FEATURE RACE PREVIEW: QUEENSLAND DERBY

You’ll find a full race preview with speed map, historical profiling, tips & more for the Group 1 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm right here on the Betfair Hub. Racing tips and betting strategy are provided by leading form analyst Shane Ciurleo.

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QUEENSLAND DERBY | FEATURE RACE PREVIEW WITH SHANE CIURLEO

Track: Eagle Farm | Distance: 2400m | Type: Group 1 3YO | Rail Position: True | Condition: Soft6 | Prizemoney: $1,000,000

Track is rated a Soft6, improving to a Good4 with blue skies.

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SPEED MAP

Dark Destroyer is a risk being buried on the fence. Looking for horses in the running line with clear air from the 600m.

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QUEENSLAND DERBY | KEY RUNNERS + RACING TIPS

1.  Tutukaka – This is harder and I can’t see it winning here.

2.  Dark Destroyer – Won well last start making a sustained run. Will need luck from gate.

3.  Caboche – Failed in Queensland last prep. But are James McDonald and Chris Waller key?

4.  Menazzi – Just been off them the last couple of starts. Tough barrier, don’t think it can win.

5.  Pinarello – Bad barrier in a tough race. Missed a run through a small setback. Not for me.

6.  Red Wave – Got beaten in Toowoomba last start. This is much tougher. No.

7.  Southern Stock – Up in class with a bad barrier and speed map. Expect it to be a bridge too far to win.

8.  Balmaurice – Up in class here. Can’t see it winning.

9.  Sea Treasures – Not disgraced last start. Will be rock hard fit now. Good hope.

10.  Ting Tong – Map looks tricky. Can figure with luck.

11.  Satirical Glory – Won a Class 1 two starts ago and got beaten 22 lengths last start in this class. No. 

12.  Paternal – Good run last start. Gets a good map. Hugh Bowman and Chris Waller here. Gets every chance. 

13.  Dark Rebel – Disappointing last start. A lot tougher here.

14.  Global Ausbred – Good barrier. Likely go forward and give a sight.

15.  Impel Gazelle – Harder here and looks outclassed.

16. Anythink Goes – Up in class and looks a lot tougher here.

17. Nest Egg – New Zealand horse that hasn’t fired a shot here. Up in class.

18. Villaden – Looks suited with the map and Queensland way of going. Quick back-up from this stable is likable. Winning hope.

19. Turn Me Over – Up in class. This is way too tough for it.

20. Velvet Lady – Beaten a $1.75 favourite in a Class 3. Can’t see it winning here.

21. Kiplings Journey – Will get outclassed. 


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SHANE CIURLEO’S TOP 4 SELECTIONS

18 – Villaden
9 – Sea Treasures
2 – Dark Destroyer
12 – Paternal

Looking out wide here in a race that lacks any semblance of quality. That could all change after the race, but happy to shop wide here.


QUEENSLAND DERBY | BETTING STRATEGY

BACK (WIN) — Sea Treasures for 0.25 units

BACK (WIN) — Villaden for 0.25 units

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