We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Eagle Farm that features seven quality betting races.
Midweek racing in Queensland returns to Eagle Farm and we have our best value bets available.
Eagle Farm horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (13:08) Racecourse Village Maiden (1400m)
#1 – Baltic Cavalier – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Angela Plumb-trained five-year-old owns two placings from four starts, including a second placing at Gatton last time out.
He was only a nose behind the winner and we expect that form to stack up nicely at midweek level. It’s not a strong field and he could take advantage.
Drawing the inside barrier is ideal and we expect a top effort.
Race 2. (13:43) Mekka Wednesday Races Maiden (1000m)
#4 – Saltoree – Bet @ Sportsbet
Saltoree has finished second in all three career starts and she is firmly knocking on the door of a successful run.
The four-year-old finished a nose behind the winner at Sunshine Coast last start as the $1.85 favourite, so expectations are high.
Barrier four is ideal and she looks set to break through.
Race 3. (14:18) Sky Racing C3 Plate (1400m)
#3 – McCovey Cove – Bet @ Sportsbet
McCovey Cove sprouted wings to score at Eagle Farm and a repeat of that effort would see him winning.
The five-year-old son of Husson owns three wins and four placings from eight starts, so he doesn’t know how to run a bad race.
Punters shouldn’t expect big odds in the small field.
Race 4. (14:53) Mount Franklin C5 Handicap (1840m)
#3 – Smart Meteor – Bet @ Sportsbet
Smart Meteor scored a quality win at Eagle Farm two back and although beaten last time out, it came against a strong field.
He finished 1.6 lengths behind Zigallene in open company, so that bodes well for this run and he could add to his record on Wednesday.
He has figured in the finish in 17 of his 31 starts, so he’s experienced and ready to fire.
Race 5. (15:28) Tab Venue Mode BM62 (1300m)
#4 – Spokesman – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chris Waller lines up the four-year-old gelding that has yet to fire at Eagle Farm, but his recent trial win is encouraging.
The son of Press Statement scored a trial win at Gold Coast and that should give him confidence to produce the goods on race day.
James Orman takes the ride and that should give punters confidence. We would look for a late betting push with Spokesman, who should be well-favoured against the small field.
Race 6. (16:03) XXXX Dry BM62 (1300m)
#3 – Short Sara – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to score back-to-back wins is Short Sara, who scored by 1.8 lengths at Ipswich last time out.
The four-year-old mare owns three wins and three placings from 10 starts, so she is always around the mark and punters often get value odds.
Jaden Lloyd takes 3kg off her back and that could make the difference. She handles all track conditions and we’re expecting another top effort from the runner that could progress through the grades nicely this season.
Race 7. (16:38) Country Music Raceday C1 (1600m)
#8 – Humaliwo – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Chris Waller-trained mare showed nothing on debut at Kembla Grange but she quickly improved to win at Gold Coast fresh up.
She scored a narrow win and she showed an impressive turn-of-foot to get the job done, which bodes well for this contest.
Having senior rider Noel Callow in the saddle helps and punters could get each-way odds on race day.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.