Eight races have been slated for the Brisbane Winter Carnival’s feature card today; 2016 Doomben Cup Day.
Seven of the day’s eight races will be contested at black type level, highlighted by the featured Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) which has attracted a particularly classy field of ten.
2016 Doomben Cup Day officially gets underway with the running of the Listed Chief De Beers Quality (1050m) at 12:10pm local time, and will conclude with the Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) for three-year-olds at 4:35pm.
Doomben Track Report – 21/5/2016
- Rail: +2 metres entire course
- Penetrometer: 4.95
- Weather: Overcast
- Track Rating: Good 4
- Irrigation: Nil last 24 hours, 11mm last 7 days
- Rainfall: Nil
Nine sprinters will line up for the time-honoured Chief De Beers Stakes first-up on 2016 Doomben Cup Day, before the day’s only non-black type race in contest; the Hebert Smith Freehills BM85 (2000m).
The Listed Hampden Stakes (1200m) and Listed Bright Shadow Handicap (1200m) have each drawn talented fields of short course specialists, while the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) at 2:41pm offers its winner ballot-free entry into the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Eagle Farm on June 11th.
The Group 2 The Roses (2000m) has drawn a capacity field of three-year-old fillies targeting the Queensland Oaks in a fortnight, while the Fred Best Classic will cap the day’s action following the running of the Doomben Cup.
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Doomben Scratchings – 21/5/2016
Race 1 (12:10pm) – Listed Chief De Beers Quality (1050m)
#6 Glenbawn Dame
Race 2 (12:46pm) – Herbert Smith Freehills BM85 (2000m)
#12 Kobi Creek
#18e Wimpole Street
Race 3 (1:21pm) – Listed Hampden Stakes (1200m)
#7 Hostwin Legend
Race 4 (2:01pm) – Listed Bright Shadow Handicap (1200m)
#2 Fine Mist
#11 Golden Mineshaft
Race 5 (2:41pm) – Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m)
No Current Scratchings
Race 6 (3:21pm) – Group 2 The Roses (2000m)
#17e Sahara Siren
#18e Passion In Flight
#20e Romantic Maid
Race 7 (4:01pm) – Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m)
No Current Scratchings
Race 8 (4:36pm) – Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m)
#14 Blueberry Hill
#19e The Virginian