Group 1 racing resumes at Eagle Farm on Saturday with the Tatts Tiara to be run and won.
The Wizard of Odds has bestowed his wisdom upon the nine-race card to come up with the best bets for a big day of racing.
Eagle Farm Race 2
#4 Better Than Best
There was a sprinkling of money for this three-year-old filly when resuming from a spell at Gold Coast over 1200 metres last start.
She could only manage a fifth-placed finish but she was only beaten just over a length after sitting outside the lead of a hot speed.
Her second-up record is quite strong with two wins from three attempts and she is sure to derive plenty of fitness from her last start.
Ryan Maloney takes the ride and he can either lead or take a sit one pair back.
She looks a nice each-way gamble to start the day at Eagle Farm.
Suggested Bet: Better Than Best each-way at $8.5 the win and $2.5 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 1 & 4
Eagle Farm race 4
#1 Polly Grey
Polly Grey is such an honest mare for the Chris Waller stable and has put together arguably her best preparation under his guidance.
She has managed three wins through this campaign with two of those coming at her three most recent runs.
Stepping down to the mile from 2000 metres may not have been ideal for her last start as she faded away to finish ninth, but the run would have held her in good stead for this race.
She gets back up to her pet distance of 2000 metres plus and will enjoy a trouble free run from a middle barrier.
She only meets the bottom weight with an extra 1.5 kilos to carry despite being the top weight in this field.
Suggested Bet: Polly Grey win at $2.5
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 1/ 3, 6/ 3, 6, 7
Eagle Farm race 7
#4 Devil's Temptation
Devil’s Temptation showed blistering early speed and sustained it throughout in dominant fashion over 900 metres at the Gold Coast.
The four-year-old gelding pinged the barriers like a greyhound and never let anything go past him in a three-length victory.
Shooting For Gold is his clear danger in this race but our selection has a big map advantage given the favourite will likely be back in the run.
Ryan Maloney holds all the aces in this race and hopefully he get this field chasing as soon as the barriers open.
Expecting an aggressive, bold front-running ride.
Suggested Bet: Devil’s Temptation each-way at $5 the win and $2 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Exacta – 6 & 4
Eagle Farm Race 8
Subopeaned was enormous in the Stradbroke Handicap last start after settling a mile back off the pace.
She was near enough to last throughout the whole run until she stormed home to finish fifth and to only be beaten by just over a length.
It was a massive effort considering how much ground she had to make up but now she gets the perfect situation to find the winning post first.
Hugh Bowman legs up on the saddle and she has drawn barrier two which means she can punch through on the inside and settle within striking distance of the leaders.
Great each-way bet in a very open race.
Suggested bet: Subopeaned each-way at $10 the win and $3.3 the place.
Eagle Farm Race 9
#6 Away Game
Away Game was very heavily backed late in betting when racing first-up at Eagle Farm last start.
She attempted to lead all the way and if not for her conditioning giving way late in the race she would have returned a winner.
The barrier draw, on paper, looks a bit awkward, but her dynamic early acceleration will overcome that being an issue.
There does not look to be too much speed in the race and she shoul be able to find the lead easily.
Kerrin McEvoy sticks with her and she drops half-a-kilo at the weights which will also help her cause.
Very tough to see her missing a place in this race and we get an each-way price to back her.
Suggested bet: Away Game each-way at $5 the win and $2 the place.