Eagle Farm Race Day Preview – Saturday 23rd February

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Race 1 - 12:37pm AEST

QTIS 2yo Handicap (1300m)

Raay Of Dreams broke through for a win at Doomben at her third race start and is one of the chances again. Leshrac, Sizzling Babe and Kim Alicia finished third, fourth and fifth behind Raay Of Dreams.

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Race 2 - 1:12pm AEST

Class 2 Plate (1300m)

Jeff Lloyd has stuck with last start all the way Ballina winner Viking Raid and the four year old should be able to cross to the front again from a wide barrier and be hard to run down. Daisy’s Apart is chasing a hat trick after wins at Warwick and the Gold Coast and will get a nice run from an inside barrier. Bezzina is another who has drawn a nice barrier and has been thereabouts at his recent outings and Lady Bing has to overcome a wide gate but did score an impressive last start win at Ipswich.

2 Units Viking Raid

Race 3 - 1:47pm AEST

Open Handicap (1400m)

Veladero is fitter for one run back from a spell for a creditable third over 1200m at Eagle Farm and will appreciate the step up to the 1400m. Brains has been racing consistently and was a winner two starts back over this course and distance and has a nice drop in the weights. The blinkers are coming off Malvern Estate and Oink has been thereabouts of late.

2 Units Veladero

Race 4 - 2:22pm AEST

Class 4 Plate (2200m)

Ex-Darren Weir trained galloper Teodora is having his first run for the Tony Gollan stable and should be too strong for his opposition going on his consistent recent Melbourne form of a win and two placings from his last three starts. Miss Sara just keeps on winning and can’t be left out of the mix although she up slightly in the weights on her last start win at Doomben over Perfect Witness. She’s Reliable is up in class but was very impressive winning over 2200m at Ipswich.

4 Units Teodora

Race 5 - 2:58pm AEST

NMW Handicap (1000m)

Capital Connection will be better for one run back from a spell and has drawn a good barrier from this tricky start to get a nice run in transit and looks to be one of the main chances. One Stryke excels over the short courses with two wins from his last three starts and has also drawn a nice barrier. Masterati was a last start second over this course and distance and Beraht comes to town on the back of a win over 1000m at the Sunshine Coast.

4 Units Capital Connection

Race 6 - 3:38pm AEST

QTIS 3yo Handicap (1600m)

Dawson Diva is a winner of two of her last three starts at the Sunshine Coast and will be hard to beat again. Boomtown Lass just got home for the punters last start at Doomben with a nose win over 1350m and can be in the mix again. Ready Set Boom is stepping up to Saturday class following a Sunshine Coast win and Tatcee has consistent recent form.

2 Units Dawson Diva

Race 7 - 4:18pm AEST

Class 6 Plate (1600m)

Le Juge has saluted as favourite at his last two starts and has a great chance to score a hat trick of wins from a nice barrier. Hallelujah Boy will be fitter for one run from a spell when third over 1500m at Rosehill and looks well placed here. The Chris Waller trained Shadal and High Mist are worth putting in the multiples.

2 Units Le Juge

Race 8 - 5:00pm AEST

Class 6 Plate (1200m)

Manaya showed plenty of ability during the Winter and has won a Doomben barrier trial in preparation for her return to the race track and has strong first up claims. Langhro was runner up at his first run for the Steven O’Dea stable and can figure in the mix again. Skate To Paris is a winner of two of her last three starts, her latest over this course and distance and Baccarat Baby has good fresh form.

2 Units Manaya

Race 9 - 5:40pm AEST

BenchMark Handicap (1400m)

Coral Bay has been beaten as favourite at his last two starts and gets his chance to make amends here. Crystal Amor is stepping up to Saturday class following her Doomben mid-week win. Francisca is fitter for a first up third at Eagle Farm and has a good second up record and Bargannon needs plenty of luck from an awkward gate.

2 Units Coral Bay

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