The only metropolitan standard Saturday at Toowoomba with big fields and some good races including the feature Weetwood and Toowoomba Cup double. It is a strange track because there is a sharp rise from the 600m to the home turn. In the longer races there is a downhill run to the back of the track. Horses trained at Toowoomba have a huge winning strike rate on this day each year.
QUADDIES (races 6-7-8-9)
Skinny Play: 1,3/4,6/2,13/3,12
Wide Play: 1,2,3,9/1,2,4,6/2,3,8,13/3,5,9,12
BEST BET: R1 – 2. SHAMURT
Next Best Bet: R6 – 1. ZOFONIC DANCER
Best Roughie: R9 – 12. KUTTAMURRA AL
No2 SHAMURT (BEST BET) Trialled very well and then lived up to that with a strong win at her first start at Doomben. Promising and should beat this lot.
SCRATCHED - No1 MISHANI RULER Has been placed only two starts including one this track when second. Trialled well recently and trained here.
No6 SIENNA ROSE Showed ability at first start when third at Doomben and then things didn't go right when well beaten next start that track. Has had two recent trials and went okay.
No8 THE PALMS First starter who won a recent Gold Coast trial. Has the top jockey and from a leading stable. Respect.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 THE PALMS
No10 SHUDA KNOWN BETTER For a horse who has won his past two starts at the provincial tracks will be good odds here but has an apprentice's claim and looks well placed this track.
SCRATCHED - No8 NORDIC SHOW Has finally lived up to the potential she showed as a younger horse with two recent wins. Can be a nerve case and hard to get onto the track but does have plenty of ability.
No3 GREAT GLEN Has been racing in far better events in Sydney where form is fair. Stable has a great strike rate in Queensland staying races.
No1 HIGH WIND Won his third race two starts back at Doomben and then not a bad fifth at the Gold Coast. Will need luck from the barrier but a chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 GREAT GLEN
No11 SHE IS FIERCE Winner past two starts at the Gold Coast and has been placed twice this track. Up in class but stays down in the weights. Great each-way hope.
No5 SHORELINE Barrier here is no help but back in form with recent Gold Coast win and has a strong record this track.
No2 ROSIE POSIE Recent form at longer distance has been solid enough but does have a good record this track and a fast early pace will suit her.
No1 REWARD FOR FASHION Sat deep on a wet track and still too good for a small but handy field at Doomben last start. Should be hard to beat again.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 ROSIE POSIE
No10 GIVEUS A CUDDLE Has won three times on this track and recent Brisbane form good with a win at Doomben and then second at Gatton. This type of race suits.
No2 GULLY COMMAND Down in grade here and good fourth at Doomben last start in open company. Has to be a top chance here.
No6 HOUDINI THE GREAT Not a bad run when second to a potential stakes horse last start and has some solid Sydney form.
No4 ATOUCHMORE Loves this track and recent form hasn't been bad of late with a last start third Gatton. Will be good odds.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 ATOUCHMORE
No2 PUBLISHING POWER Was well beaten when second to Mr Marbellouz at Doomben. But loves this track where unbeaten so must be a top chance.
SCRATCHED - No1 MR MARBELLOUZ Has been in great form and has won his past four starts and six of his career seven starts. Strong winner this class last start, Up in weight and drawn poorly but has brilliant early pace. Also in the Weetwood where he is an emergency.
No5 IMPREGNABLE Scratched a few times recently because of wet tracks. Has trialled twice solidly for comeback here and is handy.
No9 JUST ORM Another who has been scratched a few times lately because of the wet. But racing well enough to win this.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 JUST ORM
No1 ZOFONIC DANCER (NEXT BEST BET) Smart horse headed to the Queensland Derby. Has won four of his six starts and good third first up at 1350m at Doomben. Ready to win this.
No3 HANG Also Queensland Derby bound and won four on end before last start when went around in the car park before finishing fifth. Can atone here.
No2 TROMMELSCHLAGEN Did the right thing by us when won at Doomben last time at surprisingly good odds. Always a chance these type of races.
No9 GUN BOLT Excellent effort first up at the Gold Coast when just behind the placegetters and no luck. Looks to have ability and will be big odds here.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 GUN BOLT
No4 HONEY TOAST Won this race in 2016 and back from injury enforced holiday with three solid runs. Should have won last start when second at Doomben. Hard to beat here.
No1 RUDY Has won more than $1 million so is the class runner here with a class runner's big weight. But good fifth first up over 1600m at Doomben and this suits.
No10 FIRST CRUSH Raced against his usual pattern when won at Doomben by leading. Honest and another with each-way hopes in a very hard race.
No2 MORENDI Won three on end and then no luck at all when third at Doomben last start. Only has to handle this tricky track to be in the finish again.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 FIRST CRUSH
No13 AMANAAT Has won six of his past seven starts including his latest in a handicap at Doomben. Looks the best handicapped horse here.
No3 MAN OF HIS WORD Stakes winning galloper who was an unlucky fourth first up in the Goldmarket at the Gold Coast. Is a stakes winner and has a big finish just needs a clear run.
No8 HI I'M BACK Ran his usual honest race when second at Doomben last start. Always tries hard and can win this with luck.
No2 JUMBO PRINCE Tough galloper who dead heated in this race last year. Had one run from a spell when came from a mile back on an unsuitable track to be sixth. Has won four races this track.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 JUMBO PRINCE
No3 BERGERAC We are convinced he can win a stakes race on a big track but is unbeaten around Toowoomba. Forget last start failure at the small Doomben track and go on previous good form.
SCRATCHED - No5 RINGO'S A ROCKSTAR This is the easiest race he has been in for a good while. Nice run first-up when third first up in a much better race than this.
No12 KUTTAMURRA AL (BEST ROUGHIE) Many think he is a stayer but he is unbeaten this track and goes well fresh. If the pace is on early watch for him late.
No9 REAL EGO Usually about the place these races and has won this track. Each-way here.
VALUE RUNNER: No12 KUTTAMURRA AL