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Our form expert provides Eagle Farm tips for today’s horse racing at Eagle Farm Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 7:  No.15  BLACK ON BEAUTY  ($2.50 with bet365)

The Tony Gollan-trained BLACK ON BEAUTY was third emergency for this event but has secured a start after early scratchings and second-up today, looks the one to beat at the weights. Last start, the Zoustar mare resumed off a 21-week break (as she moved from the John O’Shea stables to the Gollan Team) and on her fresh legs did well to beat all but one home in a BM68 Hcp over 1200m at the Doomben track. She recovered from a slow to start to take up the front running and it was only a lack of fitness that saw her grabbed on the line by a swooper, going down by long neck on the line. The four-year-old boasts a strong record over the 1200m where six previous starts have resulted in two wins and three minor placings and ideally drawn here in gate three, will take beating today.



Race 5:  No.3  SHALAA’S MOMENT  ($4.05 with BoomBet)

The O’Dea & Hoysted Team saddle-up SHALAA’S MOMENT here who is second-up and looks well placed in this contest for back-to-back victories today. Last start, the former Brad Widdup-trained filly was having her first start for the new stable when she made every post a winner, taking out a BM62 Hcp over the 800m sprint at Dalby. After a slow start, she made up good ground late to overhaul the leaders and go on to put two lengths on them over the line. This looks no harder as Jaden Lloyd is legged aboard for this assignment. Fitter for that first-up win, she can frank that first-up effort here and produce another win for the stable today.



Race 4:  No.4  CRADLE OF LIFE  ($6.25 with Picklebet)

The Richard Laming-trained CRADLE OF LIFE is three starts into this preparation and facing an easier task here, looks right in the mix today. Last start, the Written Tycoon colt did well to take home third prize in a BM65 Hcp over the mile at the Sunshine Coast. That came off an unplaced effort when second-up in the Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1400m) on this track. Martin Harley has the reins today as the three-year-old drops in class where he should now appreciate the step-up in distance here. He maps to settle back from gate nine and should be finishing off strongly at odds in this contest.