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Eagle Farm Tips October 26 - Best bets for Eagle Farm on Saturday

Adam Cusworth in Free Tips 21 Oct 2019
  • 3 to 4 best bets for Eagle Farm on Saturday.
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 - October 26

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October 19

Race 7 at Eagle Farm pits some handy types up against one another over the mile and TESTASHADOW can bounce back after being outclassed at Group 3 level in the recent Cameron Handicap (1500m) at Newcastle. The veteran galloper was good prior to that at Eagle Farm when an unlucky 3rd in a similar race to what he lined up in on Saturday and mixed it with some quality runners in Sydney at his runs prior to that. The experienced hoop, Jim Byrne, will look to settle handy to the lead on the son of Testa Rossa and if he can cross over without too many concerns, his mount should be very strong at the business end of the race. 
Result (3rd - $1.90 to Place)

Race 9 - 4:38PM ST RITA'S COLLEGE BENCHMARK 70 Handicap (1200 METRES)
Race 9 shapes as an even betting race and it might be worth sticking with TRAIL OF GLORY, who will be out for the hat-trick of wins when she steps out against the fellow BenchMark 70 gallopers. The Tony Gollan-trained mare is compiling an impressive record, having won five of her 12 career starts and at the most recent of those she ran on very smartly out wide to nail Buffy, while there was a big gap back to the 3rd placegetter. The form out of that race has held up and while she has drawn wide, the race might pan out for her as she likes to get back and there is a solid pace predicted.   
Result (unplaced)

October 12

Race 6 - 3:22PM RAY WHITE ASCOT BENCHMARK 75 Handicap (2200 METRES)
Race 6 is a BenchMark 75 over the 2200m and the progressive Tony Gollan horse, ADVANCE WARNING, can continue to make his mark. The four-year-old has had the nine career starts for two wins and thrived when stepping up in trip last time at Doomben, cruising home to win by almost three lengths from Momentum To Win and Open Road. In that race he settled towards the rear before taking over as they swung for home. Prior to that he had been building up nicely over shorter trips, while his last campaign culminated with a win at Ipswich over the 1700m. He is giving the impression that the further the race is the better at this stage and the wide gate does not hold too many concerns. 
Result (1st - $4.50)

Race 8 - 4:38PM JUICED TV OPEN Handicap (1400 METRES)
Some handy types tackle the 1400m in Race 8 of the day and SCALLOPINI should be hard to beat. The Steven O'Dea-trained galloper has been nothing short of consistent in his career to date, winning seven and placing in another seven out of his 16 starts. He resumed with a narrow win at Eagle Farm before just missing out behind Baccarat Baby in a strong race last time at the same track over the 1200m. He steps up to the 1400m and has won three of five at the trip and was a winner at his only start over the journey at Eagle Farm. He should be nearing his peak at his third run back and he looms as a clear top pick. 
Result (2nd - $1.40 to Place)

October 5

Race 3 - 1:03PM Gallopers Sports Club Handicap (1200 METRES)
The Steven O’Dea-trained SCALLOPINI ticks every box here and looks the pick of the day. Beautifully-bred, by Snitzel out of a Mare Than Ready mare, the gelding has racked-up seven wins from his career 15 starts with three of those right here at the Farm. At his final run last campaign, he came from well back to score in open company here over 1400m. He was then spelled for 21 weeks and resumed here (last start) with another victory, this time over the shorter 1200m trip, grabbing Desert Digby and Cadogan near the line like a good even-money favourite should. Similar company over a similar trip here suggests he will be just as hard to beat again.
Result (3rd)

Race 5 - 2:17PM Hamilton Hotel BM70 Handicap (1800 METRES)
Gary Portelli’s three-year-old PICARO has only put in one bad run this preparation and has impressed at his past two starts, both of which have been on this track. Two starts back, he came off a three-week freshen-up and on debut at Eagle Farm, he finished best to narrowly beat Miss Shanti in a Class 3 over 1825m. Last start, he drifted back in the field early and was unable to make up the ground in the run home, finishing just behind the placegetters beaten 1.5 lengths on the line. After the claim, he comes in nicely at the weights here and drawn nicely in gate three should get the breaks and prove hard to beat.
Result (4th)

Race 6 - 2:57PM Moet & Chandon Chairman’s Club Class 3 Handicap (1200 METRES)
The lightly-raced PINNACLE STAR lines up here winning three of his five career starts to date and looks a real chance to make it four from six. First-up off a 22-week break, he comfortably won a BM65 at the Sunshine Coast over the 1000m sprint after travelling three-deep with no cover most of the way. Last start saw him step up to a much harder Class 5 at Doomben where he was no match for them, finishing some seven lengths behind the winner, Dream Master. He drops back to Class 3 company here which he will find a lot easier and drawn the fence, he will do no work early and be ready to pounce in the run home.
Result (2nd)

September 21

Race 1 - 11:53AM TAB Fillies and Mares BENCHMARK 85 Handicap (1200 METRES)
Second-up here, LA SCOPA comes back to racing her own sex and looks well-placed in this. After winning the Country Championship Qualifier at Grafton, she couldn’t match it with them in the final at Randwick, finishing mid-field behind Noble Boy. She was then spelled for 22 weeks and resumed here two weeks ago where she finished sixth, beaten 1.5 lengths in a Class 6, 1000m sprint. The Show A Heart mare steps up to the 1200m here and although up in weight, should find this race more suitable. Second-up and fitter, she represents good value in this small field.
Result (1st - $6.70)

Race 4 - 1:38PM MOUNT FRANKLIN Class 3 Plate (1600 METRES)
All indications point to a victory here for ITALIA BELLA who returns to her pet distance and is dropping in weight and grade. After 12 months off the scene, She needed a couple of hit-outs before finding her racing legs again. Last start, she was third-up and showed signs she was back when finishing a close-up second in a Class 4 at the Sunshine Coast, grabbed on the line in the 1400m event. She steps up to the 1600m here where she recorded two of her three career wins. Drawn the fence, she should be cherry-ripe for this and with Jim Byrne remaining in the saddle, she looks right in the mix.
Result (late scratching)

Race 7 - 3:27PM COCA COLA No Metro Wins Handicap (1400 METRES)
Nicely-bred, by Rothesay out of a Mossman mare, ENTERPRISE PRINCE has impressed to date and looks a solid winning chance again. The four-year-old finished too strong for them at Ipswich three starts back, winning that Class 2 comfortably. He then franked that form by going back-to-back with another win at the Sunshine Coast in Class 3 company that day. Last start, he made the big jump in grade to Class 6 company over 1350m and ran on well to finish third behind Langhro and Auerbach which was a mighty effort. That’s good form coming into this event and Brad Stewart returns to the saddle, having won twice previously on him. He maps well from gate five and should prove hard to beat in the run home.
Result (1st - $3.70)


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