2:12 PM (AEDST) Saturday, December 30 at Doomben Racecourse, Ascot

A huge day of horse racing is set to take place at Doomben this Saturday, with two group races and the Bernborough Handicap all featuring.



Race 1 – Magic Millions Life Changing Benchmark 75 Handicap (1110 metres)

Race 2 – Gold Coast Yearling Sale Racing QLD Summer Prov. Series Final Handicap (1350 metres)

Race 3 – Magic Millions B.J. McLachlan Stakes (1200 metres)

Race 4 – Magic Millions Falvelon Quality (1050 metres)

Race 5 – Magic Millions Shoot Out Quality (2200 metres)

Race 6 – Magic Millions The Buffering (1350 metres)

Race 7 – Magic Millions VO Rogue Plate (1350 metres)

Race 8 – Magic Millions Bernborough Handicap (1600 metres)

Race 9 – Magic Millions Nudgee Stakes (1200 metres)



Key Race

Race 8 – Magic Millions Bernborough Handicap – This listed race over a mile is set to be the most lucrative of the meet, with $300,000 in prize money on the line. Cabeza De Vaca will be favourite after a much improved last start which saw him finish in second place, less than half length off the winning pace, returning to the strong form he showed in his first two runs after resuming before his last start third up eighth place. He is a top chance here. Cantbuybetter had a tough last start win three weeks ago over a mile on this track, bouncing back in the strongest possible way from a very poor run previously. Strong win hope in this and deserves respect. Zahspeed has featured in all of his last three runs while Sheiswhatsheis has been improving steadily, making both of these rides genuine threats as well.


Betting: Cabeza De Vaca $2.80; Cantbuybetter $4.60; Sheiswhatsheis $7.00; Zahspeed $7.00; Hopfgarten $8.50; Beauty Flame $17.00; Brazen Moss $19.00; Frespanol $23.00; Ruettiger $23.00; Mount Panorama $26.00; Someday $31.00; Colour Charge $9.00.