Eagle Farm (again) and interstate

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Back to EF again this week. One from one at the midweek meeting helps the bank a little.

RAIL= 6m

Track- GOOD like always

*Another 10 races to go over and you’re sick of the form by the time you get through 110+ acceptances that’s for sure.

*As I’ve mentioned recently I have to focus on what helps me get by so THE RACE CLUB and the work for the GCTC are the priorities. I can’t be spending 20hrs a week on Brissyarces anymore as there is simply no money in it. That’s why the previews are getting smaller, it all comes down to the time I have left after getting the other jobs done.*

RACE 3:

CAPITAL CONNECTION looks placed perfectly by Gollan here. Comes off a dominant win and the horse he beat won well last week. Can probably box seat here, they might try to lead and just see how fast the others want to go. He’s a good one and he’s on top.

PIRACY was a Syd winner in a race run to suit, can be around the money. THE ODYSSEY is ready to show best, has taken time to get fit

On Top: 1-CAPITAL CONNECTION $2.50 (into $1.90)

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RACE 5:

SUKWHINDER might be a pretty good one. She’d shown enough and then goes and beats Neidorp who is very good. She trialled well (winning a maiden Monday) and will be in the first four settling here.

I do see a very good tempo, ENTERPRISE LOUISE would like it futher than the 1000m, she can sprint well fresh though. She has a very good L200 and if she stays in touch I wouldn’t be surprised if she won. Probably a slight lean her at the better price.

SHALWA next best.

On Top: 8-ENTERPRISE LOUISE $6.50 (into $4.60) + 1-SUKWHINDER $4

Hardest To Beat: 5-SHALWA

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RACE 6:

Very even 3yr old race.

Slight lean to READY TO ROAM at the $7.50.Best last 800m and 600m of the day last time. Has been a bit frustrating only winning the one race, he does get the jock, the gate and a tempo to suit. Gets his chance. Both Dunn runners will win multiple races, XANTHUS and ATLANTIC KING, the latter still learning but has plenty of talent.

THE ODYSSEY has taken time ti get fit. Ready now and gets the claim to help. HOWONDERFULLIFEIS and ZAC ATTACK obvious claims in an open race.

On Top: 7-READY TO ROAM $7.50 (update into $3.60, bloody short!)

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RACE 9:

Bit of an open race and felt the $16 about A MAN TO MATCH was worth a little flutter. price gone now and not as keen at single figures. He’s got any amount of ability on his day, this is a big drop in grade from last prep and trials have been good.

On Top: 7-A MAN TO MATCH $9

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SYDNEY RACE 3:

Speed the only issue for ASTERIUS here. Even though a few of these meet him a lot better from their last start I like the fact JMac rides and I’m sure this horse strips fitter. Very good splits in a slow run race until the 200m. Won in great style 2nd up last prep. MUSHAIREB looks the main danger for mine.

On Top: 1-ASTRIUS $5

Hardest To Beat: 5-MUSHAIREB

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Flemington Race 2:

First Four: 1 / 2,5,6,11,12

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(one for early quads) Flem Race 3 No.6-BRANDENBURG $10

Thought I’d just mention this horse, very hard race with many chances but i’d throw him into quaddies or exotics. Sargent always gets a couple of winners over the Cup carnival and this horse is on the upward spiral. Likely to get back but will be off the fence and get a clear shot at them late.

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Flemington Race 5 No.9-POHUTUKAWA $7ew (into $6)

Petrified that MELODY BELLE might just come out and be too good, I’ll admit that. I have however been waiting for this horse all prep, everything was aimed at this race, 1600m at Flemington. Her best runs have been at EF and here. She will be cherry ripe and if there is a chink in the fav armour she can win.

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Race 6: THE COOLMORE:

I’m with EXCEEDANCE here, the form has been good and the jumpout with blinkers looked very sharp, could be the making of him. Surprised MICROPHONE is $10, loves this track and will improve sharply off the 1st up run. BIVOUC very unlucky not to win a G1 last start. LIBERTINI better at this trip and fresh. COSMIC FORCE comes off a dominant win and in countries best stable. ACCESSION a genuine hope with speed on at $61.

On Top: 6-EXCEEDANCE $4.80

Others for exotics: 1-2-3-5-12

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GIBBOS BEST BETS:

*Price gone nearly all of these and at the new prices not keen to make too many bets bets.

Sydney Race 3 No.1-ASTERIUS $4.80

Melbourne Race 5 No.9-POHUTUKAWA ew $6

and the tips at https://www.gctc.com.au/gibbos-tips/

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‘THE PROPHETS’ BEST:

Brisbane Race 7 No.8-STORM HARBOUR