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2019 George Moore Stakes Day Tips & Preview

There is plenty of quality racing in Brisbane this time of year and the racing at Doomben this weekend is top shelve.

The George Moore Stakes is the feature race at Doomben however there is plenty of good races available for punters.

Our full preview can be found here. 


Race 1: Doomben Plate (1050m) 12:58pm
#10 Sip It Slow

Sip It Slow will make her racing debut in the first race at Doomben and I think the Spirit Of Boom filly can be competitive. She was barely asked to lengthen when narrowly winning a recent trial and she has drawn well in barrier two for Robbie Fradd. 

Race 2: Benchmark 70 Handicap (1630m) 1:33pm
#14 Simply Sacred

Simply Sacred has managed three wins from her nine career race starts including her last two in easier company than this race. Ryan Plumb found all sorts of trouble last start on the Gold Coast however to her credit the four year old mare picked herself back up and found the line like a classy horse. Ryan Moloney picks up the ride and he’ll have to be at his best from barrier 11 but she looks the one to beat in a big field. 

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Race 3: Country Cups Challenge Final (1630m) 2:08pm
#12 Eschiele

Eschiele has been racing consistently of late without winning however he gets in well at the weights and has drawn well in barrier two for this restricted race. He was narrowly denied in the Birdsville Cup in September and he was rocketing home last start at Roma. The $10 seems overs for mine. 

Race 4: Winning Rupert (1200m) 2:48pm
#4 Eleven Eleven

I’m happy to go with the form from down south in this race as opposed to those that battled it out at the Sunshine Coast last start. This Fastnet Rock gelding has managed three wins from his eight race starts and including his last three at Kembla Grange. 

Race 5: Benchmark 78 Handicap (1110m) 3:28pm
#8 Boomtown Lass & #10 Musical Genius

Boomtown Lass has a win over the favourite in this race Rock Beat in July. A race she won by over three lengths (5.5 lengths between the pair). The Spirit Of Boom mare has had a trial in between runs and if she can overcome a tricky gate, she is right in this race.

Musical Genius represents good value in this race as well in my opinion.  She strung together three wins in a row earlier in this prep including a dominant win on the Gold Coast in a similar grade of race as this one. Double figures is overs and she is worth an each way play from the good gate. 

Race 6: Benchmark 90 Handicap (2030m) 4:08pm
#4 Ready For Danger

Ready For Danger has won his last two in pretty dominant fashion and I’m happy to be with him despite the awkward draw. He has proven himself at this level whereas a few of these at the top of the market will require some faith that they can make the step up in grade. 

Race 7: Listed Mode Plate (1200m) 4:50pm
#7 Sugar Boom

Sugar Boom has managed three wins from her six race starts and has been unplaced only once. Her two wins on the Sunshine Coast this prep from as many starts have been very impressive and she looks like she has a bright future. She has a tricky gate to overcome in this contest however she is going to take some beating. 

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Race 8: Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) 5:25pm
#3 I'm A Rippa

I’m A Rippa was beaten just over a length in the Keith Noud Quality a fortnight ago and he meets Outback Barbie 2kgs better at the weights here. He has a good record second up and he has drawn perfectly in barrier three again. The $10 available is well over the odds and he will take some chasing down yet again. 

Race 9: Class 6 Plate (1350m) 5:55pm
#3 Macewen

Macewen has developed into a lovely type of horse this time in and has managed to win his last three on the trot. His win at Eagle Farm over the 1200m was arrogant and he showed his versatility by leading all the way last time out. This is another step up in class again however I think he is a safe bet to finish the day on a winning note.