Wrap Up from Eagle Farm

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Not sure how many religious punters got on their knees and prayed for the rain to go away but we were lucky enough for a dry day and the track made it through. The track also raced pretty fair, you didn’t want to be hard on the rail but it was good overall.

Here’s a quick Wrap Up:Thumbs up

Race 1:

O’Shea and Reith looked as though they had the race in the bag when GYPSY DIAMOND raced to the lead down the middle of the track but SIR MOMENTS rounded her up late and looked pretty good as they cleared out from the rest. Not sure where SIR MOMENTS will end up, he is a nice horse but I can’t believe how weak some of these 2 yr old Listed races have been..

Race 2:

Nothing worth noting for the future.

Race 3:

VOILA ICI found some form again and condition just gave away late as MANIGHAR and QUINTESSENTIAL had a two horse war for the last 200m. QUINTESSENTIAL got the chocolates and survived a protest to keep the cheque! MORIARTY ran well and can run into the money in the Brisbane Cup.

Race 4:

FIRE UP FIFI looked the best bet on the card and she sat 3rd the fence in a farcical run race and was never getting beat. Browne really suits the horse and my opinion has always been she is best between 1600-1800m so the best may be waiting for us next start. She is a really nice mare and is just super consistent. Forgive horses at the back as they were not a hope after the first 600m.

Race 5:

Many thought DARLEY would dominate the fillies and mares race and it turned out that way with DETOURS making it back to back Listed wins here. She was another horse on the day that got the gun run in transit and made the most of it. SHARNEE ROSE, CITY OF LIGHT and DYSTOPIA were all good runs.

Race 6:

He’s back! SIZZLING looked back to his best. The race was not panning out again and Munce simply rode him like a good thing and put his horse into the race. He was used up a bit and when the challengers come he dug deep like the good horse he is. Like I said in the preview I couldn’t believe he was getting knocked. Back to the big track, wet track and blinkers meant we were always going to see a new horse. LUCKY HUSSLER and DANCES ON STARS were terrific runs also.

Race 7:

Rhys McLeod rode this thing a treat. It was truly one of the great Oaks rides. He was patient, took runs when he needed to and then got off the fence at the right time to get the run and a winning break. Super!

MISS ZENELLA ran well for 2nd but the hard luck story was VAQUERA who travelled well all race until the corner where Rodd run up the back of slow horses and lost momentum. She should have finished a clear 2nd and a lot closer to the winner…..

Race 8:

A weird type of race with a few massive runs and a few ordinary performances. MAHISARA was pretty disappointing but may not have handled the going. GALAH broke through again and the win was very good as he went very wide on the corner. GRIFFON again went back to near last and went like a rocket the last 100m to just miss. CONSERVATORIUM was the best of the leaders and fought as he always does. MISS STELLABELLE dropped the bit at the corner and looked as though she would run last before she picked up what was a really good effort. I think she is looking for a ‘kill’ somewhere now to get some confidence back.

RIDE OF THE DAY: R.McLeod – Gondokoro

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This Week Coming  Stradbroke Group 1 +  Derby Group1.