Daybreak Lover 2024 Race Details

Race 9 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 20th of April 2024.

The Daybreak Lover is a Listed race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse over 1400 metres. It is for three-year-olds and is run under set weights conditions. The total prize money is $160,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Daybreak Lover page.

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Daybreak Lover 2024 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Fine

With the early scratching of In Evidence, 17 runners remain for the 2024 Jones & Co IGA Daybreak Lover. There are 12 geldings, 2 colts and 3 fillies. Three of them had their last start in a 3YO Open Quality over 1200m at Eagle Farm on 6th April (won by Exotique Miss), while the rest came via different races. Two runners are sired by Zoustar and two by Kermadec. Trainers Chris Waller and Robert Heathcote have 2 runners each..

The early favourite is Press Link who has won all 3 of his races. Second favourite is Exotique Miss who has won her last 2 starts at this track by big margins. Third favourite is Transatlantic who just missed when heavily backed last start after a good win the start before. Easy Dun has a win and a place from his 2 starts, while Trifling has 2 wins at this track and is nicely drawn. The other runners are currently $20 or longer.

Daybreak Lover 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Encoder (12)

Resumes from a 15 week spell and placed first-up last preparation. Could place.

2. In Evidence (18)  – scratched

3. Kirikan (1)

First-up after 18 week spell. Staying type. Unlikely.

4. Transatlantic (17)

Faded late for 3rd when heavily backed over 1650m last start after a good win over 1500m the start before. Rates highly with James Orman taking the reins this time. Chance.

5. Press Link (4)

Has won all 3 of his races. Last start was a 2.5 length win over 1200m at Eagle Farm. Winning chance.

6. Captain Fenkel (7)

Was a strong winner of 2 in a row at Doomben and Eagle Farm before dropping out at his latest at Eagle Farm on 17th February where he had heat stress. Has had a 9 week let-up and should go well.

7. North Of Eli (8)

Finished 6.6 lengths behind Exotique Miss last start. Prefer others.

8. Purveyor (10)

Has 2 wins and 2 places from 5 starts. In the mix.

9. Edited By (5)

Chasing a hat-trick after winning 2 in a row at Newcastle. Could surprise.

10. Volcanic Love (13)

Finished 2nd to Exotique Miss last outing. Not the worst.

11. Bravely (9)

Winner of 2 races at Grafton, but this looks too hard.

12. Easy Dun (11)

Has a win and a place from his 2 starts and looks to have upside. Chance.

13. Connewarre (3)

Drawn well and a sneaky place chance.

14. Flywheel (16)

Still a maiden after 8 starts. Looking to others.

15. Eskimo (15)

Big rise in class. Prefer others.

16. Trifling (2)

Has 2 wins at this track and is nicely drawn. Place chance.

17. Exotique Miss (14)

Has won her last 2 starts at this track by big margins (10 lengths and 2.5 lengths). Should feature in the finish.

18. Makena (6)

Prefer others.

Daybreak Lover 2024 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo Jackson’s Tips
5 Press Link
17 Exotique Miss
12 Easy Dun
4 Transatlantic

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 All Aged Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 1 Champagne Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Frank Packer Plate 2024 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 James H B Carr Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 JRA Plate 2024 (Randwick 2000m)

The Quokka 2024 (Ascot 1200m)

Group 3 Karrakatta Plate 2024 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Mornington Cup 2024 (Mornington 2400m)

Listed Hareeba Stakes 2024 (Mornington 1200m)

Listed Ascot Quality Handicap 2024 (Eagle Farm 1000m)

Listed H C Nitschke Stakes 2024 (Morphettville Parks 1400m)

Daybreak Lover 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 17 Exotique Miss
2nd 4 Transatlantic 0.14  length
3rd 5 Press Link 2.24  lengths
4th 6 Captain Fenkel 2.4  lengths

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratching: 2. In Evidence.