With Eagle Farm getting a break we’re once again backing up at Doomben. The track is rated a Soft 7 with the rail out 10m. Fine weather is forecast for Monday and Tuesday but showers are again a possibility Wednesday.
One Mansini (1) drops in class here after running on quite well last time out when finishing 4th to Dreams Aplenty over 1400m. The start prior he easily won at the Sunshine Coast. The rise to 1630m will suit and it’s a distance he performed well over last preparation.
Like A Ruler (3) finished off well and won at Eagle Farm over 1500m last start after racing wide. He defeated Dot Painting that day.
Dot Painting (2) won 2 starts back defeating Ercolano over 1350m here. Last start he went forward and was run down by Like A Ruler. Will go forward but could be suspect late if doesn’t get an easy time of it.
Antigone (6) was well beaten by Scorcha 1st up but improved last start to win easily at Eagle Farm over 1400m. Big jump from maiden to Class 2 but the extra distance will suit and she looks to have some ability.
This isn’t a maiden I want to get too involved in. Tay Swift (10) run on well last start to finish 2nd at the Gold Coast over 1200m. Her form prior to that isn’t bad against some reasonable types such as Niccanova and Beloso. She’s having her 4th run this preparation so should have a fitness edge over her rivals. Glen Colless should be able to race in a prominent position.
Rock Garden (9) resumes here following a freshen up. Looks to have some ability but has been slow getting away. That’s not ideal when you’ve drawn a wide gate but she should be finding the line.
Northern Divine (8) resumes here. Has been in the placings in 3 of 4 career starts and did go close to winning last start. Will go forward from the wide gate.
Hirtchals (6) is another 1st up here. Raced quite well against some decent horses in 1st preparation. 2kg claim helps and should race in a forward position.
Mr Strachan (5) was very good on debut at the Sunshine Coast over 1000m when finishing a close 2nd. He settled in a prominent position and was strong to the line but unfortunately his stablemate was slightly better. He’ll be fitter here 2nd up and is drawn to get all the favours.
All Pluck (3) did a tonne of work when resuming at Eagle Farm over 1000m but still fought strongly to the line for 3rd. The extra distance here will suit and will have taken improvement from 1st up run.
Nothingforthepress (6) is on debut here and enters this race on the back of a nice trial win. Should be well positioned in the run from barrier 3. Others may have fitness edge though.
Rippin ‘N’ Tearin (8) resumed last start at Sunshine Coast with a 3rd placing over 1200m. Will be handy from the nice draw.
The Ambassadore (3) finished 2nd in a stronger race than this last start here over 1110m. He now drops in class and only goes up 1kg. Prior to last he had been competing well in some strong 3 year old races. From barrier 2 he should enjoy a nice run.
Husson Boots (8) finally broke her maiden status last start when winning at Ballina. May go on with it now and has drawn to get the run of the race.
Smooch (10) won last start on the heavy going at the Sunshine Coast. Will be prominent in the run and fitter again here 3rd up.
Bonsho (4) ran on well to win a maiden at Eagle Farm last start. It was an improvement on her 1st up run and I expect further improvement here.
Dreams Aplenty (8) has come back this preparation in fine form. He was run down late when finishing 2nd here when resuming. Last start he crossed the field from the outside gate and was never headed in a win at Eagle Farm over 1400m. He’s drawn well here and will go to the front again for Tiffani Brooker who claims 2kg which should see him hard to run down.
Deep Image (10) is a quality animal. He finished 5.5 lengths from Winning Rupert on debut before easily winning a maiden here last start. He resumes here from a short break on the back of a trial win.
Apoloboom (1) was disappointing last start at the Sunshine. However his 2 runs before that were very good. Will be prominent in the run and the 3kg claim helps.
Chamarel (2) improved last start to win well at Eagle Farm. Will be handy in the run and the extra distance should suit 3rd up.
Marabel (9) ran well 1st up behind Lieder who has since won in city class. She improved last start when winning easily at Ipswich over this distance. She settled a long way back before rounding the field easily and charging to the line. She once again draws the outside gate which isn’t ideal but there looks to be a reasonable amount of speed in the race which should assist her cause.
Diamond On Command (11) won easily at Grafton 2 starts back to break her maiden status before finishing 3rd last start at Eagle Farm. The extra distance looks suitable now and she’ll enjoy a nice run.
Kylie’s Fame (5) weakened last start when resuming over 1200m here. She’ll take improvement from that and this is probably an easier affair. Will go forward and could prove hard to run down.
Collywobble (12) finished a close 2nd at Toowoomba last start and had been competing in stronger races before that. Drawn wide but does get blinkers for the 1st time.
Aimalac Millie (6) put in a strong showing when resuming at the Gold Coast over 900m last start. She overcame a wide gate to go forward and fought on strongly to just go down. That was a stronger race than this and she should be improved here 2nd up. Matthew McGuren can go forward from the nice draw and should prove hard to catch.
Johnhro (1) resumes here following a trial win. He races well fresh and is drawn to get a sweet run. He was in great form last preparation in stronger races.
Snitzel’s Joy (10) has won both starts this preparation. She went forward and fought strongly last start over this distance. Will need luck from the wide gate.
Live Fast (12) was taking ground off Aimalac Millie last start when finishing 3rd. The extra 150m here will suit and the inside gate should be beneficial.
Magnus Cor (1) resumed in good fashion at the Sunshine Coast last start. She ran on well to finish a close 3rd over 1000m. She’ll be improved 2nd up and the extra distance will suit. Tiffani Brooker who claims 2kg should be able to settle midfield behind a good speed before running on strongly.
Red Handle (6) has won her past 2 starts. She has the ability to go forward or take a sit and the claim certainly helps.
Conniving (3) fought on well last start when finishing 2nd to Red Handle. Can go forward from wide gate but will need some luck. Fitter here 3rd up.
Lipsync (4) has built a good record and resumed with a win last start. Has performed better at the Sunshine Coast but is drawn to get a nice run.
Race 4 – The Ambassadore (3)
Race 5 – Dreams Aplenty (8)