Despite a week of torrential rain the lead-up, the Doomben track played relatively fair last Saturday. It didn’t appear to be a huge advantage to on-pacers hard on the fence, as was predicted by many.
Race 3 – BAREFOOT
We backed this mare at big odds each-way, and as luck would have it, she was beaten a lip for third spot and arguably should’ve won the race. She found a great spot fourth / fifth on the fence and travelled well into the race but was in a bumping duel on several occasions between the 400m and 200m when attempting to secure clear running. She’s ready to win and up in trip should be an ideal way for her to break back into the winners’ circle.
Race 4 – BETTER GET SET
This 3yo filly has been excellent in all three runs this prep backing up her 4th placing in the Gold Coast Jewel with a sound second placing here at Doomben. She settled in a relatively handy spot, and despite racng keen in the early stages, still looked set to run down the eventual winner (Rollinwiththeflow). The winner was able to control the race up on the speed making it an impossible task for Better Get Set to run him down. There was a big gap to third which is always a good sign. Keen to follow her next start, but not sure how many more runs the stable will get out of her this prep.
Race 9 – LET’S PARTY MARTY
Let’s Party Marty is flying this prep and continues to go around at juicy odds. This run was a train wreck from start to finish. He began awkwardly and had to settle in an uncustomary spot near the back of the field. He was likely never going to win from there but he should’ve finished a lot closer after being eld up for clear running in the home straight and unable to be fully tested. This prep he has beaten Snowzone and ran close-up behind the likes of Roman Aureus and Desert Lord. He is going very well this campaign continues to go around at big odds. With his most recent run showing a ninth place, beaten four lengths, it should mean we get another good price next time he steps out.