Eagle Farm Preview & Best Bets – Saturday October 29

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Eagle Farm Tips 29/10/2022

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 3:  No.6  DEEP ROUGE  ($3.60 with Unibet)

Locally-trained by Barry Lockwood, DEEP ROGUE hasn’t missed a top-two finish in her past four starts and second-up here looks a genuine chance for back-to-back victories in this event. Last start, the Deep Field mare resumed after spending 30 weeks in the paddock when she showed no signs of fatigue and took the honours in a Class 3 Plate, here over 1000m with Samantha Collett aboard. Even on fresh legs, she ran her last 600m, 10.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 6 lengths. She also recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Up against similar company here, Collett remains in the saddle and better drawn in gate six, she can make it two-on-end here.

 

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Race 2:  No.5  ZAVABOOM  ($3.10 with Palmerbet)

The Tony Gollan-trained ZAVABOOM is second-up here and ticks enough boxes to play a strong in this contest. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom gelding was fresh off a lengthy 17-week absence when he beat all but one home in a Class 2 Hcp over 1000m at Ipswich. He covered the last 600m, 5.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. James Orman has steered the four-year-old to both careers victories to date and sticks with him here. Already a winner at the track, he will strip fitter for that first-up run and should prove a worthy contender in this event.

 

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Race 6:  No.9  MATRIARCH ROSE  ($6 with BlueBet)

Having just her second race start, the David Vandyke-trained MATRIARCH ROSE did enough on debut to suggest the step-up in trip here should be ideal for her as she shoots for consecutive wins in this contest. Last start, the Epaulette filly left the gates for the first time and showing plenty of promise, came from well back on the turn to finish best and take home the major prize in a Three-Year-Old Maiden over 1350m at Ipswich. She posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals that day and was the only galloper in the race to break 12 secs for the last 200m. An impressive debut, so much so, that Vandyke steps her up to the mile here and going off her debut win, looks every chance to repeat the dose in this event.