Racing & Sports expert selections.
RACE 1 - ARGYLE PINK (5) looks close to a win after placing in two of three runs this time in. Led and gave a great sight when a 0.8L third last time out over 1300m at Eagle Farm. Peaking now and drawn to play a major role. The two runs of BITCOIN BABY (1) since a spell have been better than they may appear on paper as she hasn't been far from the placings. Suited up in trip and has never missed the frame when third-up so can peak. TYRESA (6) was tackling the good fillies last time in, last seen in the Queensland Oaks. This grade will be more to her liking. WINTER RAIN (8) improved to place last time and won her lone third-up attempt so can progress again.
RACE 2 - BLACKCOMB (3) extended a run of top-two finishes when he settled well back but came home powerfully to score by 0.7 lengths over 1830m at Eagle Farm last time out. The longer trip should suit so can win again. SATAY CHICKEN (12) hasn't been too far away since scoring at Tamworth earlier in the campaign. Led and stuck on last start so could give a sight. SECURITY ADVISOR (13) hasn't been too far away in three runs this time in and will be peaking now.
RACE 3 - MISHANI FIRE (7) looks close to a win after placing at both runs, the latest when leading and kicking on for third at Eagle Farm over 1000m. Likely to go forward from a lower draw and could be hard to catch. HEAD HONCHO (2) hasn't been far off the placings in his two runs to date. Closed well last start over 1000m at Sunshine Coast, beaten 0.7 lengths into fourth. The longer trip will suit. Hard to knock MISHANI ROCK (1) with a win and a close second in two starts so far. Can be involved again along with MISHANI SUSPECT (3) who made the ideal start to her career when saluting at Eagle Farm.
RACE 4 - RISING PACIFIC (4) is shooting for a hat trick. He was impressive last time at Eagle Farm, scoring by 3.5 lengths over this trip. He is on the up and finds another suitable assignment. BLAKMAX (1) has continued to improve this time in, last start drawing clear to score by 0.7 lengths over 1300m at Eagle Farm. Could go on with it. TALK TIME (5) faces his toughest test but is unbeaten this time in so is worth including.
RACE 5 - Hard to knock DEVASTATING (1) with a string of top-three finishes to his name. Kept chasing when third over 1000m at Eagle Farm last time so the longer trip should suit. Draws well and and is aided by a claim. This is winnable. THANKFUL HEART (17) is a model of consistency with top-three finishes at all four starts this time in, most recently scoring at Ipswich. That was his first attempt at this distance. Among the leading chances again. Last-start Coffs Harbour winner MOUETTE (5) could go on with it.
RACE 6 - LUBRICATION (14) resumes after tackling stakes races over the winter carnival where he placed at Listed level. Has been gelded since then and will be ready to go after placing in two trials. Fresh winner MINTAKA LAD (5) is progressive and could work through his grades. LARRIKIN ROGUE (4) resumes in what shapes as a suitable contest while expect to see improvement from THE FACE (8) second run from a spell.
RACE 7 - ADDRIEL (7) worked home well to finish third when resuming last time out over this trip at Eagle Farm. Won his lone second-up attempt so should be improved and is drawn the inside. Has upside. ABOUNDING (3) progressed well last time in, finishing off her campaign with three placings at stakes level. Readied with a trial win and hasn't missed a place at this trip. Big chance. CRYPTOSHARE (8) was an effortless winner on debut over 1000m at Sunshine Coast, leading and kicking away by 4.5 lengths. He could go through his grades. ROWEINER'S DANCE (2) was another that won well when resuming. He could go on with it.
RACE 8 - PREACH (3) is going great guns having made it two wins in succession last start when he scored by 1.2 lengths over 1400m at Eagle Farm. Hasn't missed a place at the course or the distance and came from wider when he scored here two back. Can land the hat trick. OUR MAGNUS (5) looks close to a win after he closed well to miss by a nose over 1400m at Eagle Farm last start. Does his best work at this distance range. Big chance to go one better. RELEASE THE BEANS (2) has been consistent with a string of top-four finishes since scoring at this venue. Must be respected. NATIONAL CHOICE (1) raced well last time in and will enjoy the longer trip after working home first up.
RACE 9 - EAGLES CRAG (11) was unlucky not to score when resuming for the new yard, held up before going under by just a nose over 1500m at Eagle Farm. Strikes at 50 percent second-up so will be improved. Races well at the mile and is drawn to get the favours. Can atone. AQUA ALTA (15) placed over a similar journey two starts ago at Toowoomba before dropping back in trip last time. Better suited and is drawn to play a role. ALWAYS ON SHOW (13) is close to a win after placing in both runs since a spell. Strikes at 50 percent here and races well third up so could deliver. ROUSSEAU (2) will enjoy the longer trip after closing well to place when fresh.
RACE 10 - MILLANE (8) resumes after running on for second at his last appearance in the Listed Queensland Day Stakes over this trip at Eagle Farm in June. Readied with a solid trial and his lone win came when fresh so can make a winning return. MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO (16) is a talented mare who tackled tougher races last campaign including a 1.8L fourth at Listed level two back. Her best ratings measure right up. Hard to knock the Queensland form of OUTLAWED (13) who has yet to finish worse than second since joining this stable. BEAUX RUMBLE (5) has enjoyed a let-up since he won when resuming at this track and trip. Has a solid second-up record so include.