Doomben Racecourse is gearing up to host their third and final race meeting of the coveted Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 Day this Saturday, before proceedings move to Eagle Farm racecourse.
One of the three great Group races of the day is the $125,000 Group 3 The Channel Seven Premier’s Cup (2200m), the quality handicap event this year attracting an impressive 36 nominations.
There are many classy hopefuls amongst the 2010 Premier’s Cup nominations all vying for a spot in the final field, which allows only 16 runners plus 5 emergencies.
The top five finishers in the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2020m) on May 15 are all looking to back up in the Premier’s Cup this weekend, including winner Crossthestart. The others are runner-up Larry’s Never Late, third placegetter The Grogoch and fourth and fifth finishers Lyncean Academy and Encosta Tszyu.
Other nominees include last start third and fourth placegetters in the Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup (1615m) Hadaaf and local veteran Fulmonti consistent Street Cry gelding Teary Eyed, last start winner of the $100,000 Listed MJ McKell Cup (2400m) Scouting Wide, seven-year-old Vision And Power coming off a seventh place to Metal Bender in the Doomben Cup, and Hissing Sid.
Five-year-old Hissing Sid is hoping to make his Queensland debut in the Premier’s Cup after winning the $130,000 Listed Warrnambool Cup on May 6 for the second year in a row. Hissing Sid is a genuine stayer with the long-term goal or running in the 150th Melbourne Cup this year.
The biggest race on Saturday’s card is the $650,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) for which four-year-old mare Ortensia is the current favourite at $4.20 through Ladbrokes.com.au. The other elite race at the meeting will be the $150, 000 Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) for three-year-olds.
The final field of acceptances for the 2010 Premier’s Cup will be announced later in the week and published here, in the meantime head to Ladbrokes.com.au to view the latest odds for the Doomben Races.
2010 Premier’s Cup Nominations
|Danny J Bougoure|
|Bill & Symon Wilde|
CASTLE HEIGHTS (NZ)
COURT RULER (NZ)
|Bevan & Richard Laming|
GALLIONS REACH (NZ)
|Bill & Symon Wilde|
LARRY’S NEVER LATE (NZ)
PRIX DU SANG
SAND HAWK (NZ)
SCOUTING WIDE (NZ)
SHI KIN FLY (NZ)
SIR SLICK (NZ)
|Murray & Bjorn Baker|
VISION AND POWER (NZ)