The prospect of a rain affected track at Doomben on Saturday will be a huge advantage for Bring Me The Maid in the Group 1 $750,000 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000 (1350m).
Melbourne’s premiership winning trainer Peter Moody insists that Bring Me The Maid is a far better horse on wet ground and it looks as though he is going to get that on Saturday.
The Doomben track is currently rated a Soft 7 on Wednesday afternoon and with non-drying days and the forecast of showers leading up to the weekend, Bring Me The Maid looks like getting a favourable surface.
“She’s always shown she runs best with the sting out of the ground and after a shower yesterday (Monday) we’re hoping for a soft track,” Moody told the Herald Sun.
“She’s well, fit and her two lead-up races have been good.”
Two of Bring Me The Maid’s three wins have been on heavy tracks with wins in the 2014 Group 2 $175,000 IRT Magic Night Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill in her two year old season and in the Group 2 $175,000 Coolmore Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) at Randwick at the start of her three year old year.
And no doubt one of her best performances was when she ran third to Mossfun in the 2014 Group 1 $3.5m Tooheys New Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on a heavy 8.
Big race jockey Kerrin McEvoy will be having his first ride on Bring Me The Maid, taking over from Chad Schofield who is overseas riding in the UK.
The Sebring filly’s racing pattern is to get back in the field and McEvoy will be able to bury her away from barrier two before he starts to search for the way out approaching the home turn.
Schofield rode Bring Me The Maid in the Group 1 $500,000 UBET BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben on May 9 and settled the filly near the tail of the field and then stuck to the inside to run home for fourth behind Hot Snitzel, Knoydart and My Boy Malachi.
BTC Cup winner Hot Snitzel is not going around in the Doomben 10,000, but Moody’s filly will be up against the John O’Shea trained Knoydart and the Rockhampton Rocket Our Boy Malachi again.
Front runner Our Boy Malachi has drawn out wide at barrier twelve in the capacity sixteen horse field while backmarker Knoydart has drawn wider at gate fifteen.
Bring Me The Maid is currently marked as a $13 chance for the Doomben 10,000 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
Melbourne filly Srikandi heads the market order at $5 ahead of Our Boy Malachi and Generalife at $7.50 and Scissor Kick at $8.
Doomben 10,000 market order at Ladbrokes.com.au: $5 Srikandi, $7.50 Our Boy Malachi, Generalife, $8 Scissor Kick, $11 Sacred Star, $12 Rocky Sturdy, $13 Bring Me The Maid, Knoydart, $14 Charlie Boy, $18 Boban, $19 Big Money, Flamingo Star, $26 Temple Of Boom, $34 Time For War, $51 Fontelina, Nite Rocker, $126 Neo.