A good barrier draw will assist Champagne...
The time-honoured Bribie Handicap 2017 takes place at Doomben Racecourse on the weekend and early money is rolling in for the returning Mel Eggleston-trained All Over Bosanova.
Set to run as Doomben Race 6 at 3:32pm (AEST), this season’s Listed $100,000 Bribie Handicap (1050m) summer sprint showdown is down to 13 runners after the early scratching of Invincible Express (12).
Heading the updated Bribie Handicap odds at Ladbrokes.com.au paying $3.90 to salute first-up is the consistent Court Command mare All Over Bosanova.
She has had eight starts for five wins and a second to date and was last seen winning the Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes (1200m) as a filly back in June.
Off a lengthy break, the now four-year-old is ready to return putting the writing on the wall with a nice late November barrier trial success at Ballina.
All Over Bosanova is two-from-three first-up and gets in on the 54kg minimum from a gun barrier two draw with Luke Rolls in the saddle on Saturday.
Occupying the second line of Bribie Handicap betting and the early market mover is Colinelle ($5.50 into $5) drawn one wider in gate three and also well-weighed on 54kg.
Steven O’Dea saddles-up the Denman five-year-old who resumed at Doomben on November 25 running just a neck back third to Khalama over 1050m as the narrowly beaten favourite.
He returns to the track and distance second-up fitter for the run and looking for his first win since saluting here in mid-March with the 3.5 length victory over Tactician.
The other best in betting giving the weight away carrying the equal 59kg top weight is Pinch River ($6.50).
Ron Stewart rides the Denman six-year-old, prepared by Brisbane’s leading trainer Robert Heathcote, from gate five first-up.
Pinch River is a fresh flyer (6:3-1-0) and is out to atone for the luckless 13th to Jumbo Prince at Toowoomba in the Listed Weetwood Handicap (1200m) back in April.
Prior to that he won back-to-back Doomben sprint races over 1050m and 1100m respectively by a combined winning margin of 7.8 lengths and it is that form he is out to return to this weekend.
A short-distance specialist, Pinch River is undefeated over the 1050m with a perfect four-from-four record and only needs to handle the hefty kilos to keep that record in check.
The other single-figure Bribie Handicap hopefuls this summer are Stuart Kendrick’s rails-drawn Tarzan ($8) chasing a fourth win on the trot, the Liam Birchley-trained Havasay ($8.50) who won all four starts last preparation and the aforementioned last start Doomben winning mare Khalama ($9.50) for Tony Gollan.
Check out the full Bribie Handicap 2017 field, barriers, jockeys and weights below before checking out all the best Brisbane racing odds for the weekend at Ladbrokes.com.au.
2017 Bribe Handicap Field & Odds
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