Officials have made the early call to move the Group 1 card across the road to Eagle Farm.
Wild weather has seen Saturday’s iconic Group 1 Doomben 10,000 meeting moved across the road to Eagle Farm.
Heavy rain battered Brisbane in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with up to another 160mm more forecast to fall before Saturday’s raceday.
Despite the deluge of rain, racing officials remain confident Eagle Farm will race in the good to soft range on race day, should there be no showers while the races are being run.
Peter and Paul Snowden’s three-year-old sprinter Mazu remains a hot $2.50 favourite with TAB.
Noted wet trackers Andermatt and Kementari are $8 second favourites, but it is now unclear whether they will race following the move across the road.
The Eagle Farm track is a sand-based profile that drains much faster then Doomben.
The move means local stars Isotope ($9) and Rothfire ($11) are now likely to run, with connections previously saying they would not race on a heavy track at Doomben.
Racing Queensland advised the transfer to Eagle Farm had necessitated changes to race distances and as a consequence of the fact that the rail position will be at 7m, the starting limits for some of the races on the program were also amended.
The updated detail is:
TAB Doomben 10,000 – distance unchanged at 1200m & starting limit is unchanged at 16;
Spirit Of Boom Classic – distance unchanged at 1200m & starting limit is unchanged at 16;
Rough Habit Plate – was 2000m, is now 2143m & starting limit has changed to 14;
Chairman’s Handicap – was 2000m, is now 2143m & starting limit has changed to 14;
Magic Millions Bright Shadow – was 1110m, is now 1200m and starting limit is unchanged at 16;
Members’ Handicap – distance unchanged at 1600m & starting limit was 16 but is now 17;
3yo Plate – distance was 1350m, is now 1400m & starting limit is unchanged at 16;
Benchmark 85 Handicap – distance was 1350m, is now 1400m & starting limit is unchanged at 16;
Class 6 Plate – distance was 1050m, is now 1000m & starting limit has changed to 12.
Originally published as Wild Brisbane weather sees Doomben 10,000 moved to Eagle Farm