Doomben tips and race preview, Fred Best Classic day, Saturday, May 30, 2020
Welcome to our preview and racing tips for Group 3 Fred Best Classic day at Doomben in Brisbane on Saturday, May 30, 2020, as the truncated Brisbane Winter Carnival continues apace.
This meeting falls just a week out from the biggest day in Queensland racing this year when the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap and Group 1 J.J. Atkins are run at Eagle Farm.
But first to this Saturday’s Doomben meeting and the highlights are two Group 3 races: the Fred Best Classic for three-year-olds and the Chairman’s Handicap over 2000m. The strong back-up races include four listed races.
We have analysed the Doomben form, with a particular focus on the Group races to try to find a winner a two for keen horse betting punters.
Read on for our free Doomben tips and preview of the feature races, the Fred Best Classic and XXXX Dry Chairman’s Handicap, plus other tips from the meeting being run on May 30, 2020.
Doomben race 4, XXXX Gold Bill Carter Stakes, 1pm local time (1110m)
This is a listed race for two-year-old fillies at set weights, and the best-performed filly clearly is 1.Gotta Kiss, which has won three of her six starts with two placings and is drawn perfectly in barrier one. She should be able to sit in behind what should be a hot speed and if the breaks go her way she will very hard to beat. All the early money has been for Gotta Kiss, and she seems to have the measure of the local fillies so the dangers may lie in the visitors from Sydney. 7.Bellevue Star is a filly with plenty of upside. She has had only three starts and is the strong stable of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.
Our tip: You should able to secure around $9 about Bellevue Star with Unibet. She will be right in the firing line throughout and looks a great each-way chance.
Doomben race 6, Hinkler Handicap, 2.15pm local time (1110m)
Another contest over the shortcourse of 1110m, this time for the open sprinters, some of which are hoping to win a place in the following Saturday’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap. This is a wide-open betting race, with the early favourite 9.Usmanov from the Edmonds stable, though he has drawn awkwardly in gate 16. 18.Free Of Debt is a talented type with less exposed form than many rivals and gets in on the minimum of 54kg. We have a big watch on 3.Scallopini, which has won three from five first-up and should get all the favours behind the speed for Boris Thornton from barrier five.
Our tip: Scallopini relishes racing fresh and you should be able to back him at odds of around $8 with Unibet.
Doomben race 7, Chairman’s Handicap, 2.55pm local time (2000m)
This is a really tough middle-distance race, with seven of the acceptors from the leading stable in Australia, that of Kiwi Chris Waller. 4.Another Dollar is the Waller runner most highly rated in the early markets and he hit top form to win at Randwick last start. Two runners still with their best racing ahead are 14.Live And Free and 15.Ilwendo. The former was among the favourites in Queensland Derby two years ago but flopped and has not really lived up to the early raps.
Our tip: This is a tough race and it would be no surprise to see a blowout result. We expect sharp improvement from the Waller runner 10. Black On Gold and you can back him each-way at odds of $14 and up at Unibet.
Doomben race 8, Tab Fred Best Classic, 3.35pm local time (1350m)
This Group 3 set-weights race for three-year-olds has attracted a quality field headed by the rapidly improving 3.Dawn Passage which looks like starting a red-hot favourite. The Waterhouse-Bott-trained colt has gone to a new level at his past two starts and should be put straight on the speed from gate seven. The dangers include Magic Millions-winning filly 12.Exhilarates, which will be charging home at the end, and promising gelding 5.Grand Piano, which faces his biggest test to date.
Our tip: If Dawn Passage has handled the trip away from his Sydney base he looks a shade too good here. You can back him at around $2.50 with Unibet.
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