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Our Eagle Farm Horse Racing Tips for the weekend.

Includes two Group 2 races, two Group 3 races and two Listed races.

Vanna Girl (Eagle Farm Race 7 No. 2)
With 6 wins and 2 places from 9 starts, this Husson filly is the early favourite in this Group 2 races for three-year-old fillies. She hit the front at the 50m and drew away to win the Listed Daybreak Lover 3YO Plate by 0.3 lengths over 1615m at Doomben on 9 May, then got ahead just before the wining post to win the Listed Pam O’Neill 3YO Fillies Plate by 0.5 lengths over 1600m at Doomben on 30 May. She has won her only start at Eagle Farm and should win again.


How to pick a winner

Each Way

Shalwa (Eagle Farm Race 9 No. 10):
This five-year-old O’Reilly mare trained by Tony Gollan has won 4 of her last 6 starts. She led to the home turn and into the straight before being run down at the 50m for 0.1 length, 0.2 length 3rd over 1600m at Doomben on 2 May, then hit the front at the 200m and held on to win by 0.3 lengths in the Listed Helen Coughlan Plate over 1350m at Doomben on 30 May. Although she has drawn a very wide barrier she has a great record at this track and distance and is worth an each-way bet at the current price.


Best Lay

Thy Kingdom Come (Eagle Farm Race 1 No. 2):
This five-year-old gelding is the early favourite in this colts, geldings and entires BM 85 Handicap over 1300m. He has placed at his last 3 starts – 3rd in the Moruya Cup over 1425m, 2nd over 1400m at Kensington and 2nd over 1400m at Eagle Farm. He has only won 4 of his 30 starts and is more likely to run a place again than to win.


Race 1

7 Plenty
2 Thy Kingdom Come
5 Elixir
4 Defence Missile

Race 2

7 The Pines
9 Amicitia
5 Tardis
1 Star Reflection

Race 3

5 Wapiti
8 Tatcee
9 Couldn’t Refuse
13 Joymaker

Race 4

7 Smart ‘N’ Sexy
2 Ready For Magic
5 Be Water My Friend
1 Tumbler Ridge

Race 5

10 Another Dollar
3 Le Juge
11 Savacool
4 Brimham Rocks

Race 6

2 Scallopini
8 Right or Wrong
10 Boomtoown Lass
1 Brave Song

Race 7

2 Vanna Girl (BB)
4 Celestial Falls
9 Sky Horse
7 Money Magic

Race 8

4 Niccanova
5 Gaulois
3 Military Zone
1 Best Of Days

Race 9

10 Shalwa
2 Irithea
5 Baccarat Baby
3 Outback Barbie