Eagle Farm Preview – Saturday 17th August

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Race 1 - 11:33am

QTIS 3yo Handicap (1600m)

Star Of Michelin is the winner of his last two starts at Eagle Farm and looks the one to beat again. Don’t Waiver has strong Sunshine Coast form with a win and a second from his latest two outings, North Queensland three year old filly Dawson Delight is the winner of her only start in Townsville and Miss Silky comes to town following her debut win in Toowoomba.

 4 Units Star Of Michelin

Race 2 - 12:08pm

BenchMark 75 Handicap (2200m)

Miss Shanti is well overdue for a win with three seconds from her last three starts at Doomben (twice) and Eagle Farm and has a great chance to knock off the favourite Ilwendo. The Matthew Smith trained Ilwendo heads back to Brisbane after finishing second over 2400m at Rosehill and can feature in the mix again. Ocean Addict and Allcash also has fair form with placings at their last two starts.

2 Units Miss Shanti

Race 3 - 12:43pm

0 - 75 Handicap (1200m)

Macewen will strip fitter for one run back from a spell for a third over 1200m at Doomben and is a winner over this course and distance. Ditmas hasn’t been far off the mark of late and drops in class here on his last start sixth in a Class 6 at Doomben. Clockwise gets her chance in town following her Toowoomba win and will get a nice run from an inside draw and Yeahnah can figure in the mix.

4 Units Macewen

Race 4 - 1:18pm

Class 6 Plate (1200m)

Epic Girl was rewarded with a last start win at Doomben last Saturday for the in-form Anderson Heathcote Stable and will be hard to beat again. New Horizons has two placings and a win from his last three starts and is one of the main chances again. Hold The Line is in winning form with her last start victory at Eagle Farm and Coral Bay heads back to town following her Sunshine Coast win.

3 Units Epic Girl

Race 5 - 1:53pm

C,G&E Class 3 Plate (1400m)

Six Sigma was a narrow first up winner at Doomben and gets his chance to go back to back here. Say I Cee You was a handy winner at the Sunshine Coast and has earned another chance in the city, Red Chase was a beaten favourite last start at Eagle Farm and can be given another chance down in grade and The Administrator has been thereabouts of late.

2 Units Six Sigma

Race 6 - 2:32pm

BenchMark 85 Handicap (1000m)

Capital Connection is resuming and has won first up in the past and is a winner over this course and distance. Whypeeo is fitter for recent racing and will appreciate the drop back to the 1000m but has plenty of weight to carry. Bonsho is fitter for one run back from a spell and Lifesaver has each way claims.

3 Units Capital Connection

Race 7 - 3:12pm

BenchMark 80 Handicap (1600m)

Looks Like Elvis is racing in good form with a 1400m Eagle Farm win two starts back followed by a second in the 1600m Coffs Harbour Cup and will appreciate a slight drop in grade. See The Master is fitter for one run back, Trevelyan is a last start winner over this course and distance and Red Doulton is a winner at his last two starts in weaker company

4 Units Looks Like Elvis

Race 8 - 3:52pm

Open Handicap (1400m)

Courtza King is at healthy double figure odds at Ladbrokes.com.au but if he is left alone in front with a nice drop in the weights might be hard to run down. Manaya was an impressive last start winner over this course and distance and is one of the main chances again. Sovereign Nation finished just behind the placegetters last start and Auerbach was a last start winner in lower class at Doomben.

2 Units Each Way Courtza King

Race 9 - 4:32pm

F&M Class 3 Plate (1400m)

Seentoomany went down narrowly at Eagle Farm last start after making up plenty of ground from the back and is one of the main chances again. Sienna Rose has been placed at her last three starts at Doomben (twice) and Eagle Farm, Diamond Diva heads to Eagle Farm following a win at Ipswich and Our Girl Silke made up some plenty of groumd when running on over 1200m at Doomben and will appreciate the extra distance.

2 Units Seentoomany

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