2016 BRC Sprint Field, Barriers & Odds
The 2016 BRC Sprint is a Group 3 race that takes place annually as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival at Doomben Racecourse. Run over a distance of 1,350 metres, the BRC Sprint is worth $125,000 in prize money. The BRC Sprint is held under quality handicap conditions and is open to horses of all ages.
The 2016 BRC Sprint is due to take place on Saturday May 21, 2016.
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The BRC Sprint is run as part of Doomben Cup Day and shares its program with eight other black-type races. While not as classy as the prestigious Melbourne Cup Field, the BRC Sprint is always a quality race. Other races held on the program include:
- $650,000 Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) WFA
- $500,000 Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) WFA
- $175,000 Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) 2YO SW
- $125,000 Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) 3YO SW
- $100,000 Listed Mick Dittman Plate (1200m) 3YO SW
- $100,000 Listed Members’ Handicap (1600m) Quality
- $100,000 Listed Princess Stakes (2000m) 3YO Fillies SW
- $100,000 Listed Juanmo Stakes (1200m) F&M SWP
Those horses that run in the BRC Sprint have often come via other quality handicap races on the first weekend of the winter carnival at the Gold Coast two weeks previous. Races such as the Listed Prime Minister’s Cup over 1,300 metres a fortnight earlier are perfect lead-up races for the BRC Sprint. Horses that are successful in the BRC Sprint will then often go on to run in races like the Group 2 QTC Cup in two weeks’ time or the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap three weeks later.
BRC Sprint Betting
A number of betting options are available for the BRC Sprint, including win, place, trifecta, quinella, and first four betting combinations. Bets can be placed on the race once the final field and barrier draw is released on the Wednesday before the race is run.
A major betting tip for the BRC Sprint is to pay attention to the lead up races. They provide a good indication of which horses can handle the distance and which have been able to perform in decent company in the past.
Pick a couple of horses that have already ran the distance (or similar) at Doomben in the past, preferably well, and throw them together in a boxed quinella.