Expert tips: Eagle Farm - 20/04/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - The well-related INTRODUCING (9) (half to Eleven Eleven) got the job done on the Kenso last time out and will have derived a stack of confidence from that victory. One from one over this sprint journey and is drawn to get all the favours from the inside alley. Looks the hardest to toss. THELWELL (6) resumes here but showed enough when last in work to warrant serious consideration in a race like this. Can run a race while fresh. TIGER SHARK (11) has hit the top-five in all nine starts to date and gets some weight relief with the claim. Top-three conveyance. LIBERTY STEPS (4) strips fitter second-up from the spell and looks one for the multiples. HIDDEN WEALTH (2) next best from the Gollan camp.

RACE 2 - RED WAVE (8) has gotten better with each run this campaign and is yet to miss a drum in three runs over this course and distance. In the mix. CHAYSE 'N' ARTIE (10) is a two-time winner here and cannot be ignored. WARP SPEED (9) hails from a handy family (half to G1 winner Nom De Jeu) and rarely runs a bad race. May trouble the judge. REGAL LION (2) Group 1 placegetter. Ran a better race last start to finish second over 2000m at Albury. Solid top-three chance.

RACE 3 - OCEAN ZAR (13) loves it here around this circuit with two wins and three seconds from just seven attempts. Will be rock-hard fit for this and should be right there when the whips are cracking. ALAMIRA (4) is one from one over this trip and will strip fitter second-up from the break. Gets 1.5kg off with the claim and cannot be underestimated. FIXATED (11) is a bit of a hit-or-miss type but can feature if he brings his A-game. STARRY EYES (5) rarely runs a bad race and is a must for the exotics player. DRIALLE (17) best of the rest.

RACE 4 - Group 3 winner SPECIAL SWEY (7) has been competing in much harder grade in Sydney and will find this assignment an easier task. Gets Orman on board from the inside alley and looks the one they all have to run down. HOLSTEIN (9) strips fitter third-up from the spell and must be respected from the Dunn stable. Top-three hope. INDIAN DREAMER (2) is yet to miss a place in three starts over this track and trip and can bounce back to form against this line-up. The well-related WAIRERE FALLS (3) (half to 4xG1 winner Sacred Falls) rounds out the selections in an open race.

RACE 5 - SACRED FEELING (12) is a very consistent conveyance who is yet to put in a poor performance. Has a win and a placing from two attempts over the course and distance and gets the services of Orman in the irons. Looks the runner with the most upside and is hard to go past. CONNECTICUT (5) looked good winning over this track and trip at the latest effort and will have derived confidence from that victory. Nicely placed to play a leading role. THIS'LLBETHEONE (1) has been right there in recent outings and the step-up in trip suits. In the mix. KERCHAK (3) handy gelding who is racing well, including a win last start over 1540m at Gold Coast Poly. Nicely placed to play a leading role.

RACE 6 - The well-related OUTLAWED (10) (half to G2 winner Mamaragan) is a very honest commodity who remarkably is yet to miss the top five in 16 career starts. Has won around this circuit, draws low and gets 2kg off with the claim. Ticks plenty of boxes. TICK TOCK QUEEN (12) has won over this track and trip and will strip fitter second-up from the spell. Respect from the Gollan barn. TOJAKI (11) loves this distance range with three wins and a second from just four attempts. Has to be included. ANG POW (1) will find this much easier than recent efforts and may return to form here.

RACE 7 - ROCKRIBBED (7) only narrowly went down over this course and distance in the first start for the new stable and is sure to have come on with that run under the belt. Gets plenty of weight relief with the 3kg claim and looks ready to return to winning form. MILLANE (4) loves this track and trip with a win and three placings from just five attempts. Orman sticks in the stirrups and can play a role in the finish. XPRESSO (11) returned in winning order and is another to get some weight off. Top-three contender on best form. RUSSIAN ALLIANCE (8) is drawn to get a gun run from the inside alley and has a strong winning strike rate. Consider. CRAZY TRAIN (9) rarely runs a bad race and can earn some minor money.

RACE 8 - One of the features on the card. ENTERPRISE POMME (8) has a handy record around this circuit with two wins and four placings from eight starts and should be near his peak now fourth-up from the spell. Down in the weights and drawn to get a soft run from gate three. Hard to toss in this suitable contest. PRINCE OF BOOM (1) didn't really come up last preparation but has a ton of class on his side and tuned up for this with a recent trial victory. Can bounce back to form this campaign. EKATERINA (7) hails from a handy family (half to G1 winner Startantes) and is a five-time winner here. Should make her presence felt. PETRONIUS (4) is one from one over this track and trip and has only missed a drum once in ten first-up efforts. Has to be included while fresh. THE BIG GOODBYE (5) best of the rest in a race with plenty of chances.

RACE 9 - EXOTIQUE MISS (17) is a very consistent campaigner who is yet to miss the top five in eight starts to date. Has two wins and two placings from four spins here and Dolan sticks in the saddle. Shapes as one of the major players. PRESS LINK (5) hasn't put a hoof wrong winning his first three outings and is racing with a lot of confidence. Draws low for Rodd and cannot be discounted. TRIFLING (16) has been thereabouts of late and will get a soft run from gate two. In the mix. EDITED BY (9) is two from two over this journey and must be respected from the Freedman camp. Right in this. TRANSATLANTIC (4) next in line.