Brisbane Best: Doomben – 22nd May 2021

More Group 1 racing at Doomben on Saturday and with depth across the card there is plenty for punters to sink their teeth into.

James McDonald.
James McDonald. Picture: Martin King / Sportpix

Zaaki looks primed to take out a traditional Queensland double when he lines up in the day's feature, the Doomben Cup.

Annabel Neasham's import was an impressive 2.3 length winner of the Hollindale Stakes last start where he camped just behind the speed from a wider draw and the map suggests James McDonald can land him in a similar position.

While many of his rivals have already come through the southern carnivals, Zaaki has been improving with each run and will be hitting peak fitness fourth up so looks tough to stop.

 

McDonald is set for a good day with Matthew Dunn's capable colt Rocketing By ready to peak third up in the three-year-old sprint.

He has taken on Group races at both starts since a spell and finished less than three lengths off the winner each time, the latest when chasing well in the Gold Coast Guineas.

McDonald sticks with him through that run and the drop in trip should suit him as he goes well at the distance.

Rocketing By has a win and a placing from two previous third up attempts and looks set to show his best.

 

BRISBANE BEST

BET OF THE DAY (1): Race 7 #5 Zaaki @ $2.50

BET OF THE DAY (2): Race 4 #5 Rocketing By @ $4.40


Racing and Sports



Doomben

Saturday, 22nd May 2021

7
15:18
(local)

Channel 7 Doomben Cup (G1)

Type: OPEN
AUD $700,000
2000m TURF GOOD
7
15:18
(local)
AUD $700,000
2000m GOOD

Channel 7 Doomben Cup (G1)

Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 5. ZAAKI (GB) 6yo G
LEROIDESANIMAUX (BRZ) - KESARA (GB)
JAMES MCDONALD
ANNABEL NEASHAM
$2.25
59.0kg
C E Holt, P J Prendergast, P F Guerra, P D Sidwell, T C Eddy, A J Willoughby, D F Degenhardt, D P Sinn, C B Elkington, G P Carmody, G J Williamson, D P Hickey, M Etinger, M Catalano, N M Wilson, Werrett Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Mgr: N R J Werrett), Phil's Dream No.3 (Mgr: H M Bastone) & Hirecha

Sales Information

2nd 12. TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) 4yo M
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - BAGALOLLIES (AUS)
NASH RAWILLER
CHRIS WALLER
$17.00
57.0kg
Pinecliff Racing (Mgr: J B Munz)

Sales Information

3rd 9. BRANDENBURG (NZ) 4yo G
BURGUNDY (NZ) - WANSESINGYEE (AUS)
REGAN BAYLISS
J G SARGENT
$31.00
59.0kg
Seymour Bloodstock, T Greven, G Zanoli, Mrs J Lord & S Conlan
4th 11. NETTOYER (AUS) 7yo M
SEBRING (AUS) - CLEANUP (AUS)
RON STEWART
WENDY ROCHE
$51.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

5th 10. MELODY BELLE (NZ) 6yo M
COMMANDS (AUS) - MELEKA BELLE (NZ)
OPIE BOSSON
JAMIE RICHARDS
$17.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

6th 4. AVILIUS (GB) 7yo G
PIVOTAL (GB) - ALESSANDRIA (GB)
KERRIN MCEVOY
JAMES CUMMINGS
$17.00
59.0kg
7th 6. HUMIDOR (NZ) 8yo G
TEOFILO (IRE) - ZALIKA (NZ)
DAMIAN LANE
CHRIS WALLER
$26.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

8th 7. SHARED AMBITION (IRE) 5yo G
BORN TO SEA (IRE) - ALMANSA (IRE)
JIM BYRNE
CHRIS WALLER
$11.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

9th 1. SIR DRAGONET (IRE) 5yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - SPARROW (IRE)
GLEN BOSS
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$4.75
59.0kg
10th 2. MUGATOO (IRE) 6yo G
HENRYTHENAVIGATOR (USA) - ELOPA (GER)
HUGH BOWMAN
KRIS LEES
$6.50
59.0kg

Sales Information