Eagle Farm racing tips, best odds & quaddie | Saturday, July 30

Eagle Farm racing tips

What Eagle Farm Races
Where Eagle Farm Racecourse – 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot QLD 4007
When Saturday, July 30, 2022
First Race 11:28am AEST

Saturday’s Eagle Farm meeting is the last metropolitan program of the 2021/22 racing season in Queensland, so we will be looking to end it with a winning afternoon. Eagle Farm has been a happy hunting ground over the past few months, so our Queensland racing analyst is confident that his best bets and quaddie selections for this meeting can send you into the new season with full pockets. The track is rated a Good 4 and the rail is out 3m, which should give every runner a chance. The first of nine races is set to jump at 11:28am AEST.

Best Bet at Eagle Farm – The Move

Queensland’s premier metropolitan trainer, Tony Gollan, had a quiet Brisbane Winter Carnival by his standards, but he’s really started to hit his straps late in the season with two winning doubles over the past two weekends. He looks set to continue that form this Saturday when one of his more promising sprinters resumes. The Move has always shown bundles of ability, winning four-straight races at the back end of last year before running fourth to Zoustyle in November and then fourth to 900m specialist Remlaps Gem in his only start this calendar year. His recent trial win was exactly what we wanted to see from the speedy five-year-old, who lines up over 1000m on Saturday. Rising star Angela Jones hops in the saddle, so her 3kg claim will see the son of Hinchinbrook carry just 57kg in this first-up test. The Move should get to stalk the race favourite, Osamu, from barrier seven and serve the pressure up to him in the straight. He is the one to beat.

Best Bet

Race 7 – Silk #1 The Move (7)

5yo Gelding | T: Tony Gollan | J: Angela Jones (a3)(61kg)

$4.60 with Bet365

Next Best at Eagle Farm – Rayjen

Rayjen was one of our best bets a fortnight ago at this track and distance and she didn’t disappoint, winning in a real dogfight. We aren’t going to stray away from that winning formula this time around, as she drops a massive 4kg from that win to get in here with the minimum weight. The Rob Heathcote-trained filly by So You Think showed her true potential when third in the Group 3 Winx Guineas (1600m) two runs back, and that form proved superior when toughing it out against the boys at her latest run with 58kg. She now tackles Benchmark 80 horses, and with just 54kg on her back, a good barrier (4) and Taylor Marshall retaining the ride, she will be within striking distance at the business end. The $3.70 available with online bookmakers is appealing.

Next Best

Race 1 – Silk #8 Rayjen (4)

3yo Filly | T: Rob Heathcote | J: Taylor Marshall (54kg)

$3.70 with Palmerbet

Best Value at Eagle Farm – Better Rain

Maybe there is some Central Queensland bias coming through here, but we were shocked to see Tom Smith’s two-year-old Better Rain go up double figures in this 2YO Handicap. The gelded son of Better Than Ready hasn’t missed a top-two finish in any of his eight career starts, with three wins and five runner-up performances. While he hasn’t won away from his home track in Rockhampton, he ran second to She’sgottheboom in the $500,000 QTIS 2YO Jewel on the Gold Coast, while he resumed this campaign in Townsville when less than two lengths behind boom galloper Missile Thunder in a $100,000 race. Last start, Better Rain had to carry 4kg more than All That Pizzazz at Rockhampton over 1200m and he was very brave, going down by 1.5 lengths. Running third in that race was Betterdeel – she won at Mackay on Saturday – and the winner, All That Pizzazz, got up by 1.5 lengths at Doomben on Saturday at his subsequent start. Drawn the inside under Bubba Tilley, this galloper will race handy to the speed and should take a power of beating as he gets to 1400m for the first time.

Best Value

Race 3 – Silk #1 Better Rain (1)

2yo Gelding | T: Tom Smith | J: Les Tilley (59kg)

$10 with Neds

More Value at Eagle Farm – Field Wiri

We made note of Field Wiri’s last-start performance in The Follow Files the other day, and this looks a really suitable race for her. The Richard & Will Freedman-trained three-year-old was hopelessly unlucky behind Hot Spring Gold in a Class 3 Plate at this track and distance, having to weave through the field from the back to only go down two-tenths of a length. The daughter of Deep Field had accepted in the 1600m Class 3 Plate earlier in the day, but connections have opted to wait for the last race and compete against her own age, which is a move we like. Jim Byrne replaces Mark Du Plessis and she rises just 0.5kg to 54kg. While we concede Manhood is going to be very hard to beat, the wide barrier and even-money quote isn’t appealing for the Annabel Neasham-trained runner. Now into her fifth run for the preparation, Field Wiri is ready to win.

More Value

Race 9 – Silk #10 Field Wiri (4)

3yo Filly | T: Richard & Will Freedman | J: Jim Byrne (54kg)

$6.50 with Ladbrokes

Saturday quaddie tips for Eagle Farm

Eagle Farm quadrella selections

Saturday, July 30, 2022

  1. 1-18
  2. 1-2-4
  3. 1-2-4-13
  4. 3-9-10

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