The Doomben 10,000 kicks off the Group 1 action out of the Brisbane Winter Carnival this Saturday.
Some of Australia’s finest sprinting thoroughbreds will line up in the Doomben 10,000, including the likes of Nature Strip and Osborne Bulls.
We have expert tips for the 2019 Doomben 10,000 with form and odds.
2019 Doomben 10,000 final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Doomben 10,000 2019
Osborne Bulls @ $3.30 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Easy Eddie @ $17 Bet Now
Outback Barbie @ $14 Bet Now
Doomben 10,000 Form Guide & Tips
Osborne Bulls (Best Bet – $3.30) Bet Now
Osborne Bulls has now finished second in all four races this campaign and it’s about time he crossed the line first.
Hugh Bowman hasn’t been giving him much chance in the run, however, and having Kerrin McEvoy riding is a positive.
He likes to get back during the run and come down the outside. He doesn’t enjoy traffic so we’re hoping McEvoy understands this and pulls him wide in the straight.
Nature Strip ($2) Bet Now
Silenced his critics when winning The Galaxy last start at Rosehill but he’s not a 1200m thoroughbred. He’s highly strung and that last 100m in a 1200m trip is too much for him.
If he gets taken on up front he holds under the pressure. Those are not good signs of a Group 1-winning sprinter and $2 is way too short.
This is an easier field but we would need $4 to touch him.
I’m A Rippa ($91) Bet Now
Didn’t show much when beating one runner home in the Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm last start and he’s not up to Group 1 level.
Bookmakers have him at big odds and we’re not surprised. Look for him in something much easier.
Manuel ($27) Bet Now
Manuel showed what he can do when winning the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes to kick off this campaign but his form since has been a touch disappointing.
The Tony McEvoy-trained five-year-old wasn’t too far behind them when fifth in the All Aged Stakes last start but he was never a winning threat.
Nice odds on offer but there’s going to be pressure up front.
Easy Eddie (Best Each Way – $17) Bet Now
He’s an improving type which ran fifth in the Hall Mark Stakes last start at Randwick but it was his third placing prior which we’re looking at.
That came in the Group 1 Galaxy where he found the line nicely and although winning a Group 1 isn’t easy, he looks to have that kind of ability.
Nice odds and they’re worth taking.
Dollar For Dollar ($41) Bet Now
Nothing wrong with his fresh up run for second at Caulfield but this is some rise in distance.
We’re not sure he’ll be fit enough to win against the better sprinters of this field.
Tactical Advantage ($17) Bet Now
Loomed to win last start at Hawkesbury and he got his nose in front, but the big weight of 59.5kg eventually told in the straight.
He’s yet to have been tested against this level of opposition and although he drops nicely in weight, he doesn’t have the turn-of-foot to win this.
The Bostonian ($41) Bet Now
The Kiwi son of Jimmy Choux showed his ability when winning the Sunshine Coast Guineas last season and although his form back in New Zealand wasn’t great, he could show up here.
This isn’t his ideal target and he’s better over more ground, but he could run on nicely and hit the line at place odds.
Havasay ($151) Bet Now
Would be a big shock to see this six-year-old winning. Showed little last time out and he hasn’t been in good form for some time now.
$151 for a reason.
Man Booker ($61) Bet Now
Good enough to win back-to-back races when last in work but winning form at Ascot rarely stacks up during this carnival.
Conditions aren’t going to suit the son of Discorsi and we’re prepared to look past his chances.
Champagne Cuddles ($11) Bet Now
She’s running better than we expected she would this season, but this is another kettle of fish.
Light weights have brought her right into contention this campaign but carrying 56.5kg doesn’t really benefit here.
She’s a small type which will need some luck in running here.
White Moss ($17) Bet Now
Two-time winner this campaign and both were sizable upsets. She caused a stir fresh up when winning at $60 and again last time out at $20.
She will enjoy the conditions, being by Mossman and she just keeps proving punters wrong. $17 on offer here, which isn’t terrific value but it’s good enough.
Don’t leave her out.
Outback Barbie (Best Roughie – $14) Bet Now
Scratched last week because the track was too wet, but the slightly softer conditions should help.
She’s a highly-talented type which should have won more than two of her 11 starts to date. Her most recent effort came in the Magic Millions 3YO behind Boomsara and she could use an inside draw to her advantage.
Worth having a saver bet on at the odds.