We’re back at Eagle Farm this Saturday after the Magic Millions meeting on the Gold Coast last week. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 6m. We have some hot days coming up which always lends itself to storms which look most likely on Saturday. That’s something we’ll have to keep an eye on.
It looks a tough day so best of luck if getting involved.
Ten Foot Tall (9) resumes here following just the 1 career start. She debuted at Doomben over 1050m back in October and showed plenty of early toe. She led but weakened with about 250m to go. The tongue tie goes on here suggesting to me that she may have had an issue that day which would explain her run. She’ll go forward and could be hard to run down. Jeff Lloyd going on is a positive.
Paradis Imperial (1) comes down from Central Queensland with 4 wins from 4 starts. Will be prominent from the inside gate.
South Of France (3) is on debut and has trialled ok leading into this. Well bred and from good yard I expect a bold showing from the nice barrier.
Zukaz (6) will find this easier than his past few starts. Was 6.6 lengths behind Houtzen last start which is good enough form for this. Claim helps.
Gee whiz these BM75 distance races are tough. We get another 1 today where most of the field has a realistic chance of winning. I’ll have a small interest on 1 at a good price in Charles The Third (15). He won at Moree over 1600m 3 starts back and then won at Toowoomba over 2000m 2 starts back. Last start he went to Doomben and made a long sustained run over 2220m to finish 2nd. This is a harder race but the bigger Eagle Farm track will suit and he’ll be running on.
Scotty Be Gotti (4) ran a good race last start at the Gold Coast over 2200m. He went forward and fought on well to finish 2nd. Has drawn out but will go forward and be prominent. Any rain would enhance his chances.
Caillebotte (1) should be ready to show something at his 5th run this preparation. Will appreciate the bigger track and this is his best distance.
Walwa (13) has won her past 2 starts. The most recent win was and easy effort at Doomben over 1640m. Jumps 600m but looks capable of handling it.
Khaleesi (7) has been racing in super form this preparation with 6 top 3 finishes from 7 starts. She resumed off a freshen up last start at Doomben over 1200m where she ran on well to win. She defeated Pepperano that day. Tiffani Brooker who claims 2kg should settle handy and be strong to the line.
Fiery Heights (5) drops back to a distance that he loves following a good effort at Doomben over 1350m. He’s drawn wide but he’ll go forward for Jeff Lloyd and will be fighting out the finish.
War Jet (1) is on the quick backup after finishing 5.6 lengths off Target In Sight last start at the Gold Coast. Was caught wide that day and will find this easier than that race.
Heartbreak Harry (11) came down from Central Queensland last start and was just beaten by Banda Spice here over 1400m. Drops in distance but will be running on strongly.
Executed (2) trialled really well before putting in a good effort at the Sunshine Coast over 1000m 1st up. Under 60kg he ran on well but was unable to catch Sundance. He drops 2kg here and is drawn to get a great run just behind a solid speed. He’ll be fitter for the 1st up effort and has a top 2nd up record.
Lady Jetsetter (9) raced 3 wide last start at the Sunshine Coast and never really stood a chance. She was beaten easily by Executed and now meets that horse much worse at the weights. From barrier 1 she’ll be prominent. Has a good record over this distance.
Espiritu (8) resumed last start here over 1000m and ran 3.3 lengths behind Hidden Pearl. The 2nd horse in that race Viddora ran super last Saturday at the Gold Coast. She’ll be fitter here and has a good 2nd up record.
Hard Stride (1) struggled in Group 3 company 2 starts back but all over starts this preparation have been quite good. The 3kg claim helps but is awkwardly drawn.
This Class 3 over 1200m is a really trick affair with so many chances. Motion Granted (6) resumed 2 starts back with an easy win here in Class 2 company over 1000m. Last start he went to the Gold Coast where he ran home strongly to finish 2nd to Ringo’s A Rockstar in a BM75. The horse has the ability to race forward or back but in a race that doesn’t appear to have a great deal of speed, we may find Alannah Fancourt who claims 2kg going forward. He has a good record at the track and should be running on strongly.
Dylan’s Luck (4) resumed at the Gold Coast over 900m and flashed home for 2nd. The rise in distance here suits and he was competitive in some good races last preparation.
Always Sacred (1) should be ready to fire here 3rd up. Loomed large last start at the Gold Coast but didn’t go on with it.
Tempete Rouge (16) is up in class here but has won her past 2 starts. Winner at the track 2 starts back. Drawn to get a great run.
Ringo’s A Rockstar (1) was very good last preparation and appears to have come back well if his 2nd up run is anything to go by. Last start at the Gold Coast he sat 3 wide in the run but still stormed home to win a BM75 over 1200m by a length. He draws better here and should get a great run for Brooke Ainsworth who claims 3kg.
Alter Call (4) is a high priced individual who appears to have the ability to back the price tag up. Was listed placed on debut and has won her 2 starts after that. Will go forward from the wide gate.
Mishani Sleuth (2) finished off strongly to win at the Gold Coast over this distance 2nd up. Claim helps and will benefit from a strong pace.
Muddy Rope (8) faces his toughest test to date here. He has looked good winning both his career starts at the Sunshine Coast and deserves his shot at City class racing.
L’Entrecote (3) has been racing well this preparation. He won 2 starts back at Doomben over 1615m before running on strongly last start over 1800m at the Gold Coast last start. Drops back to 1600m here which is a distance he has a top record over. He’s drawn well which will allow Damian Browne to be prominent in the run.
Lordag (6) ran 4th to L’Entrecote 2 starts back before putting in a good effort in the Bernborough last start. Has been close in all runs this preparation so looks close to a win.
Bodega Negra (4) can mix his form but has won a few recently. Won at the Gold Coast last start over 1800m when going forward. Drawn to do a similar thing here.
Yoho (11) gets out to a suitable distance here 3rd up. Will lead this lot and could prove hard to run down.
Mystic Opal (11) didn’t have a lot of luck early last start and settled back before not finding a lot in the run home. Prior to that she’d been impressive winning 1st and 2nd up. She’s had a month off since her last start and I expect that to have done her the world of good. There looks to be good speed in the race which will help her get home strongly.
Princess Charm (19) needs a few scratchings to get in the field but is a must have if she gets a start. She savaged the line last time out at the Gold Coast to win. Form prior was also good.
Passionflower (17) was good 1st up before romping in 2nd up at the Sunshine Coast by 3.5 lengths. Has a good record over this distance and will get a nice run.
Beatniks (1) will find this easier than what she’s been facing recently. Will appreciate the rise in distance and the claim helps.
Race 6 – Ringo’s A Rockstar (1)
Race 7 – L’Entrecote (3)