Doomben 10,000 racing preview & best bets | Saturday, May 18

Doomben 10,000 2024 betting preview

What 2024 Doomben 10,000
Where Doomben Racecourse – 75 Hampden St, Ascot QLD 4007
When Saturday, May 18, 2024
Prizemoney $1,500,000
Distance 1200m
Conditions Weight For Age
2023 winner Giga Kick (4) | T: Clayton Douglas | J: Craig Williams (57kg)

The first Group 1 of the Queensland Racing Carnival will be run and won this Saturday as nine runners compete in the $1.5 million Doomben 10,000. Seven of the nine runners make their way to the Sunshine State after competing in the Sydney Autumn Carnival; however, only one of them is a last-start winner.

Although the track was rated as a Soft 6 at the time of acceptances, with good weather forecast for Friday and Saturday, it is expected that the surface will improve into the Good range. With no Queensland horses accepting, the interstate dominance is set to continue in the 93rd edition of the Doomben 10,000.

2024 Doomben 10,000 odds

I Wish I Win is the clear favourite for the Doomben 10,000, with online bookmakers keeping the Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman-trained sprinter safe at +100. Private Eye sits on the second line of betting at +380, closely followed by Espiona and Bella Nipotina at +650. The only other runner that is given a chance is the stablemate of the favourite, Chain Of Lightning (+750).

2024 Doomben 10,000 speed map

There appears to be only one leader in the 2024 Doomben 10,000, and that is the massive outsider, Body Bob. Chain Of Lightning and Wee Nessy will push forward from middle to inside barriers, while Mazu will look to settle in the first four from barrier eight of nine. That means Bella Nipotina, Private Eye, I Wish I Win, Stefi Magnetica and Espiona will battle it out for positions in the back half of the field.

Continue reading for HorseBetting’s top selections and $100 betting strategy for the 2024 Doomben 10,000.

2024 Doomben 10,000 preview & form

I Wish I Win has only missed the placings once from 10 starts in Australia, amassing an impressive $11 million in prize money along the way. Returning from a 25-week spell in the TJ Smith Stakes on April 6, this talented sprinter ran home strongly from the back of the field but couldn’t bridge the gap on his stablemate Chain Of Lightning. With the run under his belt and a good barrier, I Wish I Win will only need an ounce of luck to put this field away.

With the red-hot Jamie Kah in the saddle, Chain Of Lightning will be looking to best her esteemed stablemate once again. This daughter of Fighting Sun claimed back-to-back victories to begin her Sydney Autumn Carnival preparation before finishing sixth in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes, which has led the stable to keep her to the sprint trips. Although I Wish I Win will be second-up and fitter, it is worth having something small on this mare in the hope she can benefit from an economical run behind the speed.

Bella Nipotina has shown strong form in the TJ Smith Stakes and The Quokka. In the Doomben 10,000, she can settle close to the speed from barrier three or settle back if the pace is hot. Ciaron Maher is one of the form trainers in the country, and he wouldn’t be sending Bella to Queensland if he thought his mare had no chance.

Private Eye was the best of the rest in the All Aged Stakes, finishing third behind Magic Time and Amenable. He drops back from 1400m to 1200m, which is a slight concern, but the Joseph Pride-trained galloper will be flying home late from the back and can finish in the top four.

2024 Doomben 10,000 selections & best bets


$100 betting strategy
$80 Win I Wish I Win (#1) @ +100 with Neds
$20 Win Chain Of Lightning (#6) @ +750 with PlayUp

2024 Doomben 10,000 Final Field

I Wish I Win Silks

1. I Wish I Win (1)

  • T: Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman
  • J: James McDonald
  • W: 58.5kg
  • F: 32×3
  • Age: 5YO
  • Color: Black
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Savabeel
  • Dam: Make A Wish
Private Eye Silks

2. Private Eye (6)

  • T: Joseph Pride
  • J: Blake Shinn
  • W: 58.5kg
  • F: 6033
  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Brown
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Al Maher
  • Dam: Confidential Queen (USA)
Mazu Silks

3. Mazu (8)

  • T: Joseph Pride
  • J: Tyler Schiller
  • W: 58.5kg
  • F: x501
  • Age: 5YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Maurice (JPN)
  • Dam: Chatelaine
Body Bob Silks

4. Body Bob (7)

  • T: Pat Murphy
  • J: Danny Beasley
  • W: 58.5kg
  • F: 0x25
  • Age: 4YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Written Tycoon
  • Dam: Fifth Avenue Lady
Bella Nipotina Silks

5. Bella Nipotina (3)

  • T: Ciaron Maher
  • J: Craig Williams
  • W: 56.5kg
  • F: 5424
  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Pride Of Dubai
  • Dam: Bella Orfana
Chain Of Lightning Silks

6. Chain Of Lightning (5)

  • T: Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman
  • J: Jamie Kah
  • W: 56.5kg
  • F: x116
  • Age: 5YO
  • Color: Grey/Brown
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Fighting Sun
  • Dam: Magic Art
Espiona Silks

7. Espiona (9)

  • T: Chris Waller
  • J: Nash Rawiller
  • W: 56.5kg
  • F: 3367
  • Age: 5YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Extreme Choice
  • Dam: Dahooil (NZ)
Wee Nessy Silks

8. Wee Nessy (2)

  • T: Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr
  • J: Adam Hyeronimus
  • W: 56.5kg
  • F: 3312
  • Age: 4YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Snitzel
  • Dam: Later Gator
Stefi Magnetica Silks

9. Stefi Magnetica (4)

  • T: Bjorn Baker
  • J: Tim Clark
  • W: 55kg
  • F: 342x
  • Age: 3YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Filly
  • Sire: All Too Hard
  • Dam: Mid Summer Music

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