We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Eagle Farm that features nine quality betting races.
The Gold Edition Plate takes centre stage in Queensland and we have our best value bets at the ready.
Eagle Farm horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:48) Merry Christmas From BRC 0MW (1200m)
#1 – Bestie @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bestie is searching for three consecutive wins after scoring at Toowoomba last time out.
The five-year-old gelding finished a half-length in front last time out and it was his fifth career win from 16 starts.
His form bodes well and punters get value odds.
Race 2. (13:23) Roku Gin 0MW (1200m)
#8 – Dovetail Diva @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dovetail Diva comes off a second placing at Sunshine Coast and that form bodes well at this level.
The three-year-old filly by Headwater carries only 54kg here and that should bring her into contention.
Drawing barrier two is another positive and she gets her best chance to record an overdue win.
Race 3. (13:58) Mount Franklin C3 Plate (1400m)
#5 – Tamilaide @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Kelly-trained gelding hasn’t done much wrong throughout his career, including eight starts for three wins and five placings.
He comes off a third placing at Ipswich behind a smart type, so we’re expecting that form to bode well for this race.
We’re not surprised by the money coming for the favourite.
Race 4. (14:33) Slipper Winner Quality (2200m)
#1 – Wapiti @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old gelding has yet to win from five attempts at Eagle Farm, but his form this season has been good.
He scored a win at Sunshine Coast two starts back by a half-length before running third behind So You Win at Doomben.
That form should take him close off the inside draw.
Race 5. (15:12) Ascot Green Grand Prix Stakes (2100m)
#5 – Gypsy Goddess @ $1.35 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Gypsy Goddess is searching to remain unbeaten after four starts and the money has come for the favourite.
The three-year-old filly won at Doomben by 1.3 lengths last start and she is a filly heading in the right direction.
Getting the inside draw with 55kg on her back bodes well.
Race 6. (15:52) Tab BM85 (1000m)
#8 – Xerri @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Xerri scored an overdue win at Sunshine Coast last time out and he could kick on with it now.
The four-year-old son of Snitzel won by a length after showing good early pace, so expect similar tactics here.
Carrying 54kg is a steal and Robbie Fradd takes the ride.
Race 7. (16:28) XXXX Gold Edition Plate (1200m)
#2 – Far Too Easy @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Connections turned down bug money for Far Too Easy, so expectations are big for the three-year-old.
The son of All Too Hard owns four wins from five starts, including a 1.5-length win at Doomben last time out.
We’re not sure if he’ll win $800,000 like he was offered, but winning the Gold Edition would be a good start.
Race 8. (17:13) Tab Lough Neagh Stakes (1400m)
#10 – Tumbler Ridge @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tumbler Ridge finished second last time out and we like his chances of going one better on Saturday.
The four-year-old son of Spill the Beans is a four-time winner from 19 starts, so he’s consistent enough for punters to back with confidence.
He’s another light weight runner with upside.
Race 9. (17:48) BRC Membership BM72 (1600m)
#10 – Lethal Warning @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lethal Warning won on debut and the four-year-old mare has run some nice races since.
The daughter of Lucas Cranach comes off a fourth at Sunshine Coast and we expect that form to stack up nicely.
She only needs to find cover from the wide draw to go close.
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.