Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Sunday’s Doomben meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 5
Rail Position: Out 0.5m entire circuit
SELF INDULGENT resumes from a spell. Sent out favourite and demolished maiden field here on debut before going for break. Trial will have her ready for this.
FROSTY MANGO is returning from break. Won maiden here two starts back then just found one better before break. Smart filly and can win this.
PRINCESS LUNAR comes into this first-up from break. Two dominant on pace wins at Gold Coast first prep. No trials leading into this but hard to knock winning form.
MUSCHIALLI was supported at longer odds in the Winning Rupert last start and although faded final stages was not beaten far. He can sneak into a minor spot in this.
Tip: SELF INDULGENT
SHEBRINGZIT hit the line strongly winning two back then was placed in small field last start. She may find some firmer ground in this and can bounce back to winning form.
KIRKEBY relished the heavy ground and won as he liked last start. Only needs to hold that form from ideal barrier and he can win again.
NORTH AFRIKA likes to roll along in front and he was dominant at Mackay last start. Should lead these and if they leave him alone he will take some running down.
DEMURRAL was a strong Sunshine Coast winner two back then just found one better last start. Rarely runs a bad race and cannot be dismissed.
INDISCREETLY has been dominant from the front in both her starts. Drawn to drive through and take control of this and expect she will be up front for a long way.
TELEPHONE BOOTH held them all off from the front around Ipswich two starts back and won then she chased home Indiscreetly last start. They can fill the quinella again.
WHY WE DRINK was in the market when lost rider on the heavy last start. Previous form solid and can bounce back in this.
GRACIE BLUE was ridden patiently before powering home to win maiden last start. Expect she will be giving them a start on the corner but last 200m big watch.
MORETHANNUMBERONE started favourite in the Recognition last start and was beaten less than two lengths. Needs touch of luck from wide gate but racing well enough to figure.
SMART METEOR finished too well for soft win at Eagle Farm last start. Should get the perfect sit from ideal barrier and he can win again.
ENTERPRISE PRINCE is threatening to win a race this time in with string of placings leading into this. He looks well placed and will be right in the mix.
DZSENIFER just got too far back last start but she was doing best work late. She can sneak back into the placings here.
GAROPPOLO hit the line strongly when placed first-up. Sure to be better from the outing and major player in this.
DEFERENCE led throughout for gutsy win at Ipswich last start. Looking for him to drive across and find the rails and lead here and he will be hard to run down.
PALLADAS resumes from spell. He finds a nice race first-up from spell and although he has drawn awkwardly would not leave him out of winning chances.
NEXT DIMENSION is first-up from spell. He has been placed in all three first-up tries and may find his best form when fresh.
COOLANGATTA is an exciting filly first-up from break. Won the Gimcrack by a big space despite tough run on debut. Only needs to produce that form to win this.
PALAZZO SPIRIT jumped to front and held them off for all the way win in the Phelan Ready. He should have the speed to cross and lead these and looks the one to catch.
BRIGHT BLUE SKY is a Kiwi filly crossing the Tasman for the first time. Sent out long odds-on in Listed race on debut and won with ease. Smart.
WILD BOTANICA is resuming. Was solid in the market in the G3 Gimcrack and was not disgraced tiring late. Obviously shown ability and must respect fresh.
BALLISTIC BOY looked in need of the run when just battled late first-up. Will be much better from that outing and the step out in distance will be ideal. Can win.
NICCANOVA has been close up in all three runs to begin this campaign. Quality galloper on his day and if he produces best form will be right in the mix.
THE HARROVIAN made a solid return when just faded late in the Recognition. Fitter and he will be in this for a long way.
LIGULATE was bit one paced here last start but never stopped trying and run was solid enough. Must be included in first four chances.
Tip: BALLISTIC BOY
ZOUSTYLE is an exciting gelding who has been too speedy winning both runs this time in. May just be a bit too speedy for these.
BEAU ROSSA is a South Australian trained gelding resuming from spell. Just missed in G1 Memsie Stakes two starts back and that good form for this.
BALLER comes into this ready third-up from spell. Placed in both runs leading into this and major player in this field.
DESERT LORD won when fresh at Ipswich last time in work. Rarely runs bad race and if he is forward enough will give this a shake last 200m.
RUUCA is a talented gelding who is screaming out to win this campaign. Looks well placed in this and despite wide gate going to have something each way.
ENTERPRISE PRINCE is another threatening to win a race this time in with string of placings leading into this. Cannot leave him out.
STUTTERING could not find the front and did it tough first-up when always wide. Should get better run in transit and strips fitter.
FISTICUFFS is very hard to catch and does not produce his best on all occasions but if he did turn up would give this a real shake.