Horse Racing Tips & Previews – Eagle Farm | Sat 16th July

Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Eagle Farm meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Soft 5

Rail Position: Out 1m the entire circuit

ZA CEIBAS should have finished in the placings here last start after finding trouble final stages. Awkward draw but happy to have something each way on him in this.

WITHOUT THINKING is close to returning to the winners stall. He has been placed in last two starts and would not leave out of winning chances.

LETHAL WARNING has not been all that far off in her two runs back from a break. Should be at peak fitness and would not leave out of exotics.

Tip: ZA CEIBAS

CHAMPAGNE POP got her maiden out of the way winning by a clear margin at Sunshine Coast two starts back then she made good ground in the Winx Guineas last start. Drawn ideally and back in right race.

PORTNOY finally won his maiden at Gosford last start after finding front on the corner and holding on late. Now he has broken through he can go on and win again.

RAYJEN started big odds in the Winx Guineas but she ran a slashing race when ran on into minor placing. If she holds that form she will be in the mix again.

Tip: CHAMPAGNE POP

OSAMU resumes from a spell. He has been placed in three of five first-up tries. Comes off solid Deagon trial win and from inside gate he will take some beating.

FLEET DOVE is another first-up from a break. She has won two of her four first-up runs and solid enough in recent trial. She will make her presence felt.

STAR CHERIE comes into this ready to find best form third-up from a break. Not flattered in two runs back in Sydney but this a nice race for her to return to form.

Tip: OSAMU

KHAALIS had the right run and just proved too strong on the poly track last start. He deserved that win after a couple of solid placings and he can go on with it here.

ENDORPHINS took on Listed company last start and she just found the rise in class a little too hot. She had been racing well previously and cannot ignore.

TOP ORDER has been racing in better class races and just falling short. He gets back in his right class and from ideal barrier would not dismiss.

Tip: KHAALIS

HONEY POT is still eligible for maiden class but her form has been super of late with three solid placings and she gets her chance for a well deserved victory.

Liked the way that HIMALAISM chased home when placed at Kensington last start. Comes into this third-up from a spell and he can measure up to this.

SPIRITUALISED demolished a maiden field at Sunshine Coast first-up from a break. He will strip fitter and no reason cannot go on with it here.

Tip: HONEY POT

HOLYFIELD jumped to the front and gave nothing else a chance winning the Eye Liner two starts back. Found the 1400m a little beyond him last start. Back to 1200m here and the one to catch.

INVINCIANO looked like she needed the run when just did not finish race off first-up at Rosehill. Drawn to get all the favours in behind the speed and will have last crack at leaders.

BOOMTOWN LASS only faded late at Doomben first-up and was not beaten all that far. She will be much better from that outing and will be in this for a long way.

Tip: HOLYFIELD

BOTTEGA resumes from a spell. Took on some nice races in Sydney last time in work and recent placing in Gold Coast trial will have him ready for this.

SEE MARIE just got too far off them at Doomben last start and although she made some late ground was never close enough. She gets back in right race.

FLANDERSRAIN was beaten just over 2 lengths in the G2 Dane Ripper here last start. She has had a trial to keep her forward enough for this and back in right race.

Tip: BOTTEGA

Had something each way on HOT SPRING GOLD last start at Doomben but he just got too far back and was never in contention. He was placed at previous start and at big odds want to have something each way.

GLITTER STRIP made some good late ground when placed at Sunshine Coast last start. Going to need some luck from wide gate but she can figure.

SEA PALLING got the major prize at Ipswich two starts back then he ran into placing here last start. Awkward draw but can sneak a minor spot.

Tip: HOT SPRING GOLD

BURNING BELL won three straight before making good late ground to be beaten less than 2 lengths last start. This looks nice race for her to return to winners stall.

BEAUX RUMBLE showed good pace and led them up first-up at Gold Coast but he just found one better last 200m. Drawn to lead again and he strips fitter for this.

ENABLER has been racing in super form up north. Won two of three starts this time in work including last start win at Rockhampton. He can measure up to this.

Tip: BURNING BELL