Golden Eagle 2021 – Horses, Betting Tips & Odds

We have expert betting tips for the Golden Eagle this Saturday at Rosehill which features a quality field of 22.

The Golden Eagle is a must-see race in Sydney, featuring the likes of I’m Thunderstruck, Private Eye and Apache Chase.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide available for the 2021 Golden Eagle, which is Race 7 on the card.

All odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

Our best bets for Golden Eagle 2021


Best Bet:

I’m Thunderstruck @ $4 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Each Way Bet:

Private Eye @ $7 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Roughie:

Maximal @ $14 Bet @ Sportsbet


Golden Eagle Trifecta Tips

Punters should have five runners on their ticket for the Golden Eagle trifecta.

  • I’m Thunderstruck
  • Private Eye
  • Maximal
  • Ellsberg
  • Forbidden Love

Golden Eagle First-Four Tips

We have included six runners for our Golden Eagle first-four.

  • Private Eye
  • I’m Thunderstruck
  • Ellsberg
  • Maximal
  • Forbidden Love
  • Vangelic

Golden Eagle Form Guide & Tips


1. Private Eye (Best Each Way – $7) Bet @ Sportsbet

Private Eye stormed home to win the Epsom and there is little wrong with that form. Drawn wide, but he will drop back and storm home again.

2. I’m Thunderstruck (Best Bet – $4) Bet @ Sportsbet

A lovely type from Melbourne who showed them a thing or two last start. A surprising move to come to Sydney, but he’s the class of this field and the future is bright.

3. Aegon ($34) Bet @ Sportsbet

The Kiwi hasn’t flourished since arriving in Australia. He’s a smart type, but you could only back him on trust.

4. Apache Chase ($6.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

Shorter in the betting than expected for a Queensland runner. Seven wins from 16 starts, but it beat Emerald Kingdom last start, who ran terribly in Sydney last week.

The form doesn’t stack up well for this level of racing.

5. Aysar ($126) Bet @ Sportsbet

Form is Europe was good, but it’s awful in Australia. Arguably shouldn’t be in the field.

6. Aim ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet

Returned to form with an upset win last start at Randwick. He defeated Ellsberg, so it’s a solid form guide.

Odds could appeal to some.

7. Amish Boy ($35) Bet @ Sportsbet

Finding it tough to win races and we don’t see that changing here. Should find them much too tough.

8. Exoboom ($34) Bet @ Sportsbet

Another runner that returned to his best form last start. There is plenty of ability with this gelding, but we’re not sure if he’s a Group 1 type just yet.

9. Ellsberg ($9) Bet @ Sportsbet

Second behind Aim last start, but he didn’t have much luck in the run. He doesn’t know how to run a bad race, so we wouldn’t be leaving him out.

10. Love Tap ($35) Bet @ Sportsbet

An enigmatic runner who is talented on his day, but we never know when that is. Too risky to part with our money.

11. Count de Rupee ($14) Bet @ Sportsbet

Ran only a half-length behind Aim and Ellsberg last start. That should be a solid form guide, and it loves this track.

Include for value.

12. Laws of Indices ($26) Bet @ Sportsbet

A former European who won a Group 1 in France just two starts back. He didn’t fire last start and drawing barrier 19 makes it tough.

Hard to line up his form.

13. Maximal (Best Roughie – $14) Bet @ Sportsbet

Another European, but we think his form measures up well. He’s a three-quarter brother to Frankel, and he has form behind the likes of Poetic Flare and Baaeed.

Risky from barrier 22, but a big run wouldn’t surprise.

14. Reve de Vol ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet

A former Irish runner who might need more time. Watch for late betting moves.

15. Forbidden Love ($31) Bet @ Sportsbet

Nothing wrong her effort last time out and she always has the ability to finish strongly. Watch for it late.

16. Vangelic ($23) Bet @ Sportsbet

Only fifth behind Icebath last week and she’s on the quick back-up. Drawn to push forward and give them something to catch.

17. Media Award ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet

Scored three consecutive wins in Victoria before running eighth at Randwick. She would need to improve on that effort.

18. Atishu ($23) Bet @ Sportsbet

A classy former Kiwi who might have come to the end of her campaign. Rain on the day would make it interesting.


Kiku @ $61
Our Playboy @ $101
Wheelhouse @ $101
Blondeau @ $151

Once again, all odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

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.



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