Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Wednesdays Doomben meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races on the Doomben course. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Heavy 9

Rail Position: Out 7m entire circuit

KARBORS resumes from spell. He was competitive in all three starts at first prep and this looks a nice race for him to break his maiden status.

DR WHY NOT raced on the speed and was placed at Eagle Farm first-up from spell. Will strip fitter second-up and sure to be in finish.

ROSTRUM has been placed in all three starts this time in. Drawn ideally and will not be maiden for much longer.

ELGIN resumes. Drawn to get perfect run in behind speed and recent trial was solid enough to be included in multiples.


ZOUKINA has just found one better in each of her three starts. She gets her chance to break maiden status in this field and happy to put her on top.

REAL APPEAL resumes in new stable (ex: Matthew Dunn). Competitive in maiden company at first prep including Doomben placing. Big watch fresh.

SCOTTISH MIST was in the market at Gold Coast first-up and did not get all that much luck when held-up final stages. Fitter and would not leave out of chances.

DAFEENAH comes into this third-up from spell. She has had little luck in either run this time in and although drawn touch wide would respect in this field.


STATESVILLE is ready to return to winners stall. Only just missed when rushed home at Eagle Farm last start and gets out to the 1350m here which looks ideal. Like him in this field.

READY TO BOLT has won two of his last three starts. Won with something in hand here last start when raced up on the speed. May have to do some work from awkward gate but sure to take catching from the corner.

STOCKED AND LOADED is a debutant from the Kendrick stable. If there is any support in the market would respect.

PETRILLO is another Stuart Kendrick first starter who will get perfect run from his barrier and another that cannot be left out.


HEARTS LIFTED is a smart mare resuming from spell. She won with something in hand at Gold Coast first-up last time in work. Drawn bit awkwardly but recent trial suggests she will be tough to be fresh.

YEAHNAH has been in consistent form not being all that far off them in recent starts. This looks a nice race for her and she is a major player.

PAPER TRADE struck a heavy track first-up and was well beaten. Drawn to get ideal run in behind the speed and he will strip much fitter for this.

STELLAR POWER was Gold Coast winner here three starts back then been competitive at next couple. Would not leave out of place chances.


JAZZ QUEEN resumes from spell. Thought she was unlucky first-up at Eagle Farm last time in work when held-up but still ran into a minor spot. Placed two of her three first-up tries and would not be surprised to see her in finish.

INGEAR is another making her return to the racetrack. Dominant Eagle Farm winner two starts back and she won a Doomben trial with something in hand. Would not be surprised to see her win first-up.

GIDEONS powered away for soft win two starts back then just missed on heavy ground last start. Drawn to get ideal run and must include in major chances.

SCHWEID AS was claimed last couple of strides at Eagle Farm last start. May have to do some work from wide gate to race on the speed but expect him to be prominent for a long way.


BERING SEA should have finished touch closer here last start. He was held-up on the corner before working into the clear and chasing home behind clear winner. This looks no harder and watch for him late.

TOP ME UP AGAIN has been working through his grades with authority winning both starts this time in. Finds tougher race but just keeps stepping up and cannot ignore.

FASTNET CYCLONE was beaten less than 2 lengths at Eagle Farm first-up. Sure to strip fitter and finds similar company.

TAKE TEA relished the heavy ground to win at Ballina last start despite racing very greenly. If she gets similar conditions here she will take holding out.


STAR REFLECTION was there to be a factor in Listed company here last start but was found out last 100m and faded. She gets back in right race here and from ideal barrier must include in winning chances.

SHARPE HUSSLER was not beaten all that far in the Eye Liner last start when making good late ground. Drawn the rails and he should get his chance from the corner.

MALVERN ESTATE looked like he would benefit from the run on the heavy ground at Sunshine Coast first-up. Sure to strip fitter and has a second-up win on his resume’.

FIERY HEIGHTS sat up on the pace in the Eye Liner and only faded last 200m. If he can get across and lead these will take some catching last 200m.


ROMAN AUREUS was sent out favourite here two starts back and finished too well for them. Went to Ipswich last start and chased home strongly when placed. This looks nice race for him to return to winners stall.

KALIK was brave when placed at Eagle Farm at third run back from spell. He comes into this rock hard fit and although awkwardly drawn must include.

Liked the way REUS attacked the line to win Grafton Guineas last start. He will have to go back from his wide gate but if leaders go too hard he will be the one steaming home from the back.

ZOUVILLA led them up for long way here first-up and was only claimed last few strides. Strips fitter and from inside gate should get an easy lead. If left alone he can steal this.



WAPITI relished the heavy ground to win the G3 Winx Guineas at Sunshine Coast last start. Likely to get similar conditions here and he can win again.

STUTTERING is racing in super form this time in. Won three of four starts including tough win at Ipswich last start. Barrier draw is his concern but no reason cannot win again.

EURO BELLE fought on strongly to share the prize at Eagle Farm two back then just missed behind Stuttering last outing. She cannot be left out of place chances.

ROMAN AUREUS was sent out favourite here two starts back and finished too well for them. Went to Ipswich last start and chased home strongly when placed. Finds similar race.