Eagle Farm Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday October 26

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Eagle Farm Tips 26/10/2022

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 6:  No.12  LARRIKIN ROGUE  ($3.50 with Ladbrokes)

The Chris Anderson-trained LARRIKIN ROGUE is second-up today and the newcomer looks a winning chance in this field. Last start, the well-bred Flying Artie gelding came off a 10-week mini-spell and did well to grab third prize in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Hcp he contested, here over the 1000m sprint. He ran his last 600m, half a length slower than benchmark, still the best in this field. He also recorded the fastest final 600m sectional for the race. That was just his second race-start to date and he will no doubt strip fitter in this contest. Steph Thornton was aboard for his first two runs and has the reins again today. Well drawn in gate three, the longer trip also looks ideal for him here and he will give this a real shake.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 7:  No.3  JOY TO ALL  ($4.60 with bet365)

David Vandyke saddles-up JOY TO ALL here who is second-up today and looks ready to win. Last start, the All Too Hard mare was resuming from a 12-week spell when she finished unplaced in a Class 6 over 1200m at Ipswich. Although missing the money that day, she was beaten only a length on the line and ran her last 600m, 4.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. He is already a winner when second-up and is back on home soil today. Down in grade here, he will certainly make his presence felt in this contest.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 5:  No.6  NOBLE CAT  ($5 with Palmerbet)

Locally-trained by Barry Lockwood, NOBLE CAT has shown consistency so far by finishing top-two in five of his six career starts to date and looks well placed here to add another to his resume. Last start, the Albrecht gelding proved too good for them in a Class 1 Hcp over 1350m at the Gold Coast. He ran his last 600m, 4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 2 lengths. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Angela Jones has the job today and after her 2kg claim, the five-year-old will carry 4kgs less then last start. He is up in grade today but ideally drawn here and in such red-hot form, he still has plenty of cards to play in this contest.