Shane Ciurleo’s full preview and best bets Doomben

Shane Ciurleo’s full preview and best bets Doomben

Trainer Toby Edmonds trains Shane’s best today. Photo Courtesy Ross Stevenson.

Mid week metro racing is back in Brisbane, with Doomben hosting today on a Soft 5 track with the rail at +10m the entire circumference. An upgrade to a good 4 is likely, so I’m looking for horses back on top of the ground and settling somewhere near the front.





BEST WIN Race 6 Number 1 SNEAKY GLANCE $2.05  bet now 


BEST EACH WAY Race 4 Number 7 BLOOMING TYCOON $6.50 bet now


BEST ROUGHIE Race 8 Number 8 WELL SIGHTED $15 bet now


Race 1 

1 KUTTAMURRA AL should break its maiden status here at start number 20. Won’t be entertaining him at $1.70. 5 BELLA’S SHADOW & 6 GALLANT GIRL both settled off a soft tempo last time and hit the line well. 3 DATUK ZADRAGON went around against the favourite last start but was beaten by it, hard to see him turning around the result.

Numbers: 1 – 6 – 5 – 3


Suggested Bet: Favourite is to short so boxed exactas 1 & 5 then 1 & 6 


Race 2

2 CAPITAL CONNECTION looks a speedy type from the Tony Gollan yard. Has trialled well in preparation for this, and from the good gate will prominent throughout and hard to beat. 9 ARGIE BARGIE brings reasonable NSW form here for his first start for Chris Munce. 11 YES TONIGHT has had 2 years of the scene, but has trialled ok for her first up run here. 13 BIA TYCHE will have to go back from the tricky gate but can run into the minor money.

Numbers: 2 – 9 – 11 – 13 

Suggested Bet: WIN 2 CAPITAL CONNECTION $2.30 bet now


Race 3

Keen on the chances of 3 DIOMEDES here. Was very strong late last time out and the step up in trip looks suitable. R Fradd should be able to settle in the first 3 or 4 here, and looks very hard to beat. 5 MISPRINT is forever getting back and running on, has a terrible racing pattern from a betting proposition. Just missed behind PURE LUCK last start, who has since won again.  Can run on into a place here. Very even race outside of those 2.

Numbers: 3 – 5 – 7 – 13

Suggested Bet: WIN 3 DIOMEDES $3.00 bet now


Race 4 

Small field here, but it doesn’t look devoid of early speed with both 5 COURTS STAR & 6 CARRY ON JAKE both likely to want the front. If the jocks on the previous 2 mentioned can get their respective mounts to settle on a nice tempo they can certainly be in the finish. I’m happy to play around them though as I can envisage a speed battle and the one at odds that gets the favours in that scenario is 7 BLOOMING TYCOON. She has been super impressive her last 2, and with a nice run here off the speed will be finishing hard late. 4 SHARPE HUSSLER first time at the trip is a slight query.

Numbers: 7 – 5 – 6 – 4 

Suggested Bet: Each Way 7 BLOOMING TYCOON $6.50 bet now


Race 5 

Tough race here with 1 BEAT STREET just on top at the $10. This bloke has a great first up record 3 starts for 2 wins and a third. Maps really well from the inside gate, expect him to be behind the leader and attacking the lone late. 10 JUST EXCEL 5 CRAZY POPS & 9 MAKE HER OWN WHEY look to be the others who will race on the speed and can figure in the money.

Numbers: 1 – 10 – 5 – 9

Suggested Bet: Each Way 1 BEAT STREET $10 bet now


Race 6

1 SNEAKY GLANCE was ultra impressive last time beating a nice horse in Care To Think. This horse looks more than above average, he will be winning this on the way to better races. 2 PRINCE OF TIE & 3 PINOLINO look the 2 to fight out the minor money.


Numbers: 1 – 3 – 2 – 4

Suggested Bet: WIN 1 SNEAKY GLANCE $2.05 bet now


Race 7 

2 FIT FOR PURPOSE was a beaten favourite when leading on a heavy track last start. Gets back on top of the ground here, and should race on speed. Again, looks a nice horse that is going on to better races than this. 1 BOLD HEART is at the mile second up here, after a pass mark from his first up run. Should race handy from the draw and is a chance. 7 HEART SKIPT A BEAT & 5 ALCAZAR should race handy from their respective gates and can place.

Numbers:  2 – 1 – 5 – 7 

Suggested Bet: WIN 2 FIT FOR PURPOSE $2.35 bet now


Race 8

A very even race to finish the day, hopefully we are in front here, and can play a roughie in this. 8 WELL SIGHTED has been good this preparation, and gets to the 1200m here which looks to suit. Forget his last run on the heavy, and his form through QUATRONIC is good enough for this. 11 MR CHA CHA probably sits 1 x 1 and will look the winner at some point, hardest to beat. 3 TAMBOS HEART from the good draw is a chance, along with 6 SILIQUA who will need luck from a bad alley.

Numbers: 8 – 11 – 3 – 6 


Suggested Bet: 1 x 2 Each Way 8 WELL SIGHTED $15 bet now