Group 1 racing heads to the sunshine state.
It’s Doomben 10,000 day on Saturday with the Group I feature holding centre stage and a support card that includes four additional group races and a couple of listed events whilst the Carnival continues in Adelaide with the Group I South Australian Derby to be decided.
Add to the Group I venues the annual Scone Cup Carnival to be held with the Group III Dark Jewel Classic to be decided on Saturday and we have an action-packed weekend of racing.
Redzel is chasing back to back Doomben 10,000 wins and is the early $2.20 favourite despite having his colours lowered in the T.J. Smith at Randwick last start.
In Her Time will provide the toughest opposition to Redzel after simply getting too far back when third in the T.J. Smith and it is worth remembering on the day when Redzel was getting all the kudos winning the Everest, In Her Time was making a statement by running quicker time winning the Sydney Stakes over the same distance.
Care To Think and English look the best chances of upsetting the favourites.
The Darren Weir-trained Leicester heads betting for the South Australian Derby at $3.80 and looks under the odds going to 2500m for the first time.
Tangled brings the best lead-up form to the race after placings in the Rosehill Guineas, Australian Derby and Packer Plate at his last three starts whilst High ‘N’ Dry came from last when a three-quarter length second behind Leicester in the Chairman’s Stakes hitting the line in a manner that suggests he will relish the step up in distance and a terrific chance to turn the tables.
A set of blinkers for the first time looks the catalyst for the Godolphin Mare Ghisoni to return to the winner’s list in the Dark Jewel Classic peaking third-up on Saturday.
Ghisoni is the early favourite, however the $4.40 represents a backable quote.
Racenet has given us their top horse racing tips for the day’s features on what is an excellent day’s racing on Saturday.
Sportsbet Odds: $3.10
The Chris Waller-trained Higher Ground is a So You Think three-year-old Colt with a sense of timing about him.
Avoiding the high profile three-year-old races in Sydney in the Autumn, Higher Ground won a benchmark 74 at Warwick Farm on April 11 before showing he has the potential to mix it with the best of his age winning the Group III Packer Plate at Randwick last start.
Higher Ground could well turn out to be one of the stars of the Queensland Winter Carnival commencing with a win in the Rough Habit Plate (2000m).
Sportsbet Odds: $5.50
Somewhat of a non-winner in New South Wales, Tatoosh has found his mark in Adelaide winning his first four South Australian starts after entering the Morphettville stables of Will Clarken
Although the winning run came to an end at Flemington last start, the effort of Tatoosh was full of merit finishing third beaten 3-1/4 lengths by Life Less Ordinary after doing plenty of work in the run.
Back home to Adelaide, expecting Tatoosh to bounce back in the Autumn Series Final (1400m).
Sportsbet Odds: $2.60
Godolphin four-year-old Osborne Bulls has won two of his four starts this preparation but there is a strong argument to suggest the son of Street Cry should be unbeaten after only seeing daylight late at Kembla in the Bert Lillye three runs back before giving away too much start before rocketing home to just miss at Randwick last start.
With an overall record of six wins and three placings from nine career starts, Osborne Bulls takes on listed company for the first time in the Yarraman Park Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) but looks more than up to the task.
Osborne Bulls is a potential group sprinter and looks pitch-forked into Saturday’s assignment with just 53kg on his back.
Confident he will be winning.