The big race in Brisbane this weekend is the Doomben 10,000 2015, betting tips for the weight-for-age classic found below.
Running as Race 8 at 3:57pm (AEST), this year’s $750,000 Group 1 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000 (1350m) field is at capacity with 16 starters plus an emergency in Nite Rocker (barrier three) who ran third in the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) last time out.
The bookies are sticking with history and going with the form coming out of the BTC Cup for the Doomben 10,000 odds at Ladbrokes.com.au, the other Group 1 run at the track having produced seven of the past 10 winners.
A luckless eighth in that race but tipped to improve on Saturday is smart mare Srikandi ($5.50) who has a great Brisbane record that includes a third in the Stradbroke Handicap last winter.
She’s drawn in gate five with Damian Browne riding and is one of five single figure hopes in the latest Doomben 10,000 betting markets.
Following Ciaron Maher’s recent Victory Stakes winner are the likes of distance specialist Generalife ($6.50), the Team Hawkes-trained BTC Cup third placed Our Boy Malachi ($7.50) drawn wide but with the class to overcome the gate, Scissor Kick ($7.50) and fellow three-year-old Bring Me The Maid ($8) who is the genuine market mover.
So will one of the bookies top picks get the job done or is there an upset Doomben 10,000 result on the cards like there was with Hot Snitzel winning the BTC Cup a fortnight ago?
#16 Bring Me The Maid ($8)
Sticking with Peter Moody’s progressive young Sebring filly Bring Me The Maid who is out to become the third three-year-old in four years to beat home the older rivals in the 10,000. She’s drawn a treat in barrier two with Kerrin McEvoy riding and was impressive for her fourth on debut in Brisbane in the BTC Cup last time out. Before that she ran second in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint on a Heavy (8) and she’ll be thriving on a soft track she’s seen before.
#7 Our Boy Malachi ($7.50)
Our Boy Malachi has a wide gate so will likely get across to lead and give these something to chase. Boasts the highest Win and Place rate of the field with his ultra-consistent record and was far from disgraced in the BTC Cup third last time out. Is lightly raced but also the right age to take this out with three of the past six winners being six-year-olds.
#8 Generalife ($6.50)
So many genuine hopes and Group 2 or 3 winners looking to break through at that next level. John O’Shea’s recent Star Kingdom Stakes winning Lonhro gelding is one of them who should be firing after a nice little freshen-up following the brave fifth when only a length off the winner Dissident in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick last time out on April 18. Has been kept fresh, drops back to the 1350m and should have plenty in the tank late to make a real race of it to the line.
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