Wednesday Wrap-up - Doomben 22 June, 2022
New Zealand galloper El Vencedor broke through for its first Australian win after boasting some Stradbroke Season form prior to today’s Doomben meeting.
A 14 of 16 finish doesn’t ordinarily inspire great confidence, however when it’s in a Group 3, just over five lengths off the winner, you must take note. A runner-up finish in last Wednesday’s Class 4 was another clue for punters who had the Stephen Marsh-Jim Byrne combination marked clear favourite for a win today.
Vaccine defied a betting drift to notch its maiden victory in today’s opening race. After two runs south of the border the Not A Single Doubt filly, now trained by Tony Gollan, showed a good turn of foot under jockey Ryan Maloney, blowing past Gossip Column (Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted) to record a first-up win in the Sunshine State.
It was the first of two wins for Maloney, a victory in the sixth event making it back-to-back spoils for the David Vandyke trained Cudyado. The last start winner backing up its three-length maiden victory to win today’s Benchmark 65 contest.
Cudyado was Vandyke’s second winner on the card, an earlier victory to Fast Talking gave gun apprentice Kyle Wilson-Taylor the first leg of his own double.
After narrowly edging out equal favourite Khaalis (Chris Waller) in the second event, the 1.5kg claimer was on the right side of the ledger for the Waller stable in the fourth race, booting home his second winner of the day aboard short priced favourite Seleque.
Already proven in Benchmark 78 grade, the Deep Field mare proved too classy, stalking a hot early speed and putting one-and-a-half lengths on her nearest rival.
Fellow apprentice Jaden Lloyd also made his way to the winners’ stall aboard Enterprise Mia in the fifth event. It was the mare’s second start for Steven O’Dea & Matt Hoysted, coming off a last start placing in better grade.
James Orman was the third jockey to claim a double on the Doomben card, riding winners aboard Noble Cat (Barry Lockwood) and Love Yers All (Lindsay Hatch).
Saturday racing returns to Eagle Farm this weekend for Tattersall’s Tiara Raceday, the last Group 1 day of the Australian racing season.