Horse Racing Tips & Previews – Doomben | Sat 5th Feb.

Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Doomben meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Heavy 9

Rail Position: Out 2.5m entire circuit

12:08 (local time)

RUSSIAN RACKETEER looked impressive winning his Gold Coast trial by a big space. Always and advantage for debutant to draw the rails and he can figure.

JEMELDI was brave winning his maiden on debut. He covered plenty of extra ground before sprinting clear final stages. Just needs ounce of luck from barrier.

GOOD GIRL found plenty of trouble late here on debut but still managed to fill minor placing. Expect she will be better from the experience and definite place chance.


STUCK WITH YOU made it two in a row with a tough win here last start. He finds similar and with apprentice claim looks well in again.

KUTAYHA chased home soundly when placed here last start. Looks ready to win and this a nice race for him. Must include in winning chances.

TRADUCE comes into this third-up from spell. Battled on well enough here last start and out to the longer distance looks ideal.

SAVVY OAK was placed here two starts back then just got too far back last start and could not finish well enough. Drawn to get ideal run and cannot dismiss.


The run of EF TROOP was much better than finishing position suggests at Gold Coast first-up from spell when he never got clear room. Expect he will be much better from the outing and can win this.

AXE was not beaten all that far at Gold Coast when just faded final stages. Only poor run this prep has been on heavy ground and he will be in the mix.

ROMAN AUREUS finally broke through for well-deserved win this campaign when finished too well here last start. Drawn perfectly and he can make it two in a row.

CONSTANT FLIGHT raced on the speed and proved too strong two starts back then forget last start when caught wide and was given little chance. Takes catching.


Liked the way STAR GAMBLE attacked the line to win maiden with something in hand at Ipswich first-up from spell. Fitter and although drawn wide happy to have something each way.

COOL LAD has been dominant winning last couple on the NSW provincial circuit with ease. Must always respect stable when they come to town and from inside gate he will get his chance.

PENTITO raced on the speed and stuck on valiantly when placed here first-up from spell. He will be better from the outing and despite wide gate looks a place chance.

SACCA comes into this ready third-up from spell. Placed on the heavy at Sunshine Coast last start and a must for exotics.


FREDERICK THE DANE showed abundance of speed and held them off at Ipswich two back then never happy in the ground here last start. Drawn to lead and on firmer will be the one to run down.

GOGOL comes into this ready third-up from spell. Chased home smart one here last start and although another drawn out in the car park must respect.

OSAMU brings some sound Sydney form up north. Beaten less than 2 lengths at Kensington two starts back and if he finds that form should make presence felt.

MAYA BAY was only claimed final stages here last start. May have to do some work from awkward barrier but he should be up front for a long way.


LIZA WITH A ZEE finished too well and got the job done at Ipswich fresh then she stayed tough when not far away here last start. Barrier the only concern.

GRACE BAY stayed tough from up on the speed at Warwick Farm last start. She will make own luck going forward and expect she will be tough at the end.

RICH LISTER resumes from spell. She was placed when fresh last time in work and from inside gate expect she will get all the favours.

SHANJOMI is another first-up from break. She is unbeaten winning both her first-up tries and must include her based on that stat alone.


PALLADAS is ready to win. Two solid placings leading into this and with ounce of luck from the corner he should get away with this.

GAROPPOLO has not had the best of luck in his last couple of starts and not been all that far away. If he can get some clear air here he will be a factor.

ZOUKINA started favourite here last start and finished too well to get up in last couple of strides. Drawn ideally and she can win again.

GLITTER STRIP looked little unlucky not to have finished closer here last start. Finds similar and no reason she will not be right in the finish.


SIR ROCKET won with something in at Gold Coast two starts back then he battled on well when not beaten all that far last start in hot field. Barrier a concern but he can win this.

DREAMREACHER just found the pace a little too hot at Gold Coast first-up from spell. Will be better from the out and from ideal barrier he will get his chance.

STUTTERING has not been too bad in his three runs this time in. He finds winnable race here and would have something each way at the odds.

BOLD WARRIOR won with something in hand two starts back then was beaten less than 2 lengths last start. He is ready third-up from spell.


STARDOME looked in need of the run here first-up when found them a little too slick. Strips fitter and out to longer distance looks well placed.

THE RITZ finished too well from the back to win at Gold Coast two starts back then he just got too far off them last start. He will get back but watch for him late.

JETTY started this prep with a couple of on pace wins. He has just battled in last couple but if he can find the front he can win this.

SUPERGIANT is such a frustrating gelding but his two runs this time in suggest he is close to a win and he gets his chance in this despite wide gate.