Race 1 - 11:53am
BenchMark 85 Handicap (1200m)
Smug Satisfaction blew her opposition away last start at Eagle Farm over the 1200m and looks the one to beat against the Fillies and Mares again. Jay Jay D’Ar has handy Southern form with a win at Mildura and third at Randwick and can figure in the mix again. Tycoon Street chased home Smug Satisfaction when runner up at Eagle Farm and Cabin Fever has won a Gold Coast barrier trial in preparation for her return to the racetrack.
5 Units Smug Satisfaction
Race 2 - 12:28pm
75 Handicap (2200m)
Chris Waller has a strong hand in the BenchMark 75 Handicap over 2200m and it
would not surprise to see the stable claim the trifecta with Jake’s Hill,
Makdanife and Cormac. All three have solid form with Makdanife and Jake’s Hill
finishing first and third when they met in a BenchMark 75 Handicap over 2400m
at Eagle Farm three weeks ago while Cormac wasn’t that far off the pace when
fifth over 2000m at Doomben a fortnight ago. Ocean Addict split the Waller pair
at Eagle Farm and with the blinkers on could get amongst the prizemoney again.
The top weight Boom Boom Epic also has consistent form with two runner’s up
checks from his last two starts at the Gold Coast and Doomben.
2 Units Jake’s Hill
Race 3 - 1:03pm
unbeaten from two race starts and had no trouble handling the step up to Saturday
class with a win against the three year olds over 1400m at Eagle Farm on
September 7 after winning his Maiden at the Sunshine Coast a week and a half
earlier. The Dundeel gelding should have no trouble stepping up to the 1600m
and looks the one to beat again while his stablemate Guntantes will challenge
him again after being runner up at Eagle Farm. Don’t Waiver and Dawson Delight
are also racing in fine form and ran the quinella over the same course and
distance as this week’s contest on August 17.
5 Units Profits
Race 4 - 1:38pm
dropping back to a Class 3 after a Class 5 fourth at Ipswich and will be suited
by the step up to 1600m. Great Danger has solid form with a win at Newcastle
followed by a second at Canterbury and will get a nice run from barrier four.
Certain Doubt has two wins and a second from his last three starts and
Dreamtimer hasn’t been far off the pace.
2 Units Tatcee
Race 5 - 2:13pm
Edge can make amends for his last start fourth as favourite over this same
course and distance and has the blinkers on for the first time. Pizonie was
well beaten at Ipswich before an ease up but has won a recent 1000m Doomben
barrier in the lead up to his return. Real Cute is coming to town on the back
of a win over 900m at the Gold Coast and Buck Bay was a recent Gold Coast trial
3 Units Jagged Edge
Race 6 - 2:48pm
0 - 75
Trevalyan has been installed as the early favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au after finishing second at his two most recent starts at Eagle Farm and gets his chance to break through for another win here. La Pulga just missed a place last start when fourth over 1600m at Doomben and will be suited stepping back up to the 1835m. Miss Shanti is very honest with five placings from her last six starts, her latest a second behind Picaro at Eagle Farm over a similar distance to Saturday’s trip.
3 Units Trevelyan
Race 7 - 3:27pm
Chinos ran a mighty race first up when second over 1200m at Eagle Farm a fortnight
ago and gets his chance to go one better on Saturday. Mail Escort has been most
consistent with four placings from his last four starts and rarely runs a bad
race. Enterprise Prince has also collected a check from his last four starts
with two wins and two placings and looks to be in the mix again and the front
running Sharpamal will give his followers a great sight.
2 Units Park Chinos
Race 8 - 4:07pm
fault Looks Like Elvis’ form with three wins and a second from his last four
starts and he has enough versatility to slide forward from an awkward barrier to
keep his winning momentum going. Alward is a last start winner over 1800m at
the Gold Coast while Reckless Choice and Kubis are both last start Eagle Farm
5 Units Looks Like Elvis
Race 9 - 4:47pm
C,G & E
BenchMark 85 Handicap (1200m)
Snitz has had plenty of early support at Ladbrokes.com.au and expect improvement on his latest fifth in Open company over the Eagle Farm 1200m course. Unlikely Story was a winner two starts back at Doomben before a fourth as favourite at Eagle Farm but has a wide barrier to contend with. Cadogan showed improvement second up for a third over this course and distance and Snipstream has been around the money at his last three starts with a win, a second and a fourth.
2 Units Snitz