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WINNO'S WINNERS - DOOMBEN, FEBRUARY 17

By Darren Winningham | Friday, February 16, 2018

DOOMBEN RACES SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2018

Doomben this week!

A big nine race program.

This weekend they are forecasting a very hot weekend – I have done my selections on a Good track hoping that the track will not be rain affected.

The weather is forecast to be afternoon of severe thunder storms in South East Queensland each day in the lead up to the meeting. Hopefully they are just flash storms that do not dump a lot of rain on the course.

The track is rated “SOFT” (Thursday afternoon) and the rail will be out 5.0 metres the entire course this weekend. I think we will see a “GOOD” track come Saturday at some stage and all horses should be treated well. With afternoon storms forecast again for Saturday afternoon let’s hope we can get through the program this week!

I see Matthew McGillivray is back this weekend – welcome back mate!

Winno should be trackside as well this weekend after a short spell – I am looking forward to catching up with you all!

Well here goes nothing!

NB: As this form assessment was made prior to raceday, please check final fields and track conditions for any changes on the day.

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Race 1

A strong two-year old race to start the day.

Rob Heathcote and Chris Munce have some nice runners in the race.

I did tip Pinch Memory (1) last time and he got the job done for us.

This week I am going for the stable mate Only Wanna Sing (3) first up off a solid barrier trial two weeks ago and Damian Browne in the saddle. The Heathcote/Browne combination was lethal 12 months ago – but they have had a run of bad luck recently – maybe this will be the turn stone for this great team!

The two Munce runners look nice types as well. Global Choice (6) is a nice Choisir filly who won a recent barrier trial very well and looked very forward and well educated.

The other runner is a Spirit of Boom gelding – Boomsara (4) – again the barrier trial was solid, and the Spirit of Boom progeny have taken the 2017/18 season by storm – will this be another one that can perform well on debut?

I have noticed a massive go for one here – Red Stina (9) from the Rex Lipp stable at Toowoomba that has been smashed in the betting firming from $51 to $10 since the markets have opened. I see that Skye Bogenhuber is coming to town as well to ride this first starter for Rex – maybe where there is smoke – there may be fire!

Selections: 3-6-4-1 rough chance 8

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Race 2

Not a huge fan of this race.

I suppose it all depends if the Lindsay Gough runner Secret Mo (5) takes its place in the field.

I like Yarrapower (6) this weekend again. I was all over it last start at the Sunshine Coast and I thought the run was okay for this class of race here this weekend.

The Ben Currie runner Now You See (12) is back in class too. There is a jockey change this weekend with Robbie Fradd taking over from apprentice Michael Murphy. I think with some speed in the race this weekend she will not have to lead, and I think they may just ride her in behind the speed and unleash her late.

Prue’s Angel (11) has been racing consistently without luck – this Tony Gollan runner is due for a change of luck.

Selections: 6-12-11-5

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I see Matthew McGillivray is back this weekend – welcome back mate!
I see Matthew McGillivray is back this weekend – welcome back mate!
The Chris Munce stable had two winners at Ipswich on Friday. They send out a couple of nice two-year-olds in race 1.
The Chris Munce stable had two winners at Ipswich on Friday. They send out a couple of nice two-year-olds in race 1.
Patricia Gesler ... We all know how she likes to dress up and look stunning and how Winno loves to grab some pictures of her – especially when she and Kelso Wood train a winner together! So, I am tipping Criquette (14) at the nice odds of $5. (see race 6)

Photos: Graham Potter and Darren Winningham
Patricia Gesler ... We all know how she likes to dress up and look stunning and how Winno loves to grab some pictures of her – especially when she and Kelso Wood train a winner together! So, I am tipping Criquette (14) at the nice odds of $5. (see race 6)

Photos: Graham Potter and Darren Winningham
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