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Not a great days racing at Eagle Farm and it was unfortunate that a leader bias track was dished up again for another feature day. It does also throw form out the window for the future also..


Race 1: This was very tempo related. Colless was left alone on GOLDEN CASH and almost stole the race. LIESELE was 3rd the fence and with the lightweight just got the better of the leader late. HIDDEN KISSES was also a good run and made some ground.


Race 2: All honours to ANGUSROY who dominated this race. RIVER PERFUME was probably the next best run to come out of the race who made a heap of late ground and can be winning a similar race soon.


Race 3: STRAIGHT come from about 4-5 pairs back on the fence and peeled out at the 200m and grabbed NIGHT CHILLS right on the line. The fav’s CHILEAN PLUME and BEAUFORT GYRE were the two leaders and did look to have the race to themselves on the turn but neither could hold off the late challengers.


Race 4: Really disappointing for the connections of CALIENTE and FANTISHA who were exceptional runs but the way the track was playing it was always going to be a task too great to overcome. They come from last on the corner to run 3rd and 4th. DISCREET led all the way in a good display but SALUTER who camped 3rd the fence got all the favours and hit the line very hardtop win running away. As expected CALDETES was in the race and tried his best to match it with DISCREET up front but tired late and didn’t run the 1400m.


Race 5: FIRE UP FIFI is in red hot form and was ridden perfectly by Hurdle. Horses like DUSTY GOLD and ST GERMAINE simply have to be forgiven as their task were impossible on this track.


Race 6: We interviewed Ben Ahrens last week in the lead up to the 3200m race and SPECHENKA turned in a great staying display. He loomed up to MAYTHEHORSEBEMAGIC at the 200m mark and they settled down to fight the finish out with SPECHENKA getting the upper hand.


Race 7: AUDACIOUS SPIRIT was scratched at the gates and this ended up being a race where class prevailed. ADNOCON was really impressive and still has a couple of nice race wins in him yet. DALZAR and THE SIXTIES are nearing wins while BOLD GLANCE was excellent and I’ll try to catch up with Norm Hilton through the week to find out more.


Race 8: The 3 placegetters were the 3 best runs and all are going particularly well! DIVINE CITY deserved the win and was impressive. REVITALISE ran well as David Murphy told us he would when interviewed last week. BLACK MAGIC blew the start and it was a fantastic run to get as close as it did late.

**Plenty to come on the site this week so be sure to check in!