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

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: Out 0.5m entire circuit

IGOR won maiden at Gold Coast two back then followed up with an Ipswich placing last start. Thought he would sit in behind early speed and have last crack at these. This looks a winnable race.

TREASURE OF GOLD was a Toowoomba winner two starts back then battled on well when held second spot at Ipswich. Finds a similar race and will be up front for a long way.

APACHE CHASE will control this race from the front. He was strong when challenged here in maiden company last start and should be able to take the next step in this.

BORLOTTI was not disgraced at Grafton last start when beaten less than 3 lengths. He can sneak into the multiples.


Liked the way HUMBOLT CURRENT accelerated last 200m and won with something in hand here last start. Finds similar field here and no reason he cannot win again.

HIGH OPINION was strong winning on the heavy ground at Randwick two back then just got too far back at Kensington and was never close. Veteran who if finds best form will be a factor.

SIR BARNABUS was luckless when wide here two back and entitled to tire then liked the way he hit the line when placed at Ipswich last start when made late ground. Watch for him to be making good ground late.

ROMAKASH will roll forward and control this race from the front. Strung together two straight wins before couple of sound placings leading into this. He will take catching from the corner.


STUTTERING has been racing in super form this prep with three wins and a placing from his four starts. Is going to need some magic early from Ron Stewart to find a position but if close enough straightening no reason he will not win again..

PROMETHEUS raced up on the speed and proved too strong on the heavy at Sunshine Coast. He makes his own luck sitting in first couple and will look winner at some stage in straight.

MUSHAIREB comes into this ready third-up. Out to his right distance and this looks a nice race for him. Would not leave out of winning chances.

MANGIONE has been placed in his last. Should get right run in behind the speed and if gap opens straightening will take holding out.


REAL FINE WINE ran a competitive race in Listed company last start. Back in winnable race and happy to have something each way on her.

BLEU ZEBRA showed an abundance of speed to lead and won with something in hand at Sunshine Coast on debut. Drawn to be up on the speed will take catching.

MISHANI MISS was not all that far off placing behind Kisukano first-up. She will strip fitter and takes beating.

XERRI resumes. Finished first prep with a win and must include in chances.


CHICO MILAGRO won maiden by big space three back then two runs since better than finishing positions suggest. Back to 1200m and this looks a winnable race. He is a major player.

Like the way that HI FIVER has been hitting the line from the back in last couple. Racing as if the 1200m will suit and watch for him to be powering home late.

ARTHUR IN CHARGE was a Newcastle winner fresh then followed up with a couple of sound placings. Finds a similar race here and must include in .

BUGALUGS is racing in super form and lines up for four straight in this. Will roll forward from wide gate.


EURO BELLE won here two back then just missed Stuttering last start. That looks good form for this. Barrier draw gives her the advantage and she is top pick.

Really liked the way STARLA put the race beyond doubt in a couple of strides at Doomben last start. She has a sharp turn-of-hoof when she is let down and would expect her to be right in the finish despite her awkward barrier draw.

Forget LUNAR LIGHT went around at Ipswich last start when never on the track. That was in Listed company and back in right race here expect she will improve.

SLOW HANDS strips fitter second-up from spell. Needs some early luck from his wide gate but cannot leave out of multiples.


MUSICAL GENIUS only just missed on the heavy ground behind the smart Tullio at Sunshine Coast first-up. Strips fitter second-up and this looks a nice race for her.

Most punters saw the luckless run of SOCIALISING when she was held-up final stages. She gets her chance to make amends in this field.

ALL SHIRAZ has been racing in competitive form since winning at Toowoomba. She is not far off returning to winners stall.

FLYING MACHINE will go back from wide gate but if leaders go out too hard here she could be the one to finish over the top of these.


MR BELLAGIO relished the heavy ground to win by a big space at Gold Coast two starts back then had a freshen up before working home solidly in the Eye Liner last start. His best form is at the 1400m and he can win.

SMARTEDGE is the query runner making debut for new stable (ex: Snowden Team). Been touch disappointing in Listed company of late but better than that and this easier.

RED DOULTON has been competitive in all three runs this time in and she looks well placed.

The run of PERSUADER in the Gai Waterhouse was better than finishing position suggests. Back in right race here.



Have a bit of an opinion of PARANGAS and she found her best third-up at Gold Coast when came from the back to win as she liked. Steps up on class but this does not look beyond her and happy to go with her on top.

GLEN ORD is finding it difficult to win this time in but he has been racing in consistent form and will not be far off again.

HALLOWED GIRL will relish getting out to this trip. She finished all over them winning at Doomben last start and if she can hold that form should feature again last 200m.

LORD GODODDIN brings consistent Sydney for up North and would not leave out of multiples.