Brisbane Best - Doomben - May 26

Impending will look to build on his terrific recent form when he lines up in the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Resuming with a nice win in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m), Impending then went on to finish runner up to English in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 last start, beaten a head and should appreciate the step up to 6 3⁄4 f today.
The James Cummings-trained runner is building nicely to the feature Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap next month, a race he won last year and he will take plenty of beating once again today.
From the wide barrier the Godolphin runner will be looking to find some cover around midfield and if jockey Damian Browne can stay out of trouble throughout, Impending will be hitting the line very strongly over the concluding stages.
Trainer James Cummings is confident Impending can run a big race in what is his last campaign before going to stud.
“I think the extra 0 will allow the horse to travel into the race more strongly and hopefully get over top of them,” Cummings said.
“He galloped on the course proper at Doomben on Tuesday morning and he let down beautifully. I think he really enjoyed the speed he was able to gallop at on the grass,” he added.
“He hit the line well but was still held together in the style of a horse who’s in the best form of his career.
“He’s having a terrific campaign and I couldn’t be happier with the way he’s trained on since the Doomben 10,000.
Le Romain who comes out of the same race when third last start looks the main danger also running second to the impressive Trapeze Artist in the TJ Smith Stakes the start prior.
The Kris Lees-trained runner has only the one win from seven outings over the 6 3⁄4 f trip but has placed on a further five occasions and from barrier 5 today will get a nice run throughout.
With not much between the two happy to play impending at the bigger odds of $4.60.
The following race will see the three-year-old fillies line up in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) where Aloisia shapes up as an each way chance.
The Ciaron Maher-trained runner has been far from disgraced in recent times and has lined up in Group 1 races his last four outings.
Aloisia battled on pretty well to finish sixth in the Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville last start and her recent and best form measures up well against her rivals today.
The current price of $8 looks a handy each way bet with many of her rivals coming off form in lesser races.
Youngstar is certainly the one to beat off her recent winning form however at the odds would prefer to play Aloisia each way.

Bet of the day: Race 7 # 1 Impending @ $4.60
Each way Play: Race 8 #1 Aloisia @ $8.00

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