Giga Kick Heads 2023 Doomben 10,000 Field & Betting

May 10, 2023

Giga Kick Heads 2023 Doomben 10,000 Field & Betting

Doomben 10,000 Scratchings Update: #1 Eduardo (11) has been withdrawn due to a wide draw and poor speed map for the veteran who is likely to be saved for the Kingsford Smith Cup.


Clayton Douglas’s The Everest winning three-year-old Giga Kick is odds-on favourite heading to Queensland for the 2023 Doomben 10,000 this weekend.

2023 All Aged Stakes winner Giga Kick

2023 All Aged Stakes winner Giga Kick is favourite to win the Doomben 10,000 in Brisbane this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

A quality field of the season’s top sprinters is gathered for this year’s Group 1 $1.5 million Ladbrokes Doomben 10,000 (1200m) which kicks off elite level racing for the 2023 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Sitting the top of the latest Doomben 10,000 betting markets at race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au at an odds-on quote of $1.85 is Scissor Kick gelding Giga Kick.

Craig Williams has the ride from an ideal barrier four draw on the star youngster who atoned for his second in Sydney’s TJ Smith Stakes two back in the wet with a big win in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) last start on April 15.

There he defeated the marvel that is Zaaki by a comprehensive margin with the form franked last weekend when Zaaki won the Group 2 A.D. Hollindale Stakes yet again.

Now it is Giga Kick’s turn to keep that form going heading to Doomben.

The danger occupying the second line of betting at Doomben 10,000 odds of $6.50 is fellow last start winning three-year-old Aft Cabin.

The James Cummings-trained Astern colt took his record up to four wins from eight starts with a three-quarter length victory at Randwick on April 8 in the Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m).

He has been kept fresh since and stays at his pet distance (4:2-2-0) against the older horses now.

Rounding out the single-figure fancies further down the markets at $9.50 is the reigning Peter & Paul Snowden-trained winner Mazu.

Mazu is looking to become the first back-to-back Doomben 10,000 champion since Apache Chase (2008-09) and hasn’t won a race since his victory here last winter.

The now four-year-old son of Maurice has been racing very competitively without winning over the past 12 months including his third to Giga Kick in the $15 million The Everest last October.

He comes off a disappointing sixth in the All Aged Stakes, but should improve back to six furlongs on Saturday.

We’ve got two previous Doomben 10,000 winners in this year’s field with defending champ Mazu joined in the starting line-up by the 2021 winner Eduardo ($16).

The Joe Pride-trained veteran is a rising 10-year-old out to atone for his last start 11th back on March 11th to his stablemate Mariamia in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m).

Pride also saddles-up his The Galaxy winning mare Mariamia as a $20 shot in the Doomben 10,000 field with the six-year-old last seen running fifth in the TJ Smith Stakes behind I Wish I Win.

Other notable hopes in the mix include Bjorn Baker’s inaugural $4 million The Quokka winner Overpass ($14) back in the eastern states and the rails-drawn Vilana ($10) last seen winning the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes for Godolphin.

The 2023 Ladbrokes Doomben 10,000 is set to run as Doomben Race 8 at 4:02pm (AEST) with full markets thanks to Ladbrokes.com.au available by clicking here.

2023 Doomben 10,000 Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 12x1406x20 EDUARDO Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 11 58.5kg 116
2 1x5232x536 MAZU Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 7 58.5kg 113
3 2130x00x56 A CASE OF YOU (IRE) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ben Thompson 9 58.5kg 113
4 57x26690x1 OVERPASS Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 10 58.5kg 110
5 518x1810x1 VILANA James Cummings Brad Rawiller 1 58.5kg 109
6 110x840x13 PRINCE OF BOOM Robert Heathcote James Orman 5 58.5kg 105
7 15x1334x03 WEONA SMARTONE (NZ) David Vandyke Kyle Wilson-Taylor 6 58.5kg 103
8 x11115x321 GIGA KICK Clayton Douglas Craig Williams 4 57kg 117
9 2121×1541 AFT CABIN James Cummings James McDonald 3 57kg 103
10 1443×11415 MARIAMIA Joseph Pride Tyler Schiller (a) 8 56.5kg 110
11 712x8791x3 CENTREFIRE Chris Munce Ms Samantha Collett 2 56.5kg 97

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