This is a metropolitan standard meeting run at Doomben on a Friday because of a big off-track promotion.
There have been storms around Brisbane for the past week and the track has been rated as a heavy. Doomben is an excellent drying track but the big problem is that drying weather in the Brisbane summer means more thunderstorms.
The rail is out 9.5 metres, which should suit frontrunners early in the day but the backmarkers usually come into play later in the day. One other trap for Doomben on wet days is that soft and heavy track form from other racecourses often doesn't hold up here.
QUADDIES (Races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny: 2,8,9,11 / 1,5,6,10 / 2,4,5,7 / 2,7,8
Wide: 2,9 / 1,5,6,10 / 2,4 / 7
Best Bet: R 4 – 12. St Hilary
Next Best Bet: R 2 - 4 Real Ambition
Best Roughie: R 5 - 6 Silento
ATOUCHMORE Is yet to run a bad race but has trouble winning one of these races. He has been placed behind some handy horses and he is a placegetter on a soft track. The 1350m should suit him and he isn't harshly placed under Plate conditions. Top jockey Jim Byrne will ride and his style will suit.
BEAU ISA Trialled nicely at Deagon and then only start was a good second at Ipswich. He will be fitter here. Bred to handle the wet.
HIGH WIND Is related to some of Australia's best stayers but he is just a plodder. He has been placed in the wet and will slog away here.
CAPA CAYLEE Liked the way he trialled before handy first run at the Gold Coast. Another who will be improved by recent efforts.
SELECTIONS: NO 6 ATOUCHMORE, NO 1 BEAU ISA. NO 4 HIGH WIND, NO 8 CAPA CAYLEE.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 8 CAPA CAYLEE.