Eagle Farm Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday December 21

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Eagle Farm Tips 21/12/2022

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



Race 1:  No.2  EKATERINA  ($2.30 with bet365)

The Robert Heathcote-trained EKATERINA has seen the track once previously for a win and back here today, looks set to repeat the dose. After than Eagle Farm win, the Russian Revolution filly finished unplaced in two Doomben contests but finished close-up in both. Last start, she settled back with the tail-enders and gave them too much start as she also ran into trouble in the run home and finished fifth, beaten two lengths on the line. She did run her last 600m, 5.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort in this field. The step-up in distance today looks ideal for her and four starts into this preparation should see her in peak fitness today. James Orman in the saddle, and jumping from gate three, the scene looks set for another Eagle Farm victory today.



Race 5:  No.3  BUNDYANDCOKE  ($3.90 with Palmerbet)

Sunshine Coast galloper, BUNDYANDCOKE has had success here previously and second-up today looks a big chance of adding to that in this contest. Last start, the Shamus Award gelding was fresh off a 13-week spell when he finished a close-up third in a Class 4 Plate over 1200m on his home track. He ran the final 600m, 4.9 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. Tegan Harrison sticks with him here after nine previous rides produced two wins and three minor placings. Already a track and distance winner, he will strip fitter off that first-up effort and with a trouble-free run, he should be there at the finish.



Race 8:  No.8  REALAIDE  ($26 with bet365)  Each-Way

The Stuart Kendrick-trained REALAIDE is unbeaten this time in and with a little luck from a wide draw, could spring a surprise on this lot today. Last start, the Real Saga gelding came off a first-up win in BM55 company when he franked that effort by stepping up in grade and taking out a Class 2 Hcp over the mile trip. Settling worse than mid-field that day, Justin Huxtable wound him up and he finished best to grab victory on the line, carrying 59kgs. He ran the fastest final 200m sectional for that event. Huxtable sticks with him today as he gets some weight relief in the contest. The step up in trip looks ideal for him now and if he can overcome the wide gate, he looks a big chance here to bring up the hat-trick at big odds as well.