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The 2017 Doomben 10,000 steals the show in Brisbane kicking off Group 1 racing in Queensland for the winter and below is our comprehensive form guide analysis and betting preview.
Formerly the BTC Cup, which is now the Kingsford-Smith Cup held a fortnight later, this year’s $700,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) is run over a shorter distance and it is a cracking field of sprinters.
Heading the latest Doomben 10,000 betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au at $3.20 is the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained The Galaxy winning colt Russian Revolution.
The three-year-old ticks plenty of boxes, but was somewhat disappointing last time out when sixth to Chautauqua in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) in Sydney.
There are three other single-figure fancies in the Doomben 10,000 odds including the TJ Smith Stakes third placegetter Fell Swoop ($8.50).
Defending champ Music Magnate is at $7 to win the shorter-distanced feature this year, while stablemate to the favourite Redzel ($7) could be the better value of the two Snowden runners in the race.
2017 Doomben 10,000 Form Facts & Betting Stats
- Last year’s Doomben 10,000 winner was the Bjorn Baker-trained Music Magnate (2016) who came off a second in a Scone black-type, jumped from barrier 7 (of 9) and had Kerrin McEvoy aboard
- #5 Music Magnate ($7) returns in 2017 looking to go back-to-back in the race for the first time since Apache Cat (2008-09)
- Bjorn Baker (1-1-0-0) saddles-up the defending champion and is out to be the first trainer to prepare back-to-back Doomben 10,000 winners since Greg Eurell with Apache Cat
- The other previous Doomben 10,000 winning trainers with a runner on Saturday are: Chris Waller (7-1-0-0) with #2 Japonisme and #7 Counterattack; and Peter Snowden (7-2-1-1) with #12 Russian Revolution and #6 Redzel
- Last year’s winning hoop Kerrin McEvoy (5-1-0-0) chases back-to-back Doomben 10,000 wins by a jockey for the first time since 1990-91 aboard #12 Russian Revolution ($3.20)
- The only other previous Doomben 10,000 winning jockey with a ride this weekend is Michael Cahill (6-1-0-2) on #14 El Divino ($34)
- Last year’s winning barrier (7) has produced three of the past five Doomben 10,000 winners and this year the reigning champ #5 Music Magnate is out to be the third in as many years to salute from the gate
- Barrier 7 is the equal most successful Doomben 10,000 gate since 1983 along with barrier one producing six winners each
- Barrier 1 belongs this year to #2 Japonisme ($17)
- The lead-up form into the Doomben 10,000 changes this year with the race moved forward a fortnight and changed to 1200m
- It replaces the BTC Cup and so looking at the form line around that race up until 2017 reveals that the Group 2 Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm is the key lead-up into this year’s new-look Doomben 10,000
- #5 Music Magnate chases the Victory Stakes – Doomben 10,000 double
- The other last start winners in the Doomben 10,000 field are #6 Redzel (Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes, 1200m, Randwick, 15/04/2017) and #13 Derryn (Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint, 1200m, Randwick, 08/04/2017)
- Favourites have a 50% winning strike rate in the Doomben 10,000 in the past decade with the last to salute being Spirit Of Boom (2014)
- #12 Russian Revolution ($3.20) is favourite in Doomben 10,000 betting this season
- #12 Russian Revolution is out to be the first Doomben 10,000 winning three-year-old since the fellow Peter Snowden-trained Epaulette (2013) who was the second in as many years following the success of the filly Sea Siren (2012)
- The other three-year-olds in the mix this season are: #13 Derryn and #14 El Divino
- Just two mares have won the race since 1994 with Hot Danish (2010) and Beaded (2011) going back-to-back
- #15 In Her Time ($31) is the only mare in the Doomben 10,000 field this season
- The highest Win Rate of the field belongs to #12 Russian Revolution (71%) followed by #8 Start Wondering (53%)
- The best Place Rate of the field belongs to #8 Start Wondering (79%) followed by #5 Music Magnate (76%)
- The horses with the best record over the new Doomben 10,000 distance (1200m) are: #9 Upstart Pride (15-5-3-1), #4 Music Magnate (7-4-2-1), #1 Fell Swoop (9-4-2-2), #3 Takedown (10-4-0-1), #8 Start Wondering (5-3-1-0), #2 Japonisme (14-3-0-5), #4 Rebel Dane (22-4-3-4) and #10 The Monstar (12-3-2-)
- The previous winners at the Doomben track are: #1 Fell Swoop (3-1-0-0), #5 Music Magnate (1-1-0-0), #7 Counterattack (4-1-0-0) and #9 Upstart Pride (16-2-4-0)
- Doomben Racecourse is set to run on a Soft track this weekend and the horses with the best form on this going are: #10 The Monstar (12-7-1-1), #2 Japonisme (6-4-0-1), #4 Rebel Dane (9-4-0-0), #1 Fell Swoop (5-2-3-0), #5 Music Magnate (2-2-0-0), #12 Russian Revolution (2-2-0-0) and #8 Start Wondering (8-3-2-1)
Stay tuned to Races.com.au for our insider Doomben 10,000 tips, checking out the full form guide below in the meantime provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.
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