Brisbane Best: Doomben – 7th December 2019

Class can rise to the top at Doomben on Saturday with a couple of smart gallopers well placed in winnable races.

 The first of those is Queensland favourite The Candy Man in the TAB Brisbane Handicap (1600m).

The popular grey struggled to find his best over the Sydney spring carnival but relished his return to the sunshine state with a dominant 2.8L win over this distance at Caloundra last start.

The Candy Man ran on powerfully from midfield on that occasion and drew clear like a horse that is right back to his best.

The win was his second in three attempts at the mile – the unplaced effort coming in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap – and he will love the return to Doomben, a course where he is unbeaten in three appearances.

Jockey Matthew McGillivray sticks with him after guiding him for the first time last start and the pair should secure an ideal run in transit from the low draw.

 

The Candy Man
The Candy Man Picture: Racing and Sports

 

A massive drop in grade sees Snitch placed to win the BRC Christmas Movies R1MW Handicap (1350m) earlier in the program.

The gelding's two runs since a spell have both comes at Listed level so the step back to a one-metro-win race is a significant one.

Snitch's latest performance in the Recognition Stakes had merit when he raced wide throughout but boxed on to finish 3L away at this course and distance.

The class drop means a jump in the weights but the 3kg claim of apprentice Nicholas Keal sees him well handicapped.

Snitch has a win and two placings from three previous third-up attempts so looks set to peak and win.

 

BRISBANE BEST

BET OF THE DAY (1): Race 8 #1 The Candy Man @ $3.50

BET OF THE DAY (2): Race 6 #1 Snitch @ $2.70


Racing and Sports



Doomben

Saturday, 07th December 2019

8
16:48
(local)

Tab Brisbane Hcp (LR)

WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $125,000
1600m TURF GOOD
8
16:48
(local)
AUD $125,000
1600m GOOD

Tab Brisbane Hcp (LR)

WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 3. NICCANOVA (AUS) 6yo G
NICCONI (AUS) - DANANOVA (AUS)
JAMES ORMAN
STEVE TREGEA
$7.00
57.5kg
Windemere Stud Syn (Mgr: S Tregea)
2nd 7. SIR PLUSH (NZ) 7yo G
PINS (AUS) - LUXURIOUS LADY (USA)
BRAD STEWART
BJORN BAKER
$5.50
56.5kg
M W Macleod & Mrs D E Macleod
3rd 1. THE CANDY MAN (AUS) 6yo G
CASINO PRINCE (AUS) - MELODY (NZ)
MATTHEW MC GILLIVRAY
BARRY BALDWIN
$3.50
58.0kg
A Pippos & E D Allen

Sales Information

4th 5. SPECTROSCOPE (USA) 6yo G
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) - DIAMONDRELLA (GB)
RON STEWART
NATALIE MCCALL
$17.00
57.5kg

Sales Information

5th 11. PRIORITISE (AUS) 6yo G
ROTHESAY (AUS) - KIMASH (AUS)
RYAN WIGGINS
STEVE TREGEA
$17.00
54.0kg
6th 9. KUBIS (AUS) 6yo G
LOVE CONQUERS ALL (AUS) - APERTO (NZ)
DALE SMITH
ROBERT HEATHCOTE
$15.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

7th 14. ZOFONIC DANCER (AUS) 5yo G
ZOFFANY (IRE) - GODDESS OF WISDOM (USA)
LUKE TARRANT
ROBERT HEATHCOTE
$10.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

8th 6. LE JUGE (IRE) 6yo G
DANSILI (GB) - MAMBO LIGHT (USA)
R FRADD
CHRIS WALLER
$8.50
56.5kg

Sales Information

9th 4. NICOLETTA (NZ) 6yo M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - CELTIC CROWN (USA)
ANDREW MALLYON
KRIS LEES
$13.00
57.5kg

Sales Information

10th 10. COOL CHAP (AUS) 7yo G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - CHERISHING (USA)
JIM BYRNE
ROBERT HEATHCOTE
$15.00
55.5kg

Sales Information

11th 2. COLDSTONE (FR) 7yo G
GOLD AWAY (IRE) - VRAONA (GB)
STEPHANIE THORNTON
TONY GOLLAN
$31.00
57.5kg