Full field of 16 to go around in Doomben 10,000

Today’s Group 1 $750,000 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10000 (1350m) at Doomben will have a capacity field of sixteen to run with the emergency Nite Rocker the only scratching in the weight for age feature sprint.

Srikandi remains the race day favourite for the Doomben 10000 at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Srikandi remains the race day favourite for the Doomben 10000 at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Melbourne mare Srikandi remains the $5.50 favourite just ahead of Generalife who continues to firm and is now marked at $6.50 at Ladbrokes.com.au.

On the third line of betting is the Paul Messara trained Scissor Kick who has had a little bit of support and has firmed into $7.50 from $8.50 while beaten BTC Cup favourite Our Boy Malachi has drifted slightly to $8.50.

The Peter Moody trained Bring Me The Maid has some supporters at $9 ahead of Kiwi sprinter Sacred Star who has remained steady at $11.

Kiwi filly Platinum Witness was promoted to favouritism for the Group 2 $175,000 URBIS The Roses (2020m) following the scratching of the Chris Waller trained Ballet Suite on Friday. Bjorn Baker’s filly Sebrina was also withdrawn yesterday leaving a field of thirteen fillies to compete in the final dress rehearsal for the Group 1 $500,000 Treasury Casino & Hotel Queensland Oaks (2200m) at Doomben next Saturday.

The Lisa Latta trained Platinum Witness heads the market order for The Roses at $2.50 just ahead of Gai Waterhouse’s Bohemian Lily at $3.50.

The remainder of the day is light on with scratchings with Shotover River out of the Group 3 $125,000 Channel 7 Premier’s Cup (2020m), Mr Favulous is out of the Listed $100,000 Landfill Logistics Ascot Handicap (1200m), Freezelightning won’t be running in the Group 3 $150,000 Mullins Lawyers Grand Prix Stakes (2020m) and Princess Charm has been scratched from the Group 2 $250,000 Mitavite Australia BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m).

The rail for the Doomben 10,000 Day meeting is out 3m for the entire course with the track rated a Soft 5 after the course received 16mm of rain during the week.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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