QLD Brain Institute Raceday Preview – Saturday 24th August

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Race 1 - 11:38am

BenchMark 85 Handicap (2200m)

Miss Shanti is one of four Chris Waller trained gallopers making up the field of eight and even though she hasn’t won beyond 1800m, she has been placed at her last four starts, her latest a third over 2200m at Eagle Farm last Saturday and is likely to be in the mix again. Happy Go Lucky is a two times winner over the 2200m and is coming off a last start third over 2000m at Doomben. Makdanife and Allcash are also out of the Waller stable.

2 Units Miss Shanti

Race 2 - 12:13pm

QTIS 3yo Handicap (1400m)

Astro Boy Toy was a beaten favourite when second at Doomben and will be sporting a crossover noseband as he tries to make amends. Scathing is also coming off a last start Doomben second and will be one of the main chances again. Defactor is stepping up to city Saturday class after breaking his maiden status at the Gold Coast and Spiritual Rose is coming off a Sunshine Coast Maiden win.

4 Units Astro Boy Toy

Race 3 - 12:48pm

Open Handicap (1800m)

Vaucluse Bay hasn’t been far off the mark of late and will strip one of the main chances. Morendi has been solid recently with two placings at double figure odds and is a winner over this course and distance. Aqua Vite is on the improve with a last start Doomben second and Ruling Dynasty is due for a better showing.

2 Units Vaucluse Bay

Race 4 - 1:23pm

Class 6 Handicap (900m)

Boom Chicka Boom can go back to back after a win at Doomben, has drawn the rails from this tricky start and is a two times winner over this course and distance. Stellar Power hasn’t missed a cheque from his last five starts with a win and four placings and will be around the money again. Power Command has two recent placings at Randwick and Moonan Joyce was a winner over this course and distance two starts back.

4 Units Boom Chicka Boom

Race 5 - 1:58pm

0MW Handicap (1100m)

Amenzel looks one of the main chances on his recent form of a win and two placings from his last three starts and is a four times winner on the Gold Coast track. Dream Master also has very consistent form with two wins and four placings from his last six starts and has to be among the chances again. Bold Xavvi has solid North Queensland form and Snipstream is a last start Ipswich winner.

2 Units Amenzel

Race 6 - 2:37pm

Class 3 Plate (1200m)

Mail Escort has been knocking on the door with placings at his last two starts and gets his chance here. Heritage Sash is chasing a hat trick after wins at the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast and has to be in the mix. Langhro is a recent Doomben barrier trial winner and Flower Of Love has solid form.

4 Units Mail Escort

Race 7 - 3:17pm

BenchMark 70 Handicap (1800m)

La Pulga is stepping up in class after scoring over this course and distance last start and can figure in the finish again. Galtero heads to the Gold Coast after a win at Doomben, Dream Big is heading for a hat trick after wins at the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast and Wack’em wacked away when runner up behind La Pulga last start.

2 Units La Pulga

Race 8 - 3:57pm

0MW Handicap (1400m)

Alaskan Sun has shown his liking for the 1400m Gold Coast course with wins there at his last two starts and has a great chance to chalk up the hat trick. Albert’s No Pussy is also chasing a hat trick after wins at Scone and Newcastle. Tardis is mister consistency with two wins and four placings from his last six starts and All Important has each way claims.

3 Units Alaskan Sun

Race 9 - 4:37pm

Open Handicap (1200m)

Handsome Thief has solid city form with a win and a third from his last two starts and is one of the main chances again. Freddie Fox Trot kept the punters happy with a last start win as favourite and is set to put his best foot forward again. Snoopy can figure in the prizemoney again and River Racer showed her class with a win in the Listed Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast.

3 Units Handsome Thief

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