Eagle Farm Preview & Best Bets – Saturday October 8
Eagle Farm Tips 08/10/2022
Our form expert provides Eagle Farm tips for today’s horse racing at Eagle Farm Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 8: No.6 TURN ON THE CHARM ($4.40 with BlueBet)
The Maher & Eustace-trained TURN ON THE CHARM has found his mojo of late and seeing the Eagle Farm track for the first time here, looks good enough to take this out. Last start, the Charm Spirit gelding had 59.5kgs to carry when finishing a gallant third in a BM88 Hcp over the mile at Randwick. He ran that trip out 6.1 lengths quicker than benchmark, a new personal best for him and the best here by 3 lengths. Ryan Maloney has the reins for the first time and from barrier eight, the gelding maps to settle back in the field. Rock-hard fit after five starts back, if he can score a trouble-free run here, he should prove hard to hold out in this contest.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 9: No.1 LE PALMIER ($7 with Palmerbet)
Tony Gollan saddles-up LE PALMIER here who is a track specialist and boasting a solid second-up record as well, looks a genuine contender in this event. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom gelding resumed from a lengthy 18-week absence, (as per his first-up record), he ran an honest race to beat all but one home (beaten half a length) in Open company over the 900m sprint at the Gold Coast. Jim Byrne is re-united with the six-year-old and he boasts a very successful record, scoring three times and landing five other podium finishes with him from ten rides to date. His early gate speed has him mapping to settle better than mid-field here and already a two-time winner when second-up and a three-time winner at the track and trip, he will take beating here.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 4: No.8 GOLDEEL ($7.50 with Palmerbet)
The Team Sears-trained GOLDEEL has returned in great touch and looks well placed here for another bold effort. Last start, the Dundeel mare Came off a Class 3 victory at Doomben when she travelled wide most of the way, still finishing third in a BM80 over the mile at Toowoomba. She set a new personal best that day, covering the trip, 3.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, also the best in this field. She has placed here over the distance and has two career wins over the trip on other tracks. Angela Jones boasts a strong record with the mare, saluting three times previously and is sticking with her again. Her early gate speed has her settling in the first half-dozen here and with a clear run home, she looks in the mix at odds.