Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Thursdays 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
Keep an eye on market support for ORBISYN on debut. Looked impressive winning his Sunshine Coast by a space and must always respect Vandyke/Maloney combination.
HEAD LEGISLATOR looks close to a maiden win. Came from back near the rear to just miss here last start and that made it two placings from three runs this campaign. He is sure to go close.
TAYELLA resumes from spell. She was placed at Eagle Farm on debut then followed that up with a couple of competitive outings. Has won trial leading into this and liked her chances.
MASTER RED is another first-up from spell. Placed on the heavy ground when fresh this track last time in work and would not leave out of multiples.
TRUST IN ALOHA finally got rid of her maiden tag at Ipswich last start when dominant last start. Always thought she was city class and no reason cannot win again.
PHANTOM COURT won at Dalby three starts back. She was beaten less than 2 lengths in better race at Ipswich last start and that form sound for this.
IGOR got head down at right time to win at Sunshine Coast two back then was good there last start. Awkward barrier but must respect.
HARLEQUIN FIELD was much too good form then when sprinting away last 200m at Gold Coast. Now he has won he can go on with it.
Tip: TRUST IN ALOHA
AMICHE is a smart mare resuming from a spell. Won fresh and placed in other first-up try. Given good hit out in recent trial and should go close in this field.
THE MOVE is another having first start this campaign. He won by over 6 lengths at Ipswich first-up last time in work. Would have liked him to have drawn a little closer but cannot leave him out.
AZZAREACH won with something in hand at Sunshine Coast two starts back then was only claimed late here last start. Will go forward and he takes catching.
SNITZARI started favourite at Eagle Farm last start and she was not beaten all that far. Barrier a concern but would not dismiss.
INGEAR should be too good for these. She demolished them at Eagle Farm first-up then just found one better last start. Should cross and lead and win this.
SKINS resumes. Class gelding who finished last prep with a dominant win this track. Trial will have him forward enough to be right in the mix.
FLASH AAH is unbeaten in two first-up tries. Placed in recent Gold Coast trial and from inside gate he should get the perfect run in transit.
SHADOW OF TIME fought the race out tenaciously when placed in small field two back then was beaten less than 2 lengths this track last start. He can figure in placings.
GUNNOBE won this track two starts back then went to Eagle Farm and was poor. Back to Doomben could be the key to her chances.
BONAPARTE was impressive sprinting away to win in a canter at Sunshine Coast last start. Has won two of three this time in and would not leave out of winning chances.
NEPTUNE’S CHOICE finished the race off strongly when placed here first-up from spell. Sure to strip fitter and only needs natural improvement to be a factor.
OCTAVIAN comes into this ready third-up from spell. Made good late ground when placed at Gold Coast last outing and that form good form for this.
BI TURBO looks ready to win. Been placed in both career starts including placed this track last start. Barrier draw a concern but going to have something each way on him.
HE KNOWS took on much better race at Eagle Farm last start and was never a factor. Gets back in his right race and previous form good enough for this.
DANSANT relished the heavy track to win her maiden here last start. Now she has broken through she can go on and win again.
VIOLATION is racing consistently in this class having been placed in last couple. Going to need some luck from her wide gate but would not leave out of place chances.
Tip: BI TURBO
CLOCKWISE fought the race out strongly at Toowoomba last start but just found one better. This looks no harder and in what looks even race will be having something each way.
ALL IMPORTANT looks the likely speed. Weakened first-up but sure to be better from that outing and he has won three of six second-up. Takes catching.
PORTUGUESE TART has been racing in consistent form this time in. Placed at Eagle Farm two back then made good late ground here last start. Watch late.
WILD AND READY won at Eagle Farm two starts back then only held ground final stages here last start. This no easier but has place claims.
ZOUKINA won her maiden in a canter first-up from spell then just missed in a driving finish here last start. Comes into this ready third-up and gets chance to return to winners stall.
DOMINARCHER streeted them at Lismore last start when came off leaders back straightening. This is a harder affair but he can figure.
SAKURA STAR looks ready to win. Been close up in her last three starts and finds similar race. She must go in the chances.
DARING BELLE was beaten less than a length at Doomben when placed last start. Gets ideal run in behind the speed and should have last crack at these.