18/02/17 – Eagle Farm


Racing this Saturday comes to us from Eagle Farm where the track is rated a Good 4 and the rail is in the true position.  Fine weather is forecast.

It’s a very open day so it would be in your best interests to follow The Punters Collective @tpcaus on twitter to get all the mounting yard mail.

Race 1

Acceptile (2) resumed last start in fine fashion with a win here over this distance.  Damian Browne settled just off the leaders backs before getting clear in the straight and dashing away for an easy win.  He’ll be improved here 2nd up.  His form from last preparation was very good with a number of placings behind some very good horses.  The speed in this race looks solid which should see Browne settle just off it before powering home.

Other Hopes:

Paradis Imperial (1) is undefeated in 5 starts.  She came down from Central Queensland last start and made a mess of them here.  She goes up in weight but she’s proven that she can carry big weights in the past.  The wide barrier is more the concern but if she can find a spot then she’ll be right in the finish.

Royal Myth (9) resumes here after a good 1st preparation.  Finished in front of Paradis Imperial last start but lost on protest.

Wicked Express (8) resumed last start with a 3rd behind Acceptile.  He’ll be improved 2nd up and gets the blinkers for the first time.  From the inside gate he’ll be prominent in the run.

Race 2

These 2200m BM75 races are usually tough to work out and this edition looks no different.  With limited confidence, I’m going with Outraged (1).  He drops in class after and will hopefully find this easier than what he has been facing.  Last start he was not suited by the complete lack of pace in the race but finished off ok behind Arki.  The start prior he was held up for a run at the Sunshine Coast but again ran on once clear.  The speed in this race looks quite good which should help his cause.  The 3kg claim for Rebecca Williams helps.

Other Hopes:

Morendi (3) has won his past 2 starts here.  He ran on well last start and showed great fight to hold of Three Points.  He went up 3kg that day and goes up a further 1.5kg here.  Despite that he should be right in the finish.

Court’s Star (5) has finished in the placings his past 2 starts here over this trip.  He’ll go forward and could prove hard to run down.

Magnatune (2) ran on well last start to finish 3rd in Open company at the Sunshine Coast.  He drops in class and gets in well at the weights after the claim.

Race 3

Divine Service (4) has been racing in good form lately.  He  won convincingly at the Sunshine Coast in a BM80 over 1200m before coming here last start where he won in Open class.  He only rises half a kg for that win.  Luke Tarrant can roll forward in the small field to race handy before unwinding in the straight.

Other Hopes:

Upstart Pride (2) finished 2nd to Divine Service last start.  He drove forward that day to lead and will look to do the same here.  Gets Jeff Lloyd in the saddle.

Too Good To Refuse (1) resumes here after a freshen up.  Performed well in stronger races than this before the break.  Will get back and run on but may have too much ground to make up.


Race 4

Cashing Up (2) has found some form his past 2 starts.  Two starts back he won over 1600m at the Sunshine Coast in a Class 3.  He then finished 5th by 2.3 lengths to Arki over 1800m.  That horse has been racing exceptionally well.  Given that Cashing Up weakened late last start, the drop back to 1600m looks more suitable.  His record of 2 wins from 3 starts over the trip also suggests that.  With limited speed in the race we should see Adam Sewell who claims 3kg settle midfield from the good gate.

Other Hopes:

Mercurian (4) comes up from Sydney and the form he has shown is good enough to feature here.  Last start he ran on to finish 3.6 lengths from Liapari who won well on Monday.

Raffinato (5) did nothing when resuming last start.  She always improves 2nd up and this distance is more suitable.  Form last preparation was good over this distance range.  Jeff Lloyd should be positive from the wide gate.

The Equalizer (13) is up in class but comes here on the back of a strong win at Ipswich over 1680m.  With the appointment of Tegan Harrison and barrier 1, it’s fairly certain that they’ll go forward from the inside gate.

Race 5

This race has given me a massive headache.  The cause of my headache is Candika (15).  I’ve been wrestling the following thoughts: is she a special under set weight conditions or does her get back style prevent her from winning?  The answer I came up with is a pineapple. She finished off strongly last start over 1400m after getting a long way back.  The extra distance here suits but her chances will depend on where she settles.  There’s not a great deal of speed in the race which may allow her to settle closer, possibly as close as midfield.  If that’s the case then she’ll be hard to hold out.  However that’s a big “If”.  Look I think she can win this race but the price on offer just doesn’t interest me to get involved.  I’ll be more inclined to back 1 of the following for a place.

Other Hopes:

Hotel Coste (4) won well last start over 1400m in this class beating Candika among others.  Rises in weight but is in good form.

Catenaccio (12) won 2 starts back at Doomben before finishing 2nd last start here.  She was unlucky not to win that day given that the jockey didn’t get her clear until late.  Will be running on strongly.

Naranja (11) has been going well this preparation.  Ran on from last on Magic Millions day for a close 4th.  Last start he was held up and didn’t get going till late when finishing 5th to Hotel Coste.

Race 6

Hudson County (9) has been racing well lately.  Following a couple of wins at Ballina, he came here last start and finished a narrow 2nd to Colour Charge over 1600m.  He went forward that day and fought on strongly right to the line.  From barrier 3 similar tactics will be employed here.  With just 51kg on his back he’ll be hard to run down.

Other Hopes:

Sky Kingdom (1) resumed last start and was also having his 1st race in Australia.  After drawing wide, he went back and did find the line quite well.  Will be improved 2nd up and draws much better here.  Is a Group 3 winner overseas.

Colour Charge (4) won here last start at big odds.  He was up 400m in distance that day so should improve further here.  Ran well here last preparation.

Binalong Road (6) will appreciate the rise in distance here.  Last start he didn’t get a lot of room in the straight but did look like he had plenty to give.  Jeff Lloyd going on is a positive.

Race 7

Hi I’m Back (6) resumed last start here over 1000m with a very good effort.  After drawing wide he went back before hitting the line strongly for 2nd behind the talented Quatronic.  He’ll be fitter 2nd up and the rise in distance will suit.  He has a top record of 2 wins and a 2nd from 4 starts over 1200m.  Jimmy Byrne should be able to settle just off the speed.

Other Hopes:

Our Lady Mac (10) has come from a short break in good style.  She won easily here 1st up over 1200m before fighting on strongly but ultimately being run down at the Sunshine Coast last start.  She’ll be prominent in the run.

Skylimit (3) should be a peak fitness here 3rd up.  He won here when resuming before putting in a good effort in Open company last start.  Drops in class but goes up 5kg in weight.  Drawn to get a great run.

Desert General (2) resumes here.  Has a good fresh record and performed well last preparation in similar strength races.


Race 8

Sylpheed (7) is resuming here and also having her 1st run for Toby Edmonds after previously racing with Waterhouse and Bott.  She’s had a couple of trials leading into this with the most recent resulting in a win.  She is unbeaten in 2 fresh runs and looked the goods winning at Caulfield 1st up last preparation.  Following that win she competed well in Listed company in Melbourne.  She’s drawn awkwardly but we have the best in Brisbane on board, Jeff Lloyd to overcome that.

Other Hopes:

Oink (1) resumed last start in fine fashion with a win in this class and over this trip.  He rises in weight but he’ll be improved 2nd up.  Showed talent last preparation competing against older horses.

Royal Tithe (2) resumes here and does race well fresh.  Won the Group 3 Ken Russell when 1st up last preparation.  A most consistent filly who should enjoy a great run.

All Over Bosanova (9) is up in class here but has done nothing wrong in 3 starts.  She’s won all 3 career starts easily, the most recent being a 5.5 length win over 1100m at the Gold Coast.  Has speed and will be prominent in the run.

Best Bet

Race 7 – Hi I’m Back (6)


15/02/17 – Doomben


After a good day at Doomben on Saturday where we found 5 of the 9 winners, we back up there this Wednesday for the midweek meeting.  The track is rated a Soft 6 but fine weather is forecast so we should see an upgrade by kick off.  The rail is out 7m.

Race 1

The 2 year olds start the day and I’ll be giving this race a miss.  Any one of these horses could win as none of them have shown a great deal thus far.

Race 2

Son Of A Brut (1) was fair when resuming here over 1200m.  Fitness gave out late so he’ll be improved here 2nd up.  Last preparation he raced well in better quality races than this.  From the inside gate he should be well placed in the run.

Other Hopes:

Rose Garden (4) ran on well at Ipswich on debut when dead-heating over 1200m.  She didn’t get a lot of room late so there was plenty of merit in the run.

On A High (5) was the horse that dead-heated with Rose Garden last start.  She too ran on well that day so should appreciate the extra distance.

Race 3

Murtasteel (1) has been racing well this preparation.  He’s been in the placings at all 3 starts this preparation and looks close to a win.  Last start at the Sunshine Coast he settled handy before running on well for a narrow 2nd over 1400m.  Unfortunately another horse finished off just a touch stronger than him.  The rise to 1640m suits.  From the nice draw Michael Murphy who claims 3kg should be able to settle in a prominent position.

Other Hopes:

High Africaine (8) should be reaching peak fitness here 3rd up after a couple of good efforts.  Last start she ran on well but was no match for Don’t Doubt Da Wife. She shouldn’t get as far back in this field.

Yallaroi (2) improved last start at the Gold Coast over 1300m.  He settled back and made ground in the straight suggesting the rise in trip will suit.  Has upside at only his 3rd start.

Lujac (3) has been trying for a long time to break his maiden status.  He’s been in the placings recently but was beaten by High Africaine last start.  Awkwardly drawn.

Race 4

Karakabeel (3) has been racing quite well this preparation despite not having a great deal of luck.  He won well 1st up at the Gold Coast.  He never got a clear run in the straight at Doomben 2nd up and probably should have won.  Last start at Eagle farm he raced 3 wide and weakened late over 1400m.  He should handle the rise to 1640m and draws to get a gun run.  Jim Byrne replaces the apprentice.

Other Hopes:

Shotacross The Bow (1) has never been in the top 3 in 7 tries here.  However he did run well last start at the Sunshine Coast over 1600m when finishing 3rd.  This is no harder.

Scoutabout (4) won here over this distance last start.  Should be handy in the run.

First Crush (5) has been racing well this preparation.  Won a Class 1 over 1600m last start at the Sunshine Coast.  This is harder but has improvement in him.

Race 5

I Am The Sculptor (3) will appreciate dropping in class here.  He won well 1st up but has struggled since in 3 harder races.  He’s always shown that he has the ability, it’s just a matter of getting it together during a race.  From barrier 2 Jeff Lloyd should be able to give him a nice run and he’ll be finishing off strongly.

Other Hopes:

Secret Puzzle (5) will go forward and look to lead.  Has weakened late in recent races but this is a drop in class.

Triple Jeopardy (8) has shown improvement lately.  Outside gate a worry but jockey will no doubt go forward.

Rumeron (7) ran on well here last start over 1350m.  Will settle towards the tail but shouldn’t be too far off them in the small field.

Race 6

So Serene (8) resumes here and is having her 1st start for Toby Edmonds after previously racing with Hayes and Dabernig.  This filly has done most of her racing in Group 3 and Listed races and now shows up in a fillies and mares class 3.  She’s had a number of trials in preparation for this so she should be ready to run.  The most recent trial was a very good effort.  She has raced well fresh in the past and her only win came 1st up last preparation.  She’s drawn the outside gate but with the blinkers going back on I expect Jeff Lloyd to roll forward and find a prominent spot.

Other Hopes:

Flo Jo Snip (1) was a costly conveyance last start when run down as a short priced favourite at the Gold Coast.  Her form prior was very good and she gets her chance again her with the drop back in distance.  Will go forward from barrier 2.

Magic Love (2) resumes here on the back of a good trial win.  Showed some ability last preparation and should be handy in the run.

French Concession (6) resumed with a very good 2nd last start here over 1050m.  Will be improved 2nd up and should get all the favours from the inside gate.

Race 7

There looks to be plenty of speed in this race with a number of those drawn wide looking to go forward.  That should suit Ima Showman (5) who should be able to find a nice spot just off the speed from barrier 3.  He resumes here and is undefeated in two 1st up runs.  He competed well against some quality opposition as a 3 year old when last in work.

Other Hopes:

Big Bamboo (2) resumes here following a fair trial.  While he normally races over further he has a very good fresh record and can show up here from the good gate.

Kapgun (9) has been racing well lately.  Won 2 starts back at the Sunshine Coast before finishing 2nd last start when run down late at the Gold Coast.  Gets in with a light weight after the 3kg claim.

Chamarel (1) is resuming here for a new trainer after previously racing with Darren Weir.  Has warmed up for this with a trial win and has raced well fresh in the past.

Race 8

Chin Chun (1) has a horrific overall record of just 1 win from 24 starts but he has been racing well this preparation.  He led and fought on well last start over 1300m at Eagle Farm for 3rd in Class 4 company.  He now drops back to a Class 1 and the drop in distance won’t hurt either.  Brooke Ainsworth who claims 3kg will go forward and could prove hard to run down.

Other Hopes:

Dame Van Winkle (4) resumes here and has raced well fresh in the past.  She’s a consistent type and while she’ll raced over further can feature here.  Will be running on.

Meadow (7) was cod ordinary 1st up.  Prepared to give another go here given the good form she showed last preparation in better races.

Damn Fine (6) ran on last start to just miss the win.  From the inside gate, Larry Cassidy should give him every possible chance.

Best Bets

Race 3 – Murtasteel (1)

Race 4 – Karakabeel (3)

11/02/17 – Doomben


Saturday’s races come to us from Doomben where the track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 5m.  Very warm days are forecast so we could see an upgrade.

***Saturday Morning Track and Weather Update:  The track is rated a Good 4 with fine but hot day forecast.  With that in mind, it is essential that you follow The Punters Collective, @tpcaus on twitter to get all the mounting yard information.****

Race 1

Ruby Red Heart (10) is on debut here for John Zielke and comes here on the back of a nice trial win at Toowoomba.  She jumped well and found the line strongly under her own volition.  The horse that ran 2nd in that trial ran a very good race at Eagle Farm on Wednesday.  Luke Dittman should give her a great run from barrier 5.  I think it’s notable that Zielke has brought her town to debut.

Other Hopes:

Lady Lark (4) won well on debut before finishing 3rd to the talented Snitzkraft last start.  Will be further improved 3rd up.

Pinch Passion (5) was well supported on debuted by disappointed big time.  Was spelled straight after and resumes here.  Was nominated for Wednesday but scratched for this.  Blinkers and tongue tie going on should help.

South Of France (3) finished 2nd at Eagle Farm over 1000m on debut.  The extra distance should suit 2nd up.  Drawn well.

Race 2

Arki (5) has been impressive since coming back from a 2 year break.  He’s won all 4 races he’s contested and handled the step up in grade with ease each time.  Last start he went to the Sunshine Coast and won well over 1800m.  The rise to 2030m here looks within his capabilities and he should be able to control things in front which will help his cause.

Other Hopes:

Frightening Bolt (9) has improved his past 2 starts with the rise in distance.  He ran on strongly last start over 2200m at the Sunshine Coast to just miss the win.  While he’d prefer a bigger track to wind up, he’ll be finishing off hard here.

Annaman (8) is usually not too far away in this grade but rarely wins.  Fought on well last start to finish 4th at the Sunshine Coast over 2200m.  He was a length off Frightening Bolt so needs to lift.

Yoho (3) rises to this distance after finishing 2nd over 1600m at Eagle Farm last start.  It’s unknown whether he’ll handle the distance but he’ll give himself a chance by going forward.

Race 3

Shigeru Mahogany (3) comes down from Rockhampton here after a couple of good runs in Central Queensland.  Last start at Rockhampton over 1050m he found the front and kept going to win by 2.3 lengths.  He’s up in class but deserves his shot at a city win.  From barrier 2 Ashley Butler can race handy.

Other Hopes:

Tarzan (4) resumed last start with a good win here over this trip.  He was gelded during the break and it has obviously worked wonders.  Will need some luck overcoming the wide gate but if can get over without using too much energy then can feature.

We’s Done (12) resumed last start with a win at Ipswich.  She’s up in class but Jeff Lloyd sticks and she’ll be prominent from the good gate.

Love A Rose (14) led last start here over 1200m but was run down late. The drop back in trip will suit.

Race 4

Ahndras (4) was impressive winning over 1600m at the Sunshine Coast last start.  She raced wide and made a long run but still won by 1.3 lengths.  She looks a really nice type who should be further improved here.  Jeff Lloyd can settle midfield before finishing off strongly.

Other Hopes:

Don’t Doubt Da Wife (8) broke her maiden in emphatic fashion last start with a 5.5 length win.  Obviously this is harder but this trip suits and she’ll be prominent in the run.

Ringo’s A Rockstar (1) never runs a bad race.  He’s been in the quinella in 8 of 9 carerer starts.  He rises steeply in distance but he was finishing off strongly last start over 1200m.

Up The Tempo (6) resumed last start here over 1350m and ran on late to finish a narrow 3rd.  Will take improvement from that and has won over this distance in the past.

Race 5

Havasay (3) clearly brings the best form into the race.  Last start he ran on well to finish 1.4 lengths off Madotti in the Magic Million Open Quality over 1300m.  The start prior he ran on strongly to finish 4th here in a Class 6 over 1200m.  He’ll be finding the line strongly again here, no doubt about that.  We just need Damian Browne not to settle too far back.

Other Hopes:

Motion Granted (4) has been in top form this preparation.  After winning 1st up he’s finished a couple of close 2nds.  The rise in distance suits and he should be prominent in the run.

Heartbreak Harry (5) drew wide last start at Eagle Farm and ran on after settling back.  I think from a better gate they’ll be more positive on him.  Form prior to last start was very good which included a close 2nd over 1400m 2 starts back.

No More Mistakes (6) doesn’t have a great record over this trip.  However if he can lead easily then he could get away with some cheap sectionals in front and steal a win.   The 3kg claim helps.

Race 6

I thought the no metro win race previous to this was tricky.  Well this takes it up a notch.  There’s no noted leaders here so exactly where the speed comes from is a query.  Passionflower (4) has put some good efforts in since resuming 3 starts back.  She lost narrowly when resuming before easily winning at the Sunshine Coast over 1400m 2 starts back.  Last start she ran on well to finish 2nd to Mystic Opal at Eagle Farm.  That’s good enough form for this.  She led the day she won so hopefully we see Jimmy Orman go forward here and find a spot close to the front.

Other Hopes:

Magazine Miss (5) draws the inside gate and should be able to race in a handy position which boosts her chances.  Won 2 starts back at Ipswich.

Peking Road (14) takes on older horses here after running on well for 3rd in 3 year old company last start.  Extra distance suits.

Gypsy Secret (7) comes down from Rockhampton in good form.  She won a Class 6 over 1200m last start and wasn’t far off the winner over 1300m the start prior.  Awkwardly drawn but will be running on strongly.

Race 7

Legal Procedure (4) is a talented Rockhampton galloper that comes down following a win over 1300m at home.  Form prior to that was good and he has performed well when he’s come to the city in the past.  He’ll appreciate the drop in weight and the solid speed in front.  He will settle midfield or worse for Michael Hellyer and storm home.

Other Hopes:

Uno Best (2) can be forgiven for failing on a wet track last start.  He simply doesn’t go on it and his good track record is excellent.  He won 2 starts back at the Gold Coast over 1400m, leading all the way.  He’ll go forward here and could prove hard to catch.

Poncherello (12) won last start at the Gold Coast over 1200m in Class 2 company.  This is harder but he went well in the Magic Millions Country Cup the start prior.  Should get a nice run for Luke Tarrant.

Marksfield (6) finished towards the back of the pack last start but can be forgiven after racing 3 and 4 wide.  Previous form was quite good against decent opposition.  Will get a nice run and the 3kg claim helps.

Race 8

Siegfried (10) has come back this preparation in good form.  He won a Class 6 here when resuming before going to the Gold Coast and finishing off well for a close 4th in the Magic Millions Open Quality.  I expect further improvements here 3rd up.  He’s drawn beautifully which will give Jeff Lloyd every opportunity to win.

Other Hopes:

Flamboyer (2) was 42 days between runs when going close to winning the Sunshine Coast Cup last start over 1400m.  Will be on the speed for Alannah Fancourt who claims 2kg.  Could prove hard to run down.

Jopa (5) resumes here and does race well fresh.  The old boy loves it here and will be getting home strong.

Banda Spice (8) had won 3 in a row before finishing 5th in the Sunshine Coast Cup last start.  Got caught wide that day so it was a pretty good effort.  That’s a possibility again here.

Race 9

Fiery Heights (8) is a consistent bloke who has filled the quinella in 12 of 17 starts.  He raced 3 wide last start at Eagle Farm but fought on quite well.  The start prior he drew wide and after fudging the start he went forward and was run down late.  He draws a good gate here in barrier 3 so should get the run of the race for Jeff Lloyd.

Other Hopes:

Oberland (3) has been racing in good form.  He’s won his past 2 at the Sunshine Coast and the last start win was in this class.

Suspense (1) comes up from Sydney for the Snowden’s.  They usually place there horses well up here and this guy brings good form for this type of race.  Has plenty of weight but should get a nice run.

Catseye Surprise (13) was a touch disappointing at Eagle Farm 1st up but I’m prepared to give that run as Eagle Farm doesn’t suit all horses.  Last preparation this horse won here in a 1 metro win race.  Drawn well and gets in with a light weight.

Best Bets

Race 2 – Arki (5)

Race 9 – Fiery Heights (8)

Quinny’s 2017 Autumn Group 1 Tipping Competition

My friend Trent Quinn successfully ran two Group 1 tipping competitions last year.  The 2017 Autumn installment will be kicking off in a couple of weeks and you’re invited to get involved.

I’m not sure on the exact number but roughly 85 punters got involved last time and Quinny is expecting more to join this time around.  If you’re the lucky punter that wins then you’ll receive 70% of the pool.  That adds up to a tidy haul!  There are also prizes for 2nd and 3rd plus weekly winner prizes.

Have a read of the following information and if you feel like getting involved then send Quinny.


1.) All monies ($50 to buy in & that’s your only outlay) must be paid & deposited into the nominated Bank Account by 5.00pm Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 to be eligible for the competition. Thus ensuring correct prize pool size & end prize allocation before commencement of the Comp.

Account Name: Group 1 Fantasy Tipping

BSB # :064 417

Account # : 1096 8319

Reference : Your Name

2. It’s not compulsory to have a Ladbrokes account, but if you wish to be eligible for the weekly prize you will need to have one. When opening an account prior to the commencement of the competition, be sure to email Dutchy shane.holland@ladbrokes.com.au for he will match your opening deposit dollar for dollar up to $1 000. If you are an existing Ladbrokes customer, also email him for he will see to it that you also receive a bonus.

3. Races forming the Tipping Comp will be all Group 1 Races in Sydney & Melbourne from 25th of February 2017 through to Saturday 15th of April 2017.

4. Races will be selected & notified in writing to all contestants prior to commencement of the competition.

5. The Tipping Sheets will be emailed out the day prior showing the featured races to be part of the Competition that weekend. They mainly fall Saturday but there is 1 Friday night race at The Valley on the 24th of March.

6. The Tipping Sheets are to be returned via email to trent.quinn@ithinkproperty.com.au prior to 9.00am (QLD time) on the day of the Competition so that your tips can be logged & registered. Thus allowing for final acceptances, late scratchings, weather conditions etc.

7. Any Tipping Sheets received after this time will not be accepted & will not be eligible for that week’s weekly prize.

8. All payout figures will be determined by the Ladbrokes ‘best tote price’ payout figure to determine weekly winners & running accumulative totals.

9. The competition will be to choose one horse per Group 1 race on the basis of a “fantasy” $100 to win. No each way, no exotics, $100 to win. The figure will be calculated once correct weight is posted – NO PROTEST PAYOUTS HERE !!!!!

10. All the competitor will have to do is nominate their chosen horse for that particular race. Tips are on the basis of $100 the win on the nose.

11. Should your nominated horse be a late scratching then what will happen is your tip will default to the lowest saddle cloth number still in the race. Eg your selection gets scratched on the way to the gates, your tip then becomes horse #1, if it is also scratched, then horse #2 etc etc

12. By Monday 5.00pm (QLD time) an email will be sent with the weekly Leaderboard & the allocation of weekly prizes & running accumulative totals. I work Saturdays so between Open Homes & Auctions I am lucky to be home before 7pm. So just follow your own tips & I’ll endeavour to update on Monday.

13. The winner of the highest fantasy return for the week will receive $100 into their Ladbrokes Account courtesy of Shane Holland.

14. In the event that there are 1 or 2 winners with the equal amount of fantasy return, they will receive $100 each into their Ladbrokes Account.

15. If there are 3 or more winners with the equal amount of fantasy return then the number of winners will split the max $200 equally into their Ladbrokes Account. There will be no countback or one race weighted more heavily than the other.

16. This will occur on a weekly basis.

17. At the conclusion of the competition, Saturday 15th of April 2017. The winner of the highest fantasy return will receive 70% of the initial buy in monies pool as their prize, the second highest fantasy return will receive 20% of the initial buy in monies pool as their prize, the third highest 10%.

18. In the event there is a tie for 1st place, the amount of people who tie will split the 1st & 2nd pools evenly, with the second highest collecting 3 prize (ie 10%).

19. In the event that there is then a tie for the final 10% it will be split accordingly. Eg Player 1 & 2 have the same fantasy return they would get 50% each of the combined 90% Eg Player 3 & 4 have the same fantasy return they would then split the remaining 10% thus receiving 5% each of the 3rd place pool 20. The final prize allocations outlined in points 17,18 & 19 will be in cash.

Quinny – 0401 907 878 / trent.quinn@ithinkproperty.com.au

08/02/17 – Eagle Farm


We back up at Eagle Farm this Wednesday after racing there on Saturday.  The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 11m.  I would expect on pace runners to be favoured.  Fine weather is forecast.

Race 1

Major Luck (3) is a debutante from the Matt Dunn stable.  He’s warmed up for this with 2 good trials.  The most recent was a 4.8 length win at Ballina against older horses and importantly wasn’t shaken up at all.  He’s drawn well which allow Jimmy Byrne to go forward and race in a prominent position.

Other Hopes:

Acceptile (1) resumes here following a good initial preparation,.  He competed in 3 city class races and finished 3rd in all 3 behind some decent horses.  Will have taken improvement during the break and should be handy in the run.

Wicked Express (6) resumes after having just the 1 start last time in work.  Showed speed but weakened late.  From the inside gate he’ll be prominent.

Splitlock (5) is on debut here.  Won a trial back in September at Randwick.  Drawn awkwardly but I would suggest it has some ability.

Race 2

We have another 2 year old race here.  Too many unknowns for me to get involved.

Race 3

Bound For Love (1) resumes here following a couple of trials.  She’s races well fresh and did win 1st up over this distance last preparation.  She progressed well when last in work which saw her win both starts here in harder classes.  She’s drawn the inside gate which should see Jeff Lloyd give her the run of the race.

Other Hopes:

Abohar (3) will appreciate the drop in class after failing at her 1st start up here last time out.  Drawn well and will be prominent in the run.

Rainbow Lace (6) is up in class but will give herself a chance by going forward and trying to control the race.

Race 4

Rock Garden (3) should be fitter here at her 3rd start.  Last start at Doomben she did a lot of work to find the front after jumping slowly.  To her credit she fought on well to finish 3rd by 1.5 lengths.  There doesn’t look to be a great deal of speed in this race which should allow Jimmy Byrne to find a prominent position from the wide gate.  Of course a cleaner start would help.

Other Hopes:

Sonador Angel (7) resumed last start at Doomben and ran on well to finish not far behind Rock Garden.  Will take benefit from that run.

Fallacy (8) is a former John O’Shea horse resuming here for Toby Edmonds.  She’s had a couple of trials leading into this and should run well fresh with Jeff Lloyd steering.

Amaryliss (4) has been well beaten in 2 career starts.  Will find this easier than the Magic Millions maiden and has won a trial since by a good margin.

Race 5

Raja Ampat (4) has been closing in on a win.  Last start at the Sunshine Coast over 1000m he was buffeted early in the straight.  However he kept going to hit the line well and just miss the win.  The rise to 1200m here will suit.  I’d like to see Damian Browne settle a bit closer than normal from the good gate as while he’ll be running on strongly, we won’t want him having to make up too much ground with the rail so far out.

Other Hopes:

Engraved (6) will appreciate the step up in distance here after struggling to keep up early last start over 1000m.  Obviously has ability after finishing not far behind Nicconi Leggera on debut.

Olympic Prince (3) drops back in distance after going too harding and gassing out last start over 1350m.  Will go forward and give them something to chase.  The 3kg claim helps.

Swiss Art (8) should appreciate the rise in distance here.  He hasn’t been too far off them this preparation and I’d expect him to be prominent in the run.


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Race 6

Frank Who (2) has improved in 2 starts since coming to Queensland.  He should be further improved here 3rd up.  Last start at the Sunshine Coast he led and fought on strongly to be nutted right on the line.  He had 60kg that day so it was a fair effort.  His form in Sydney is good enough for a race of this standard.  Jimmy Orman should roll forward and find a forward spot.

Other Hopes:

Slydini (5) was never on the track last start but battled on to finish just over 2 lengths from the winner.  The start prior he ran well for 3rd in a Saturday race.  This is easier and he’s drawn to get a nice run.

Winning Accord (7) was just behind Frank Who last start.  Meets that horse worse at the weights but does get Jeff Lloyd.  Racing consistently well this preparation.

French Song (8) overraced early last start at Doomben over 1615m and still only just missed the win.  Blinkers coming off may help.

Race 7

Dousaichi (3) resumed at Ballina last start with a fast finishing 2nd over 1250m.  He’ll take improvement from that run and has historically run well 2nd up.  From barrier 1 Jeff Lloyd should be able to park just behind the speed before getting out and running home strongly.

Other Hopes:

Plan Red (6) hasn’t been too far off them this preparation.  Did plenty of work at Doomben last start but still fought on well for 2nd behind Zendaye.  Up in class but drops 2.5kg.

Arena Salon (1) disappointed 1st up but probably found it too short.  Will appreciate the rise in distance here.  Has performed well in stronger races than this in the past.  The 3kg claim helps and should be handy in the run.

Stormy Grey (9) has been mixing his form.  If on his game then can take show up from the nice draw.

Race 8

Final Zero (6) looks to be a talented filly.  She won her maiden here over 1200m 2 starts back.  Last start she jumped to a 0-70 fillies and mares race over 1350m and was only run down late after leading.  From the nice draw Jimmy Orman will look to lead here and could prove hard to catch.

Other Hopes:

Princess Is Ready (3) ran on well in a Saturday class 3 last start at the Sunshine Coast.  She drops in class here and carries the same weight thanks to the claim.  Won here 2 starts back.

Dazzle Us Again (2) has finished 2nd in his past 2 starts.  Will go forward and look to control things in front.  I’m a little concerned that he weakened after leading in the small field last start over this distance.  This is easier however.

Rocky Expectations (7) turned he’s form around with a big win at Beaudesert over 1650m last start.  This is tougher but gets his chance by racing in a prominent position and with a light weight.

Race 9

Seq The Star (5) was very good when resuming here over 1000m last start.  She led all the way except for the shadows of the post where she was overhauled later.  She’ll be fitter here 2nd up and is similarly weighted to last start after the claim for Rebecca Williams.  She’ll go forward and could prove hard to catch.

Other Hopes:

Hi Sexy (7) has been racing well and comes here on the back of 2 Northern Rivers wins.  Will be prominent in the run.

Stick With Me (8) resumes here and has raced well fresh in the past.  She’ll get back and be running on which may not be ideal with the rail out.  3kg claim helps.

Apoloboom (1) resumes here and is also having his 1st start for Ben Currie after previously racing in Victoria.  Brings good form over slightly further but does race well fresh.  The 2kg claim helps.

Best Bets

Race 3 – Bound For Love (1)

Race 6 – Frank Who (2)

Race 9 – Seq The Star (5)

04/02/17 – Eagle Farm


After a successful day at the Sunshine Coast last Saturday where we found a number of winners including a $15 shot, we return to Brisbane for racing at Eagle Farm.  The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 8m.  Fine and warm weather is forecast.

Race 1

We start the day with 1 of our favourites…..the 2212m BM75.  Scarlet Poet (11) has been racing well lately and is battle hardened for this trip.  Three starts back she won by 3 lengths at Dalby over 2000m.  Two starts ago she just missed the win at Doomben over 2040m.   However it was her run last start at Doomben over 2220m that will stand her in good stead here. She went forward from the wide gate to take up a prominent position before scooting away in the straight to win by 2.3 lengths.  She’ll carry a light weight here after the claim for Tiffani Brooker and should be handy in the run.

Other Hopes:

Walwa (9) rose 600m last start but ran on strongly over 2200m here.  She’ll take benefit from that and will be running on again strongly.  Meets the 2 that beat her that day better at the weights.

Morendi (3) won easily by 2.3 lengths in this class last start here.  Rises 3kg but races well over this course and distance.

Court’s Star (2) finished 2nd to Morendi here last start.  Will go forward and if can get a soft time in front he could be tough to run down.

Race 2

Just over half the field of these 2 year olds are on debut which always casts doubt over the race.  I’m going with the Matt Dunn trained Trestrail (7).  She finished off well under her own steam in a recent trial when finishing 3rd. Dunn has spoken glowingly about this girl being his best 2 year old.

Other Hopes:

Citrain (4) showed speed when finishing just ahead of Trestrail in the trial just mentioned.  Jeff Lloyd takes the ride.

Pinstryke (3) won on debut at Ipswich over 1000m and should be prominent from the inside gate.

Red Hot Miss (5) is on debut here and has not been seen publicly.  Tony Sears will have her ready to fire and it’s noteworthy that she comes to town to kick off her career.

Race 3

Quatronic (6) is a talented gelding resuming for Matt Dunn.  He’s warmed up for this with a trial win and has raced well fresh in the past.  He raced well last preparation winning 2 of 3 which included a Highway win in Sydney.  He was found to be lame last start before a spell.  From the inside gate Jeff Lloyd should give the horse every possible chance.

Other Hopes:

Vienna Queen (4) dropped in class last start and won well at Doomben.  Prior to that she hadn’t been too far away from some handy types.  Will be prominent in the run.

True Passion (10) burnt up a lot of gas trying to find the front after a slow start last time out but prior to that he put in 2 very good efforts.  Gets in with a light weight after the claim and should make full use of the inside gate.

Just A Bullet (1) has raced well in 2 races this time in work.  The 3kg claim helps and should be working to the line nicely.

Race 4

Prompt Return (4) has come back this preparation in good style.  After winning a trial by a space he finished 3rd here 1st up over 1000m.  Last start he went to the Gold Coast and did an absolute tonne of work 3 wide in the Magic Millions sprint.  Understandably he weakened.  Both races were stronger affairs that this one.  He’ll be fitter again here 3rd up and should given a great run from barrier 5 by Jeff Lloyd.

Other Hopes:

Upstart Pride (3) won here last start over 1000m.  From the inside gate he’ll go forward and look to lead all the way.  The 2kg claim helps.

Skylimit (11) resumed here last start over 1200m and won.  This is harder but has shown a liking for the track.

Beckham (1) resumes here.  Will be better over further but can show up fresh.  Raced well last preparation which included 2 wins here.

Race 5

Mystic Opal (6) showed that the run 2 starts back was just a glitch when romping in here last start over 1400m by 3.5 lengths.  Prior to the run 2 back, she won easily at Doomben and here.  She rises 2kg but I doubt that’s enough to stop her.  She’s drawn well which allow Larry Cassidy to settle midfield before storming home.

Other Hopes:

Princess Charm (14) charged home to win at the Gold Coast over this trip last start.  She’s a month between runs but should get back and find the line strongly.

Dee Nine Elle (13) is drawn to get a great run near the front.  Won in Sydney 3 starts back before struggling a touch in stronger company her past 2.

Time To Torque (4) has won both starts this preparation.  This is harder but has a great record over the trip and will be running on.

Race 6

This has the makings of a trap race.  There’s not too many horses that usually go forward which could set it up for one that does and make it awfully hard for those get back horses to catch them.  Karakabeel (2) will go forward and will could possibly lead.  Either way he’ll be ahead of the pack.  He was very good at the Gold Coast when resuming with a 2.3 length win.  Last start at Doomben he absolutely no luck when never getting clear in the straight.  He looked to have plenty to give.  Alannah Fancourt’s 2kg claim helps.

Other Hopes:

Our Story (12) resumed last start with an impressive win here over 1200m.  She should roll forward from the wide gate but her 2nd up record isn’t that great.  Having said that she has be a chance on that 1st up run.

Candika (15) is a quality horse who has been competing well in stronger races.  She’ll be rattling home but she’ll more than likely settle near last so she may not be suited by the speed of the race.

Always Sacred (1) has been disappointing this preparation. I’m prepared to give him another go given he should get a good run for Jeff Lloyd and has shown ability in the past.

Race 7

Glendara (9) past 2 efforts suggest that the 1600m here will be right up his alley.  Two starts back he ran on after copping a check to finish 1.6 lengths from Madotti in the Magic Millions Open Quality.  Last start he was last entering the straight at the Sunshine Coast over 1400m and ran on well to finish 2.5 lengths from the winner.  He was doing his best work on the line that day so the extra 200m here will definitely be to his liking.  His record over the distance suggests the same thing.  He’s on the quick back up from last week which is a condition he has won under in the past.  Luke Tarrant should be able to settle fairly midfield or better in the run.

Other Hopes:

L’Entrecote (2) has been in good form lately.  He won at Doomben 3 starts back and has been close up on unfavourable soft surfaces his past 2.  He’s drawn to be prominent and will be appreciate being on top of the ground.

Transporter (1) turned back the clock last start when winning well here over this distance.  It had been a long time since he’d won so there’s a doubt over whether he can back it up.  However the authority of the win demands consideration.  3kg claim helps.

Beatniks (5) ran on for 3rd here last start over 1400m. Extra distance should suit.

Race 8

Ringo’s A Rockstar (1) has come back this preparation in the same top form he ended last preparation.  He took on older horses at the Gold Coast 2 starts back and gave them a beating before coming here last start and running on well for 2nd.  He should have won or at least finished closer that day after losing momentum having to cross heels in the straight.  The 3kg claim helps and Brooke Ainsworth should be able to give him a nice run.

Other Hopes:

Oink (2) resumes here.  Connections must have a high opinion of this fellow as they took him to Sydney for the Group 1 Golden Rose last start. Prior to that he was competitive against older horses.  He would have come on in the break and if he’s in any sort of shape then he can give this a shake.

Tyzone (4) comes down from North Queensland in top form.  He has won 5 of 7 and did win in Class 6 company when resuming.  He’s since been freshened.  While this is harder, he’s earned his shot at city class racing.

Vital Love (8) has won both starts this preparation.  She’s up in class here but looks to have some ability.  Ronny Stewart will go forward from the nice gate and she could be hard to run down.

Best Bets

Race 3 – Quatronic (6)

Race 5 – Mystic Opal (6)


02/02/17 – Rockhampton


Callaghan Park at Rockhampton is the venue for this Thursday’s racing where there’s 6 races to be contested.  The track is rated a Good 4 with fine and warm weather forecast.  The rail is out 2.5m.

Race 1

Futureal (4) can be forgiven for her last start effort here over 1050m.  She raced 3 wide without cover and understandably battled to the line.  Her form prior to that was very good with wins here and at Mackay over this distance.  She will get a much better run from the inside gate.

Other Hopes:

King Torio (3) has ability and resumes here.  He won by 6 lengths on debut here before going to Eagle Farm and finding the opposition too strong.  He returned to Rocky to win again over this distance.

Saintly Pro (5) finished 2nd here last start and ahead of Futureal after getting a nice run.  Won here the start prior and the claim certainly helps.

Race 2

The Thomas Affair (3) has put in some good runs here recently.  Last start he fought well for a narrow 2nd over 1500m.  Three starts back he lost by a nose over 1300m.  Nathan “Grubby” Day should be able to control things in front and that will give him every opportunity to hold off the chasers and win.

Other Hopes:

Legal Procedure (1) didn’t have a lot of luck last start but the 2 starts prior he ran on strongly here.  The small field will be to his advantage as he’ll settle back but won’t have that much ground to make up in the run home.

Supreme Jet (6) has been in good form this preparation.  Won a couple of races here before stepping up to this distance last start and battling on after enjoying a great run.  However this is easier.

Race 3

It’s best to sit this 2 year old maiden out with 6 of the 9 starters on debut and not seen publicly.

Race 4

Hyper Drive (6) ran on strongly last start but just couldn’t overhaul the leader here over 1400m when finishing 2nd.  There starts back she won over 1400m here by a length.  She drops 3kg from last start and meets Gambit a horse she beat better at the weights.  Les Tilley should be close up in the run before sprinting strongly.

Other Hopes:

Gambit (1) got caught behind a wall of horses here last start before switching to the outside and finishing off strongly for a 1.2 length 4th.  The extra 100m here suits.

Takings (4) settled back and ran on well last start to finish 2nd in this class over 1400m.  He’ll also be suited but the increased journey.

King Max (2) is always around the mark but struggles to win.  Has drawn to get a nice run but needs to lift as a few of these have had his measure recently.

Race 5

Amazon Ruler (3) put the writing on the wall last start when running on strongly for 2nd here over 1300m.  The step up to 1400m looks ideal.  The Tony Hess galloper brings better form here than his rivals and will be tough to hold out.  No surprise to see the price on offer is rock bottom.

Other Hopes:

If any of these can beat Amazon Ruler then good luck to them but I can’t see a reason why they would.

Race 6

Monaco Dream (11) has been racing in fine form this preparation.  Last start she broke her maiden status with an emphatic win here over 1300m.  After being held up in the straight, she got clear and stormed to the line.  While it’s always difficult to win a Class 1 next start after winning a maiden, this mare is in form and looks capable of doing so.  She gets in with just 52kg after the claim for Zoe White.

Other Hopes:

Let Me Say This (4) has been racing well this preparation.  He ran on strongly to just miss the win 1st up before making ground last start for a close 5th.  Awkwardly drawn but will be finding the line.

Said Written (1) has been freshened up after joining the Olivia Cairns stable after previously racing with Ben Currie at Toowoomba.  Races well on the fresh side and will find this easier than recent races.

Abe’s Baby (12) won her 1st race last start with an all the way win.  This is harder but could prove hard to catch.

Best Bets

Race 5 – Amazon Ruler (3)

Race 6 – Monaco Dream (11)