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Eagle Farm Tips May 25 - Best bets for Eagle Farm on Saturday

Steve Bennett in Free Tips 20 May 2019
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Eagle Farm racing

Looking for Eagle Farm race tips and best bets? Our QLD form expert previews Eagle Farm racing and gives his top selections for the Saturday meeting.

Eagle Farm Tips - May 25

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Previous Eagle Farm Tips:

April 27

Stuart Kendrick’s mare MYMMING is facing her biggest test to date but with a favourable draw and at the weights, she lines up here with a big chance. Two starts back, she was second-up at the Sunshine Coast where she won a class 4 over 1200m in a tight finish. Then last start, she franked that form by winning again, here over 1400m. She steps up to the mile here where she is already a winner and that puts her in the mix.
Result (unplaced)

An open affair with several of these three-year-olds having claims to victory. One who looks slightly overs is the Snitzel colt DREAMREACHER who has won two of his three starts and looks a genuine chance. He won his maiden on debut at the Gold Coast before being spelled for six months. Resuming, he found one smarter on the day and finished second to Racecourse Road in a class 1 over 1200m. Then last start, he stripped fitter at the Sunshine Coast and comfortably won a BM62 by more than two lengths on a soft track. Ryan Maloney was aboard that day and retains the ride here. With little early speed inside him, he should manage to cross and find a sit just behind the pace. Currently at double-figure odds, he looks good value.
Result (2nd)

Race 7 - 2:22PM ENERGY AIR BenchMark 75 Handicap (1400 METRES)
Finishing fourth behind Mymming last start, HAPPY HOOVES is now four starts into this preparation and will be at his peak for this. Second-up (three starts back), the Real Saga gelding won a class 5 at Doomben in a tight finish where he did it awkwardly that day, coming from behind after suffering interference. Then next-up, he suffered a similar fate and again, coming from well back, he beat home all but Bold Endeavour over 1200m at the same track. Last start, he stepped up to the 1400m on this track and was far from disgraced when finishing fourth (in a blanket finish), beaten less than half a length. He was never on the track that day and covered more ground than Bourke and Wills. He draws the fence here and after Jackson Murphy’s claim, carries the same weight as last start. With a much more favourable draw, he will save a ton of ground this time and be charging home late.
Result (unplaced)

Race 10 - 4:22PM METRICON Class 6 Plate (1200 METRES) 
Another open affair at $5 the field but if he gains a start, first emergency, COOL SEQUENCE can give this a real shake at great odds. A winner at two of his past three starts, the Sequalo gelding relishes the 1200m trip with five of his six career wins being over that distance. Three starts back, he beat home Cool Drafts and Limerick Moon in a close finish over 1110m at Doomben. Then next up, he proved too good for Scallopini here over the 1200m trip. Last start trainer Steven O’Dea dropped him back to the 1000m sprint and after missing the start, he did well to grab third prize (beaten less than a length) behind From Within at this track. He goes up in weight here but enjoys some relief after the claim from Guthmann-Chester. Drawn ideally in gate five, should he gain a start, he will give a bold sight here.
Result (unplaced)

April 13

Race 7 - 2:37PM BECOME A BRC MEMBER Class 6 Handicap (1600 METRES)
Missing a top three finish first-up, GOLD AMBITION may have escaped the eye of form analysts with double figure odds on offer here. After a lengthy six-month break, trainer Michael Costa brought the Savabeel gelding back in a class 6 over 1350m at Doomben and he was far from disgraced finishing seventh in the 12 strong field. Sitting last, trailing the leaders by more than a dozen lengths, McGillivray remained focused and staying near the fence he stormed home to finish within two lengths of the winner. He steps up to the mile here where he is a two-time winner (1650m) and will strip a lot fitter this time around. 
Result (3rd)

Race 8 - 3:22PM TAB OPEN Handicap (1000 METRES)
Returning from a stint in Sydney, FIERY HEIGHTS is dropping in class here and will take some beating. Whilst the trip south resulted in two unplaced starts, the Hidden Dragon gelding was taking on Group 3 company and was far from disgraced in both runs. Firstly, he finished fifth behind Easy Eddie over 1100m at Rosehill and then finished fifth again at the same track in the Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) behind Siren’s Fury. Both of those races were run on heavy tracks. Back to open company here, the six-year-old has won twice previously when third-up with seven of his nine victories coming on dry ground. Drawn ideally in gate 3, along with the claim from Corey Bayliss he ticks too many boxes here to ignore.
Result (scratched)

A winner of five-straight races from his 10 starts past preparation, the Ben Currie-trained SNITCH is third-up here and looks ready to produce his best. Winning six of his 16 starts to date, the Lope De Vega gelding is certainly not short of ability. He last win was four starts back where he won a class 6 over 1350m at Doomben where he beat home Oink and Aqua Vite in a close finish. He carried 57.5kgs that day. He has drawn the middle of the field here and should find cover mid-field from there. After the claim he carries 5kgs less than last start and already a winner third-up, will be there at the finish at great each-way odds.
Result (scratched)

March 23

Race 6 - 3:42PM BRISBANE RACING CARNIVAL 2019 OPEN Handicap (1000 METRES)
Three starts into this preparation and MR MARBELLOUZ is back where he left off last campaign, winning. This son of Love Conquers All is conquering all himself recording seven wins from his 12 career starts. Second-up he just missed reeling in the handy Spurcraft over 1110m at Doomben. The last start, with fitness at it’s peak, he blew them away over the 1200m journey at the same track, putting more than three lengths on the field as he ran the trip in 1:08.8. He’s back. Drawn ideally here in gate five, he should get a gun run from there and at his peak, he looks the winner.
Result (scratched)

Race 7 - 4:18PM TAB BenchMark 80 Handicap (1800 METRES)
If he can overcome the wide draw, CLEVANICC looks right in the mix here. The Kris Lees-trained five-year-old is as honest as they come, finishing top three in seven of his past nine starts, winning two of his past three. After winning a BM70 over 1550m at Canterbury, he then finished a close-up second at the same track and trip against similar company. Lees then stepped him up to 1850m at Newcastle and he relished the challenge, winning the BM70 by 3.5 lengths while carrying 59kgs. He steps up in grade here but does drop in weight. He does have good early gate speed and if Ryan Maloney can get find a sit mid-field and with cover, he will be running on at the finish. He looks great each-way value here.
Result (unplaced)

Race 8 - 4:53PM TAB OPEN Handicap (1500 METRES)
Going for a winning hat-trick here, the Ben Currie-trained SWORD OF JUSTICE looks well placed and drawn to pull it off. The six-year-old is in great touch of late and both recent victories were full of merit. Two starts back he jumped from the car park (gate 14 of 14) and still put two lengths on Dreams Aplenty and Oink over 1350m at Doomben. Last start he stepped up to Listed company and was just as impressive, winning the 1615m event by more than two lengths. He comes back to 1500m which shouldn’t be an issue and after the claim will carry just 1kg more than last start. Down in grade here, he should be on the speed early and as long as the pace is genuine, he looks the hardest to beat in the run home.
Result (unplaced)

Eagle Farm Tips - March 9

Race 4 - 2:07PM ROD KEMP Fillies and Mares BenchMark 80 Handicap (1200 METRES)
The ever-consistent SPLITTER lines up here and looks primed to make it back-to-back victories. The Tony Gollan-trained mare has picked up where she left off last campaign by winning a class 4 at the Gold Coast when resuming from a four-month spell. This Foxwedge mare’s consistency is evidenced by her past nine starts where she is yet to miss a top-four finish, winning three of them in the process. She is as honest as they come with all three of her career wins coming at the 1200m journey. With a lot of early speed here, I can see Brad Stewart sitting back this time and taking advantage of the situation in the run home. She looks way over the odds here and will give this a fright.
Result (3rd)

Race 5 - 2:48PM THE RACING MUSEUM Class 3 Plate (1400 METRES)
A tricky affair here with the promising Francisca, third-up, the talented Winning Ways who is first-up and ZOUCARA who is coming off a hat-trick and is unbeaten this time in. Chris Munce has been slowly increasing the journey for his Zoustar filly and at the moment, it doesn’t seem to be bothering her at all. Her latest effort was a superb win on this track, beating home Ella Divine and Belle Roc. She jumped from the car park that day (gate 13) and spotted the leaders eight lengths nearing the turn. Coming down the centre of the track, she finished too good for Ella Divine that day and over further ground here, it’s hard to see that result being reversed. Drawn the fence, she will do no work early and save a lot of ground in the process. On that last performance, she looks very hard to beat here.
Result (4th)

Race 6 - 3:27PM PADDYFEST 2019 QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap (1840 METRES)
The lightly-raced ROCKNAVAR lines up here after a run that had ‘please forgive and forget’ written all over it. The Fastnet Rock filly lost her spot early last start then as she was settling (mid-field), she clipped heels in front of her and lost another two lengths. On the turn, she was six lengths off the lead and had to work clear. Race winner Tatcee was three lengths ahead of her passing the 300m mark but the game filly halved that deficit passing the post as she finished runner-up. She meets Tatcee 2.5kgs better here and the extra distance will suit her better as well. Drawn the fence, Robbie Fradd remaining aboard, she looks the one to beat here.
Result (1st - $4.20)

Race 7 - 4:12PM WEDDINGS AT BRC OPEN Handicap (1400 METRES)
The Chris Waller-trained IMPASSE has won five of his 15 starts and second-up here, threatens to make it six. The impeccably-bred gelding, by Sepoy out of a Redoute’s Choice mare has come through the grades quickly and his effort last start (when resuming) suggests he can win this open class event. Lacking early pace, he drew the fence but dropped back to be near last. He collided with race winner Eminent passing the 200m which cost him momentum but to his credit, he made a second effort and hit the line in a three-way finish. The four-year-old took home second prize that day but will strip fitter here second-up. A four-time winner over this trip, the bigger Eagle Farm track will be a big advantage here and he should prove hard to hold out.
Result (3rd)

February 23

Race 3 - 1:47PM MIDORI OPEN Handicap (1400 METRES)
Possessing an outstanding third-up record, MALVERN ESTATE gets the opportunity here to his stats intact. Second-up last start, he sat mid-field with cover and ran home well, just failing to run down eventual winner Divine Dice. Trainer Desleigh Forster has taken the five-year-old out of his comfort zone here and is trying him at 1400m, only the second time he has raced beyond 1200m. The blinkers are also coming off for the first time which is a major gear change. Mark Du Plessis remains aboard for his third-straight ride on the Redoute’s Choice gelding and with two wins and as many second-place finishes from four third-up runs, he warrants plenty of respect here.
Result (3rd)

Race 8 - 5:00PM MIDORI Class 6 Plate (1200 METRES)
It can be third time lucky here for SUPER SUAVE who has impressed with two starts back from four months in the paddock. The High Chaparral gelding fought on well to finish third when resuming here in class 6 company. Then last start, he was too far back to be a winning chance but stormed home to grab third prize again, beaten less than a length behind Curdled and Langhro at Doomben under similar race conditions. Third-up here and fitter, he has Brad Stewart back in the saddle who is five wins from eight rides on him and he looks overs in this field. Great each-way value.
Result (unplaced)

Race 9 - 5:40PM WWW.BRC.COM.AU BenchMark 75 Handicap (1400 METRES)
Steven O’Dea’s mare FRANCISCA was impressive first-up when grabbing third prize in a three-way finish where only a long neck separated the three horses. The Loop De Vega mare will strip fitter for that run and does boast an impressive fresh record, winning two of three when second-up. Ronnie Stewart is back aboard for his second ride on the mare after winning on her last time in. She will jump from the middle of the field and if she settles early with some cover, she will be finishing strongly and prove hard to beat here.
Result (2nd)

February 2

Race 6 - 3:42PM MOËT & CHANDON CHAIRMAN'S CLUB QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap (1200 METRES) 
Ridden ungenerously last start, LEROYTHECONQUEROR was a certainty beaten at Ipswich. Ridden back in the field, jockey Nathan Thomas was left undecided in the run home with the options he had. Failing to take splits when they appeared cost him any chance of winning, yet the Love Conquers All gelding finished only a length (4th) from the winner. The lightly-raced three-year-old has drawn wide but should avoid the trouble he found last start, settling off the fence this time. Champion jockey Jeff Lloyd replaces Thomas for his first ride on the grey. Magic Fox won impressively last start but goes up 5kgs after the claim. ‘Leroy’ looks a big chance here at the weights.
Result (unplaced)

Race 8 - 5:00PM MEMBERSHIPS @ BRC BenchMark 80 Handicap (1600 METRES)
Another certainty beaten last start, the Kelly Schweida- trained BLUEBROOK was never on the track. Drawing wide in gate 13 (of 14), he was trapped three-deep the entire trip and then copped interference in the run home. Tightened for room, Baylee Nothdurft had to stop riding him and steady the horse before continuing his run. He copped interference from the runner-up, and then the winner as well before finishing on to grab third prize, only beaten 1.5 lengths in the end. He draws gate 5 here and should enjoy a much softer run nearer the fence. If Nothdurft can secure a clear run turning for home, he can turn the tables on Brains and Looks Like Elvis. 
Result (1st - $5)

Race 9 - 5:40PM KIRIN Class 6 Handicap (1300 METRES)
Trainer, Tony Newing has a smart one in his stables at the moment. Five-year-old KING LEAR looks a very promising type, winning six of his 13 starts. He won back-to-back races at Grafton last year before failing at Moe in a one-off affair. Resuming from a three-month break, he almost pulled-off the win of the day. Drawn the outside gate (13), he drifted back to last to save ground and was at one stage spotting the leader (and eventual winner) Mishani Electra 15 lengths. In the run home (and still last), he found more trouble, running into weakening horses and was forced to check off their heels. He finished by far the best in the race and got within 1.5 lengths of the winner, in finishing second. Second-up and drawn better here, he will be storming home again. Watch for improvement.
Result (1st - $5)


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