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Eagle Farm Tips June 22 - Best bets for Eagle Farm on Saturday

Steve Bennett in Free Tips 21 Jun 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 - June 22

A solid test for the two-year-olds in a Listed event and the Godolphin camp have KORDIA engaged here who looks extremely well-placed and should prove hard to beat. Finishing second on debut at Canterbury, he followed that up with a close win at the same track two weeks later. He hasn’t raced since but did finish third in a trial at Rosehill on June 7, prior to making the journey north. It appears a race in three on paper, but from the one alley here, I can see Blake Shinn dropping in behind the pace for a nice trail, and then taking over in the run home.

Odds correct as at 1:00PM (AEST) on 21/06/2019

Race 5 - 1:35PM STAV, ABBY AND MATT Class 6 Plate (1400 METRES)
Drawn badly but weighted to win, SWEET DEAL can get away with this if ridden patiently enough. Yet to win a race this year, the Casino Prince mare showed enough improvement last start to suggest she is right in the mix here. She was a long way back last start in the Group Two Dane Ripper Stakes but did run home well to grab fifth prize, beaten less than 1.5 lengths. Jason Collett will be aboard for the sixth time after riding the four-year-old to four top-three finishes from five rides so he will be out to break the duck here. 

Odds correct as at 1:00PM (AEST) on 21/06/2019

Race 7 - 2:55PM G.H. MUMM OPEN (1820 METRES)
The Tony McEvoy-trained VINLAND has won two of his past four and looks well-placed to make it three from five here. Four starts back, he saluted in a tight finish at Morphettville in BM70 company over 1400m. After two more runs in Adelaide, he arrived in Brisbane and lined up in the Listed Wayne Wilson Plate on this track where he finished to well for them, beating home Duca Valentinios, whom he meets 2kgs better here. The step up in distance should suit as the Sebring gelding is a back-marker and will be doing his work late.

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June 8

The James Cummings-trained PLAGUE STONE looks ideally placed here under the set weights and penalties and in his current frame of mind will be very hard to beat. He has won two of his three starts this time in, split by a strong second placing behind the talented Zoustyle. His most recent effort resulted in a solid win in the Listed Lightning Handicap where he came from mid-field to finish best, holding out a late challenge from Tycoon Ace. No Zoustyle or Tycoon Ace here and the 57.5kgs won’t be a problem. Kerrin McEvoy is back aboard and after two second prize efforts from as many rides, he will be out to make it third time lucky.
Result (unplaced)

The ever-consistent STAR OF THE SEAS faces his biggest test to date here but is in the right form to give it a real shake. Yet to miss a top three finish in his 11 career starts, the son of Cox Plate winner, Ocean Park, is coming off a strong win in a BM88 at Rosehill last start where he came from well back to grab victory on the line in the 1500m event. Stepping up to the mile here looks ideal and from an ideal draw, he will be saving ground in the run and doing his best work late.
Result (scratched)

Whilst I don’t lay priority to barriers as a rule, I will admit that in big fields 0ver the sprint trips, it is always handy to draw better than mid-field, and here the talented NOBLE BOY has done just that. This Bon Hoffa four-year-old is shaping up to be a very talented race horse, boasting seven wins from his eight careers starts. He made easy work of a BM90 field last start, putting more than two lengths on them over the 1200m trip. He drew well that day and has done so again here. It’s a maiden ride for Glenn Boss but he has enough experience to step up to the task. In the field of 18, he jumps from gate five and whilst he will get back early, he will be storming home at the finish.
Result (unplaced)

The Chris Waller-trained NOBU hasn’t looked back since making the trip across the Tasman. Since arriving at the Waller stables, he has two wins and a second placing to his credit and has peaked at the right time for a crack at the Derby. Two starts back, he embarrassed a BM78 field at Randwick (on the Kensington track), putting more than four lengths on them in the 1800m event. Then last start, he carried 59.5kgs to victory in a BM74 at Randwick, grabbing Carif on the line over 2000m. If he brings that Sydney form here, he will prove very hard to beat again. 
Result (4th)

May 25

Racking up 11 top three finishes from her 15 career starts, the Chris Waller-trained SEXY EYES looks ideally-placed here and is certainly a winning chance. The Written Tycoon mare won the Group Three Belle Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Gosford before heading to Toowoomba to tackle the Listed Weetwood Hcp (1200m). Dropping back 400m in distance made no difference to the five-year-old mare as she won the $150K event, beating home Tycoon Ace and Mishani Hustler by nearly two lengths. Last start she was caught wide and galloped on when finishing fourth in the Listed Silk Stocking on an unsuitable heavy 10 that day. Scratched from last week’s Doomben meeting, she is drawn to box seat here and will have plenty in reserve for the run home. She will give this a real shake.
Result (unplaced)

Trained on the track by Brian Smith, ORDER AGAIN is as consistent as they come, finishing top five in his past seven starts and is overdue for a change of luck. A winner here over 1500m three starts back, he was an unlucky fourth in the Listed Tails Stakes (1615m) at his next start in heavy conditions. Last start, he was caught back in the field in the Listed Members’ Handicap but ran home well to finish fourth, just behind the placegetters. This is no easier, however he has drawn ideally in gate two and Larry Cassidy remains aboard after riding the Iffraaj gelding in 14 of his 17 races. He is four starts into this preparation and will be at his peak here. With a soft sit behind the pace, he looks a real threat in this.
Result (1st - $6.50)

The James Cummings-trained TREKKING is also ideally drawn here and will take a ton of beating. Currently the Stradbroke Hcp favourite (with Sportsbet), this shapes up as the ideal lead-up race for the big Group One on June 8. After a close win in the Group Three Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) at Randwick, the Godolphin gelding then went back-to-back by winning the Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) at Scone, en route to the Brisbane Winter Carnival. Nicely bred by Street Cry from a Redoute’s Choice mare, the four-year-old has won seven of his 18 starts and this looks an ideal warm-up for the Stradbroke. 
Result (3rd)

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