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 2m entire circuit

SUGAR BOOM over the 1050m first-up from spell looks safe bet for me. Has plenty of weight but gets advantage of apprentice claim and she looks bit better than these.

MORT DOYLE has the advantage of race fitness and is racing in super form. Drawn perfectly and although this little harder can measure up to these.

NIEWAND is another racing in winning form. Won his last three at Gold Coast and from ideal barrier draw will get his chance in town.

JAGGED EDGE comes into this third-up from spell. He has not been beaten far in slightly better races than this and he can sneak into a placing.


MASS DESTRUCTION has won two of his three starts this time in and placed behind the smart Shooting For Gold at other start. He can win again.

DZSENIFER resumes from spell. Looked impressive winning at Gold Coast before going for a break. City class filly and drawn perfectly.

CLEARANCE SALE won his maiden in a canter two starts back then went to Sunshine Coast and won again. Still progressing and can make it three straight.

MISHANI EPIC was doing his best work final stages first-up at Ipswich. Strips fitter and drawn ideally. Cannot leave out.


I think WOWSERS might be nice each way odds in this. Two solid Sunshine Coast placings leading into this and that looks good form for this.

MANTELLI deserved his win at Gold Coast last start after some consistent city form. He may go on now he has broken through.

MONTEZ demolished them at Ipswich two back then placed at Eagle Farm last start. This similar race and he will be a factor again.

LUBUK looks close to a win after two sound placings leading into this. Drawn touch awkwardly but would not leave out of chances.


Liked the way HE RUNS AWAY powered away final stages and won with something in hand at Eagle Farm last start. Drawn to get all the favours and only needs an ounce of luck from the corner to win this.

KIMPEMBA is an impressive gelding lining up for four in a row. Eagle Farm winner two back then backed that up at Toowoomba with soft win. Just keeps winning and goes close again.

FIELDS OF YULONG is ready to win. Two solid placings leading into this and from ideal barrier should get his chance.

The run of ALPINE DANCER was better than finishing position suggests last start when beaten less than a length. He is up to winning this.


Forget THE GREAT BOOMBINO went around at Toowoomba last start as she was never happy around the circuit. Previous form was good enough for this and going to have something each way.

OH FIVE GLORY only just missed when finishing hard here last start. Should get perfect run behind the speed and will have last crack at these.

RED DOULTON overraced at touch at Sunshine Coast last start but she stayed tough and only just missed in small field. She can sneak into a placing.

EXPLOSIVE QUALITY has returned to racing in super form this prep winning both her starts with ease. Deserves her chance back in town.


CANAPES was impressive from the front here last start and that made it two wins from his last three starts. Drawn to get the ideal trip and he can measure up to these.

SEEINGISBELIEVING never runs a bad race. Eagle Farm winner two starts back and was just worried out of it late last start. Perfect barrier and can win this.

TOP ME UP AGAIN drove late and got up for last stride win at Sunshine Coast last start. Likely to be speed on again and he will take catching.

PROSPECTUS comes off soft Eagle Farm win last start. Drawn little awkwardly and needs some luck early but cannot leave out of chances.


GLENALL comes off a G1 Epsom Handicap run last start and was beaten just on 4 lengths. This is the easiest race he has seen this prep and he can win.

TOP PROSPECT has been close up in his last couple of starts. Finds similar company and would not be surprised to see him in finish from his perfect barrier.

What do we do with KAONIC. So hard to catch but if he found his best form would be right in this. Happy to throw him in multiples again.

TESTASHADOW brings some sound form up from Sydney. Getting into the veteran stage but would not leave him out.


STARVIRGO was clear winner at Sunshine Coast two starts back then just wanted to overrace last start and could not finish race off. Gets his chance to bounce back.

ROYAL HALE wanted to lay in last 200m and that was costly as found one better at Eagle Farm. Similar race here and gets his chance to go one better.

DASHING SPECIAL finished too well to get up and win in small field at Eagle Farm last start. Drawn wide but never far away and looks a major player.

Despite wide run GREAT KEPPELL just proved a touch too strong final stages at Gold Coast. Will be better from that outing and should go close again.


ONE STRYKE is ready to win. Only just missed behind Fisticuffs here last start and that form looks sound enough to be included in chances.

CATESBY has not been beaten all that far in recent starts. Was brave at Toowoomba last start when raced wide and still held placing. Can measure up to these.

AWESOME PLUCK is the big query resuming from spell. Only the one run last time in work and that was when weakened in Kosciuszko. Watch for stable support.

PLENTY is another at juicy odds making his return to racing. Has been placed in two of his six first-up tries and would not leave out of multiples.