Chris Nelson’s Doomben Best Bets

RACE 2 No.10 Knight Mariner

Should be ready to win third up from a long break after two encouraging efforts. First up at Doomben he encountered traffic issues in the straight and definitely should have finished closer, whilst second up he surprisingly led which is not his go yet gave plenty in the straight just unable to hold off Dealmaker. I’d expect Ryan Maloney to land in a good spot early and with daylight in the straight ‘lookout’!

RACE 3 No.5 Tuscany Bound

Takes a decent step up in grade tomorrow however from what he’s shown at his two starts this prep I’m suggesting he’s well up to the task. Drove very late to overhaul the leader (who looked the clear winner) first up at the Sunshine Coast before back in trip still managing to get over the top late same venue on the Poly Track last time out. 1350m looks ideal and with the claim will only carry 54.5kg.

RACE 8 No.8 Go Wandji

Still in shock he didn’t win outright first up however the camera said otherwise forcing him to share the spoils with Winside at Toowoomba three weeks back. He’s run 11.09 seconds his final 200m in a race which wasn’t run to suit suggesting he’s back bigger and better than ever and is in for one hec of a preparation. Expecting him to just run right over the leaders when asked to by jockey Larry Cassidy in the straight.


13, 10, 7

16, 13, 8


11, 1, 10

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