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Eagle Farm Racing Tips: Saturday, May 14th

Tim Geers previews all nine races at Eagle Farm for Group 1 Doomben 10,000 day.

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Group 1 racing in Brisbane on Saturday with the Doomben 10,000 headlining a nine-race card at Eagle Farm.

The wet weather has caused the change in venue, with Eagle Farm handling the rain a whole lot better than Doomben.

The track is currently rated a Soft 6 with the rail out 7m.

Tim Geers has previewed every race on the card, along with a runner-by-runner look at the Group 1.

Find his tips and best bets below.

Best Bet: Race 4 – (10) Startantes

Best Value: Race 1 – (2) Ruby July

Moneyball

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Race 1

Tab Plate (C6) (1000m)
11:48am (AEDT)

Race 1

Tab Plate (C6) (1000m)
11:48am (AEDT)

1. Le Palmier (4) J: James Orman (59kg) T: T J Gollan
121410
2. Ruby July (8) J: Ryan Maloney (57kg) T: G R Duncan
151616.2
3. Tara Jasmine (6) J: Ben Thompson (57kg) T: S O'dea & M Hoysted
6.577.1
4. Winside (12) J: Larry Cassidy (57kg) T: Corey & Kylie Geran
131313.2
5. Luskin Hero (5) J: Tommy Berry (56kg) T: L J Mayfield-Smith
111012.2
6. Shamaton (9) J: Ms Jamie Kah (56kg) T: T J Gollan
5.55.54.9
7. Dusty Tycoon (10) J: Ms Leah Kilner (55.5kg) T: R L Heathcote
131412.8
8. Plutocrat (11) J: Kyle Wilson-Taylor (55.5kg) T: Chris Anderson
202120
9. She Can Sing (2) J: Boris Thornton (55.5kg) T: Michael Morrison
8.59.57.8
10. Boomnova (7) J: Ms Samantha Collett (54kg) T: Chris Munce
4.54.24.4
11. Nicci Trix (1) J: Ms Tegan Harrison (54kg) T: Lauren Abbott
131511.6
12. Glorious Ruby (13) J: Luke Tarrant (52kg) T: B J Dais
263120.5
13. Dare To Share (3) J: Unknown (55.5kg) T: P Duff
676769

Odds Last Updated: May 14, 2022, 11:49am (AEDT)

Having something on two horses here who’s stats jump off the page.

(2) Ruby July is a perfect 6/6 at the 1000m distance and drops back to the pet trip after failing over 1200m on a heavy deck at Doomben last start. She won first up here at Eagle Farm and gets Ryan Maloney aboard today which is a positive jockey booking. Surprised we are getting $19.

(3) Tara Jasmine has had a stable switch from country NSW to the Hoysted/O’Dea camp in Queensland. She’s undefeated from three starts when first up from a spell and looks primed for a big debut run for the new camp.

Tip: (3) Tara Jasmine $6.50 Ladbrokes

Value: (2) Ruby July $19 Bet365

Betting Strategy: 0.5 units WIN Tara Jasmine, 0.5 units WIN Ruby July

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Race 2

Channel 7 Members Hcp (1600m)
12:23pm (AEDT)

Race 2

Channel 7 Members Hcp (1600m)
12:23pm (AEDT)

1. Criaderas (2) J: James Orman (58kg) T: James Cummings
10108.6
2. Bigboyroy (10) J: James Mcdonald (56.5kg) T: C J Waller
786.1
3. Sikandarabad (8) J: Larry Cassidy (56kg) T: Sam Kavanagh
141513.2
4. Derulo (7) J: Ryan Maloney (55.5kg) T: David Vandyke
4.455.6
5. Alnaseem (3) J: Tommy Berry (54kg) T: Michael Freedman
5.566.1
6. Bullfinch (9) J: William Pike (54kg) T: C J Waller
4.84.44.35
7. He's Got Power (6) J: Ben Thompson (54kg) T: K & A Tyler
615157
8. Diamil (4) J: Ms Jamie Kah (54kg) T: J A O'shea
3.23.93.35
9. Tavis Town (5) J: Kyle Wilson-Taylor (54kg) T: P H Duncan
343443
10. Fifteen Rounds (1) J: Ms Samantha Collett (54kg) T: B J Lockwood
313424.5
11. Our Rebel (11) J: Jim Byrne (54kg) T: D A Mccolm
818161

Odds Last Updated: May 14, 2022, 12:24pm (AEDT)

Not interested in betting here.

(5) Alnaseem is the most intriguing runner, making her Australian debut after previously racing in the UK and America. Typically improves second up but she’s had three trials in readiness for her first up run here so might be tuned up.

(2) Bigboyroy comes here third up and steps up to the mile with James McDonald booked for Chris Waller. If the track is soft or better, he should improve significantly and probably looms as the horse to beat.

(8) Diamil has struggled having got so far back in his previous two starts but Jamie Kah goes on here from a good draw and could settle handier.

Tip: (5) Alnaseem $5.60 BoomBet

Betting Strategy: No bet

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Race 3

Jra Chairmans Hcp (2143m)
12:58pm (AEDT)

Race 3

Jra Chairmans Hcp (2143m)
12:58pm (AEDT)

1. Yonkers (10) J: Nash Rawiller (59.5kg) T: C J Waller
554.75
2. Dashing Willoughby (8) J: Noel Callow (58.5kg) T: Sam Kavanagh
313127.5
3. London Banker (6) J: Kyle Wilson-Taylor (55kg) T: K M Schweida
171715.4
4. Our Intrigue (5) J: William Pike (54kg) T: C J Waller
5.55.55.5
5. Djukon (13) J: Tommy Berry (54kg) T: C J Waller
554.5
6. Seat Of Power (2) J: Ben Thompson (54kg) T: G R Duncan
111111.2
7. Star Of Michelin (9) J: Jim Byrne (54kg) T: S W Kendrick
87.59.1
8. Humbolt Current (1) J: Larry Cassidy (54kg) T: C J Waller
8.5107.3
9. Smart Meteor (12) J: Brock Ryan (54kg) T: Chris Munce
151616.2
10. Honorable Spirit (11) J: Mark Du Plessis (54kg) T: J C Smerdon
262627.5
11. Lunasnit (4) J: Ms Samantha Collett (54kg) T: B J Lockwood
161717.2
12. Top Order (3) J: Taylor Marshall (54kg) T: K C Anderson
313124
13. Lady Solerno (7) J: Ms Leah Kilner (54kg) T: R L Cameron
676753

Odds Last Updated: May 14, 2022, 12:59pm (AEDT)

Three Waller runners in a 2100m race. Hard to know which one is set to win.

I think (5) Djukon has the best platform to win here, with two sound runs over the mile and now stepping up to 2100m third up. Beaten 2L first up and then a length last start by Kukeracha, who then came out and ran 3rd to Zaaki.

(1) Yonkers ran 6th in the Australian Cup two starts ago before failing to handle the bog track last start. He’s seven weeks between runs which is a small query but he’d be hard to beat on his Australian Cup run.

(4) Our Intrigue improved last start and now gets to 2100m third up but not sure that run last start was still all that good.

Tip: (5) Djukon $5.50 TAB

Betting Strategy: 0.5 units WIN Djukon

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Race 4

Stradbroke Calcutta Plate (1400m)
1:33pm (AEDT)

Race 4

Stradbroke Calcutta Plate (1400m)
1:33pm (AEDT)

1. Shaquero (4) J: William Pike (57kg) T: C J Waller
212117.4
2. Ingratiating (8) J: Nash Rawiller (57kg) T: James Cummings
109.58.7
3. Ranch Hand (5) J: Tommy Berry (57kg) T: C J Waller
121410.4
4. Release The Beans (2) J: James Orman (57kg) T: R L Heathcote
7.57.57.3
5. Minsk Moment (12) J: Jim Byrne (57kg) T: C J Waller
66.55.9
6. Collay's Spirit (1) J: Ms Tiffani Brooker (57kg) T: Ryan Tyrell
126101121
7. Arentee (6) J: Noel Callow (57kg) T: Chris Meagher
121210.4
8. El Vencedor (3) J: James Mcdonald (57kg) T: S B Marsh
787.7
9. Hard Reyva (11) J: Ryan Maloney (57kg) T: S W Kendrick
615147
10. Startantes (9) J: Taylor Marshall (55kg) T: R L Heathcote
2.82.82.85
11. Bulloo (13) J: Andrew Mallyon (55kg) T: S W Kendrick
343430
12. Da Party Gal (10) J: Ms Jamie Kah (55kg) T: T J Gollan
212117
13. Pryce (7) J: Mark Du Plessis (55kg) T: Corey & Kylie Geran
151201261

Odds Last Updated: May 14, 2022, 1:34pm (AEDT)

Looks a great race for (10) Startantes who was super first up over 1200m in the Victory Stakes. She has two wins from three starts when second up so she should take improvement from that run and provided they can run on, she looks very hard to beat.

(8) El Vencedor is an interesting runner on Australian debut after winning his past two in New Zealand over this distance. James McDonald is a notable jockey booking.

(5) Minsk Moment returned to form here last start after bumping into the likes of Mazu at his first two starts this prep. That form looks reasonable given Mazu is favourite for the Group 1 later on the card.

Tip: (10) Startantes $2.80 TopSport

Betting Strategy: 1.5 units WIN Startantes

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Race 5

Spirit Of Boom Classic (1200m)
2:08pm (AEDT)

Race 5

Spirit Of Boom Classic (1200m)
2:08pm (AEDT)

1. Mishani Warfare (2) J: Jackson Morris (57kg) T: L G Ross
414133
2. Brereton (21) J: Ms Jamie Kah (57kg) T: P G Moody
12129.7
3. Capital Tower (5) J: James Orman (57kg) T: T J Gollan
3.63.94.05
4. Mishani Spartan (16) J: Noel Callow (57kg) T: L G Ross
414133
5. Heroic Son (15) J: Adin Thompson (57kg) T: P & W Hulbert
919169
6. Thelwell (8) J: Justin Stanley (57kg) T: Sharryn Livingstone
262632
7. Jemeldi (3) J: Brad Stewart (57kg) T: T Button
202119.8
8. Sandpaper (17) J: James Mcdonald (57kg) T: James Cummings
887.3
9. Swiss Exile (6) J: Sam Clipperton (57kg) T: Annabel Neasham
171816
10. Slipper Island (11) J: Leith Innes (57kg) T: A W Pike
161716.6
11. Dimaggio Joe (20) J: Nash Rawiller (57kg) T: A W Pike
343425.5
12. Count Da Beans (13) J: Andrew Mallyon (57kg) T: Michael Costa
77.57.8
13. Exo Lady (9) J: Jim Byrne (55kg) T: Desleigh Forster
4.443.85
14. Tyresa (7) J: Ben Thompson (55kg) T: K M Schweida
313137
15. Minks Star (4) J: Kyle Wilson-Taylor (55kg) T: Chris Anderson
263122
16. Menari Magic (1) J: Mark Du Plessis (55kg) T: Paul Butterworth
918165
17. Beau Witness (19) J: Larry Cassidy (57kg) T: B C Baker
126101131
18. Political Debate (10) J: William Pike (57kg) T: C J Waller
8.59.57.8
19. Ringmaster (12) J: Tommy Berry (57kg) T: Michael Freedman
101210.4
20. Economics (18) J: Unknown (57kg) T: Annabel Neasham
313122
21. Ring Of Steel (14) J: Unknown (57kg) T: K M Schweida
717191

Odds Last Updated: May 14, 2022, 2:09pm (AEDT)

Big field of two-year-old’s preparing for the JJ Atkins here.

(3) Capital Tower is unbeaten in three starts. He resumed from a spell to win the 2YO Jewel Prelude at Toowoomba and now comes 10 weeks into the Champagne Classic. All three starts have been on soft ground and he comes up with a good draw here. Looks the obvious starting point.

(12) Count Da Beans started $1.60 on debut at Grafton and won by a space. That was on a heavy 8 so the margin may have been flattering due to the conditions, but he may also just be very good.

(13) Exo Lady resumed with a good win to take her record to four wins from five starts. Her only defeat came on soft ground where the rider stated she didn’t handle the conditions, so if it was to be a soft track that would be a concern.

(10) Slipper Island and (11) Dimaggio Joe are two Kiwis for the Tony Pike stable that are both lightly-raced and get to the 1400m for the first time.

Tip: (3) Capital Tower $4.00 Moneyball

Value: (12) Count Da Beans $8.00 Moneyball

Betting Strategy: No bet

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Race 6

Magic Millions Bright Shadow (1200m)
2:43pm (AEDT)

Race 6

Magic Millions Bright Shadow (1200m)
2:43pm (AEDT)

1. Babylon Berlin (12) J: James Mcdonald (59kg) T: A W Pike
4.24.64.2
2. Written Beauty (8) J: William Pike (55.5kg) T: C J Waller
11129.5
3. Kylease (11) J: Ben Thompson (54.5kg) T: S O'dea & M Hoysted
344126.5
4. Kisukano (9) J: Kyle Wilson-Taylor (54kg) T: M G Nolan
101010.2
5. East Asia (5) J: Unknown (54kg) T: R L Heathcote
111212.2
6. Iconic Star (6) J: Jim Byrne (54kg) T: S B Marsh
212619.6
7. Juan Diva (1) J: Tommy Berry (54kg) T: Richard & Will Freedman
3.83.83.95
8. Eloquently (14) J: Anthony Allen (54kg) T: S P Tregea
212118.2
9. She Can Sing (20) J: Unknown (54kg) T: Michael Morrison
10. Centrefire (3) J: Ms Samantha Collett (54kg) T: Chris Munce
171814.8
11. Tahitian Dancer (13) J: Ms Jamie Kah (54kg) T: T J Gollan
262621.5
12. Our Bellagio Miss (10) J: Brock Ryan (54kg) T: R & L Price
414139
13. Lashes (19) J: Unknown (54kg) T: Matthew Smith
415147
14. Palaisipan (18) J: Luke Tarrant (54kg) T: Chris Munce
181614.8
15. Boomnova (21) J: Unknown (54kg) T: Chris Munce
16. Enterprise Pomme (16) J: Boris Thornton (54kg) T: S O'dea & M Hoysted
131410.6
17. Chezblack (4) J: Justin Stanley (54kg) T: L J Hatch
614173
18. Our Birdsong (7) J: Unknown (54kg) T: M D Moroney
313132
19. Winside (2) J: Larry Cassidy (54kg) T: Corey & Kylie Geran
212125.5
20. Tara Jasmine (17) J: Ben Thompson (54kg) T: S O'dea & M Hoysted
262622
21. Letzbeglam (15) J: Leith Innes (54kg) T: A W Pike
262626.5

Odds Last Updated: May 14, 2022, 2:44pm (AEDT)

(1) Babylon Berlin has missed a place just once from 15 starts in New Zealand. Goes very well fresh and has a terrific record at the distance so with James McDonald booked, should go very well here. Query is carrying 59kg and giving 3.5kg-5kg to every other horse.

(7) Juan Diva returned with an easy win first up at Caulfield. That was her first win fresh and she has two wins when second up from a spell so theoretically she should improve today.

(10) Centrefire won well on the heavy ground at Doomben first up and brings a good second up record. Has three wins at this track and distance so must be included.

(12) Our Bellagio Miss is way over the odds at $61. She showed a return to form first up before starting $5.50 in the Hawkesbury Rush last start. She finished second-last but pulled up with cardiac arrhythmia. Forgive that run and she’s much better than a $61 chance.

Tip: (7) Juan Diva $4.20 Ladbrokes

Value: (12) Our Bellagio Miss $61 Ladbrokes

Betting Strategy: 1 unit WIN Juan Diva, 0.25 units E/W Our Bellagio Miss

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Race 7

Drinkwise Rough Habit Plate (2143m)
3:22pm (AEDT)

Race 7

Drinkwise Rough Habit Plate (2143m)
3:22pm (AEDT)

1. Character (5) J: James Mcdonald (57kg) T: James Cummings
3.53.22.95
2. Tutukaka (12) J: Nash Rawiller (57kg) T: A W Pike
141511
3. Dark Destroyer (15) J: Sam Weatherley (57kg) T: L O'sullivan & A Scott
6.577.6
4. Cape Breton (2) J: Jim Byrne (57kg) T: C J Waller
5. Pinarello (14) J: Leith Innes (57kg) T: R James & R Wellwood
66.57.1
6. Caboche (18) J: Ms Samantha Collett (57kg) T: C J Waller
343425.5
7. Balmaurice (7) J: Brad Stewart (57kg) T: Rex Lipp & Nick Hahn
677163
8. Southern Stock (10) J: Larry Cassidy (57kg) T: Chris Munce
181715.8
9. Menazzi (11) J: Ms Tiffani Brooker (57kg) T: S W Kendrick
414130
10. Satirical Glory (3) J: Sam Clipperton (57kg) T: J G Sargent
212627
11. Ashgrove (16) J: Ms Jamie Kah (57kg) T: T J Gollan
131410.4
12. Dark Rebel (4) J: Tommy Berry (57kg) T: Edward Cummings
313425.5
13. Ruach (1) J: Opie Bosson (57kg) T: A W Pike
131411.2
14. Verona (8) J: William Pike (55kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
5.556.2
15. Impel Gazelle (13) J: Jag Guthmann-Chester (57kg) T: Michael Costa
212624.5
16. Anythink Goes (6) J: Ryan Maloney (57kg) T: Matthew Smith
9.5107.7
17. Global Ausbred (9) J: Unknown (57kg) T: Brad Widdup
313441
18. Paternal (17) J: James Orman (57kg) T: C J Waller
212618
19. Antonio Giovanni (19) J: Mark Du Plessis (57kg) T: C J Waller
414130

Odds Last Updated: May 14, 2022, 3:24pm (AEDT)

(14) Verona relished the step up to 2000m in the Frank Packer Plate in Sydney last start. That was just her second start in Australia and with another month under her belt in the care of Maher/Eustace, she probably can improve again here.

(1) Character was the winner of the Tulloch Stakes a few starts ago, where he beat Regal Lion who ran 3rd in the NZ Derby. He failed in the Derby but bounced back with victory when dropped back to 1600m of the Queensland Guineas last start. Can win again.

(5) Pinarello is undefeated at this distance back in New Zealand.

Tip: (14) Verona $5.50 Bet365

Betting Strategy: 0.5 units WIN Verona

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Race 8

Tab Doomben 10,000 (1200m)
4:02pm (AEDT)

Race 8

Tab Doomben 10,000 (1200m)
4:02pm (AEDT)

1. Kementari (3) J: Nash Rawiller (58.5kg) T: James Cummings
8.57.58.6
2. Vega One (1) J: William Pike (58.5kg) T: T J Gollan
415135
3. Count De Rupee (5) J: Brock Ryan (58.5kg) T: R & L Price
9.59.510.2
4. Zoustyle (11) J: Brad Stewart (58.5kg) T: T J Gollan
151514
5. Rothfire (7) J: James Orman (58.5kg) T: R L Heathcote
151515
6. Shelby Sixtysix (14) J: Jim Byrne (58.5kg) T: D A Williams
414143
7. Signore Fox (9) J: Ben Thompson (58.5kg) T: P & P Snowden
616149
8. Baller (4) J: Leith Innes (58.5kg) T: T J Gollan
616149
9. Mazu (8) J: Sam Clipperton (57kg) T: P & P Snowden
2.92.92.95
10. Paulele (6) J: James Mcdonald (57kg) T: James Cummings
10119.6
11. Generation (10) J: Ms Jamie Kah (57kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
121212.2
12. Alpine Edge (12) J: Robbie Fradd (57kg) T: A J & T Edmonds
818169
13. Entriviere (15) J: Opie Bosson (56.5kg) T: M W Walker
101010.2
14. Isotope (13) J: Ryan Maloney (56.5kg) T: T J Gollan
10119.6
15. Minhaaj (2) J: Tommy Berry (56.5kg) T: J A O'shea
343430

Odds Last Updated: May 14, 2022, 4:04pm (AEDT)

Click here for our runner-by-runner preview and tips for the Group 1 Doomben 10,000!

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Race 9

Bundaberg Rum (Bm85) (1400m)
4:38pm (AEDT)

Race 9

Bundaberg Rum (Bm85) (1400m)
4:38pm (AEDT)

1. Never No More (11) J: Nash Rawiller (61kg) T: M J Dunn
76.57.1
2. Roman Aureus (8) J: Larry Cassidy (60kg) T: B K Wakefield
998.7
3. Ulysses (18) J: Ms Jamie Kah (59.5kg) T: T J Gollan
99.58.1
4. Acquitted (12) J: Sam Clipperton (58.5kg) T: K A Lees
99.59.5
5. Baanone (17) J: Kyle Wilson-Taylor (58kg) T: Tony & Maddysen Sears
343436
6. Cristal Breeze (3) J: Andrew Mallyon (57.5kg) T: K A Lees
313131
7. More Sundays (16) J: Tommy Berry (57kg) T: Sam Kavanagh
171617.2
8. Acrobatic (4) J: James Orman (56.5kg) T: K M Schweida
212018.2
9. Enterprise Prince (9) J: Brad Stewart (56.5kg) T: M J Lakey
343433
10. Starla (13) J: James Mcdonald (56.5kg) T: C J Waller
141613.8
11. Dash For Dreams (15) J: Boris Thornton (56kg) T: Chris Munce
171718.6
12. Palladas (5) J: Jim Byrne (56kg) T: T J Gollan
54.84.75
13. Flexible (6) J: Ben Thompson (55.5kg) T: James Cummings
77.57.6
14. Minsk Moment (10) J: William Pike (54.5kg) T: C J Waller
15. Aidensfield (14) J: Ms Samantha Collett (54kg) T: Desleigh Forster
141612
16. Swanston (2) J: Ms Leah Kilner (54kg) T: G C Kilner
818183
17. Westlink (1) J: Unknown (54kg) T: Darren Hyde
515153
18. Biggie (7) J: Unknown (54kg) T: A G Sawden
919193

Odds Last Updated: May 14, 2022, 4:39pm (AEDT)

A few teases at the top of the market to close out the card here.

(1) No Nay Never is flying since switching stables but just can’t crack it for a win. He’s run 2nd at his past three starts, beaten 0.4L, 0.2L and 0.2L. Has to carry 61kg from barrier 11 here but he’ll be right in the finish again.

(12) Palladas was brave first up sitting three-wide the trip when beaten 2.4L. This is a harder race but his best runs have all been at this distance and he draws well.

(15) Aidensfield has run nine placings in her past 11 starts, but hasn’t won any of them. Draws well but rolls forward and will be in it for a long time. Might just find one or two too good again.

(4) Acquitted was good on Australian debut.

Tip: (12) Palladas $4.60 PlayUp

Betting Strategy: No bet

A trip to Hong Kong quickly had Tim hooked to the racing caper, maintaining the best place anywhere in the world on a Wednesday night is Happy Valley. He holds a strong interest in the Hong Kong form, along with the metropolitan racing in Sydney and Melbourne. He’s a fan of dry tracks, Zac Purton and takes particular interest in identifying patterns in the form. Tim wears many hats, juggling the roles of form analyst, jockey manager and racehorse owner.

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