Eagle Farm Preview June 28 – Wednesday Best Bets & Tips
Eagle Farm Tips 28/06/2023
Our form expert provides Eagle Farm tips for today’s horse racing at Eagle Farm Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 5: No.6 ROLL UP ($3.70 with Bet Right)
The Kelly Schweida-trained ROLL UP has enough boxes ticked here to be declared a serious contender in this contest. Last start, the Zoustar colt came off a first-up win (in BM70 company) at Ipswich, when he took on a Class 4 Hcp and found the competition a little stiff, finishing unplaced in the 1200m event at Doomben. Possibly suffering from ‘second-up syndrome’, he settled behind the leading pair with regular rider James Orman aboard, but in the run home, couldn’t go with them, finishing four lengths behind the winner that day. Back to BM70 company here, he is a winner at the track and distance and has Orman remaining in the saddle today, who has ridden the colt to all three career wins to date. Ideally drawn in gate two, he looks the one to beat here.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 7: No.11 WHITEWATER ($5.50 with bet365)
The David Vandyke-trained WHITEWATER is first-up off a 13-week break today who does his best work on fresh legs and looks well placed here to come up with a win in this contest. Last start, the Headwater gelding ended his last campaign beating all but one home in a BM65 Hcp over the mile at the Sunshine Coast. Since hitting the paddock, he has returned to work, contesting two trials, winning both of them. Already a first-up winner and a winner at the track, he has Kyle Wilson-Taylor returning for today’s assignment who has already tasted success with the four-year-old. Nicely drawn in gate four today, he should give us a bold sight.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 8: No.1 LANDSBOROUGH LAD ($12 with Ladbrokes)
Another from the Vandyke stable is LANDSBOROUGH LAD who has finally shaken the maiden monkey off his back and looks well placed here to go on with it today. Last start, the Headwater gelding was coming off nine-straight minor placings when he finally broke through for his maiden win at Doomben. With a new rider (Martin Harley) and the blinkers on for the first time, that appeared to do the trick as he led from barrier to box in the 1200m event. He gets the gun-run here from gate one and maps to be leading them again on settling. If we assume that those changes led to his success, one could think that, fitter after three runs back, and Harley sticking with him, he should prove hard to run down again in this contest. Currently at double-figures, he looks a solid each-way chance today.