Racing & Sports expert selections.
RACE 1 - ANOTHER DAZZLER (3) is going well enough to feature in this line-up. Raced favourite at Toowoomba 5-days ago but found Power Pack too good. Finally draws a low barrier and will get every chance. SPACE JOURNEY (1) missed a nose this distance range in Victoria and then was beaten 1L here over 1690m for the new yard. Will be better for that and draws for the run of the race. A danger. ROYAL GEORGE (8) was a little plainer behind Power Pack beaten 3L but the two efforts prior at this distance stack up. Has a handy 2kg claim and is also on the quick backup. CASSIE'S GIRL (2) will run it out but needs to find a bit more.
RACE 2 - CHAKRA BOY (6) is third-up and ready to show his best. Has the rail today and Stanley stays aboard and is flying. MIEUX (2) was well supported at Gatton on debut but pulled up shin sore in both front legs. Has prepared for his return with a Beaudesert trial win. Can come back better and Cahill sticks from that Gatton run. WITHEREN LASS (10) debuts and the trials have suggested she will win races. Has an awkward gate but Thompson's booking suggests she will run well. COLTMAN (5) will be fitter and has the blinkers on the first time. He runs along and may be the best of the others.
RACE 3 - MATILLY (2) resumes and has placed 4/5 and placed the others. She runs along and was last seen beaten less than 2L in a Doomben Open 3. Will lead or trail from an inside barrier and Stanley stays aboard and is flying. PIANIST (7) deserved the 65 win here over this distance. Has the handy 2kg claim today and can make the finish. MR GALAZI (3) resumed with a solid effort at Eagle Farm and has more to give. Drops back 200m to the short sprint but he's a leader and has the rails gate. He's also a chance. PRINCESS LUNAR (1) resumes with a 3kg claim and is good fresh. Worth keeping onside.
RACE 4 - GLORIOUS RUBY (4) has two solid efforts at Eagle Farm under the saddle and is well-placed with the 2kg claim. She's improved and will go close. Each way. HARDWARE LANE (5) switched from an Albury barn and was beaten a nose first up in a CL4. His form stacks right up and he's capable of using the rail. Fitter and is feared. PACIFIC PADRINO (7) resumes and has switched from Victoria's premier stable. Has raced at Listed and Group level and has warmed up with a Deagon trial. Performs fresh and Thompson is a key jockey booking. Keep very safe. BARISTASISTA (8) has disappointed the last two but was knocking on the door at Eagle Farm prior. Finally has a low gate and Jim Byrne rides.
RACE 5 - Tricky. BREMERHAVEN (9) debuts for the premier stable and draws to advantage. Has been well-trialled and Thompson's booking suggests she's pleasing. Going her way. OUR DRUMMER (2) was plainer the latest but came off promising efforts and has more to give over the longer sprint. Risks getting strung up from the inside gate and that's a negative. STORM DREAMER (4) debuts for the Munce yard and brings a solid Doomben trial. is likely to feature but the outside gate is against. PROUD MISS (10) debuts for the sharp Vandyke barn off soft trials and also deserves plenty of consideration. Draws awkwardly as well.
RACE 6 - DRAKE PASSAGE (9) spiked his figures beaten a nose at Beaudesert over 1650m and will be better for that. The former Victorian will appreciate the extra metres and looks a decent eash way chance. can go one better. PORKY (1) was heavily bet at Toowoomba and belted the 60 graders by 4.3L over 1625m. Has an awkward barrier but the 2kg claim brings him right into it. Feared. HAPPISBURGH (5) comes back to the turf and is racing well. Goes into the trifectas at least. BAY STREET (4) has the ability but has been racing off his peaks. Finds easier grade and a better effort is likely.
RACE 7 - MAGNITUDO (1) peaks and comes back in grade. Has more up the sleeve and races well at this track. Gets in well with the 3kg claim and draws for the run of the race. SPILL THE SECRET (9) is fourth-up and ready to win. The inside barrier is a positive and the form hoop rides. TEXAS STORM (6) has been narrowly beaten at Doomben at his last two and this is much easier. The 2kg claim helps with some of the weight rise and he should have the early speed to position forward. Comes back 300m but can make the finish. ALL THE SHOPS (7) resumed improved winning the 58 at the Sunshine Coast. It was a good effort and he can build on that.
RACE 8 - BRAZEN IMPACT (1) switched to Bruce from a NSW barn and was narrowly beaten first-up this grade. Has trialled well since and can push forward. Fitter and the stable has scratched two other key hopes. Left the one to beat. STEAL THE FIELD (8) has been plain the last two but was going well prior and is capable of using the rail if she goes with them. A quinella hope. DREAM ENTITY (9) wasn't far away here and at Beaudesert after. Always gives them a start and that costs. SPIRIT OF GIVING (11) got close at Gatton as favourite and is also in the mix.