Fri, Jun 24, 10:46am by Staff Writer
Eagle Farm hosts a bumper 10-race card on Saturday, with the Group One Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) for fillies and mares the highlight event.
We’ve had a good look at the Tatts Tiara earlier this week, so it’s probably worth looking elsewhere on the card
In race four, a Listed handicap over 1830m, Pajaro ($3.10 with Sportsbet) looks hard to beat even though he carries top weight of 58kg – 3.5kg above the field. He’s racing consistently with a win and two seconds from his last three starts. Telepathic ($2.60 with William Hill) was nominated for the Group 1 but trainer Chris Waller decided to start her here and on paper is the only threat to Pajaro.
Hopfgarten beat Pajaro at his last start and has opened $2.60 favourite with Sportsbet in race three, the Listed Spear Chief Handicap over 1500m. It’s a small field of eight with Amovatio ($3.60), Tales of Grimm ($6) and Beckham ($7.50) also well in the market.
In the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (2200m), Tuchanchoo ($3.50 with Centrebet) comes off a gutsy BM84 win at Randwick last start while Benzini ($3.70 with Sportsbet) was a winner of the Group 2 Brisbane Cup at the return to Eagle Farm two weeks ago. Junoob ($4.40) and Index Linked ($7.50) line up for Chris Waller while Godolphin have accepted with Malice ($7.50).
That’s A Good Idea ($4.20) and Saluter ($12) are last-start winners heading into the Group 3 Healy Stakes (1200m) with Mogador ($4) representing Team Godolphin. The three-year-old colt has had big wraps on him since day one but is yet to fully realise his potential.
Tsaritsa ($2.10 with Sportsbet) was also nominated for the Group One Tiara this Saturday but trainer Chris Waller has decided on keeping his three-year-old filly to her own age group and she is the short price favourite for the final race of the day, the Listed Daybreak Lover (1400m).
She was an impressive last start winner in the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1400m) and will be hard to beat. Sold for Song ($4.20 with William Hill) is a two-time winner with four minor placings from seven career starts, with the filly having had some early support to topple the favourite. Flirtatious Femme ($41 – Sportsbet) is an interesting runner, and unbeaten in her two race starts to date.
Betting: There’s been some showers during the week and even though the forecast is good for Saturday, there should be some give in the ground. Azkadellia (Best Odds – $2.45 with William Hill) looks to have all the stats behind her and with even luck, looks hard to go past in the main race of the day. Likewise with Tsaritsa in the last while race three looks a race in two between Pajarro and Telepathic. A multi that works around these three races could be the way to go.
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