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Doomben Betting Tips for April 13, 2024 - Transit to score

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Martin Pennington 11 Apr 2024
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  • Doomben hosts a nine-race program on April 13, with a host of strong contenders
  • Key races include the Racecourse Village QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap and the Drinkwise Benchmark 78 Handicap
  • Top horses to bet on are Lost In Transit, Ranch Hand, Argyle Pink, and Subaqua
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Doomben Tips for 13.04.2024
Oscar Zulu carries topweight in Saturday's feature at Doomben. (Getty)

Doomben hosts a nine-race program on April 13 and our free betting tips and best bets are available.
  • Doomben Tips April 13
  • Racecourse Village QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap Tips (Race 2)
  • Drinkwise Benchmark 78 Handicap Tips (Race 6)
  • Ladbrokes Bet Ticker Open Quality Handicap Tips (Race 8)
  • Gallopers Sports Club Benchmark 78 Handicap Tips (Race 9)

Doomben Tips April 13


Racecourse Village QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap Tips (Race 2)


Doomben Roughie - Race 2 No. 3 Subaqua

The gelding failed to shine in two starts earlier this season but he has shown improved form this time around including when third over 1600m on Sunshine Coast’s polytrack surface first up.

The selection was beaten just over five lengths on that occasion and took a step forward when losing out narrowly in a maiden on a soft 5 track at Toowoomba on March 23.

The son of Manhattan Rain appeared to appreciate the step up to 2000m that day and a switch to front-running tactics saw him salute by half-a-length over 2150m at the start of this month.

The pick came home in front on a soft 5 track at Ipswich and is one of just two in this field with winning form on a wet surface. 

Bevan Laming’s should have no issues with the drop back in distance here and may surprise some better-fancied rivals with the blinkers worn for all three starts so far in 2024 retained.  

Drinkwise Benchmark 78 Handicap Tips (Race 6)


Doomben Best Bet - Race 6 No. 2 Lost In Transit

Stuart Kendrick’s performed well when delivering an impressive victory by over four lengths in a Benchmark 62 handicap on a soft 5 track at Sunshine Coast in May last year.

The four-year-old was racing on a wet track for just the second time when taking that twelve-runner 1200m event and he has recorded three wins since.

Those subsequent wins include a first-up triumph over 1000m in a Class 2 handicap at Sunshine Coast in September.

The gelding usually races prominently as was the case when coming home in front over 1200m when encountering a good 4 surface at Eagle Farm in October.

The selection gets a drop in grade and distance here having ended his last prep with a half-length second in a 1400m Benchmark 85 handicap at Sunshine Coast in November.

The pick has trialled for this event with a couple of placed efforts in barrier trials and he looks capable of defying a wide barrier to register his sixth win in twelve career starts.  

Ladbrokes Bet Ticker Open Quality Handicap Tips (Race 8)


Doomben Next Best Bet - Race 8 No. 6 Ranch Hand

The five-year-old has competed with plenty of credit at a higher level in the past including fourth in a Group 2 contest at Rosehill in February 2022.

The gelding showed little in 2023 when trained by Chris Waller but has returned to form since joining the Tony Gollan stable placing on both starts this prep.

Those efforts include a third when beaten less than a length in a course and distance contest held on a good 4 track in February.

The selection followed that effort up with a second, beaten less than half-a-length over the same distance at Eagle Farm on March 16.

The son of Fastnet Rock was slowly away in that Eagle Farm and was forced to race wide and from off the pace from a wide barrier as a result.

Jockey Ryan Maloney, on board for both starts this prep is again set to ride and jumping from an inside alley he looks capable of steering the pick to victory. 

Gallopers Sports Club Benchmark 78 Handicap Tips (Race 9)


Doomben Value Bet - Race 9 No. 12 Argyle Pink

Angela Jones’ mount has demonstrated a liking for this venue in the past including when delivering a narrow victory in a 1350m contest here just over a year ago.

The selection saluted in a Benchmark 78 handicap on a soft 6 track that day and placed four times subsequently that prep including when third here in October.

The five-year-old returned from a spell with a narrow victory having raced close to the speed in a 1200m Benchmark 68 handicap on a good 4 surface at Eagle Farm on March 23.

Tony Gollan’s grey performed well that day given she had to get across from a wide alley and before denying stablemates Amathuba and Fumiko in a one-two-three for the Gollan team.

The mare has fared better with regard barrier allocation here and jumping from an inside alley she looks value to follow up stepping back up in distance.

Verdict

Our Doomben selections for Saturday, April 13 are:

Best Bet1: Lost In Transit Each Way @11/2 at Neds - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Ranch Hand To Win @18/5 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Best Bet3: Argyle Pink Each Way @8/1 at bet365 Australia - 2 Units
Best Bet4: Subaqua Each Way @66/5 at Boombet - 1 Unit
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