Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Eagle Farm meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: +1 entire circuit

Eagle Farm R1 – 2yo Handicap 1200m

RELEASE THE BEANS started favourite here first-up from spell and he stayed on well to hold minor placing and beat rest of the field with ease. Strips fitter and he can get away with this.

PRINCESS BOJACK relished the heavy ground and won in a canter at Ipswich last start. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and if rain persists her chance enhanced.

CRYMENOTEARS wanted to go a little keenly on the pace here last start but she stayed on and held second spot. Ready third-up and can go one better.

ALLUSIONIST comes north of two strong NSW provincial placings. He will not be maiden for much longer and gets chance in this field.


SHOOTING FOR GOLD showed an impressive turn-of-hoof to drive through and win with something in hand first-up. He should go on with it and win this.

GENZAI THE WOLF won here two starts back then chased home Shooting For Gold last start. He can chase home into quinella spot again.

KOONUNGA just got too far back here first-up but was warming up final stages. She will be better from that outing and if she can sit a bit closer may surprise these.

ICED comes off a strong last start win this track. He will find this a bit harder but would not leave out of multiples.


SCHWEID AS showed good speed and led them up here first-up from spell but he was overran final stages. He will be much better from that outing and takes catching in this field.

SPIRIT HOUSE was an eye catcher making good late ground from the back here last start. Drawn to get perfect run in behind the speed and only needs clear path last 200m to be a factor.

POWER BOOM resumes from spell. She has a super first-up record (4:3-1-0) and despite an awkward barrier draw must include in place chances.

AVIEMORE is another first-up from break. She has won three of her five starts and was good enough to run in Listed company last time in work. She can run a cheeky race fresh.


RED CHASE has been a little one paced in his three runs back from spell but he finds a winnable race here and he will look winner at some stage in the straight.

BOOMSARA has the speed to drive through and lead these from ideal barrier. If he can get a cheap sectional middle stages he may steal this from the corner.

MATOWI is the big query resuming from a spell. He has won fresh and was competitive in better races than this last time in work. Must respect.


WITHOUT THINKING was luckless in the G3 Gunsynd last start when found plenty of trouble and forget finishing position. He had won three previous starts and gets back in right race here.

AURON looks close to returning to the winners stall. He comes into this off two solid placings and from ideal barrier draw must respect.

TITLED TYCOON has won two of his three starts this time in both at Newcastle. Drawn touch awkwardly but he will be competitive in this class.

Liked the maiden win of VICTORIA PARK this track last start. He had been racing in consistent form previous to that and would not leave him out again.


TEARS OF LOVE was beaten less than a length when placed behind Smart Meteor here last start. Only needs to hold that form and he will be in the mix again.

CINQUEDEA chased home well in the small field behind Indispensable at Doomben last start. Looks well placed with apprentice claim and cannot leave him out of chances.

LONDON BANKER looks ready to find winning form third-up from spell. Placed in both runs leading into this and that form solid enough for this.


This looks nice race for DREAMREACHER coming off a couple of solid placings. Arguably should have won last start when protested unsuccessfully. Happy to go with him on top.

MR WONG comes north in good form. Placed at Randwick last start despite covering plenty of ground. Should get a better run in transit and looks an each way chance.

AVOWAL was beaten less than a length at Doomben last start. Going to need an ounce of luck from wide gate but cannot leave out of multiples.

CHAMPAGNE AUNTY resumes from spell. She was placed when fresh last time in work and if she can find that form first-up will be a major player.


TRIPLE ACE looks the one to beat in this. Not beaten all that far in a nice race at Rosehill last start and only needs to bring that form to Queensland to get away with this.

DERULO comes into this in winning form. Won with something in hand at Sunshine Coast last start and from ideal barrier here should get perfect run in transit.

SHANJOMI looks a smart filly. Resumes in winning form at Doomben last start when raced on the speed before sprinting clear final stages. Inside gate a bonus.


FISTICUFFS was a little disappointing first-up when always back in second half. He has a super second-up record (4:2-1-1) and if he can get some luck from the corner may finish all over these.

COLPO DI TAMBURO finished the race off strongly to win at Doomben last start. If he can produce similar form in this he will be right in the mix.

SNOW VALLEY comes into this third-up from spell. Her two runs have been better than finishing positions suggest and she can sneak into a minor placing.