Tournament of the week time! We head to Doomben for the BTC and Doomben Cups!This weeks tournament of the week takes place at Doomben, Brisbane. Two big Group 1 races on the card - The BTC Cup for the sprinters and the Doomben Cup for the middle distance/staying types. As usual, $110 buy-in and 2k guaranteed. #TOTW
Tournament of the week time! We head to Doomben for the BTC and Doomben Cups!
This weeks tournament of the week takes place at Doomben, Brisbane. Two big Group 1 races on the card – The BTC Cup for the sprinters and the Doomben Cup for the middle distance/staying types. As usual, $110 buy-in and 2k guaranteed. #TOTW
Group 1 BTC Cup
An absolute belter of a field! Our Boy Maliachi comes home to Queensland whilst Srikandi also returns to a happy hunting ground – Doomben. She won well first-up and should improve off that run. Bring Me The Maid and Scissor Kick are the talented younger horses and Trust In A Gust was the 2014 Spring Star who is also a winning chance.
Tip: TRUST IN A GUST.
He looked a bit flat when returning at Caulfield and will strip fitter and sharper for the run. The form out of that race was a bit of a worry but Red Bomber did come out and win again on the weekend when things went against him. TIAG’s best form from last spring was elite and I am confident DK Weir can get him back to that level. I can see him positioning up just in behind the leaders and proving too strong in the latter stages of the race.
Group 1 Doomben Cup
A brilliant 2000m race jam-packed with quality acceptances! The Sydney pair Leebaz and Pornichet top the market and look the horses to beat on recent form with both horses winning well in listed grade last start. Silent Achiever has struggled to reach her best this prep and probably needs a soft track to produce her peak.
The drop back to weight for wage will be a blessing for this star French import. He won very well giving the field weight last week at Toowoomba and looks set to land his first Group 1 in Australia. The stable has had this race in mind for a while and I think the Waterhouse clan has one hand on the $416,000 1st prize!
** Other key races on the card include the Darley BRC Sprint over 1350m and the Bollinger Champagne Classic for the 2YO’s over 1200m’s.
The Doomben Cup was first held in 1933 and over that period of time only two winners have gone on to also win the Brisbane cup. Scenic Shot and Lord Hybrow.
Scenic Shot won the race twice (2009 and 2011)
Rough Habit won the race three times (1991-1993) and was ridden by Jim Cassidy on all occasions.
Last years Doomben Cup winner provided Guy Walter with his last ever Group 1 victory -Streama. (see above)
The BTC Cup on the other hand become a Group 1 event in 2006.
Apache Cat, Black Caviar, Falvelon and Albert The Fat are all past winners of the race.
That’s right, no more swoopers in the big tournaments. Entries will close after the start of Race 5. You can bet in whatever races you like but you MUST be entered in the tournament before the start of Race 5.
Good luck and good punting!
**If the $110 is a bit rich for your veins we will have a host of other options on the site for Saturdays racing including the bumper card at Rosehill and the SA Derby at Morphettville.