and best bets Doomben

In Her Time is Shane’s tip in the Tatts. Photo courtesy Daryl Duckworth.

The last Group 1 of the season being held at Doomben today, with the Tatt’s Tiara headlining a good betting card. The track was rated a Soft 6 at time of writing, but expect a slight upgrade with reasonable weather conditions in the Sunshine State. The rail is at 3.5m the entire, so expecting a traditional good days racing at Doomben.




Race 8 Number 4 FLIPPANT Each Way $7.50 bet now

Race 5 Number 1 RUDY WIN BET $2.40 bet now


Race 1

12 NOTONYOURLIFE is going better than her form suggests, and with luck she can figure in the finish here.  There looks to be enough speed here for her to settle in behind them and rattle late with clear running. She looks a good chance at big odds.  11 GIRL SUNDAY has the speed to settle in the first couple here and be hard to beat. She hasn’t quiet measured up to listed company this prep, and back to a class 6 here looks suited.

Numbers:  12 – 11 – 13 – 15

Suggested Bet: 1 x 3 Each Way 12 NOTONYOURLIFE $11 bet now


Race 2

I think the tempo will dictate the result here, with 3 runners racing on speed and dictating terms. 3 MISHANI WRANGLER can lead from the inside gate, has shown good improvement his preparation and was strong on the line beating metro winner Paradis Imperial last start.  12 PRETTY FAST was ok last start, but gets blinkers first time here. Can settle third behind the leader.  7 LADY LARK can forward from a better gate this time, after going back off a wide draw last time. She can position up outside the speed, and I think she is the safe play each way.

Numbers: 7 – 12 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bet: 1 x 2 Each Way Lady Lark $5.50 bet now


Race 3

1 CELLARGIRL looks the one but has come up very short at $1.75 Impressive winner at Listed level last time out, and clearly on top here.  5 RED HOT MISS next pick, off a couple of good runs last prep. Really like her at the 1200m and can see her finishing hard late into the frame.

Numbers: 1 – 5 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bet: Can’t entertain the $1.75 about the favorite, but will take a Quinella and a few exotics with 1 & 5


Race 4

2 IM A RIPPA back up to the 1350m can lead and roll along here and be very hard to beat. Hasn’t been far away against the likes of Good Standing & Our Beebee over this trip and is right in this. 12 WITH A PROMISE keeps going around at a big price, and keeps performing. I like her on the back up, up in trip and can race on speed and acquit herself well.  1 RINGOS A ROCKSTAR has threatened to win a race in this class this prep and can figure with the right run.  4 DOUBLE SUPERLATIVE was a big improver last time, but has come up short enough.

Numbers: 2 – 12 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bet: Each Way 2 I’M A RIPPA $7.50 bet now


Race 5

This is a $200,000 Group 3….

Surely 1 RUDY, gets back in the winner’s circle here, surely, doesn’t he? It’s been over 12 months, it would be good to see him win here, this is his race.

Numbers: 1 – 3 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bet: WIN 1 RUDY $2.40 bet now


Race 6

A tale of 2 scenarios here centered around 1 RELIGIFY & 3 MAN OF HIS WORD. 1 RELIGIFY looks the likely leader, the only fly in the ointment here is potentially Tegan Harrison wanting to lead on 6 DOUBLE IMPACT. I’d like to think 6 DOUBLE IMPACT connections could take the leaders back to get her chance to race her best. I like 1 RELIGIFY drawn wide here, Hughie can slide across at his own speed and lead. If he can lead on his terms, he wins again. 3 MAN OF HIS WORD is a nice horse, but will need the leaders to work a bit harder than they’d’ like, for him to be storming home over the top. They look the 2, with 4 ELLE LOU a chance with the right run.

Numbers: 1 – 3 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bet: WIN 1 RELIGIFY $4 bet now


Race 7

The Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara, and if you haven’t got admiration for 3 IN HER TIME after her Stradbroke run, you never will! Plenty has been written about her effort, simply huge and should have won. She goes on top her off that effort, if she can use her tactical speed to get 1 off the fence early she wins.  If she doesn’t get the luck and they go way too hard, 2 DANISH TWIST could be the blow out chance.  She went very close in the Group 1 Colmore in the Sydney Autumn and with a similar effort here can be flashing late and getting into the money at a big price.

Numbers: 3 – 2 – 8 – 9

Suggested Bet: WIN 3 IN HER TIME $3.40 bet now & a small save Each Way 2 DANISH TWIST $18 bet now


Race 8

Really keen 4 FLIPPANT at the each way price here.  Has trialed up nicely twice in Sydney and comes here fresh with excellent form lines.  She’s a multiple first up winner, is 1 from 1 at the track / distance and maps to get the perfect run here.  2 DEPLOY was a good winner last start, and can figure here. 5 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE rattled home late last time, and expect similar here.  3 UPSTART PRIDE can be a little hit and miss from the gates, but if begins well, he will certainly run them along here and give them something to catch!

Numbers: 4 – 2 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bet: Each Way 4 FLIPPANT $7.50 bet now