Doomben Preview – Wednesday 12th August


Race 1 - 12:33pm

Maiden Handicap (1650m)

Texas Tramp has been runner up at her last two starts over 1400m in Maiden class at the Gold Coast and Eagle Farm and gets her chance to break through for her Maiden win.

The Good The Bad has also been in the runner’s up stall at her two latest outings in Maiden company at Kilcoy and Ipswich and has claims.

Metrical is fitter for a first up fifth in a 1400m Sunshine Coast Maiden and look for improvement from Stonefish who could sneak into a place.

2 Units Texas Tramp

Race 2 - 1:08pm

QTIS 3yo Maiden Plate (1650m)

Sienna’s Choice has been placed twice from her last three starts, including a last start third as favourite in a 1350m Ipswich 2yo Maiden on July 30 and gets her chance here.

Amore Primus showed plenty of improvement at her second race start for a second in a 1350m Ipswich Maiden and is suited here.

Terrajohna has just missed the place at his last two starts with two fourths at Toowoomba and can be thereabouts again.

2 Units Sienna’s Choice

Race 3 - 1:43pm

Maiden Plate 1200m (1200m)

Tayella has the blinkers going on for the first time following a debut third as favourite in a 1000m Eagle Farm Maiden and look for improvement.   

Heart’s Defined has four placings from seven race starts and is ready for a return to the racetrack with a win in a recent 1000m Doomben barrier trial and will pay to follow any market moves.

Gaelic Puzzle is resuming and has trialled recently for a second in a 1000m Doomben and Crayon will wear the winkers following his second up fourth in a 1200m Doomben barrier trial.

2 Units Tayella

Race 4 - 2:18pm

BenchMark 72 Handicap (1650m)

Bryneich is coming off a last start second in a 1400m Gold Coast BenchMark 78 Handicap and is well placed here with apprentice Justin Huxtable’s 2kg claim and has drawn the inside gate.

Bering Sea is racing well this course and distance with two seconds from his last two starts, his latest two weeks ago and is one of the main chances again.

Bradbury scored a last start eye catching last to first win in a 1400m Gold Coast 0 – 70 ratting Handicap and Top Me Up Again scored back to back wins at Ipswich and Doomben before a last start fourth in a 1640m Doomben Class 5.

2 Units Bryneich

Race 5 - 2:53pm

Class 4 Handicap (1050m)

Decisive Heart has been placed twice at her last two starts at the Gold Coast over 900m, her latest a third as favourite and is one of the main chances here.

Paper Trade showed some handy improvement last start for a third in a 1050m Doomben BenchMark 72 Handicap and is facing similar opposition here.

Buffy has finished second in a recent 850m Sunshine Coast barrier trial in preparation for her first run since fifth at Listed level over 1350m at Doomben in December and Hidden Eyes has won his last two starts over 800m at the Provincials in an Ipswich Maiden and in a Warwick BenchMark 58 Handicap.

2 Units Decisive Heart

Race 6 - 3:28pm

Class 3 Handicap (1200m)

Ginger Rock scored a second up win in a 1050m Doomben BenchMark 68 Handicap and will strip as one of the top chances.

Superbowl Sunday scored a first up win in a 1200m Ipswich Class 2 a fortnight ago and can figure in the mix again.

Cabalo Escuro is dropping back to mid-week class and has the blinkers off.  

2 Units Ginger Rock

Race 7 - 4:03pm

Class 1 Plate (1350m)

Still Invincible was a first up second as favourite in a 1200m Ipswich Class 2 and looks hard to beat here.

Dollareuro is stepping up in class and distance following his Maiden win over 1200m at the Gold Coast and Keen On Gold has been placed twice at the Gold Coast and Doomben since winning his Maiden over this course and distance.

2 Units Still Invincible

Race 8 - 4:38pm

BenchMark 70 Handicap (1350m)

Centrefire was back in the winner’s stall last start in a 1300m Eagle Farm Class 2 and can figure in the mix again.

Mantelli recorded his second win from seven starts in a 1300m Eagle Farm Class 2 three weeks ago and has strong claims again and Suilven has been placed twice from his last three starts at Ipswich and Eagle Farm.

2 Units Centrefiire

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