Doomben is again back to the mid weeks for a fortnight. There are storms about so watch the weather closely. At least we know it will play to leaders early and then the backmarkers come into their own late in the day.
QUADDIES (races 6-7-8-9)
Skinny Play: 1,6/3,6/9/3,4
Wide Play: 1,3,6,8/3,5,6,11/4,6,8,9/1,3,4,10
BEST BET: R8 – 9. MISS KINDILAN
Next Best Bet: R5 – 2. SORNJA
Best Roughie: R3 – 9. LADY BING
No2 CLOCKWORK ORANGE Getting close to win with minor placings past two starts including latest second this track when unlucky.
No4 WILD AVA Not very big but has plenty of heart. Dead heated to win at the Gold Coast two runs back and struck trouble when unplaced last start.
No1 DESIRABLE MISS Good winner at the Gold Coast two starts back and then run off her feet at Ipswich over 800m. Better this trip.
No5 KYLIE'S FAME Consistent and although has not started since October won a recent Deagon trial impressively.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 KYLIE'S FAME
No9 GRAND WHISPER Has been crying out for 1350m and a soft track. Unlucky when fourth here last start.
No2 OAKS AVENUE Has been minor placed past four starts and obviously a strong chance here Just needs luck from a tricky draw.
No7 FORTUNATELY Battled on well when second at the Gold Coast last time. This isn't much harder.
No1 DAUPHIN DE FRANCE Yet another Segenhoe Stud owned NSW country performer sent to top Gold Coast stable. Has trialled solidly.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 FORTUNATELY
No1 BEAT THE BEAST Another Segenhoe owned horse with the powerful Edmonds stable. Very good second only start and will go close to winning this.
No4 BOSCOBELLA Has never run a bad race and strong effort last start when second this track. Trialled well at the Gold Coast prior to that run.
No9 LADY BING (BEST ROUGHIE) At only race start was fifth behind a very smart horse at Doomben. Well beaten but should have finished closer.
No7 DREAM WILDER Battled away well when third this track last start. It was best run to date and on the improve.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 LADY BING
No4 ESCAPADO Two latest runs have been good for this type of race. Looked unlucky when second at Ipswich last start.
No3 SONIC BLOOM Has been placed four of past five starts with the latest a third at Lismore. Should have nearly won his previous start at the Gold Coast.
No7 SECRET SITES Has had a few chances but rarely has much luck. Was third at the Gold Coast last start in a similar race and has the inside barrier here.
No1 MR DUMONT Two runs from a spell have been solid enough and has raced well this type of race on occasions. Each-way here.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 SECRET SITES
No2 SORNJA (NEXT BEST BET) Racing very well and probably should have won when second at the Sunshine Coast last time. Suited from the inside barrier in this.
No7 ARAZONA Good winner at 1400m three runs back and then last time should have nearly won when second at the Sunshine Coast.
No5 LIMBO STAR Has been most consistent with a win and four minor placings from past five starts. Still down in the weights and should relish this distance.
No3 MAZAZ Has been solid at two runs this area and can improve on last start fourth at the Gold Coast in a harder race.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 LIMBO STAR
No1 SAVWELL Promising horse but has drawn poorly here. Should still be hard to beat on strong win at the Sunshine Coast last time. Has a big finish.
No6 IOWA Has been racing well with a maiden win this track and then wasn't suited by the way the race was run when it was a sit sprint last start and she finished third.
No8 VIVID PINK Racing well without having much luck latest couple of runs. Another not suited by the slow early pace when fourth here last start.
No3 SHADOW VISION Has shown good form in NSW country areas and this is a lot easier than his two latest failures this area. This suits better.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 SHADOW VISION
No5 DOUBLE SUPERLATIVE Has shown above average ability but can run the occasional bad race. Resuming here from last start win in September and has won a trial in preparation for this.
No3 SONG ONE Placed four of five starts before a spell. Has won first-up and although has not had a trial looks a strong hope.
No11 OUR ROCKY Never runs a bad race but rarely wins. No luck last time when second at the Gold Coast. A wet track would help here.
No6 HAPPY HOOVES No star but tries hard and can be tough to run down if left alone in front. Strong second at the Gold Coast last time gives him a hope here.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 SONG ONE
No9 MISS KINDILAN (BEST BET) Promising mare who has run some great races against top class horses. Fighting second at the Gold Coast last time has her ready to win this.
No4 LAST ARMAGEDDON Has shown a lot of ability and strong winner at Toowoomba last start. Looks a horse of the future and the danger to the top tip.
No6 I AM THE WARRIOR Looked like running sixth at the 150m but flew home to beat a short priced favourite at Toowoomba last start. Each-way hopes here.
No8 MAN IN CHARGE Never far away and third at Doomben last start behind a very smart horse. Some more rain would increase his chances.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 I AM THE WARRIOR
No1 RECKLESS ABANDON Should have nearly won last start when third behind a very smart horse at this track. If he repeats that run he will win.
No10 REAL GOOD On his day is pretty handy. Terrible first-up but struck trouble and we liked his trial before that run. Looks good value here.
No3 PATRONIZING Tough campaigner who wasn't beaten far when second at Doomben last start. Always an each-way hope this track.
No4 EAT MY TRUST Failed first-up but goes much better second up and likes this track. One of many hopes this race.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 EAT MY TRUST