Eagle Farm Preview & Best Bets – Saturday March 11

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Eagle Farm Tips 11/03/2023

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 5:  No.6  RUBIQUITOUS  ($3.60 with bet365)

The locally-trained RUBIQUITOUS is four starts into this preparation and recent results suggest he is now ready to win. Last start, the Rubick gelding came off a runner-up finish in Open company when he repeated that result, here in a BM90 Hcp over 1000m. In the small field that day, he sat second to the turn, then loomed up looking the winner at one stage, but was grabbed by the race favourite (The Bopper) inside the final 100m and had to settle for second prize. He still ran his last 600m, 9.9 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. Yet to miss a podium finish here, he should be at his peak now and on home soil again, should prove hard to beat.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 2:  No.9  LOVELY ESTEEM  ($2.60 with Neds)

The Chris Waller-trained LOVELY ESTEEM has found her mojo of late and looks well placed here to go on with it. Last start, the French-sired mare came off a good win in BM90 company when she took on a strong Class 6 field at Doomben and beat all but one home that day over the mile trip. She ran a new personal best in that event, running it out, 7.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here by more than 5 lengths. She drops sharply in grade here and has Sam Collett sticking with her as well. She will jump from the outside gate but will get back anyway and look for a trail with cover. At her peak here after five runs back, she looks right in this contest.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 3:  No.3  SAGACIOUS  ($4 with Palmerbet)

The Matt Dunn-trained SAGACIOUS got the better of Santero last start, and there is no reason why he can’t repeat the dose here. Last start, the Foxwedge gelding gave his rivals a cold as he put more than two lengths on them in a BM80 Hcp over the mile at Doomben. He ran that out, 8.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, a new personal best and the best in this field. Angela Jones was aboard that day and has the job again here. Already a five-time winner from seven starts over the mile trip, the five-year-old can go back-to-back in this contest.