Eagle Farm September 17
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Eagle Farm Tips Friday September 17
Looking for Eagle Farm race tips and best bets? Our QLD form expert previews racing from Eagle Farm Racecourse and gives his top selections.
Here are our Eagle Farm tips for today.
Race 3 - 1:47PM BRC SPRING CARNIVAL ON SALE NOW BENCHMARK 65 Handicap (2231 METRES)
The Matt Dunn-trained TAAFFEITE (best odds $5.50 with Sportsbet) makes her Eagle Farm debut today and in winning form, looks in the hunt here at the weights. Last start, the Tavistock mare came off a four-week let-up to easily account for a Class 1 / Maiden field over 2100m at Lismore. She ran her last 600m, 1.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. She steps up in grade here and draws wide but has the early pace to cross and settle in the first half of the field. Kyle Wilson-Taylor is legged aboard for the first time and after his (3kg) claim, the mare carries 4kgs less than last start, bringing her right into contention here.
Race 6 - 3:34PM IBIS BRISBANE AIRPORT HOTEL Class 1 Handicap (1800 METRES)
Chris Meagher saddles-up EVITA LA VIE here (best odds $5.00 with Ladbrokes) and on her home track today, she looks the one to beat. Last start, the Sidestep mare took on a BM65, here over 1800m where she jumped badly and used up a lot of fuel to early to go forward where she settled second, outside the leader. She did well to finish third after running out of gas half way in the run home. She still ran the journey, 1.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here. She drops back to Class 1 company here and after Jaden Lloyd’s claim, carries just 54kgs in this contest. The stable have put the blinkers back on today and ideally drawn in gate two, she looks the one to beat here.
Race 7 - 4:12PM CUNNINGHAM THOROUGHBREDS BENCHMARK 72 Handicap (1000 METRES)
Third-up today, Beaudesert galloper KING OF THE DESERT (best odds $9 with Neds) is back for a second crack at the Eagle Farm track and at odds, looks a solid each-way chance. Last start, the Moshe gelding was second-up off a lengthy 21-week break where after a first-up win at Ipswich in a BM65, faced a tougher ask at Doomben when he lined-up in a classy BM75 company over 1050m. He did a great job keeping touch with them but ran out of gas over the final 100 metres to finish mid-field on the line. That race was won by Tony Gollan’s galloper, The Move (our best bet for the Gold Coast tomorrow) who crossed the line 3.5 lengths ahead the field. The Ben Ahrens-trained gelding still ran the trip, 3.9 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. The six-year-old should find this contest a little easier and ideally drawn in gate four, maps to settle in the first four. Already a winner when third-up, he looks a solid top-three chance today.
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