Eagle Farm Preview & Best Bets – Saturday August 27

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Eagle Farm Tips 27/08/2022

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



Race 8:  No.7  RED RUBI  ($7 with TAB)

Locally-trained by the O’Dea and Hoysted partnership, RED RUBI has claimed victory in three of her four starts this preparation and on her home track here, looks poised to test this field out. Last start, the Rubick mare easily accounted for a Class 6 field, here over the 1000m sprint. She stamped her authority on them, crossing the line 1.5 lengths in front of them, covering the trip, 7.9 lengths quicker than benchmark, setting a new personal best effort. She also ran her last 600m, 11 lengths faster than standard, 5 lengths better than the next best here. She also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for that race. Bringing that kind of form into this race, meeting similar company here, she looks the one they have to beat.


Race 6:  No.3  LITTLE MIX  ($5 with Palmerbet)

The Michael Nolan-trained LITTLE MIX is yet to miss a podium finish in seven career starts and first-up here looks poised to continue the good work. Last start, the Mahisara mare ended her last campaign finishing third in the Listed Tatts Gold Crown, here over 2150m. That day, she ran her final 600m, 7.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 5 lengths. She also recorded the fastest final 400m and 200m sectionals for the race. Fresh off a let-up, she is a stayer resuming and has won first-up previously and she is capable of saluting over the 1400m here.



Race 2:  No.4  COULDN’T REFUSE  ($7 with Unibet)

The Desleigh Forster-trained COULDN’T REFUSE looks well placed in a small field here and ticks enough boxes to be right in the mix. Last start, the Rothesay gelding came off an unplaced run at Doomben (on a Heavy 8 that day), and turned it all around when he saluted at big odds ($20) in a Class 6 over the mile at the same track (on a Soft 5). He ran a personal best that day, running the trip out, 9.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here. He also posted the fastest final 400m and 200m sectionals for the race. He is a winner at the track and has a solid record with Jim Byrne who boasts four wins and as many minor placings from his 11 rides on the six-year-old. At his peak after five runs this campaign, he looks great value in this contest.