It’s all in Brisbane at the moment with the Magic Millions just around the corner but first we have some midweek action at Doomben.
The eight-race card features plenty of quality midweek runners and we have free tips and form for every race at the meeting.
Doomben free tips & form
Race 1. (14:07) Canadian Club Maiden (1050m)
#4 – Kennedy Terrace to win – BET NOW
This is a tough race to kick off the card but Tony Gollan lines up the Deep Field debutante and he looked good in a recent trial.
The two-year-old gelding is bred to be better than average and going off his recent trial placing behind Belushi at Doomben, he looks ready to make a winning debut.
Brad Stewart rides and he should enjoy a good passage from barrier three. That helps in a field full of juveniles and we’re expecting bookmakers to have him short in the betting.
Race 2. (14:42) Girls Day Out Raceday Maiden (1350m)
#8 – Joymaker to win – BET NOW
Kelly Schweida lines up the three-year-old filly which has been knocking on the door of a winning turn and this could be her best chance.
The daughter of Casino Prince has rattled off three consecutive second placings and one came on this track when running behind Moss Cheval in November. That form should see her fighting out the finish once again and carrying 54kg helps.
Punters should look for value place odds and she’ll likely be fighting out a win or minor position.
Race 3. (15:17) BRC Membership C3 Plate (1100m)
#1 – Connoisseur to win – BET NOW
The four-year-old enjoyed the change in scenery last start when going to Doomben and winning by just short of a length.
Prior to that he had been running in Sydney and although he was disappointing towards the end of his campaign after showing early promise, he looks better suited to racing in Queensland.
He paid $10 to win last start but expect much shorter odds in the small field here and getting the inside draw is only going to make him harder to beat.
Race 4. (15:52) Doreen Bird C3 Plate (1100m)
#10 – She’s Spicy to win – BET NOW
Coming off back-to-back wins, She’s Spicy looms as a top chance to make it three on the bounce here.
The Matt Dunn-trained mare finished fourth on debut and was quickly spelled before returning with a 3.5-length win at Gold Coast and following that up with a 2.5-length win on this track.
That’s good form going forward and her turn-of-foot should see her fighting out the finish on many occasions from here on out.
Jockey Robbie Fradd sticks with her and that’s a good sign.
Race 5. (16:27) Tab C2 Handicap (1350m)
#3 – Ballet Baby to win – BET NOW
Ballet Baby might only be a one-win mare but she ran well in Sydney and should improve after running poorly last time out at Gold Coast.
The Chris Waller-trained four-year-old was sent out as the $1.57 favourite but failed to beat a runner home in the seven-horse field. Her run prior to that at Doomben was a better form guide for this and she should be tough to beat this time around.
Race 6. (17:02) BRC C2 Handicap (1350m)
#5 – Al Magico to win – BET NOW
Two-time winner Al Magico looks to have good ability and is coming off a two-length win at Lismore. The three-year-old has finished in the money in all four runs to date and she looks good to run another tidy effort.
She hasn’t finished back further than 1.8 lengths from the winner and after carrying 60kg to victory last start, dropping to 57.5kg with Robbie Fradd in the saddle is only going to help her chances.
Looks the toughest to beat here.
Race 7. (17:40) Hamilton Hotel BM75 (1615m)
#9 – Pinch Passion to win – BET NOW
It’s hard to believe that Pinch Passion is only a three-time winner but the four-year-old hasn’t quite capitalised on his talents.
He has had a busy career of 23 starts and although running sixth fresh-up last start, he was under three lengths from the winner so there’s plenty of encouragement to take from that run.
The son of Denman has ability and he could score at each way odds.
Race 8. (18:20) Kirin C2 Plate (1615m)
#4 – Kathmandu to win – BET NOW
Five-year-old gelding which has finished in the money in 10 of his 12 starts to date. The consistent gelding is coming off one of only two unplaced runs last start but he should be better suited by conditions here.
He gets the inside draw to use and the son of Helmut should be able to recapture his form which saw him winning at Ipswich in November.
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