Important Weekend Races Being Held at Doomben and Morphettville

Queen of the Commonwealth was handing out praise to Australia for managing to continue with racing in the midst of the epidemic.

England has been hit hard, but Australia has We have not always been the kindest when it comes to the Brits.

It is only natural, since the Poms are big sports rivals.

But, we recently heard that none other than the been spared, because the response was immediate and comprehensive. Geography also helped, as Australia has for its moat the Pacific Ocean.

The Queen’s shout to Australian racing comes right after we watched a fascinating documentary about what she and the rest of the Royal Family were doing during World War II.

They did not run. They did not hide. They stayed in London during the Blitz and the latter years of the War, when the Germans unleashed more than 10,000 V1 rockets on London.

Well, there’s your history lesson for today.

Your racing news is that the historically important Group 1 Doomben 10,000 and the Group one Goodwood at Morphettville are the big features for this weekend’s meetings.

The Doomben 10,000 is a weight-for-age sprint and the field for 2020 is currently given as 10, with Kementari holding the top line for $3.40, followed by Vega One, out to $3.80, Outback Barbie ($5.50, in from $7) and Victorem on the rail for $6.50.

Those dividends offer some temptation, but punter expectations should be tempered, as the longest in the field in $31, so this is any horse’s race.

In Adelaide, three-year-olds will be tested over 2500 metres in the Goodwood, or if you prefer, the SA Derby.

The quotes for this staying race are spread widely from the $3 price we saw for favourite Dalasan out to the $126 for Exalted Ambition.

Warning and Russian Camelot share $4. It is a big gap back to the $17 for Miyake, but the quote of $17 does not rule out this galloper.

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