Eagle Farm Preview & Best Bets – Saturday July 16

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EAGLE FARM  Tips 16/07/2022

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 4:  No. 5  KHAALIS  ($2.90  bet365)

The Chris Waller-trained KHAALIS continues to impress and looks the one to beat here again. Last start, the British-bred galloper was a convincing winner on the synthetic track at the Sunshine Coast when he accounted for a BM70 over the 2150m journey. James Orman rode him a treat that day, settling just behind the pace before taking control at the 200m mark and going on to win by a length on the line. Orman sticks with him here and from gate five, maps to settle near mid-field. In great form and carrying just half a kilo more, he will taking beating again.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 7:  No. 11  SEE MARIE  ($4.60  Palmerbet)

The Desleigh Forster-trained SEE MARIE is better than her recent form suggests and is well worth another chance here. Last start, the Sebring mare took on Group 3 company over the mile at Doomben where they proved a little too classy for her as she finished unplaced in the Fillies & Mares event. She still managed to run it out, 9.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 4 lengths, which was a new personal best as well. The stable take off the tongue tie for the first time here and dropping sharply in grade, we should see her bounce back in this contest.

 

BEST VALUE 💰

Race 1:  No. 5  THE LOVE ROCKET  ($10  Neds)

Jason Edwards saddles-up THE LOVE ROCKET here and boasting five-straight podium finishes, looks right in the mix again. Last start, the Love Conquers All mare was second-up when she finished best to beat home a BM68 field, here over 1500m. She ran a new personal best that day, running the trip out, half a length quicker than benchmark. She also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Ideally drawn in gate four, she maps to settle in the first half-dozen and should enjoy a nice trail from there. Ben Thompson has saluted three times with her from his four rides to date and is on board here again. She looks well worth an each-way ticket in this contest.