Doomben Racecourse is located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and is one the smaller of Brisbane’s two metropolitan tracks.
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It is situated in the suburb of Ascot, approximately 7 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD.
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Doomben Tips April 22
Race 3 - 1:17PM $100,000 MANDATE PRINCESS STAKES (1600 METRES)
CANDIKA sat wide and rear-ward in oddly run race here last week, yet charged home for 3rd. Better draw this time and the trip appeals given how she hit the line last week. Big, big show as she was most unlucky last start. In a race full of smart fillies, Siren's Fury is racing well and looks quinella hope.
Race 5 - 2:28PM $100,000 MANDATE ASCOT HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
There is just something very pleasing about the IRISH CONSTABULARY story. Now a rising 9YO, he looks to be in career best form and his best so far has been great. Is resuming here but can get home in this grade in grand fashion. Really looks well in, especially from this inside gate. In His Stride is very honest and will be right in the finish too.
Race 7 - 3:47PM $100,000 MANDATE TAILS STAKES (1600 METRES)
What a terrific field. Sir Moments was great last start flashing home from the back for 2nd in this company. Maryore looked supreme in winning the Provincial Championship Final at Randwick, also coming from a mile back and spacing them in the end. But I like SINGLE GAZE. I think she's back to her best again and that 3rd in Group 3 company at Rosehill last month confirms that. She was handy most of the way and battled on gamely. This is easier if anything and she too will charge from the back.
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Race 4 - 1:57PM $60,000 ASCOT GREEN CARNIVAL HIGH TEA OPEN Handicap (1050 METRES)
TUMBLER has won from 5 from her 6 starts and has been kept in cotton wool as she progresses through the grades. She has trialled like a bomb recently and now she is in open company with nothing on her back. Just watch her destroy these.
Race 5 - 2:37PM $60,000 BRC MEMBERSHIPS QTIS Three-Years-Old Plate (1350 METRES)
This filly CANDIKA is about the best placed horse in any race anywhere in Australia. Looks way better than these. I’ll take those odds on offer and then turn around and take them again.
Race 7 - 3:57PM $60,000 SKY THOROUGHBRED CENTRAL OPEN Handicap (1350 METRES)
SEIGRIED is racing in terrific fashion this campaign. His owners must be over-the-moon. Chased home hard very similar race last start when a game 3rd. Slightly, if anything, easier here and the rails draw makes him a really good bet.
Race 1 - 12:27PM $60,000 THE OLD BOATHOUSE QTIS Two-Years-Old Handicap (1050 METRES)
There appears to be enormous amount of speed in this. There are 4 who have won a race, and all 4 winners led all way to win their races. So I'm imaging a full on speed fest early here. NICK’S REWARD was one of them and he did it in style. The rails draw a big plus. STARENA on the other hand, likes to settle midfield and rattle home. That works here with all the pace. COOROI CHASE won only public appearance, a barrier trial in grand style. I have it on good authority that this horse can really run. Should be hard to beat.
Race 4 - 2:22PM $60,000 BRUMBY SUNSTATE OPEN Handicap (1615 METRES)
SIR MOMENTS is best credentialed horse in the race but big weight will hurt. Is fit now and ready to run a blinder. TOO GOOD TOO REFUSE under the hcp conditions appeals the most. Has talent and looks well placed. DANCE OF HEROES ran 3rd this grade last start indicating he’s back. Big show.
Race 5 - 3:02PM $60,000FUTURE FLOORS OPEN Handicap (1050 METRES)
HARD STRIDE was solid this company last start. Jock is in great form and weight relief makes him very appealing. Big show. LADRETTO is resuming here but working along beautifully. Was well up to these when last in work. But Alan Denham's MOUNT NEBO is the class here despite big weight. And he’s a natural born swimmer who should blouse these in the mud.
Race 2 - 12:45PM $60,000 QRIC EQUINE WELFARE PROGRAM OPEN Handicap (2200 METRES)
Week in week out these same plodding stayers go around - with only the weight variance making the difference. So we turn to that for guidance here and OUTRAGED is served best at the weights this time. Was beaten 3 lengths by Morendi last start but it's his turn now and he meets him 2kg better tghis time around.
Race 7 - 4:02PM $60,000 SOUTHERN SHEET & COIL OPEN Handicap (1350 METRES)
Again, exactly the same principle as above applies here. Same useful sprinters squaring off against one another yet again and so to the weight scale we turn. This time we find FLAMBOYER is best served. And to help him further, his barrier draw makes him very likeable in this.
Race 8 - 4:40PM $60,000 AUSTACK SADDLERY PRODUCE No Metro Wins Handicap (1350 METRES)
They could not have programmed a harder race to get out on than this one. There seems about 400 genuine chances in it. I think, however, at the weights and the barriers, that MOTION GRANTED, who is in sparkling form also, appeals the most. Drew 13 but with all the reserves probably coming out, he steps from much closer and on this bog that should be all he needs.
Race 1 - 12:17PM $60,000 POWERING THE HAPPY! OPEN Handicap (2200 METRES)
Tough, even bunch of stayers here. Old Instramentalist is best horse, but is aged and out of form. EXPLOSIVE ONE came with a withering run when up in grade and not expected to be competitive last start, to win. If he repeats that, at the weights, he wins again. Morendi is always thereabouts in these type of events.
Race 6 - 3:27PM $60,000 SKY THOROUGHBRED CENTRAL OPEN Handicap (1350 METRES)
Good solid field of fledgling open graders. Rudy is the best horse but has big weight and is resuming. Will get back and run on strongly late for about third. Jopa is talented and now third up is very fit. But in both his runs this time up, SEIGFRIED has comfortably beaten him to the line. And horses just get a sense when they can beat another horse. I think he'll prove too tough here for Jopa down the running.
Race 8 - 4:50PM $60,000 GIDDY UP CLUB Class 6 Plate (1200 METRES)
Very strong Class 6 to finish the day with plenty having winning hopes. I liked COURTZA KING when he raced in Sydney and he seems to have found a home and purpose in Queensland. He won an easier race rather impressively last start and with no weight on his back here, he can rattle home late and defy Fortini.
Race 1 - 12:32PM $60,000 RBWH FOUNDATION QTIS Two-Years-Old Handicap (1350 METRES)
Can't go past RUBY RED HEART here. Her trainer John Zielke makes no secret of the fact he believes she's the best horse he's ever put a bridle on and as such she was backed as if unbeatable on debut and duly won quite comfortably. This is a fair bit harder but gee whiz - $40k first prize money plus $24k for the QTIS bonus - he deserves to have her in here and she should salute.
Race 5 - 3:02PM $60,000 BETFAIRY OPEN Handicap (1350 METRES)
This bloke CYLINDER BEACH is just a genuine, tough-as-nails racehorse who just puts in every start. Has the grandstand to carry here but he's in form. Only concern is that he may get a little too far back but Jimmy Byrne rides this track so well and this bloke has a very strong record over this trip. Bound to be launching late.
Race 8 - 5:02PM $60,000 BLOKES DAY OUT BenchMark 75 Handicap (1350 METRES)
Very tough race to end the day on. Lots of genuine hopes but a number of them have drawn awkwardly too. Which is why I'm on I AM THE SCULPTOR in this. He's talented enough to make his way through the grades and although this is toughest assignment to date, he's fit and in great form. Jeff Lloyd on board and being drawn handily enough to get cover and a nice run, make him the tip.
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