Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Doomben meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 5
Rail Position: True entire circuit
STEADY READY is the big query on debut. He won a recent Toowoomba trial by over 13 lengths and stable do not usually come to town if they can’t win.
SAWEETIE has the advantage of race experience. She started favourite here on debut and was close up in small field. Had break since and she will be in finish.
TITIAN GODDESS is another that makes debut off a sound trial at Sunshine Coast. Should get nice run in behind the speed and she will get her chance.
Tip: STEADY READY
KNIGHT MARINER comes into this ready to win third-up from spell. Only just missed after racing up on the speed at Toowoomba last start and from inside gate he looks the winner.
DEEP SCEIVA is another close to returning to the winners stall. She got very close behind the in-form Tamilaide last start and that form good for this.
SPENCER resumes. Has was not all that far off them when fresh at Randwick last time in work and recent trials have been sound. Would not dismiss.
Tip: KNIGHT MARINER
MENAZZI is racing in super form this time in. Started favourite and held them off for gutsy win at Eagle Farm last start and from ideal barrier he can make it three straight.
SWEET MARGOT MAY finished the race off strongly and got up last couple of strides to win last start. That made it two from last three starts and must consider.
The run of BERDINI’S GIRL was better than finishing position suggests at Ipswich last start when not beaten all that far. Third-up and she can sneak a minor placing.
MERIMEE chased home the smart Gypsy Goddess here last start. There is nothing of that quality in this race and she can go one better.
LEKVARTE was placed at Newcastle two starts back then pay to forget heavy track run at Goulburn last start. If she gets firmer ground she can figure.
MILITARY GAMBLER has been racing in consistent form but just finding it hard to win. He finds a slightly easier affair and would not leave out of exotics.
FORTIFIED looks ready to win. Started favourite at Eagle Farm last start and that made it three placings from last four starts. Drawn awkwardly but should get chance in this.
IRUKANDJI was placed behind Tamilaide here two starts back then he had support at Gold Coast last start and run better than finishing position suggests. Drawn to get perfect run.
LUNASNIT comes into this off a couple of sound placings and she finds similar race here. Cannot leave her out of winning chances.
AIDENSFIELD just found the speedy Osamu a little too slick for them first-up from spell. Drawn to get perfect run in transit and if she can sit a bit closer she should win this.
EURO BELLE has not had much luck in last couple and arguably should have finished closer in her last couple of starts. If she can get a gap late she can figure in this.
MAGIC RULER won when fresh last time in work. He was competitive in some nice races in Sydney last prep and if any money about would follow.
LYRICAL GIRL resumes from spell. She has won fresh (5:1-0-2) and this looks a nice race for her first-up. Drawn touch awkwardly but will go forward and make presence felt.
SHAMATON resumes from a spell. He was a model of consistency last time in work and recent trial should have him ready for this. Must include in chances.
ALEYSA’S DREAM has plenty of speed and although drawn wide expect she will come across and lead these and if left alone she will take catching.
Tip: LYRICAL GIRL
GO WANDJI made a good return to racing when much too good in easier race at Toowoomba first-up. Building an imposing career record and although drawn wide can win again.
PARKSVILLE won at Grafton two starts back then backed up with close placing last start. Kept forward with a recent trial and from ideal barrier will make presence felt.
GAVE US UP started favourite and won with something in hand at Sunshine Coast last start. Has ideal barrier and would not leave out of multiples.
Tip: GO WANDJI
Last couple of runs of SIR ROCKET have been better than finishing positions suggest and happy to have something on him each way especially from inside gate.
DR WHY NOT was beaten less than a length in a nice race at Toowoomba last start. Going to need some luck from his wide gate but must consider.
SPLENDORONTHEGRASS looks enormous odds in this. Looked in need of the run when weakened final stages first-up and from nice barrier must consider.