Midweek racing once again heads to Doomben this Wednesday where eight races are scheduled to be run and won. 

The weather in Brisbane has been perfect recently and that continues for this meeting. The rail is out a massive 11m so on pace runners could be advantaged. 

Our top selections for each race can be found below. 

Race 1 - 12:00PM AEST

Maiden Plate (1660 METRES)

Trapedo (9) caught the eye second-up when charging home over 1350m at this track. 

The Billy Healey-trained three-year-old filly settled at the tail before letting down with a powerful finishing burst to miss the win by a nose. 

The rise to 1660m looks ideal and she’ll strip fitter third-up. 

She tends to get back in her races, but there doesn’t look a great deal of speed so Ryan Maloney may choose to settle closer from barrier 1. 

1 Unit – Trapedo (9)     

Race 2 - 12:36PM AEST

Maiden Handicap (1350 METRES)

Strapperoo (6) has started this preparation in good style for Tony Gollan after previously racing in Victoria. 

The four-year-old gelding found the line well in a slowly run race when finishing a close third over 1100m at Gatton before hitting the line hard from the back over 1200m here last start to finish third behind the above average Invincible Shield. 

The rise to 1350m looks ideal with increased fitness third-up. 

Vlad Duric should enjoy a nice run behind what looks a genuine speed. 

1 Unit – Strapperoo (6) 

Race 3 - 1:11PM AEST

QTIS Three-Year-Old Maiden Plate (1200 METRES)

Pre Eminence (6) resumes here from a long break for new trainer Barry Lockwood. 

Formerly with the Ryan and Alexiou stable in Sydney, he finished third on debut at Newcastle before being spelled and sent to Queensland. 

The son of Exceed And Excel has been gelded and the procedure seems to have worked wonders for him based on his two trials this time in work with the most recent resulting in a sharp win. 

Robbie Dolan will likely be positive early and settle in a prominent position. 

1 Unit – Pre Eminence (6)    

Race 4 - 1:46PM AEST

BENCHMARK 68 Handicap (1660 METRES)

Mission Of Love (10) gave every indication that she was crying out for further when finishing second over 1200m at the Sunshine Coast last start. 

The Symons and Laxon-trained mare was stirred up on the turn to keep up before letting down powerfully to finish just under a length second. 

She’ll strip fitter third-up and while I would have preferred her rising to 1350m or 1400m this start, she’ll give the mile a real shake. 

A solid speed will aid her cause. 

1 Unit – Mission Of Love (10)     

Race 5 - 2:21PM AEST

Class 6 Plate (1110 METRES)

Hold On Honey (1) was excellent when resuming over 1200m here last start. 

The O’Dea and Hoysted-trained gelding has been suspect over the trip in the past but showed great heart to fight for a head second after leading. 

The drop back in distance suits given he won his only previous start over the course and distance. 

Emily Lang’s 3kg claim is a big plus and he should have the early speed to cross from an outside barrier. 

1 Unit – Hold On Honey (1)    

Race 6 - 2:56PM AEST

BENCHMARK 68 Handicap (1110 METRES)

Hurts So Good (15) impressed when winning at Ipswich last start and can now go on with it. 

The Tony Gollan-trained son of So You Think had plenty of work to do but let down strongly to win the 1200m contest by 1.8 lengths. 

He’s five weeks between runs so the drop back in distance won’t hurt his chances with the last time he raced over this course and distance resulting in a head second.  

There looks to be plenty of speed in the race which should see him hitting the line hard. 

1 Unit – Hurts So Good (15)  

Race 7 - 3:31PM AEST

Class 1 Handicap (1200 METRES)

Navyonthehighway (11) impressed on debut over 1200m at the Sunshine Coast last start. 

The Chris Munce-trained daughter of Merchant Navy bolted in by 3.3 lengths in a trial and took that hot form into her first-up effort where she led all the way to win by two lengths. 

That was on a heavy deck, but she looks just as good on a dry surface and will have the benefit of increased fitness. 

She’s drawn wide but she has the necessary speed to cross and find a forward position or even lead. 

1 Unit – Navyonthehighway (11)   

Race 8 - 4:06PM AEST

Class 3 Plate (1350 METRES)

Acid Wash (5) was backed as if unbeatable last start at the Sunshine Coast and that’s how the race panned out. 

The Clinton McDonald-trained Victorian visitor let down strongly at the end of the 1200m trip to win comfortably by a length with third five lengths away. 

This is a stronger race than last start, but he’s competed well in much stronger races in his home state so I’m sure he can aim up. 

Jag Guthmann-Chester should be able to give his mount a great run from barrier 4. 

1 Unit – Acid Wash (5)