Doomben Race Day Preview – Saturday 9th February


Race 1 - 12:37pm AEDT

QTIS 2yo Handicap (1200m)

Bigboyroy will take a lot of benefit from his first up eye catching second and the step up to the 1200m looks ideal. Robbie Fradd sticks with the Chris Waller trained two year old who has drawn the inside gate. Raay Of Dreams, Guntantes and Concealed Dynamite will all wear the blinkers for the first time.

No bet

Race 2 - 1:12pm AEDT

Class 3 Plate (1600m)

Reckless Choice returns from Sydney and looks well placed here after a handy sixth in a BenchMark 78 Handicap at Randwick. Tatcee has been racing consistently throughout her latest campaign with a win and three placings from her last six starts. Ready Set Boom and Saxton Rock are not without claims after finishing amongst the prizemoney in their recent outings.

2 Units Reckless Choice

Race 3 - 1:47pm AEDT

BenchMark 75 Handicap (2200m)

Evolo will find this a lot easier than his unplaced run last start in the Magic Millions Trophy (2200m) and has claims here if he can repeat his win two starts back over 2200m at the Gold Coast. Naked looked like he enjoyed the step up in distance last start when second over 2206m at Eagle Farm on January 19 and looks well placed with the 3kg claim. Miss Sara is racing well over the longer journeys and the Chris Waller trained Mutarakem can be included among the chances.

2 Units Evolo

Race 4 - 2:22pm AEDT

QTIOS 3yo Handicap (1050m)

Sanglier’s form fell away at the end of his last campaign but he had placings at Caulfield and Morphettville to his credit prior to that. The Matt Dunn trained three year old has won a recent Gold Coast barrier trial and is expected to figure amongst the prizemoney first up. Mishani Hustler has drawn the coveted number one barrier from this start which puts him into calculations. Archer’s Paradox was in the winner’s stall last start at the Sunshine Coast and Pizone has also trialled okay for his return to the race track.

2 Units Sanglier

Race 5 - 3:02pm AEDT

BenchMark 70 Handicap (1050m)

Kid Flash has finished in the runner’s up stall at his last two starts and gets his chance to breakthrough for an overdue win. Apprentice Jag Guthmann-Chester’s 2kg claim is also an advantage. Love And Lies has good provincial form and apprentice Corey Bayliss’ 3kg claim will also help his chances as will the inside gate. Jeff Lloyd’s mount Good Time Charlie has been placed at three of his last four starts while I Am Venus is a last start winner at the Sunshine Coast.

2 Units Kid Flash

Race 6 - 3:42pm AEDT

Class 6 Handicap (1200m)

My Girl Hayley disappointed last start at Eagle Farm but is worth one more chance with the tongue tie back on and should get a nice run from an inside gate. Mr Marbellouz has a good second up record and Brad Stewart should be able to use the gelding’s good gate speed to get over from the wide barrier. Super Suave comes in nice with the claim and Langhro has some good Melbourne form to his credit.

2 Units My Girl Hayley

Race 7 - 4:22pm AEDT

QTIS 3yo Handicap (1350m)

Boomtown Lass comes to town on the back of a six and a half lengths Maiden win at Ipswich and will be hard to beat if she can repeat that effort. Leroytheconqueror wasn’t far off the pace last start when fourth at Eagle Farm last week and has drawn the rails with Jeff Lloyd sticking with him. Enterprise Prince is the winner of his last two starts at Ipswich and Alpine Dancer can do better than his first up eleventh at Eagle Farm.

2 Units Boomtown Lass

Race 8 - 5:00pm AEDT

Open Handicap (1350m)

Star Reflection has solid form with two wins and a second from his last three starts and with Jeff Lloyd in the saddle looks the one to beat. Oink always runs an honest race and has two placings and two fourths from his last four starts and is a winner over this course and distance. Dreams A Plenty is overdue to run a good race while Urban Ruler has won first up in the past and trainer Chris Munce would like him to perform well in the lead up to the $5m All-Star Mile at Flemington on March 16.

2 Units Star Reflection

Race 9 - 5:40pm AEDT

Class 6 Handicap (1600m)

Le Juge got the job done at the Sunshine Coast last start and looks the one to beat again with a nice drop in weight. Robbie Fradd will give the Chris Waller trained six year old every chance front the inside gate. Stablemate Shadal comes back to town chasing a hat trick after wins at Doomben and Beaudesert and has to be included among the chances. Mishani Bullitt and Kubis can be included in the multiples.

2 Units Le Juge

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