Eagle Farm Tips June 29

Steve Bennett Steve Bennett
Eagle Farm Preview & Best Bets – 16/03/2024

Our form expert previews Wednesday’s meeting at Eagle Farm Racecourse and gives his best bets.

Eagle Farm Tips Wednesday June 29

 

ANCHOR BET  ⚓ 

GO WANDJI  (Race 8,  No. 4  – $1.70)

Toowoomba galloper GO WANDJI resumes from a 10-week break today and will take beating here. Last start, the Wandjina gelding had plenty against him when finishing a close-up second in a BM72 Hcp over 1200m at Doomben. From 12 (of 13), he settled back in the field and the task of reeling them in proved too much in the end. He still ran his last 600m, 10.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by 8 lengths. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Adding to the frustration of missing the major prize. Yet to miss a podium finish in nine race starts and clocking up no less than six wins to date he looks the pick of the crop. Unbeaten in three previous first-up appearances, he is our anchor bet for the meeting.

 

NEXT  BEST  🥈

MERSEYSIDE  (Race 4,  No.3 – $4.40)

The locally-trained MERSEYSIDE has been impressive this time in and will again today be seeking her first win on home soil. Last start, the Better Than Ready filly came off a good win at the Sunshine Coast when she finished fifth in a BM0-65 over 1350m at Doomben. She has a good record over the 1400m, boasting a win and two minor placings over the trip. Today, she has Jaden Lloyd in the saddle and after his claim, carries 2kgs less than last start. Well drawn in gate four, she maps to settle just behind the early pace and with a clear crack at them in the run home, looks a solid chance of winning this contest.

 

BEST  VALUE  💰

AWE  (Race 7,  No.8 – $6.00)

The Annabel Neasham-trained AWE is in outstanding form of late and looks more than capable of making his run at the track, a winning one. Last start, the Hinchinbrook gelding was coming off consecutive runner-up finishes when he went one better, taking out a Class 1 over the mile at the Sunshine Coast. He ran the trip, 3 lengths slower than benchmark, second-best here to The Dark (who is third-up here and drawn wide). Jag Guthmann-Chester remains on board after that last start win. The three-year-old maps to settle in the first half-dozen from gate seven and from there, looks a genuine chance at odds today.