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EXPERT RACING TIPS: EAGLE FARM

EAGLE FARM OVERVIEW

RAIL: +2m | TRACK: Good 4

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Linton Chataway

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LAY: 2. Due Calzini (WIN) for 1 unit (Rated at $9.00)

The top three in betting bring the strongest form lines to the race and although Due Calzini has the runs on the board over this distance, the strength of those races is questionable, and I can’t see anything outside of the top three selections winning this race.

Linton Chataway

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BACK: 3. Yellow Brick (WIN) for 2 units (Rated at $2.40)

Looks ready to win third up and he has a peak performance at this track over 1600m. From the good draw and with J Mac on it is likely he finds this level of performance and that will make him very hard to beat back to this grade.

Linton Chataway

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BACK: 1. La Crique (WIN) for 3 units (Rated at $2.30)

Extremely well placed under the weight for age conditions of the race. If she can find the level she produced when fourth in the Group 1 Empire Rose that performance will be good enough to win this restricted race and she can go on to be competitive in races later in the winter carnival.

10. Age Of Sail
7. Princess Rhaenys
4. Avenue Of Stars
12. Thought Of That

Betting Strategy

No interest in this race.

11. Navas Two
3. Hatchet
14. My Snow Queen
17. April In Augusta

Betting Strategy

BACK: 11. Navas Two (WIN) for 1 unit (Rated at $10.00)

Produced an excellent performance when first up last prep and I like Shinn going on for this after he partnered with the horse last prep. Shinn has an impressive 14.9% strike rate at Eagle Farm.

BACK: 3. Hatchet for 1 unit (Rated at $7.00)

Another who tends to perform well when first up and with his peak figure coming at this track and trip in the last two years he should be competitive in this. Jockey Vlad Duric has an impressive 6 winners from 27 rides at Eagle Farm (22.2%).

8. Aemelius
5. Imperialist
9. Canara
2. Due Calzini

Betting Strategy

LAY: 2. Due Calzini (WIN) for 1 unit (Rated at $9.00)

The top three in betting bring the strongest form lines to the race and although Due Calzini has the runs on the board over this distance, the strength of those races is questionable, and I can’t see anything outside of the top three selections winning this race.

7. Golden Boom
12. Shalaa’s Moment
10. Xtravagant Star
4. King Kapa

Betting Strategy

No interest in this race.

3. Yellow Brick
8. Wategos
6. Kalino
4. Coastwatch

Betting Strategy

BACK: 3. Yellow Brick (WIN) for 2 units (Rated at $2.40)

Looks ready to win third up and he has a peak performance at this track over 1600m. From the good draw and with J Mac on it is likely he finds this level of performance and that will make him very hard to beat back to this grade.

14. Fortuneer
1. Hedged
2. Moravia
6. Inhibitions

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BACK: 14. Fortuneer (WIN) for 1 unit (Rated at $6.00)

Was extremely well backed first up but was never really given a chance with a negative ride throughout. Despite this she still managed the fastest last 200m of the race and with the step up in distance I expect her to be in the finish of this race.


1. La Crique
7. Fall For Cindy
12. Konasana
2. Foxy Frida

Betting Strategy

BACK: 1. La Crique (WIN) for 3 units (Rated at $2.30)

Extremely well placed under the weight for age conditions of the race. If she can find the level she produced when fourth in the Group 1 Empire Rose that performance will be good enough to win this restricted race and she can go on to be competitive in races later in the winter carnival.

5. Moonlight Magic
11. Mare Of Mt Buller
4. Scarlet Oak
1. Molly Bloom

Betting Strategy

BACK: 5. Moonlight Magic (WIN) for 1 unit (Rated at $7.00)

Moonlight Magic on the quick seven day back up makes some appeal although beaten 10 lengths by Warmonger that was one of the best Derby performances in recent times and the stable needed a result to get a run in the Oaks, so here she is.

6. Zarastro
15. Opal Ridge
3. Vilana
2. Mazu

Betting Strategy

No interest in this race.

EAGLE FARM TIPS

SUMMARY

Like Doomben, which is located on the other side of Nudgee Road, Eagle Farm Racecourse is owned and run by the Brisbane Racing Club (BRC). The Heritage-listed venue has been hosting race meetings since its establishment in 1863. Together with Doomben, Eagle Farm takes centre stage during the Queensland Winter Carnival, which is headlined by the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) each June. Stradbroke season is Queensland’s time to shine, and Betfair’s form analysts bring you the inside track with their Eagle Farm tips throughout the carnival. The 1400m track record at Eagle Farm was established by Toledo, who won the 1998 Stradbroke Handicap in a time of 1:20.2.

KEY EVENTS

The Stradbroke Handicap is Queensland’s most famous race, dating all the way back to 1890. 

The race is named after Lord Stradbroke, whose relative Henry John Rous was the founder of racing’s weight-for-age scale. Interstate raiders have dominated the race in recent years, with Tofane (2021), Trekking (2019) and Santa Ana Lane (2018) adding their names to the roll call of Stradbroke champions. As well as the $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap, Eagle Farm hosts four more Group 1s during the winter carnival: the Queensland Derby, Queensland Oaks, J.J. Atkins and the Tatts Tiara. For premium Eagle Farm tips on each meeting, the Betfair Hub is the place to go.    

TRACK PROFILE 

Due to its sand profile, Eagle Farm is one of the country’s fastest drying racetracks and can comfortably cope with large amounts of rainfall in the lead-up to race meetings. In fine weather the track can be very firm underfoot, with some horses struggling to let down on the surface. 

The turf track is 28m wide, with a circumference of 2,027m. The long home straight of 434m gives horses a chance to run down the leaders, so jockeys riding for luck can often be seen charging home from the back of the pack. Whether it’s on-pace runners or late swoopers, Betfair’s tipsters study the form and bring you their Eagle Farm best bets today.     

HISTORY

Racing at Eagle Farm was conducted by the Queensland Turf Club from 1863 until 2009, when it merged with the neighbouring Brisbane Turf Club to form the BRC. The Tattersalls Racing Club shares Eagle Farm with the BRC and holds one feature meeting each year in June as part of the winter carnival. The curtain came down on one of the greatest racing careers of all time at Eagle Farm in 1961, when Tulloch – trained by TJ Smith – won both the PJ O’Shea Stakes (now known as The Q22) and the Brisbane Cup. As part of the $1.2 billion development upgrade to the facilities at Eagle Farm and Doomben racecourses, a stabling precinct was constructed in the centre of the course which currently houses up to 600 horses. Eagle Farm trainers include Queensland’s leading trainer, Tony Gollan. 

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