Eagle Farm - Race 4 1:28pm AEST

No. 2 Esti Feny

Esti Feny can make a return to the winner’s stall in the Tatt’s Cup.

The Matthew Smith-trained gelding has raced well without winning this time in work, finishing just under three lengths off Huetor in the Doomben Cup and two lengths off Numerian in The Q22.

That form stacks up quite well, while the fact he’s won twice from three starts over 2400m also makes for easy reading.

Eagle Farm - Race 5 2:03pm AEST

No. 1 Star Of O’Reilly

The Battle of the Bush is one of the highlights on Saturday’s program, and although there’s a case to be made for a few, it does look a winnable race for Star Of O’Reilly.

Todd Austin’s six-year-old is chasing a hat-trick after winning the Cloncurry Qualifier last time out where he carried 67kg’s over the line. He gets a bit of relief at the weights this time and is also an impressive five-time winner over 1200m.

Combine that with Ric McMahon’s sensational record in the saddle, and the pair rate a strong winning chance.

Eagle Farm - Race 7 3:13pm AEST

No. 7 Chayse ‘N’ Artie

Chayse ’N’ Artie was unlucky not to run a place when resuming in The Phoenix last start, a performance he can only improve on with a little more fitness on his side.

The lightly-raced two-year-old was held up at a crucial stage coming down the straight, but his maiden win on the Sunshine Coast earlier in April suggests he’s a serious horse in the making.

The colt he beat that day went on to win a Group 2 in his next start, while the form out of The Phoenix also reads well with Political Debate going on to run second in the J.J. Atkins.

Eagle Farm - Race 8 3:53pm AEST

No. 16 Startantes

Startantes has been a difficult horse to follow this prep, but there’s no denying she has the talent to win a Group 1.

The Star Turn filly has had three goes over the track and distance, most recently running on well for fifth in the Stradbroke Handicap when four lengths behind Alligator Blood.

Her race pattern tends to cost her, but providing Jason Collett has her close enough at the top of the straight, her turn of foot should do most of the talking in the Tatt’s Tiara.