Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Wednesday’s Doomben meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 6
Rail Position: Out 8.5m entire circuit
MEDIA SCANDAL looks ready to win her maiden. She has been placed in all three starts and from ideal barrier third-up from spell she goes on top.
HOLTERMANN missed by barest possible margin at Sunshine Coast on debut then he chased home a smart one when distant second on heavy at Ipswich. He can sneak a place in this.
MAMA’S MAN raced up on the speed and fought the race out tenaciously when just missed on debut. Better from the outing and although drawn little wide must consider.
Tip: MEDIA SCANDAL
LANDSBOROUGH LAD is screaming out to break his maiden status. Beaten less than a length on the poly track and third-up from spell he looks ready to win. Barrier only concern.
SEA OF QI is another than comes into this third-up from a spell. Placed on heavy fresh then went to Grafton last start and beaten less than a length. Cannot leave him out of placings.
BEAUREGARD fought the race out strongly and just missed on the heavy at Gold Coast last start. If he finds similar conditions he will be right in the mix.
Tip: LANDSBOROUGH LAD
AMERICANA MAGIC chased home strongly when placed here behind Snitify this track last start. Drawn perfectly and only needs to hold that form to be a factor.
MOSSHIKI comes off a solid placing on the heavy ground here last start. He does not win all that often but from ideal barrier gets his chance.
BAMBALAM was strong winning on the poly track two back then beaten less than 2 lengths on the heavy last start. This a nice race for him.
Tip: AMERICANA MAGIC
FETCH is the big query for me in this. Impressive winner here two starts back before taking on the Listed Mode Plate to finish campaign. Impressive trial winner leading into this and happy to put her on top.
I’M NOT SLEW did not get through the heavy ground at Hawkesbury first-up and she was beaten a long way. May get firmer surface second-up and she will be a big improver.
CUDYADO was dominant winning his maiden on the poly track first-up. Looks city class and would not be surprised to see him feature.
BOMBASAY comes into this ready to win third-up from spell. Placed on the poly track last start and from ideal barrier he will get his chance.
JETSKI resumes from a spell. He usually finds his best form when fresh from a spell (5:2-1-0). Must include based on that stat alone.
HEAD ON UP was not beaten all that far when placed at Ipswich two starts back then she was luckless last start. Drawn little wide but would include in exotics.
DARING BELLE has been racing in consistent form having been placed in her last couple of starts. Drawn perfectly and will be having something each way on her.
PENASQUITO won at Toowoomba three starts back then not been disgraced in last couple. This looks touch easier and he is a must for exotics.
APPLECROSS just got too far back on the poly track last start and never came on. Won her two back and on turf here he will be an improver.
Tip: DARING BELLE
MOUNT FUJI resumes from a break. He never runs a bad race and despite drawing a touch wide he can figure in finish again.
FEARNOUGHT won her maiden on the heavy in Sydney two starts back then forget last outing when pulled up with poor recovery. She can bounce back in this.
COLLEAGUES relished the heavy ground for a soft win at Ipswich last start. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and he can win again.
Tip: MOUNT FUJI
SINBA comes into this first-up from spell. He has won both starts first-up from a spell. Two trials leading into this and from ideal barrier he can get away with this.
SNITZIFY found the front and fought off all challengers for a gutsy win here last start. No reason he will not find the front and he can win again.
AZARMIN looked home in Sydney last start before being overran final stages. Expect she will look winner at some stage in straight and must include in chances.