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Our Eagle Farm Horse Racing Tips for the weekend.

The main races are the Group 1 JJ Atkins which is Race 7 and the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap which is Race 6. You can see our previews and runner by runner analysis  here and here.

Other major races are the Group 3 Rough Habit 3-Y-O Plate over 2200m (race 6), and the Listed Mick Dittmen 3-Y-O Plate over 1000m (race 9).

Jami Lady (Eagle Farm Race 5 No. 6)
This Spirit Of Boom mare is resuming here after a 20 week spell and has won 2 out of 3 of her first-up starts. She has 2 wins at this distance and looks primed for a first-up win.


How to pick a winner

Each Way

Navy Cross (Eagle Farm Race 6 No. 4):
This gelding trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott looks like a good stayer in the making. He has 4 wins and 3 places from 10 starts and his wins range from 1600m to 2200m. He fought on tenaciously for a tough 0.1 length win over 1900m at Canterbury on 6 May then travelled to Queensland to win by 0.2 lengths over 2200m at Sunshine Coast on 27 May. He seems a good each-way chance at the current price.


Best Lay

Aquitaine (Eagle Farm Race 9 No. 7):
This Exceed And Excel filly trained by James Cummings has only missed a trifecta spot once in 8 runs. She ran on well when clear for 0.3 lengths, 0.2 lengths 3rd in the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield on 8 February, then came back from a spell for 1.3 lengths 2nd in the Listed Denise Joy Stakes over 1100m at Rosehill on 16th May. She will run well but is up against some good rivals and does not look like value.


Race 1

1 Quality Seeker
2 Advance Warning
6 So Dapper
3 Seentoomany

Race 2

4 Soxagon
1 Red Chase
5 The Kingdom
3 Reckless Choice

Race 3

5 Plenty
2 Pinnacle Star
7 Totally Charmed
14 Take Tea

Race 4

14 Red Stina
2 Gresham
8 Seat Of Power
10 Picka Plum

Race 5

6 Jami Lady (BB)
13 Wirnpa
4 Royal Witness
7 Spirit’s Choice

Race 6

4 Navy Cross
1 Ballistic Boy
3 Supergiant
11 Marakopa

Race 7

1 Rothfire
14 Macroura
17 Isotope
3 Wisdom Of Water

Race 8

16 Dawn Passage
5 Victorem
1 Trekking
17 Hightail

Race 9

5 Niedorp
7 Aquitaine
6 Better Reflection
8 Sugar Boom