2019 Doomben 10,000 Day Preview

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Race 1 - 11:25am AEST

F&M Class 6 Handicap (1200m)

Of The Day is resuming and is a three times winner over this track and distance and looks suited against the fillies and mares. Femme Fireball will find this easier than her ninth in the Magic Millions F&M at the Gold Coast in January and is also a winner over this course and distance. Mishani Electra was placed at Doomben last start and Awake The Stars has won first up in the past.

2 Units Of The Day

Race 2 - 12:00pm AEST

C,G & E Class 6 Handicap (1200m)

Ef Troop is kicking off his Winter Carnival campaign in the Class 6 and indicated that he is primed for a good first up performance with a handy Doomben barrier trial win at the end of March. Stablemate Natch resumed for a win in a Toowoomba Class 6, Taillevent is fitter for one run back and I’ve Gotta Nel has been runner up at his last two starts.

4 Units Ef Troop

Race 3 - 12:35pm AEST

BenchMark 80 Handicap (1350m)

The Avenger is slowly gaining some form with a last start third at Eagle Farm and looms as one of the major chances here. Splitter has consistent form this campaign with two wins and two placings, Cruze was beaten a nose at Eagle Farm last start and Bold Endeavour is a last start Doomben winner.

2 Units The Avenger

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Race 4 - 1:10pm AEST

Queensland Day Stakes (1350m)

Multaja has been installed as the short priced favourite in the Queensland Day Stakes and looks hard to beat on the back of his latest second in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Crown (1300m). Racecourse Road and Crafty Spirit get their chance in Stakes company and Vega One is on the improve.

3 Units Multaja

Race 5 - 1:50pm AEST

Rough Habit Plate (2000m)

Dealmaker looks the class runner here and is the one to beat after being placed at his last two starts at Group 3 level during the 2019 Sydney Autumn Carnival, the latest a second at Randwick over 2000m in the Frank Packer Plate. Purple Sector finished just behind Dealmaker in the Frank Packer Plate and will get a nice run from the inside gate. Borazon and The Golden Hind can fight it out for the minors.

No Bet

Race 6 - 2:30pm AEST

Champagne Classic (1200m)

Dubious will make his belated Winter Carnival debut at Doomben in the Champagne Classic after being scratched from the Gold Coast last Saturday because of the heavy track conditions. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained colt hasn’t raced since failing on a heavy track in the Golden Slipper and looks well placed here. The Odyssey has good gate speed to overcome a wide draw and is chasing a hat trick of wins. Strasbourg is coming off an eighth in the Group 1 Inglis Sires (1400m) at Randwick and has the blinkers back on and Jagged Edge is undefeated from two starts at the Sunshine Coast and Eagle Farm.

2 Units Dubious

Race 7 - 3:10pm AEST

Members’ Handicap (1600m)

Tom Melbourne ran his usual consistent race last start when second to Archedemus in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup and the pair are set to clash again. Doomben Cup favourite Gem Song will have his final hit out for the Group 1 feature next Saturday and is expected to be prominent at the finish. Plein Ciel has drawn awkwardly but is racing in fine form with a third and a win at Caulfield at his last two starts.

2 Units Tom Melbourne

Race 8 - 3:50pm AEST

Doomben 10,000 (1200m)

The Doomben 10,000 looks a race in two between the speedster Nature Strip and the backmarker Osborne Bulls. It will be an exciting finish with Nature Strip striving to get the 1200m while Osborne Bulls will be gobbling him up with every stride over the final fifty metres. Easy Eddie has the blinkers back on and can run a good race and Champagne Cuddles will be running home.

3 Units Osborne Bulls

Race 9 - 4:30pm AEST

Chairman’s Handicap (2000m)

Our Libretto is a two times winner over the 2000m and will get a nice run from a handy gate. Le Juge has worked his way up through the grades with six wins since December and has earned his chance to tackle Group 3 company. Stablemate Haripour was the winner of the Bendigo Golden Mile two starts back and third emergency The Candy Man is worth consideration if he gains a start.

2 Units Our Libretto

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