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Monday Mail: Ben Dorries’ Doomben review

THE TALKING POINT

Le Val scores a powerful victory at Doomben on Saturday. Picture: Trackside Photography

Le Val scores a powerful victory at Doomben on Saturday. Picture: Trackside Photography Source: Supplied

COURIER Mail racing guru Ben Dorries gives his take on the best and the worst to come out of the weekend’s racing both at Doomben and interstate.

Racing Queensland finances. The State Government and the interim racing administration claim RQ is in worse shape than the Greek economy. But the issue remains as clear as mud, with various vested interests having vastly differing views.

RIDE OF THE DAY

Beau Appo, Buakaw: (Doomben, race eight) Got the grey gelding to settle beautifully on the fence and shuffled out at a perfect time to nail the favourite by a pimple on the post. Perfecto!

THREE TO BACK

Shotacross The Bow: (Doomben, race one) Big, loping two-year-old colt who may not have beaten much but looks a very nice type to follow when he returns as a three-year-old.

Le Val: (Doomben, race three) The sky could be the limit if Noel Doyle can keep this hugely talented horse injury free.

Herstory: (Flemington, race five) Peter Moody has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons lately but looks to have unearthed a lovely filly.

THREE TO SACK

Dubawi Dream: (Doomben, race six) Was backed for a stack and had a lovely run but didn’t give a yelp. Jockey told stewards his mount was “timid.”

Club Command: (Flemington, race seven) Was well specked in betting and had could not have had a better run but stopped as though shot.

Outback Saga: (Doomben, race eight) Sat perfectly just off them but only battled to the line. Has drawn good barriers last three starts and been well in the betting but becoming a money muncher.

Herstory makes easy work of her rivals at Flemington. Picture: Getty Images

Herstory makes easy work of her rivals at Flemington. Picture: Getty Images Source: Getty Images

THIS WEEK

TUESDAY: Dubbo, Ballina, Pakenham

WEDNESDAY: Doomben, Warwick Farm, Bendigo, Murray Bridge, Belmont

THURSDAY: Mackay, Pakenham, Gosford, Moree, Northam

FRIDAY: Ipswich, Geelong, Taree, Broome, Wagga

SATURDAY: Sunshine Coast, Canterbury, Caulfield, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Cairns, Belmont, Morphettville, Darwin

SUNDAY: Doomben, Ballarat, Coffs Harbour, Wodonga, Hobart, Quirindi, Gawler

THE QUOTE

“This horse would have been Cox Plate material if he was 100 per cent sound, but he’s just been plagued by injury.” — Veteran trainer Noel Doyle, talking about what could have been with his impressive galloper Le Val

Originally published as Monday Mail: Doomben review

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Posted July 21, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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