Horse Racing Tips & Preview – Doomben | Sat 12th 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: Soft 5

Rail Position: Out 4.5m entire circuit

WARP SPEED did enough when placed fresh then just battled second-up. Finds a winnable race third-up from spell and drawn ideally.

VALLEY OF DREAMS won with something in hand at Ipswich last start and that was after some consistent form. Racing well enough to figure.

MAGIC CONQUEROR led them up in nice race last start and he was only run down final stages. Expect he will lead and again takes catching.


Forget TAMILAIDE went around last start as he nearly fell out the back and that ended his chances. Drawn to get perfect run and good enough to get away with this.

INDIAN DREAMER was strong winning here last start. Expect he will go forward from wide gate and if he finds a position early he can win again.

ALATAR battled on well enough here last start and was beaten less than 3 lengths. Can see him getting the ideal run behind the speed and will get chance at some stage in straight.


SEAT OF POWER should have won here two starts back then just faded late last start. Drawn to get all the favours and he is overdue for a win.

OUR CANDIDATE comes into this third-up from spell. Chased home solidly at Randwick last start and that form god enough to be right in the mix in this.

STARDOME is ready to find best form third-up from spell. Beaten less than a length here last start when chased home Ocean Treaty. Cannot leave him out.


KNIGHT MARINER resumes from a spell. Has solid first-up record (3:1-2-0). Impressive finish winning at Ipswich when fresh last time in work and that good enough for this.

CRACKER ESSGEE just found one a bit too good at Sunshine Coast last start but still finished off into second spot. Needs luck from barrier but cannot leave out.

GAVE US UP was impressive winning at the Sunshine Coast two back then backed that up when placed here last start. Drawn ideally and must include in chances.

CAFFREY finished the race off hard and just missed at Sunshine Coast first-up. Sure to be fitter from the run and can win.


CAPRI OF TUFFY made it three in a row when he led all the way to win at Ipswich last start. Drawn to drive across and lead again and she will be the one to catch.

Really liked the way ZOUKINA powered home to win here last start when well supported favourite. Will go back from wide gate but she will be hitting the line hard.

PURRONI looks ready to win this prep. She has been placed in last two starts this track and gets opportunity to go one better.


MELISMA finished too well to win at Sunshine Coast first-up from spell. She will be fitter and from ideal barrier can make it two in a row.

LUCICELLO resumes from spell. She has won fresh and drawn to get all the favours in this. Nice race for her to resume in.

TORUN is another first-up from a break. Showed some solid form in Sydney last time in work and recent Toowoomba trial winner suggests he can figure.


SELF INDULGENT finished the race off stylishly to get the major prize here last start. Lightly raced and she can win again.

LEGAL ESPRIT looked like he would benefit from his first-up run when just missed at Sunshine Coast first-up. Sure to be better from that outing.

ENTERPRISE POMME resumes from spell. She won on debut then was competitive in all three outings to end campaign. Awkward barrier but must respect.

STAR GAMBLE gave maiden field a galloping lesson at Ipswich first-up from spell and now he has broken through he can go on with it in this.


RED CHASE looks ready to return to the winners stall. He has been placed in two of three runs this time in most recent beaten less than a length at Ipswich. Barrier a concern but is each way value.

PROFIT has always shown ability and lived up to it last start with a dominant Sunshine Coast win. If he can produce similar here he will be right in the mix.

SIR BARNABUS chased home strongly when placed here last start behind Sea Raider. Sure to strip fitter and expect he will be right in the mix.

SEA RAIDER made it two in a row winning similar race here last start when well backed favourite. Only needs to hold that form to be in finish.


TRAMONTO has a super first-up record (5:2-2-0). Started favourite and won here when first-up last time in work and if he can find that form would be right in the mix.

KINGSTON’S HERE made it three in a row winning here last start. He finds similar but is racing in super form and cannot knock winning form.

BAD BARISTA won with something in hand here last start. She is going to need some luck from her wide gate but is she finds that turn-of-hoof will take holding out.