Sky Racing and Brisbane Racing Club’s turf expert Nathan Exelby runs his eye over Saturday’s Eagle Farm meeting.
Debussy (Race 1 No. 1 – $2)
He’s looked pretty sharp both times he’s been to the trials and strikes an event that doesn’t look overly strong. Off the good draw, he should look the winner for a long way.
Guise (Race 3 No. 4 – $2.80)
She doesn’t win out of turn, but she’s racing in superb touch at the moment and the mile seems to be perfect for her. Slow tempo again here and she will be out the back, but sprinted brilliantly off a slow pace last time.
Euro Belle (Race 6 No. 10 – $7.50)
Strikes a race with a good tempo, which she can sit back off and really attack the line. Proven at Eagle Farm and this is panels easier than trying to chase Jadentom and Outback Barbie like she did at the Gold Coast last time.
Race 1 – Debussy $2.10-$2
Race 5 – Gotta Kiss $3.90-$3.50
Race 6 – Contemptuous $16-$10, Euro Belle, $13-$7.50
Race 7 – Love You Lucy $14-$7.50
Race 8 – Kylease $3.90-$3.60
Race 9 – Bonaparte $9.50-$5.50
Race 7 – She’s Ideel $9-$7.50
Race 8 – Verry Elleegant $2.60-$2.40
Race 9 – Probabeel $3-$2.50, Odeum, $6-$5
AWAY FROM HOME
ISOTOPE ($3.50, Randwick Race 6) can cap a great autumn carnival for Tony Gollan and his team. She needs to be better again than what we saw at Rosehill against the top ones this time, most notably September Run, but I think she’s up to it. I’m sure she will have come on in the three weeks since. In the Sydney Cup (Randwick Race 7), Favourite Moon ($6) and Spirit Ridge ($10) make good appeal.
Ryan Maloney on Isotope wins Darby Munro Stakes at Rosehill. Photo: Mark Evans/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Typically strong depth in this Class 3 Plate, but Euro Belle ($7.50) looks very well placed here by Gillian Heinrich. Mixed it with some handy three-year-olds last season and is going well again this time around. Strong win at Ipswich three starts back, then last time out she didn’t look comfortable in the ground, but still found the line to finish third behind two good mares. Strong pace suits here. A heap of other chances if she’s not the one, but Front Money ($10), which gets a nice run off the draw and Dr Why Not ($8) and Contemptuous ($10), who weren’t disgraced behind a good one last start, make most appeal. Wary that Tony Gollan is tipping improvement from Ingear ($7.50), who is good enough if on song.
Selections: (10) Euro Belle, (14) Front Money, (4) Dr Why Not, (9) Contemptuous
Epic Girl ($3.60) and Junction ($2.80) dominate the market and you would assume they will try and dominate the race from the front, as they look the lone two leaders. Epic Girl is some risk at the trip, but does go well at the track, while Junction wasn’t far away over this course last time and doubt this is any harder. Looking further afield, thought So You Win ($5.50) was a knockout hope here. He doesn’t boast a great fresh record on paper, but last prep he took on a Group 2 race at Rosehill and was only beaten 3.7 lengths. Around him, he was only 1.3L off Niccanova, 0.6L off Quackerjack and finished ahead of Tyzone. Recent trial at the Gold Coast looked sharp enough, where he had a few handy ones behind him. I’m hoping he can sprint well fresh here.
Selections: (2) So You Win, (6) Epic Girl, (5) Junction
So You Win has been good enough to win Sydney. Photo: AAP Image/Simon BullardSource:AAP
Le Palmier ($4.60) and Kylease ($3.60) coming off a Class 6 taking on the proven Open company horses Vega One ($5) and Master Jamie ($4.60). The two former horses have fitness on side, but the latter two boast plenty of class and that’s the way I’m heading. Master Jamie loves Eagle Farm and he’s been equally effective at 1050m as he has at 1400m to date. No reason he won’t be sharp enough to give these something to catch. Vega One should have won first up last prep over 1000m and he was also a touch stiff in the Stradbroke. He’s a genuine topliner here in Queensland and he looked good at the Doomben trials on Tuesday. He will be charging at the end here.
Selections: (2) Master Jamie, (1) Vega One
Race hinges a fair bit around Axe ($3.30) and whether he can see out 1400m crossing from the wide gate under his 58.5kg. He looks a talented sprinter and definitely up to Saturday grade, but this is a good test. The Dark ($6) is a beauty at Eagle Farm and gets his chance here, perhaps in a lesser race than what he’s been taking on. The two from 18 strike rate is a worry, but he’s never gone better. Enterprise Keren ($7.50) is an interesting one. She’s going gangbusters this prep but now has to bring her last start Heavy form to the Good surface at Eagle Farm. She was heavily backed last time and fended off a couple of accomplished wet trackers. From the good gate, I’m going to take the gamble that she stands up again.
Selections: (10) Enterprise Keren, (3) Axe, (13) The Dark
Originally published asEagle Farm tips: Sharp trials and good barrier winning pointers
Source: Read Full Article