Brisbane Best: Doomben – 28th March 2020

Two narrow defeats will have Sydney visitor Royal Witness primed to win at Doomben on Saturday.

Royal Witness.
Royal Witness. Picture: (Mark Evans/Getty Images)

The Joe Pride-trained gelding looks well-placed in the XXXX Dry C6 Plate over 1050m.

Royal Witness heads north after going down by small margins at his past two appearances, missing by a head at Randwick before being pipped on the line in a rich sprint in Canberra.  

The ratings he returned in those two outings place him well clear of Saturday's rivals and all five of his career wins have come at this distance range.

Matthew McGillivray should secure Royal Witness a good run in transit from gate three to give him his chance to break through.

 

McGillivray also has an each way chance at odds with Mr Bellagio in the Ascot Childcare & Kindy Benchmark 78 over 1350m

The Team Edmonds six-year-old produced an eye-catching finishing burst at this course and distance last start, settling near last but steaming home for second.

He has produced several close up efforts this campaign and will be at peak fitness now with an anticipated genuine tempo also set to work in his favour.

Traffic issues from an inside draw are a potential obstacle but if McGillivray can get some clear air in the straight, look for Mr Bellagio late.

 

BRISBANE BEST

BET OF THE DAY: Race 5 #6 Royal Witness @ $2.40

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 8 #6 Mr Bellagio @ $17.00


Racing and Sports



Doomben

Saturday, 28th March 2020

5
14:22
(local)

X X X X Dry Plate (C6)

Type: CL6
AUD $75,000
1050m TURF GOOD
5
14:22
(local)
AUD $75,000
1050m GOOD

X X X X Dry Plate (C6)

Type: CL6
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 4. ONE STRYKE (AUS) 6yo G
STRYKER (AUS) - PINTLE (AUS)
JAMES ORMAN
LAUREN ABBOTT
$21.00
58.5kg
D Abbott, P Pring, Mrs K Kent, J Neck, A Neck, M Lonergan, Mrs B Lonergan, M P Lonergan, Mrs M Lonergan, J Norvill & P Bodman

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2nd 9. LOVE YOU LUCY (AUS) 4yo M
LOVE CONQUERS ALL (AUS) - WHITECHAPEL (AUS)
LARRY CASSIDY
BARRY SQUAIR
$17.00
58.0kg
L C Goggins, Mrs M S Goggins, L S Parsons, Mrs G J Parsons, D R Standfield, Mrs G J Standfield, D A Gleeson, Mrs M M Mauritz, B J Goggins, B M Moody, Mrs K L Moody, Mrs J L Keenan, Mrs C E Paust & M G Goggins
3rd 6. ROYAL WITNESS (AUS) 4yo G
STAR WITNESS (AUS) - CONFIDENTIAL QUEEN (AUS)
MATTHEW MC GILLIVRAY
A J & T EDMONDS
$2.00
58.5kg
D Stevens, M Sandford, S O'Gormlaith, C Thomas, Ms S H Massey, Mrs S M Moss, D P Sandford, A Scanlon, D B Collins, W Gorman, C Degnan, M Argentino, Ms S M Palmer, J Wade, Tricolours Racing Syndicate (Mgr: J F Moss), Sienna Racing (Mgr: S Wilson) & Mitchell Racing (Mgr: D A Mitchell)

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4th 12. I'VE GOTTA NEL (AUS) 6yo G
SEQUALO (AUS) - MOUNTAIN OF LOVE (AUS)
BORIS THORNTON
BARRY LOCKWOOD
$8.00
57.0kg
5th 2. DESERT MAN (AUS) 7yo G
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - SNIPPETY DAY (AUS)
STEPHANIE THORNTON
KELLY SCHWEIDA
$9.00
57.0kg

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6th 14. ADORADANCER (AUS) 5yo M
TIME THIEF (AUS) - INSCRIPTION (AUS)
DALE SMITH
BARRY LOCKWOOD
$9.00
55.0kg

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7th 3. MANIAS (AUS) 6yo G
DENMAN (AUS) - PARIAS (AUS)
BRAD STEWART
LINDSAY HATCH
$31.00
58.5kg
8th 10. SISTER KITTY MAC (AUS) 6yo M
KAPHERO (AUS) - FISKORI (AUS)
ADIN THOMPSON
KATINA COTIOPOULOS
$151.00
56.0kg
9th 13. PIZONIE (AUS) 4yo G
EUROZONE (AUS) - PILGRIM (AUS)
BAYLEE NOTHDURFT
TONY GOLLAN
$6.00
57.0kg

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10th 1. FIRSTHAND (AUS) 7yo G
STAR WITNESS (AUS) - THANKSGIVING (NZ)
R FRADD
DIANE G MURPHY
$31.00
60.0kg

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11th 7. TRUCULENT (AUS) 7yo G
KAPHERO (AUS) - CHOOSE WISELY (AUS)
COREY BAYLISS
GARY DUNCAN
$151.00
56.5kg
12th 5. RAIDEN (AUS) 6yo G
FOXWEDGE (AUS) - GLOWLAMP (AUS)
LUKE TARRANT
ADRIAN COOME
$41.00
58.5kg

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