Stradbroke Handicap 2018; tips, fields, race times, betting, Doomben races

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Sky Racing Update 08.06.2018

Jockey Damian Browne rides Impending (right) to victory in race 8, the Hiflow Industries Victory Stakes, during the Starlight Family Raceday at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AAP Image/Albert Perez) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

A CRACKERJACK line-up in the Stradbroke Handicap headlines the biggest day in Queensland racing, with three Group 1 races up for grabs at Doomben.

The eight-race card also features three Group 2 races and two Listed events.

But the main event is the $1.5 million Stradbroke.

TOP TIPS: WEEKEND BEST BETS

NATHAN’S RACEBOOK: STRADBROKE TIPS

ANALYSIS: BIG THREE GROUP 1s AT DOOMBEN

FEATURE FOCUS: STRADBROKE HANDICAP

Can Godolphin colt Impending win back-to-back Stradbrokes before heading stud or will classy three-year-old filly Champagne Cuddles upstage the older horses in the $1.5m sprint?

The Queensland Derby is wide open with a string of major contenders, including Live And Free, Dark Dream, Lucky For All and the Queensland Oaks winner Youngstar. In the JJ Atkins, Chris Waller holds the aces with The Autumn Sun, Lean Mean Machine and Zousain.

THE CARD

Race 1 (11.45am): LR Makers Mark Hinler Hcp (1200m)

Race 2 (12.20pm): LR The Wayne Wilson (1600m)

Race 3 (12.55pm): G2 Queensland Guineas (1600m)

Race 4 (1.35pm): G2 Brisbane Cup (2200m)

Race 5 (2.15pm): G1 Stradbroke Hcp (1350m)

Race 6 (2.55pm): G1 JJ Atkins (1600m)

Race 7 (3.35pm): G1 Queensland Derby (2200m)

Race 8 (4.15pm): G2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1350m)

Originally published as Walker pulls out of Straddie Day

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