Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Thursday’s Eagle Farm meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races on the card. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 7
Rail Position: Out 6m entire circuit
This looks nice race for ARCHDEACON to finally break his maiden status. Placed in both starts leading into this and he should get his chance in this field.
REAWAKEN just looked to battle in the soft ground at Rosehill in his trial. Interestingly comes north for debut and from ideal barrier should go close on debut.
MAJESTICS REQUEST raced up on the speed at Ipswich on debut and fought the race out strongly when held placing. Better from the race experience and will be competitive.
HATS has been solid enough in both his trials. Ryan Maloney takes the ride on debut and would monitor betting moves closely.
COULDN’T REFUSE started a short priced favourite at Doomben last start and finished too well for good tough win. Drawn to get the ideal run in transit and will take beating.
MOUNT TABORA has been good with too strong placings leading into this. Chased home the smart Agassi last start and that form good enough for this.
FAIRY ME HOME resumes from spell. He raced consistently last time in work and although yet to place fresh this not difficult and he looks up to winning this.
WILD MOON had perfect run before sprinting away to win as he liked at Ipswich. Has race fitness on a few of these and would not leave out of multiples.
Tip: COULDN’T REFUSE
Always had an opinion of TRENGGANU. He won fresh last time in work before a string of consistent performances. He can win this first-up.
SPINNING SPIRIT is another resuming. She hardly ran a bad race at Toowoomba last time in work and deserves her chance in town this prep.
Liked the way GENZAI THE WOLF finished the race off when placed here first-up from spell. Sure to strip fitter ad he will be right in the mix.
MISHANI REBEL relished the heavy to win at Gold Coast fresh then just did not finish race off here last start. Drawn ideally and will get all the favours.
JETTY won with something in hand at Doomben last start. Drawn to get the perfect run and he should go close to winning again.
RUDDOCK started long odds on favourite at Doomben last start but after leading just faded final stages. Should control this from the front and looks the one to catch.
BOOM SPENDER finished too well winning this track two starts back then went to Doomben and again was working home. Will give them a start but watch late.
TREASURE OF GOLD demolished an easier field at Toowoomba last start. Deserves his chance up in class and would not dismiss.
The big query for me is the debutant NOT TOO HARD. Looked strong winning his only trial at the Gold Coast and from inside gate she will be tough to hold out.
QIJI BELLEZZA has the benefit of race experience and she looks close to a win coming off two solid placings to begin this prep. Third-up and looks winning chance.
RED RUBI chased home solidly behind a speedy winner at Doomben last start. Primed third-up from spell and if she can hold that form is sure to be a factor.
KOZLUCA has had plenty of trial experience to get ready for his debut. Chris Waller/James McDonald combination is hard to ignore.
Tip: NOT TOO HARD
LOT’S WIFE was impressive winning first-up at the Gold Coast then went to Doomben and was not beaten all that far. She comes into this ready third-up from spell and can return to winners stall.
MITTA MARY made good late ground winning at Gold Coast first-up from spell then has just battled last couple. If he can find first-up form would be right in the mix.
EMMA’S JET finished too well to win at Gold Coast last start. Does get up in class but will be fitter again and would not dismiss.
KATERU was not beaten all that far here last start when came from well back. If he can sit a little closer he will be a factor in this.
Tip: LOT’S WIFE
Have been on KING OF THE DESERT in all three starts this time in and he has just fallen a touch short. Overdue for a win and gets his chance in this.
VERANES finished too well to win at Sunshine Coast two starts back then just got too far back at Doomben. Looking for her to bounce back in this.
ADORADANCER had excuses here last start when pulled up with poor recovery. Previous form was sound with a couple of solid placings and she gets chance to bounce back.
RABBIT HUNTER battled on well in the small field when placed at Sunshine Coast first-up before getting too far back last start. Ready third-up from spell.
Tip: KING OF THE DESERT
WOLF MOON created a big impression at Sunshine Coast when he gave maiden field a galloping lesson. Had a break since and recent trial win suggests he can win fresh.
RETURN WITH HONOUR deserves a win. He has been placed in four of his last five starts and form looks good enough to get away with this.
GAELIC PUZZLE finally broke through for soft maiden win at Doomben last start. Third-up from spell and from perfect barrier draw gets her chance to win again.
KUSAMA started big odds first-up at Doomben but thought her run was super only fading late to miss placing. Sure to be better from the run and will be in this for a long way.