Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Monday’s Doomben meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races on the Doomben course. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Soft 5

Rail Position: Out 8m entire circuit

ISABELLA’S SPRING looks close to her maiden win. She has been runner up in five of her nine starts and looking for her to go one better in this.

I AM A BEAUTY caught the eye when he made good late ground at Eagle Farm last start. Drawn to get the ideal run and would include in major chances.

MARTO started favourite at Eagle Farm last start and she was getting home late. Out in distance looks ideal and would not be surprised to see her right in the mix.

ANGELIC ARCHER was beaten less than a length at Sunshine Coast two starts back then not far off here last start. Should get ideal run in behind the speed and cannot dismiss.


CRACK OR DOOM brings some strong provincial form to town. Placed at Ipswich and Sunshine Coast respectively and this does not look beyond him.

SATURDAY SINNER only just missed at Eagle Farm first-up after fighting hare then he was just bit flat here last start. If he can control this fro the front he will take some running down.

VANTAN EXPRESS is a debutant who has been placed in both trials. Looks to have ideal barrier draw and if any market support would not leave out.

Forget ALERT AND READY went around on that heavy track at Gold Coast last start when never handled ground. Won Toowoomba trial leading into this and cannot leave out.


BACK WHEN started this prep with a Rockhampton win then followed with some solid placings. No luck when always wide when favourite in nice race at Eagle Farm. Should get much better run in this.

CLEARANCE SALE resumes from spell. Did not run a bad race in his five starts at first prep including two solid wins. Should be forward enough for this.

FORTIFIED resumes. Won his maiden with something in hand at Gold Coast on debut before sound run here before break. May find best when fresh.

NICCI’S SPIRIT started this prep with four straight placings then she has not been too bad in last couple. Cannot leave her out of multiples.


XERRI started long odds on at Sunshine Coast first-up and he did not let punters down finishing too well last 200m. Fitter and he can measure up to this.

CLAIRVUE STAR won at Gold Coast first-up then just little one paced in two heavy track runs since. Back on a firmer track will prove the difference.

ALL TO DO resumes. Did not miss a place in any of his seven starts last time in work. Drawn to drive through and lead these and will take catching from the corner.

ISSAQUAH resumes. He has been placed in two of his three starts first-up from spell. Placed at Ipswich fresh last time in work and will run a competitive race in this.


NORTHERN WOODS won his maiden with something in hand three starts back at Ipswich then has followed up with a couple of strong placings. Drawn bit awkwardly but happy to have something each way on him.

RELOADED comes into this third-up from spell. Found the Group 3 class a little too hot at Randwick first-up but improve here last start when not beaten all that far. Expect him to be right in the mix.

ENRIQUE sustained long run and hold off late challengers for good tough win at Grafton last start. He is a strong gelding and will be in this for a long way.

BOLD INSPIRATION chased home soundly when just missed on the heavy ground at Sunshine Coast last start. Comes into this ready to find best form third-up and must respect.


ORBISYN was $3.10 into $2.25 favourite here on debut and he won with a hoof in the air. Going to need some luck from his barrier draw but he has plenty of speed and if he can get across should take beating.

PHIONAIX resumes from spell. Yet to fill a placing fresh but he was most consistent last prep and expect he will win better races this prep.

SPILLENIA relished the heavy track and led all the way at Sunshine Coast last start. If he can get across and find a position he will be competitive for a long way.

ROCK AMORE resumes in new stable. Mixed his form a little down in Sydney when in the Waterhouse/Bott stable. If he can find best fresh would be right in the mix.


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IAMICAN started prep with couple of solid wins on the provincial circuit. Beaten by barest margin when placed here last start and she gets chance to return to winners stall.

RHYME TIME relished the wet ground and won with something in hand first-up at Sunshine Coast. Will be better from the outing and can measure up to these.

MISS TOO FLY looked like she would benefit from her run when just did not finish well enough at Sunshine Coast. Expect she will be fitter and although drawn touch wide cannot dismiss.

The run of DARING BELLE was better than her finishing position suggest here last start when she was beaten less than 2 lengths. Looks nice race for her and would not dismiss.


HALLOWED GIRL won with something in hand here two starts back then had excuses when pulled up lame last start. Drawn to get a nice run off the speed and if she sees daylight in straight she can win this.

SHIJIN comes into this third-up from spell. Beaten less than 2 lengths behind Kalik here last start and that form good enough for this.

TESARC is never far off them in his races and his run last start was super after rearing at the start. Would not be surprised to see him right in the mix.

CHAMPAGNE TOOTS won fresh at Sunshine Coast then placed in the small field on heavy ground here last start. Ready third-up and she is a must for first four players.