FEATURE RACE PREVIEW: BRISBANE HANDICAP

Find betting tips, runner-by-runner analysis and speed map for the Listed Brisbane Handicap from Betfair’s Queensland racing analyst John McLeod.


TRACK OVERVIEW

Friday’s Doomben Meeting | Rail: +7m entire circuit

Rain has come to Doomben here and with the rail out they may still try and get 3-4 off in the straight to find better ground.


SPEED MAP

Speed: Average. This could drop off after settling down.

Advantaged runners: (2) Niccanova, (5) Willo Titto & (11) Indispensable


RUNNER-BY-RUNNER ANALYSIS

(1) Gem Song

Distance is as far as it wants – forget latest.

(2) Niccanova

May ride touch quieter with jockey – chance.

(3) Ligulate

Ran on in best part of the track at Sunshine Coast – drifts back here.

(4) Countofmontecristo

May improve here but has bad gate.

(5) Willo Titto

Went OK at Doomben against sectionals – will improve again.

(6) Cloak

Third-up here – shows some speed but needs to improve.

(7) Kubrick

Trialled soft, 27 days off. Ran on in best part of the track latest.

(8) Charmmebaby

New trainer here. Drops weight but not sure of rating.

(9) Matowi

Consistent rating here. Battled away late at Eagle Farm. Wet will be OK.

(10) Guise

Third-up here off long-ish spell. May improve.

(11) Indispensable

Went OK on Sunday. Backs up 5 days later. Fitter and will race handy. Advantaged.

(12) Smart Meteor

Apprentice rider on here. Fair run fresh. Needs to improve.


SUMMARY

The pace here will be average at best. For that reason I think Indispensable has a chance here. Fitter and should slide forward and get a nice run.

Kubrick is going like a bomb of late and did have an easy trial without any gear, but this is his hardest test.

Willo Titto could run into a place if he has a touch of luck early from the bad gate.

Niccanova and Ligulate both have chances and can’t knock.

SELECTIONS

(11) Indispensable

(2) Niccanova

(5) Willo Titto

(7) Kubrick


BETTING STRATEGY

BACK (WIN) — Indispensable at $8.00+ for 1 unit

LAY (WIN) — Kubrick at <$3.80 for 1 unit


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