Eagle Farm Preview April 29 – Saturday Best Bets & Tips
Eagle Farm Tips 29/04/2023
Our form expert provides Eagle Farm tips for today’s horse racing at Eagle Farm Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 2: No.3 MANHOOD ($5 with Palmerbet)
The Annabel Neasham-trained MANHOOD has saluted in half of his ten career starts and looks well placed here to chalk-up another one. Last start, the Headwater gelding sat mid-field and ran home strongly, but could only manage third place that day. Doing his best work late, he finished less than a length from the winner. Up 3.5kgs in weight here, Neasham has booked Jaden Lloyd for the ride who will ease the burden with his 1.5kg claim. Already a track and distance winner here, he will strip even fitter third-up here and with a touch of luck in running, he can bring up win number six in this contest.
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Race 5: No.4 CHAIRMAN ($7 with Ladbrokes)
The Tony Gollan-trained CHAIRMAN has settled into his new surroundings well and looks all set here for back-to-back wins. Formerly trained by Michael Freedman, the Snitzel colt has had two start for his new stable, winning his latest effort when he gave a Class 1 field a galloping lesson, putting two lengths on them in a 1200m contest at the Sunshine Coast. Settling last of the nine runners, Damien Thornton rode a patient race and keeping to the inside, got the split and eased the three-year-old out into open space. From there, it was just a procession as he cruised alongside the leader at the 200m and then left them all to fight over the minors as went on to collect the major prize. The extra trip looks ideal for him here and fitter for those two runs back, he looks right in the mix among these.
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Race 7: No.13 NATIONAL CHOICE ($9 with Bet Right)
Coming in nicely at the weights here, the Robert Heathcote-trained NATIONAL CHOICE is flying this time in and looks a genuine chance here to bring up the hat-trick. Last start, the Snitzel gelding franked his Maiden win two starts back by taking out a NMW Hcp, here over 1400m at his first look at the track. With Mark Du Plessis aboard for the first time, he had the galloper box-seating on settling and when the gap came on straightening, it was just a procession from there. He soon took over and raced away for an easy win. This contest is a little harder but drawn well again in gate three, he maps to settle in the first half dozen again and has Du Plessis sticking with him. Rock-hard fit now after three runs back, a pull in the weights here sees him as a major player for victory in this contest.