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Eagle Farm Tips 15/04/2023

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



Race 1:  No.8  HEADWALL  ($2.45 with Ladbrokes)

The Matt Smith-trained HEADWALL is in outstanding form, missing only one podium finish in eight career starts and seeing QLD tracks for the first time here, looks right in the mix for win number four. Last start, the Dream Ahead gelding stepped-up to BM78 company and came within a length of victory when he finished third in the 1000m event at Randwick. He ran his last 600m, 9.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here by 3.5 lengths. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. James Orman gets the ride here and with three starts behind him this preparation, the three-year-old looks a prime contender in this contest.



Race 3:  No.13  ULTIMATE PRIDE  ($4.20 with Palmerbet)

The Chris Waller-trained ULTIMATE PRIDE has found her mojo of late and at the weights here, looks a real threat in this line-up. Last start, the Pride Of Dubai mare came off a podium finish in a BM70, here over 1500m when she stepped-up to the mile at Doomben and proved too good against similar company there. She covered the last 600m, 4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field, while recording the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals as well. Damien Thornton sticks with her for this assignment as she maps to settle mid-field from gate two. Five starts into this campaign, she is really in the zone and at peak fitness, she should prove hard to hold out here.



Race 8:  No.2  THE VOWELS  ($5.50 with Neds)

Team Edmonds saddle-up THE VOWELS here who will be looking to extend the picket fence currently on his resume. Last start, the Better Than Ready gelding made it four wins on the trot when he comfortably accounted for a BM72 Hcp, here over the mile trip. Slowly away, he settled 10 lengths off the pace, but railing like a greyhound, James Orman stuck to the fence on straightening where he finished too strongly for them, winning by almost two lengths on the line. He posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for that event. This is a little harder, racing against Listed company for the first time, but James Orman is sticking with him and drops in weight as well. The runs are on the board here and he looks set to continue on his winning way.