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Welcome to Betfair's exclusive Inter Dominion 2023 tips & predictions page. Find tips and predictions for all heats and finals from Queensland Harness expert, Ryan Spice.
ALBION PARK OVERVIEW | FRIDAY DECEMBER 1
Albion Park is a 1000m circuit with an effective sprint lane, common race distances are 1660m and 2138m from the mobile start.
NIGHT 1 OF INTER DOMINION 2023
Pacing Series Top Pick: Swayzee $4 – Presents better value than Leap To Fame in a likely Grand Final where the barrier draw will decide who starts favourite.
Trotting Series Top Pick: Just Believe $1.8 – Defending Champion who has resumed in devastating fashion after a European trip mid-year, he may have returned a better horse.
Night 1 Multi Suggestion: Mufasa Metro / Leap To Fame / Queen Elida / Just Believe / Big Skewy } $5.5
RACE 1 | SELECTIONS
4. Frankie Ferocious
8. Ok Boomer
9. Mister Fonzi
Frankie Ferocious looks likely to blast over and lead for a long way, feel Chiseled can stalk from leaders back and finish top 3. Brendan Barnes takes the reins for trainer Gemma Hewitt.
Apollo Dreamz resumes off a 3-month spell in a hot race and draws very sticky barrier in gate 3, his only trial was only inconclusive.
RACE 2 | SELECTIONS
1. Mufasa Metro
6. Van Sank
8. Jaccka Watch
ID23 Trot Heat 1 Mile:
Mufasa Metro will never get a better opportunity to claim another Inter heat victory. He draws the perfect barrier, is a brilliant beginner, loves the mile and has avoided both Queen Elida and Just Believe.
Main danger Ollivici should be left to work overtime from the breeze.
RACE 3 | SELECTIONS
5. Future Assured
7. Rock N Roll Doo
8. Spirit Of St Louis
2. Tommy Lincoln
ID23 Pacers Heat 1 Mile:
Future Assured is a brilliant miler capable of running slick sectionals on the front end. He has good gate speed and should be stamped urgent to find the front within 200-300m of the start. At his best Future Assured will go close to breaking 1.50 for the mile.
Rock N Roll Doo looks the clear and present danger, he must overcome barrier 7 and a breeze trip to prevail.
Spirit Of St Louis draws particularly awkward. The camp will think long and hard about their tactics. Maps 4 pegs if he stays fence but the prospect of easing at the start and coming wide on the track must be unappealing as well.
RACE 4 | SELECTIONS
5. Better Eclipse
1. Classie Washington
2. Captain Shuffles
ID23 Pacers Heat 2 Mile:
Most likely map here is Captain Shuffles on the front end, Classie Washington in the trail and Better Eclipse breeze or 1-1. Betterzippit is first up since the QLD Winter Carnival and has two trials under his belt.
Classie Washinghton is in career best form and could not have drawn a better barrier. His best racing pattern is to be camped on speed off a helmet, this looks a perfect set up to be able to run top 3.
Better Eclipse is the class runner of the field and can win with any race shape, however odds on looks short enough.
RACE 5 | SELECTIONS
4. Leap To Fame
2. Deus Ex
ID23 Pacers Heat 3 Mile:
QLD Star Pacer Leap To Fame dominates this heat, one for all multis.
Deus Ex will cross Make Mine Memphis and has enough speed to keep out Helluva who is drawn immediately beside him, once on the front end he can release Leap To Fame and sit in the pocket trail. Looks a solid place prospect over the sprint trip from the good barrier.
RACE 6 | SELECTIONS
5. Turn It Up
1. Manilla Playboy
8. Our Money Rocks
ID23 Pacers Heat 4 Mile:
Swayzee dominates the early market but feels short enough for a horse that will not just lead on his ear, it would be a shock if he was to be beaten all the same.
Turn It Up has blazing gate speed, he will need to have his skates on to cross Hot And Treacherous and Mr Mclaren who are drawn next door. If Swayzee can roll around before the bell, he will be released to the top by Turn It Up. If this map plays out, then Turn It Up feels a solid place betting angle.
RACE 7 | SELECTIONS
4. Queen Elida
8. Plymouth Chubb
ID23 Trot Heat 2 Mile:
This race will be dominated by the star mare Queen Elida, she is nigh unbeatable over the short course and is one for all multis.
Hatchback is a very fast beginner who may very well cross, but Sugarinspice will be doing everything in her power to kick through and keep him out. This race has depth away from the favourite, happy to lay Hatchback on this basis.
RACE 8 | SELECTIONS
1. Just Believe
8. Maori Law
2. Majestic Harry
3. Funny Face
ID23 Trot Heat 3 Mile:
Series favourite Just Believe dominates this heat from the perfect barrier, another for the multis.
Maori Law is two starts back from coming out of retirement. He was solid to the line in his last race start, holding his ground in a fast last half. He could not have drawn better to open his Inter campaign, looks a clear top 3 hope with the perfect trip.
RACE 9 | SELECTIONS
7. Big Skewy
8. O B Legal
9. Holi Starzzz
Up To NR90 Pace 2138m $21k:
Big Skewy is airborne. Last start performance was off the charts when second to Classie Washington in 1.52.6 from the chair over the middle trip. He can bully to the front tonight and say catch me if you can.
RACE 10 | SELECTIONS
6. Bronski Delight
4. Arkin Wicked
8. Bobby Waterhouse