Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL previews Wednesday’s Eagle Farm meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Good 4
Rail Position: Out 9m entire circuit.
Eagle Farm R1 – Maiden Handicap 2156m
12:28 (local time)
ENJOUEE only just missed in a driving finish at Sunshine Coast last start. Placed in last three starts and ready to break maiden tag.
BAY STREET got going late to place at the Gold Coast two starts back then he was disappointing last start. Gets chance to bounce back.
WORD FROM ABOVE battled on well when placed at Sunshine Coast last start. Only needs to hold that form to be right in the mix.
Eagle Farm R2 – BM78 Handicap 2218m
13:03 (local time)
STREET DANCER looks the winner. Dominant winner at Doomben two starts back then went to Eagle Farm and led until final stages.
SAVVY OAK can be a bit of an enigma but this not a difficult task in small field and if he can find best form would give this a shake.
TRADUCE finished just out of the placings at Doomben last start. Will control this race from the front and if left alone may steal it from the corner.
Tip: STREET DANCER
Eagle Farm R3 – Maiden Handicap 1200m
13:38 (local time)
AMATHUBA deserves a maiden win after some consistent form this time in. Placed in three of four runs and she looks well placed to win this.
DELYTH raced up on the speed and thought she stayed on bravely for placing at Doomben last start. Drawn a touch awkwardly and needs some luck but must include in chances.
D’ESPRIT comes into this ready third-up from spell. Drawn to get the ideal run and with touch of luck last 200m she will be right in the mix.
Eagle Farm R4 – 3yo Maiden Plate 1400m
14:15 (local time)
MAJESTIC COLOUR resumes from spell. Overraced on debut at Doomben but still stayed on for game placing then beaten less than 2 lengths before break. Drawn ideally and big watch fresh.
BADGERS NUTS is the big watch making Australian debut. Only the one start in New Zealand and looked home until last couple of strides. Drawn awkwardly but can figure in this.
SOUNDS DIVINE started favourite first-up at Doomben but had no luck when wide and found one better late. Never happy on the heavy last start and if gets firmer third-up can win this.
Tip: MAJESTIC COLOUR
Eagle Farm R5 – Class 1 Plate 1600m
14:53 (local time)
SCISSORHANDS is ready to find best form third-up from spell. Improved when beaten less than 3 lengths at Ipswich last start and happy to have something each way.
BIG ANGEL should take up a forward position and she has been racing in consistent form. Placed in last couple and would include in multiples.
EARLY THOUGHTS is screaming out for a win this preparation. Not been beaten all that far in any of his four runs this time in and would include in placings again.
Eagle Farm R6 – BM65 Handicap 1845m
15:30 (local time)
ROLLER COASTER was touch disappointing when beaten favourite at Ipswich last start. He had been impressive winning two previous starts and gets chance to return to winners stall.
YULONG STATUS finished too well and got the prize at Ipswich two starts back then was little one paced here last start. He can bounce back in this.
SAVAGAL was not beaten all that far on the heavy ground at Doomben last start. If she finds similar conditions she will be tight in the mix.
Tip: ROLLER COASTER
Eagle Farm R7 – BM70 Handicap 1400m
16:08 (local time)
RATHLIN looks to be finding his best form and that would be good enough to get away with this. Drawn nicely and happy to put on top in this.
MOSSHIKI finished too well and got the prize here last start. Only needs to produce similar run and he gets into the finish.
THE DARK resumes from break. Has won fresh and thought her raced well enough last time in work. Would not be surprised to see him run a cheeky race.
Eagle Farm R8 – BM78 Handicap 1000m
16:42 (local time)
BETTER GET SET resumes from spell. Placed here when fresh last time in work and usually produces a run first-up. Drawn perfectly and comes off Deagon trial win.
THE BIG GOODBYE finished off strongly when grabbed close placing at Ipswich first-up. Sure to be better from that outing and will not surprise to see him win.
DELEXO won with something in hand here two starts back then did not find best on wet track last start. If gets better surface can bounce back.