Doomben Cup day 2021

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So nice to have a dry week in south east Qld.

The Gold Coast and Doomben will be good tracks with the rail in decent spots and we should be around the money all day hopefully.


The Gold Coast selections are up. It looks a good days racing with some big fields. 

Very even racing, not brimming with confidence but click the link and find out my thoughts on the meeting:



The Doomben Cup looks a good edition, as does the rest of the card. I’m sure they revert back to racing tighter and not spreading all over the track last week. 

I’ve been waiting for Zaaki to step out again and it shapes as a great race with the Cox plate winner Sir Dragonet and All Star mile winner Mugatoo. 

Here’s a sneak peak at the RACING.COM preview of the Cup before the whole preview comes out. 


ZAAKI looks the reincarnation of Hartnell to me. He looked unbelievable in the yard before the Hollindale and has just improved out of sight each run in Australia. He showed last start he has the ability to race handy and with no speed in this race I’m sure they push forward. Even though others may play games early they will slow it down around the back corner and the leaders will get it cheap. He just put them to the sword on the corner last start and has a superior turn of foot. He looks to have massive upside.

SIR DRAGONET is a Cox plate winner and comes here off a G1 Tancred win and then a good run in the G1 Queen Elizabeth when beaten 1.4L. There isn’t much better form for a Doomben cup and he’s clearly one of the best horses in Australia.

I’m a huge fan of MUGATOO and a win would not surprise. If there is a query for me here it’s that he’s had his target races and In this grade I’d love it to be the main target, not afterthoughts. HUMIDOR caught the eye late in the Hollindale and keen to see if there is a market move leading into this. I’ll be more interested in SHARED AMBITION when he gets to handicaps but he can roll forward and run the race to suit.






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Race 7 #5 ZAAKI $2.50

Race 4 #5 ROCKETING BY $4.50



Race 2 CLOAK