The following is a survey of Australian racing tips for Saturday, June 8. The day features three Group 1 races at Eagle Farm, the J.J. Atkins Plate (Race 6), Queensland Derby (Race 7) and Stradbroke Hcp (Race 8). The other Group races at Eagle Farm are also covered, along with selected races at Flemington, Morphettville and Randwick.
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Best bet of the day
Eagle Farm Race 2, No. 8 Outback Barbie
Eagle Farm Race 6, No. 1 Accession – BEST BET
Eagle Farm Race 9, No. 3 Sixties Groove
Race 8: 1. PRETTY IN PINK, 2. Trekking, 3. Tyzone, 4. The Bostonian
BACK – Viridine – 1.5 units at $13+
BACK – Spright – 0.5 units at $13+
BACK – Despatch – 0.5 units at $13+
Race 1, No.10 Jami Lady – 4 stars
Race 4, No.10 Noble Boy – 4.5 stars
1. Mr Quickie
2. Scarlet Dream
5. A Man To Match
Best Bet: No.2 Mr Quickie – 4 stars
Next Best: Scarlet Dream ($6.50)
Exotic: Box Exacta 2,5,6,9,12,13,16
2. Tom Melbourne
4. The Bostonian
5. Widgee Turf
Best Bet: No.13 Tyzone – 3.5 stars
Place Bet: Tom Melbourne ($8.50, place only)
Exotic: Trifecta 4,5,7,13 – 1,4,5,7,9,13,15 – 1,4,5,7,9,13,15
Back Mister Sea Wolf (7.00) to win.
2. The Bostonian
Back to Trekking (5.50) to win.
Betting Confidence: Low
Back – #8 Outback Barbie
Betting Confidence: Low
Back – #11 Junipal
Betting Confidence: Medium
Back – #2 Strasbourg – each-way
Betting Confidence: Low
Back – #5 Savvy Oak – each-way
Betting Confidence: Medium
Back – #7 Endless Drama – each-way
Betting Confidence: Medium
Back – #5 Haripour; #15 Sin To Win
Race 2 #8 Outback Barbie – LAY BET
Race 8 #1 The Bostonian
Race 2: Outback Barbie
Race 5: Ringerdingding
Race 6: Accession
Race 7: Scarlet Dream – each-way
Race 8: Despatch and Pretty In Pink – both each-way
Race 9: Sixties Groove and Haripour
OUTBACK BARBIE (8) has performed well against the older horses at Group 1 level in her two runs this campaign, running on to get within 2.5L in the Kingsford Smith last start after a 1.6L fifth in the Doomben 10,000 when resuming. At hear peak third up and suited back in fillies and mares grades. Gets her chance to win. The import CON TE PARTIRO (6) impressed at her Australian debut when she finished hard to win the Group 3 Dark Jewel. Should only be improved. Big threat. INVINCIBELLA (2) will be fitter for two runs since a spell. Blinkers go on and she could be ready to show her best. PROMPT RESPONSE (1) is another suited back against the girls. Should be included. NOIRE (3) has some class and was solid under a big weight in Sydney last time.
RINGERDINGDING (1) didn’t have the race run to suit when back in the field in the Group 1 Kingsford Smith last start. He should enjoy the drop back to his own age group having won the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes over this distance in Sydney two back. Can settle closer from a good draw and should be strong late. POHUTUKAWA (14) found 1400m too short last time but caught the eye running on. The step up to the mile suits having won a Group 3 at her only attempt. KOLDING (5) is a promising gelding racing through his grades. Completed a hat trick when scoring at Randwick last time. First try at the mile but looks up to stakes grade. ZOUTORI (4) couldn’t get into the race last start but had won his previous three in Victoria so is worth another chance. BACCARAT BABY (15) is racing well and can be in the finish again.
ACCESSION (1) has hit the line hard for close seconds at his two runs so far this campaign. Luckless behind Strasbourg last time when held up in the straight before charging late to just miss. Gives the impression the mile will suit and can turn the tables. STRASBOURG (2) did a good job to win Sires’ Produce here last start. He was strong to the line so is another that should relish 1600m. Big chance to do the double. PRINCE FAWAZ (7) is progressing quickly and won well at Randwick last start. This is tougher but he looks capable of taking the next step. RELOADED (8) chased Prince Fawaz when runner up last time after making a winning debut in Sydney. Has good upside and looks a major player. CZARSON (3) is likely to push forward and could give a sight if he gets a soft run.
The filly SCARLET DREAM (16) looks a big hope to beat the boys. She ran on well for second over this distance in the Group 1 Australian Oaks then found 2000m too short last time but still closed well. The return to this distance suits and she is close to a win. MR QUICKIE (2) got a long way back but made good ground late when third in the Group 1 South Australian Derby. Racing very consistently and sure to be strong at the business end. NOBU (6) has put it all together now and made it back to back Sydney wins when scoring at Randwick last time. Has been hitting the line hard so should relish this distance. RE EDIT (17) was brave when third at weight for age last week. Should be competitive against the boys. Post-to-post Grand Prix winner FUN FACT (3) could give a sight again if allowed to dictate.
DESPATCH (3) is a winner. Made it four from four this campaign with a fighting win in the Goodwood in Adelaide last start and isn’t badly off at the weights for a Group 1 winner. Attempts 1400m for the first time but gets a cushy run from the inside stall. Has the ratings and is a chance at good each way odds. PRETTY IN PINK (18) is a progressive filly who toughed out a Group 2 win over the older sprinters last week. Gets a low draw and no weight on her back. Peaking third up and could give a big sight again. TYZONE (13) charged home to win the Group 3 BRC Sprint over 1350m last outing. A high pressure sprint should suit. Watch for him late. THE BOSTONIAN (1) has been the benchmark sprinter this carnival winning both Group 1s. Gives away weight under the handicap conditions but remains unbeaten in Queensland. Must respect. TREKKING (5) is racing well and gets a weight drop. Can be right in the finish.
SIXTIES GROOVE (3) is ready to win. Has hit the line well to place at all three starts this time in, the last two behind the in-form Kenedna. Expect he is looking for 2400m now and Eagle Farm should suit him. Peaking fourth up and gets his chance. HARIPOUR (5) is a danger. He was a real eye catcher last start when closing hard to miss by a head in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup. That run suggested he is looking for this trip now having won two of four attempts. Right in this. IGRAINE (12) continues to race well placing at both Brisbane runs. Expect her to be in the finish again. THE CANDY MAN (7) just keeps winning. Scored his seventh in a row when landing the Group 3 Premier’s Cup here last time. Must be respected. OUR LIBRETTO (13) could be an improver up to this trip.
2. Invincibella (3 stars)
9. River Racer (3 stars)
1. Prompt Response (3 stars)
6. Con Te Partiro (3 stars)
5. Kolding (3 stars)
10. Starkers (3 stars)
4. Zoutori (3 stars)
15. Baccarat Baby (3 stars)
1. Accession (5 stars)
2. Strasbourg (3 stars)
10. Eric The Eel (3 stars)
3. Czarson (3 stars)
2. Mr Quickie (5 stars)
18. Grand Bouquet (3 stars)
6. Nobu (3 stars)
21. Itz Lily (3 stars)
3. Despatch (5 stars)
1. The Bostonian (3 stars)
5. Trekking (3 stars)
9. Tom Melbourne (3 stars)
7. The Candy Man (5 stars)
5. Haripour (4 stars)
1. Big Duke (3 stars)
4. Grey Lion (3 stars)
Con Te Partiro doesn’t have any major speed drawn inside her here suggesting she shouldn’t have too much trouble in finding the fence & the lead if she wants it, there are others likely to push on however whichever way you look at it she’ll be handy & gain a good run. OUTBACK BARBIE may not have the Group & Listed form of some of her rivals here however her two runs this prep both in Group 1’s not far from The Bostonian have both been good, luckless in one, drew the carpark & ran on well the other, I’m with her each-way. PROMPT RESPONSE also back from a couple of Group 1’s.
Selections: 8. Outback Barbie, 1. Prompt Response, 6. Con Te Partiro, 2. Invincibella
Tempo appears around genuine here, 8, 9 & 10 the more prominent? Going to have something each-way on POHUTUKAWA who should have finished a lot closer than the 3 length margin here in the Fred Best a fortnight back. She must have changed course three times over the last 200m of the race yet still clocked the quickest final sectional! That man Blake Shinn steers & although drawn well she will likely drift back? Ditto JUNIPAL who closed out strongly first up at Flemington, stable really do fire up here & this one will be spot on. Cannot knock KOLDING who is improving with every start.
Selections: 14. Pohutukawa, 11. Junipal, 5. Kolding, 1. Ringerdingding
First of the Group 1’s is the Atkins for the youngsters, tricky map perhaps Czarson leads? Strasbourg & Accession ran the quinella here in the Sires & it’s hard to see anything turning the tables from that race, the Sydney invaders Kubrick, Prince Fawaz & Reloaded bring strong form however & really make things interesting. I’m leaning ACCESSION’s way, thought he was a little stiff not to beat Strasbourg after being held up early in the straight, once clear he steadily closed before really knuckling down late to just fail. PRINCE FAWAZ looked good beating RELOADED, he goes in as the main danger
Selections: 1. Accession, 7. Prince Fawaz, 8. Reloaded, 6. Kubrick
To the Derby! No reason Fun Fact can’t lead again, suggest nos.19, 20, 21 all emergencies can push on however will they gain a start? Map will be all interesting after final scratchings. Highly difficult race with so many different interstate formlines, MR QUICKIE gave away far too much start in the SA Derby before rattling home late, he won’t race forward however hopefully won’t be as far back this time around. NOBU is doing nothing wrong in Sydney, he dug very deep to wear down the leader latest. Don’t leave out the locals TRUSTY LAD & A MAN TO MATCH, remember the Oaks last week?
Selections: 2. Mr Quickie, 6. Nobu, 16. Scarlet Dream, 15. Aliferous
Majority of the speed from wide gates, should be a genuine at least run Stradbroke tempo wise as it generally is! Can make genuine cases for many however I just keep coming back to THE BOSTONIAN who amazingly is unbeaten (5 from 5) in Queensland. Yes he meets most worse at the weights for beating them recently however are they capable of turning the tables? I doubt it. Don’t think VIRIDINE is hopeless, his sectionals last week in a race where they dawdled in front were bettered only by the flying closer Brave Song. WIDGEE TURF & SPRIGHT are a couple of southern invaders who must be kept safe.
Selections: 1. The Bostonian, 11. Viridine, 4. Widgee Turf, 8. Spright
The Brisbane Cup rounds out a great days racing with a capacity line up likely. Igraine can again roll forward & set a solid tempo with nos.5 & 20 (plus others) not too far away. Should the track stay in the Good range OUR LIBRETTO could be a good each-way chance, both runs up here ok (with excuses) & note only start up to 2400m was a solid 3rd in the Sandown Classic. Cannot knock THE CANDYMAN, he’s a horse with a cult following who goes for 8 straight & should he win there will be ‘scenes’. SIXTIES GROOVE & HARIPOUR both definitely going well enough to figure in the finish, throw #11 in also.
Selections: 13. Our Libretto, 7. The Candy Man, 3. Sixties Groove, 5. Haripour
1. Outback Barbie (5 stars)
2. Con Te Partiro (4 stars)
3. Invincibella (4 stars)
1. Ringerdingding (5 stars)
2. Pohutukawa (5 stars)
3. Kolding (4 stars)
1. Accession (5 stars)
2. Strasbourg (5 stars)
3. Prince Fawaz (4 stars)
1. Scarlet Dream (5 stars)
2. Mr Quickie (4 stars)
3. Nobu (4 stars)
1. Despatch (5 stars)
2. Pretty In Pink (4 stars)
3. Tyzone (4 stars)
1. Sixties Groove (5 stars)
2. Haripour (5 stars)
3. Igraine (4 stars)
CON TE PARTIRO (6) Second up. Was fighting out the finish when winning last run at Scone but will have to carry more weight. Should be in the finish. OUTBACK BARBIE (8) Stormed home when 3rd three runs back at Gold Coast and third up from a spell. Might take a while to wind up but should be hitting top gear in the straight. Can have an impact. PROMPT RESPONSE (1) Finished 4.8L from the winner at this course last time but goes down in grade. Can bounce back and is suited here. INVINCIBELLA (2) Third up from a break. Brave effort to win three runs back at Gold Coast. Market watch advised.
KOLDING (5) Scored a victory last run at Randwick but rising in class. Has the ability to take this out. RINGERDINGDING (1) Fought on gamely when winning two runs back at Randwick and goes down in class. Will be trying to topple them late. Among better hopes. POHUTUKAWA (14) Solid effort when winning three runs back at Kembla Grange. Might take a while to wind up but should be hitting top gear in the straight. Winning hope. ZOUTORI (4) Left nothing to chance when winning two runs back at Caulfield. Has won 3 from 4 starts this preparation. Could run into the placings.
ACCESSION (1) Capable of showing a powerful turn of foot. Will be running home strongly. STRASBOURG (2) Game effort to win last time around here. Open to improvement and this isn’t out of reach. PRINCE FAWAZ (7) Broke its maiden in good fashion last start. Can go on with it here. RELOADED (8) Only having its third ever race start but clearly has ability. Watch betting.
NOBU (6) Rising in grade today but looks to have plenty of upside. Can make it three in a row today. MR QUICKIE (2) Ran on well in the SA Derby and should get a soft run from the gate. Up to this. SCARLET DREAM (16) Ran on well in The Roses and looks to have scope. Will be finishing strongly. RE EDIT (17) Good effort in the O’Shea Stakes. Each way the play.
THE BOSTONIAN (1) Has won both major Queensland sprints at its last two starts. Can bring up the trifecta here. TREKKING (5) Ran on well in the Kingsford-Smith Cup. Can take this out. TYZONE (13) Strong performance in the BRC Sprint and drops in weight here. Each way claims. SPRIGHT (8) Good winner of the Sangster and backed that up with a decent 3rd in The Goodwood. Not without a chance.
SIXTIES GROOVE (3) Racing for the second time this week. Good run placing 2nd last start at Doomben and will be trying to topple them late. Races well in these conditions so do not discard. THE CANDY MAN (7) Fought on gamely when winning last start at this track. Very tidy this preparation. Every chance today. HARIPOUR (5) Kept finding the line when 2nd last start around here. Don’t ignore. GREY LION (4) Really dug deep when winning last run at Rosehill and going well this preparation. Gets back and needs luck. Suggest each way
Race 8, No.4 Iconoclasm – 4 stars
Race 7: Back Dr Drill (2.45) to win.
Race 4, No.9 Lady Bethany – BEST BET – 5 stars
Race 6, No.7 Pleasant – 4.5 stars
Race 7, No.4 Bon Amis – 3.5 stars
Race 5: Back Call Me Royal (2.70) to win.
Race 6 #8 Simply Optimistic – value bet
Race 7 #9 Deprive – best bet