We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Eagle Farm that features nine quality betting races.
Group 1 racing returns to Eagle Farm and we have our best value bets available for the undercard.
Eagle Farm horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:43) Tattersall’s Life Members Stakes (1830m)
#3 – Tutukaka @ $1.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters have to take short odds for the Kiwi runner, but the two-year-old looks set to breakthrough for the win.
The son of Tavistock comes off a third placing behind Volcanic Rock, which is quality form for this level of racing.
James McDonald rides and we would add the $1.40 to our multis.
Race 2. (12:18) Ernie Ward Memorial Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Redoute’s Image @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old turned her form around when scoring at Sunshine Coast and she’s capable of going back-to-back.
She scored her second career win from 14 starts, and although she’s not the most consistent type, she is good enough to kick on with it.
Craig Williams rides and he’s the form jockey of the carnival.
Race 3. (12:53) Winning Edge Presentations Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Kingston’s Here @ $2.25 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding comes off a win at Gold Coast and it came by four lengths. It was a stylish victory and his only other win came at Eagle Farm.
He has finished worse than second in only one of his five starts, so he has made a consistent start to his career. The sixth came in a tough contest, so punters should be confident here.
$2.25 could shorten throughout the week.
Race 4. (13:28) Tattersall’s Gold Crown (2137m)
#1 – Polly Grey @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Rain is expected throughout the week, which will help Polly Grey. The Kiwi has yet to win from nine attempts on a good track, but has an outstanding record on soft and heavy surfaces.
She is a nine-time winner for Chris Waller that gets in well on the weights and we’re not surprised by the weight of money coming for her.
She could start odds on, so take the $2.50.
Race 5. (14:03) Battle of the Bush Final (1200m)
#2 – Tango Rain @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tango Rain needs luck from the wide draw but the Jay Morris-trained runner is the form horse of the field.
The seven-year-old has rattled off three consecutive wins and his most recent came in open company at Rockhampton.
He’s a five-time winner at the distance and we wouldn’t overlook his chances at each-way odds.
Race 6. (14:42) Tattersall’s Cup (2400m)
#4 – Incentivise @ $1.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Incentivise is being labeled as a Melbourne Cup type after destroying fields in Brisbane. The four-year-old is heading to the Peter Moody stables in Melbourne, but could end his Queensland campaign with another victory.
The son of Shamus Award scored by 9.5 lengths last start, and although the opposition has been poor, he has made them look second rate.
With 55kg on his back, there are no excuses and he should be cruising home again.
Race 7. (15:22) Edward Street Brisbane BM80 (1000m)
#6– Shooting for Gold @ $2.35 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Shooting for Gold was good enough to score three consecutive wins last preparation and he looks well-placed at this level.
The son of Shooting to Win is a four-time winner from eight starts overall, and he has been heavily backed in opening betting markets.
He has been primed with a trial win at Doomben, so put him on top.
Race 9. (16:34) Eureka Stud W.J Healy Stakes (1200m)
#1 – Baller @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Baller has come of age since arriving in the Tony Gollan stables and he could win his third straight star.
The five-year-old gelding is a four-time winner at the distance and having James McDonald in the saddle is a bonus.
$4 is a fair price given his form and that could shorten to around $3 come race day, so take the value available.
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.