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 8

Rail Position: True entire circuit

Doomben R1 – 2yo Handicap 1050m

12:08 (local time)

LICENCED AND READY raced up on the speed and stayed on for placing on the heavy first-up. Gets her chance to go one better in this.

POMADE is Group 2 winning sire out of 2 times winning mare. Like the way she has finished off her trials and Kris Lees looks to have a smart one.

CHIKARA is by Group 3 winning sire out of maiden mare. Two solid placings in trials and cannot leave him out of major chances.


TAMAILAIDE just got too far back at Gold Coast last start but made good late ground. If he can sit a little closer he will be right in the mix.

Like the way INDIAN DREAMER found the line well late fresh before just missing out last start. Should be ready to win third-up.

ABRACADAZZLE                was a dominant winner at Ipswich two starts back then she was luckless in The Wave last start. She can bounce back.

GAVE US UP started odds-on and won with ease last start. Finds a tougher assignment but hard to knock winning form and must consider.


SEA RAIDER relished the heavy and got the job done at Gold Coast last start. There is some rain predicted and from inside gate must respect.

TRADUCE took on Listed company first-up from spell and was never in the race at any stage. Gets back in easier race and will strip fitter for this.

SIR BARNABUS resumes from spell. Has solid enough first-up record and finished last prep with a win. Would not leave out of exotics.

SUPERGIANT is so hard to catch. Gelding with a stack of talent but been a while since we have seen it. If he finds best would be right in the mix.


BENGAL BANDIT would love if the rain persisted and track deteriorated but he can handle all conditions and despite wide gate goes on top.

LINTHORPE LAD started favourite here last start in small field and should have won but for being held up. Must include in winning chances.

SEE MARIE won two in a row to begin this prep then not been beaten far in two runs since. She is racing in consistent form and from ideal barrier looks well placed.

SCICONIC has not been beaten all that far in any of his runs this time in. Drawn touch awkwardly but rock hard fit and ready to find best form.


ROCKIN’ ARTIE resumes from spell. Won recent trial at Gold Coast and he looks ready to return to racing. Going to have something each way.

ALF’S MAGIC is another fresh from a break. He was impressive winning both his starts at Grafton last campaign. Has the ability to get away with this.

PENTITO resumes. Did not run a bad race in three starts last time in work and if he finds that form fresh will be right in the mix.

ANDY is another fresh from a spell. Won three in a row on the NSW country circuit before break. Solid placing recent trial. Include.


FROSTY MANGO looks ready to win third-up. She has not been beaten all that far in both runs back and can win this.

LOVEMETENDER will be fitter for the fresh run, but had chance there and is back up in grade for this. Place best.

AMITY GAL relished the heavy and led throughout at Sunshine Coast on debut. Smart filly from the David Vandyke stable and can win again.

SELF INDULGENT comes into this third-up from spell. Just missed here last start when favourite and she will be right in the mix again.


PURRONI comes into this ready third-up from spell. Just missed in a driving finish here last start and she can get away with this.

XANTHUS has been placed in two Gold Coast runs before being beaten less than 2 lengths here last start. He will be in the mix again.

MAYA BAY was impressive winning at Toowoomba two starts back then close up when placed here last start. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and sure to be a factor.

MIX deserves his chance in town after winning last three on the provincial circuit. Can measure up to these.


HOWWONDERFULLIFEIS was beaten less than a length when claimed late here last start. Third-up and this a winnable race for her.

KINGSTON’S HERE has been dominant winning both his starts this time in. He can measure up to these despite wide gate.

ALEYSA’S DREAM raced on speed and proved too strong winning at Eagle Farm last start. Sure to roll forward and will take catching from the corner.

GLOBAL CITIZEN is another that likes to make own luck sitting up front and if they leave him alone he may steal this last 200m.


PALLADAS comes into this ready to win third-up from spell. Just found one better when hit the front early at Gold Coast. Can go one better.

MOONAN ME controlled the race from the front last start and proved too smart final stages. Will try similar tactics and cannot leave out.

STRANGE CHARM finished too well and won with something in hand here last start. No reason she will not be right in the mix again.

THE RITZ came from the back with a big finish to win last start. Will give them a start but if leaders go out too hard he will be there to pounce.