Big day of racing at Doomben, with the Group 1 featured Doomben 10,000, the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes, and the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes.
R1 Ambassador Travel (bm95) 1200m
Fine Mist looks to be the pick of the field here. Won 2/3 first up and performed very well last prep. Will be hard to beat. Saluter won well last time out and ran well towards the end of last year. Doesn’t usually run well second up and has a lot of weight, but definitely has a chance here. Le Val drops back in grade and looks as though it will appreciate that. Is a good horse who has drawn well. Slots faced a tough field last time out and ran well considering. Has won twice first up and could improve and surprise here. Best long shot is the old boy Pago Rock. Has the quality but we haven’t seen it for a while. Won 5/9 first up.
One To Watch: Pago Rock
Race Prediction: 5-1-7-4
R2 Suez Queensland Day Stakes 1200m
Roeinda was so close to pinching a very good win at Scone last time out in a big race. put four good runs together since breaking maiden and drawn well here with Cahill on board, looks a great chance. Barood had no luck last time out but still ran okay. Was very consistent last prep and think it can give this a real shake here. Mogador is a horse with serious potential. Hasn’t quite lived up to that late but having McDonald on board will help here. Hasn’t had much barrier luck of late and won’t get that here. Still with its claims. Secret Saga scored some impressive victories late last year. Has shown she has the quality and could strike here. Kamacite isn’t without a chance. Strung together two impressive wins and looking to take the next step here.
One To Watch: Kamacite
Race Prediction: 10-5-2-9
R3 Glenlogan Park Stakes 1350m
Ghisoni* is a serious horse. Superior form here behind Japonisme and Counterattack. Will be very, very hard to beat. Short, but a good inclusion for multis. Amicus probably has the next best form, running well in some big races in Sydney this year. Drawn well and if given some luck could contest. Press Report has put two good runs together of late, only won 2 of 29 but a place would be a victory for it here. Just A Blur has some decent form behind it and could sneak in for a place.
One To Watch: Just A Blur
Race Prediction: 8-1-5-9
R4 Channel Seven Premier’s Cup 2200m
Real Love hardly ever runs a bad race. Loves this sort of distance and won its only start at Doomben. Some very good form of late and is the pick of the race. Honey Toast won the Toowoomba Cup and backed it up with decent run in the Hollindale. Loses a lot of weight and will be up there here. Junoob was ridden well last start to finish a strong fourth behind Real Love. Has a slight weight turn around here and could surprise a few! Index Linked isn’t without a chance here, running well in its last two starts. Down in the weights but think it’ll need to be at it’s best to win here.
One To Watch: Junoob
Race Prediction: 4-8-1-3
R5 Mitavite Brc Sires’ Produce 1350m
Good start to the quaddie with lots of young talent! Attention ran well last start, finishing a close second and beating the favourite here Souchez by .1 of a length. Blake Shinn retains the ride and no reason it can’t win again. Souchez*, although beaten last start, looks to have the most talent of this field. Had a great start to his career and think it’ll be the hardest to beat here. Royal Tithe has had a tremendous start to her career and theres no way you could dismiss here. Must respect. Cadogan not without chance here winning nicely last time out and form behind Jericho prior to that, keep handy. Sacred Elixir also a very good chance.
One To Watch: Royal Tithe
Race Prediction: 2-3-13-8
Quaddie Numbers: 2 3 6 8 13
R6 Lord Mayor’s Cup 1615m
Amovatio* looks to be a great chance here. Beat home next best horse Mighty Lucky in last two starts and the weights seem to be in her favour. Drawn midfield and will be right in this. Mighty Lucky has been fighting hard against Amovatio of late. Also drawn well in barrier 6 and will be looking to continue his good form. Hopfgarten is a good horse who won first up. Not sure how he’ll go against these two faves but definitely has a chance. Think Worthy Cause also has a chance, and will want to get out early from barrier 9.
One To Watch: Hopfgarten
Race Prediction: 1-6-7-4
Quaddie Numbers: 1 6 7
R7 J Boag’s Prem. Doomben 10,000 1350m
Azkadellia is a horse that we all know has exceptional quality. Hardly ever runs a bad race. Was very impressive last time out and if it can recreate that form it will win. Dothraki was unlucky not to beat Malaguerra last start, taking it all the way to the line. Going off that run it could easily put in a huge performance here. Fell Swoop has some very strong form, and while finishing disappointingly last start, I’m backing him to bounce back here. Delectation finished off nicely in the BTC Cup last start. The extra distance will suit and will be in this til the end. Music Magnate also not without a chance, running very well for the majority of his career, however this is a step up.
One To Watch: Fell Swoop
Race Prediction: 7-2-3-1
Quaddie Numbers: 1 2 3 7
R8 Mullins Lawyers Grand Prix Stk 2200m
Mackintosh* has been in absolutely terrific form of late. Becoming one of the most exciting horses in Australia at the moment. Think it’ll run well and be very hard to beat here. Major threat is Howard Be Thy Name. 4 victories in a row, jumping in class each time. Will be interesting to see what Rawiller will do from the wide gate. If it get’s a run it’ll have a chance. Brazen isn’t the worst bet at decent odds. Could cheekily run a place here. Think the top two won’t be beaten.
One To Watch: Howard Be Thy Name
Race Prediction: 4-1-10-2
Quaddie Numbers: Pick your poison. 4 outright, or include Howard Be Thy Name?
R3 – #8 Ghisoni W @ $1.80
R5 – #2 Souchez W @ $2.50
R6 – #1 Amovatio EW @ $4.60/1.90
R8 – #4 Mackintosh W @ $2.30