Racing is heating up in the Sunshine State this Saturday at Doomben with plenty of quality racing to look forward to.
Our full 2022 Princess Stakes Day Preview can be found below.
Race 1 - 11:28am AEDT
Class 3 Plate (1640m)
The opening race of the afternoon at Doomben is an open betting affair with plenty of winning chances.
I’ve landed on the Jared Wehlow trained Quality Asset who comes into this event with back to back wins at Townsville and Rockhampton but a combined 4.5 lengths.
This is a step up in class but he’s earned his shot in town.
1 Unit Quality Asset
Race 2 - 12:03pm AEDT
Benchmark 90 Handicap (2200m)
Youngblood has been a consistent performer throughout his career having placed in 18 of his 27 career race starts.
The five year old gelding was beaten just over a length on the Gold Coast before finishing second last time out at Doomben.
He is yet to produce a win at Doomben but he has three placings from six starts here and he gets in well at the weights.
2 Units E/W Youngblood
Race 3 - 12:38pm AEDT
2YO Handicap (1200m)
This is a very competitive two-year-old race with not a hell of a lot of exposed form to dissect.
A Guinea was impressive when winning on debut at Scone and although the margin was only small, they beat home the third horse by a further 3.5 lengths.
There are not too many sons of Menari getting around but this gelding has had plenty of early support in betting suggesting he will run well.
1 Unit E/W A Guinea
Race 4 - 1:13pm AEDT
The feature race of the day sees a bunch of even and progressive fillies lining up.
Canadian Dancer has won two of her three starts so far this prep including a fast finishing win at Ipswich last start over 1350m.
This is her first crack in town but the step up to 1640m should suit and she has drawn well in barrier six.
2 Units Canadian Dancer
Race 5 - 1:52pm AEDT
Benchmark 90 Handicap (1110m)
Mass Destruction has been consistent for Tony Gollan throughout his short career placing in 15 of his 19 career starts so far.
He loves Doomben, has a good fresh record and his recent trial suggests he is ready to go first up.
Delexo made the trip up to sunny Queensland last start and was impressive when winning at Eagle Farm by over a length.
He carries just 54kg in this event and again looks a winning chance.
1 Unit Mass Destruction
1 Unit Delexo
Race 6 - 2:32pm AEDT
Benchmark 78 Handicap (1200m)
I have a bit of an opinion about four year old gelding Mix from the Lee Freedman stable.
He won all four starts during his last campaign including a really impressive win at Ipswich to close out the prep where he won by half a length but they beat home the third horse by a further seven lengths.
The son of Medaglia D’oro has had two nice trials leading into this first up assignment and represents good value at double figure odds.
1 Unit E/W Mix
Race 7 - 3:12pm AEDT
Listed Mick Dittman Plate (1110m)
Robert Heathcote has another exciting three-year-old by Spirit Of Boom who has now won four of his seven career starts.
Prince Of Boom has won those two races by a combined 4.5 lengths and I love the fact that he has had a trial in between runs in prep for this.
Glistening was impressive when taking out the Listed Moomba Plate at Flemington last start and he also represents good value at double figures.
2 Units Prince Of Boom
1/2 E/W Glistening
Race 8 - 3:48pm AEDT
Listed Tail Stakes (1640m)
Many form lines to try and assess in the eighth race of the afternoon here at Doomben and it wouldn’t surprise to see something pop up at big odds so go wide in the quaddie!
Quantum Mechanic is a high quality mare who will be glad to avoid the heavy tracks down south and get out into the sunshine (hopefully) in Queensland.
She was beaten a lip in the Group 3 Summoned Stakes at Caulfield back in Novemeber and that form would be good enough to be competitive in this event.
1 Unit Quantum Mechanic
Race 9 - 4:28pm AEDT
Benchmark 90 Handicap (12350m)
Bigboyroy finished his last campaign with a dominant 3.75 length win in the MM Open on the Gold Coast in January.
That was just the fifth win of his career but he has been placed in 22 of 30 starts overall.
His first up fifth at Eagle Farm was disappointing but this is an easier task than that.
1 Unit E/W Bigboyroy