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: Good 4
Rail Position: Out 7m entire circuit
MISHANI EMBRACE won by 8 lengths at Toowoomba last start after a string of placings. She can go on with it in town and looks the clear favourite in this.
PING started big odds at Ipswich last start but he just finished too well for them to win. Will be better from the experience and cannot leave out again.
TANTALUM has been well held in both starts but she did get through the heavy when placed at Gold Coast last start and may sneak into minor placing.
Tip: MISHANI EMBRACE
Thought that CHOCOLATIER may again roll forward and control this race from the front. He has not been all that far away in recent starts and if left alone may steal this.
FOREVER YOU gave them a galloping lesson over last 300m at Newcastle last start. She does find a tougher affair but she looks promising and can win this.
FORTIFIED has been placed in two of his last three starts. Will give them a start from the corner but if leaders stop he could be the one making late ground.
HAKY gets back in an easier race and he did not have all that much luck when wide last start. If he finds best he will be right in the mix.
DREAMREACHER made it two in a row when finished too well at Sunshine Coast last start. Drawn to get the ideal run in transit and if he handles the ground should be in mix again.
ABRACADAZZLE looks ready to win in this class. Two solid placings leading into this and must include in winning chances.
DEALMAKER was sent out favourite at Toowoomba last start and he proved too strong for Knight Mariner. Only needs that form to be a factor.
OCEAN EMPEROR finished all over them and got the prize at Gold Coast last start. If he brings that form into this he will taking holding out.
SUPER CONTENDER relished the conditions at Ipswich first-up and despite wide run he powered away for soft win. May get similar ground and cannot leave out.
MENAZZI won with something in hand at Sunshine Coast first-up from spell. Drawn to get all the favours in behind the speed and he will have last crack at these.
FIRST CROWN has been a model of consistency this time in with three placings this time in. Threatening to win a race like this and he gets chance.
Tip: OCEAN EMPEROR
Exciting to see the return of GYPSY GODDESS the unbeaten filly. She demolished the G3 Grand Prix Stakes field before break. Two trials should have her ready for this and she should be too classy.
RED WAVE was an enormous winner at Sunshine Coast. Never on the track at any stage but still proved too good for them. He will be in mix again.
MILITARY GAMBLER deserves a win. Three solid placings leading into this and he must be included in multiples.
Tip: GYPSY GODDESS
LEGAL ESPRIT should have finished a touch closer at Toowoomba last start when held-up final stages. He will get nice trail and should have last crack at these.
A CALL FROM HEAVEN jumped to the front and gave nothing else a chance at Doomben last start. Expect she will try similar tactics and she is the one to catch.
MISTER LARRABEE was always going to find the too slick first-up from spell. He won second-up last time in work and expect improvement from him in this.
Tip: LEGAL ESPRIT
AIDENSFIELD looks the class horse in the field and she usually races well fresh (4:1-1-0). The query is will she find these too slick over the 1000m. Coming off solid trial win and happy to put her on top.
MELISMA won with something in hand at Sunshine Coast fresh then she started favourite at Doomben and only faded late. Third-up and can bounce back.
VAPORIZING resumes from break. He won when fresh last time in work and comes off solid Doomben trial win and must include in chances.
CONTEMPTUOUS resumes from break. He has a super first-up record (5:2-1-1) and won last three in convincing style before break. Forward enough off recent trial and he can win fresh.
SIR ROCKET has been racing better than recent results suggest when not far off in nice races. He will be right in the mix again.
GUNTANTES made some good late ground here last start. He has won trial since and should be ready for this.
MAGIC CONQUEROR lost chance at the start when favourite last start. He still finished race off strongly and was beaten a length, if he jumps with them he will be right in the mix.
CAFFREY is close to a win. He has been placed in both runs since coming north and he should get his chance in this field.
MONTEZ resumes from a spell. Have an opinion of him and he won fresh last time in work. Two trials have him ready for this.