Daily Racing Tips – Saturday, December 28

Eagle Farm: Race 4 (3:07pm AEDT)
No. 1 The Candy Man

The Candy Man has once again been a revelation since returning to Queensland and he looks beautifully placed to record another win in this afternoon’s Shoot Out Mile. The six-year-old grey was outclassed, albeit also luckless during the Sydney Spring Carnival but has recorded two wins and a luckless third in three starts since returning to his home state, including another comfortable all-the-way triumph over 1800m last time out. He rises in weight, but remains the class horse of this field.

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Eagle Farm: Race 7 (5:07pm AEDT)
No. 10 Reckless Choice

There are a few smart ones confirmed for a start in this afternoon’s Bernborough Handicap at Eagle Farm, but a horse like Reckless Choice is going to be suited right down to the ground by the conditions and he is over the odds to win ($13 at publish). The Choisir gelding boasts an outstanding record over a mile and won a BM78 race at this track and distance before finishing second at his three subsequent starts, finding form around some of Queensland’s best. The drop back in trip off a freshen-up last time simply did not suit, and a return to his pet trip today could prove the difference.

Eagle Farm: Race 8 (5:47pm AEDT)
No. 6 Deep Image

This is an excellent edition of The Buffering, but Deep Image has been a particularly impressive performer since resuming and looks the one to beat. The Testa Rossa gelding hasn’t missed a place in five starts this time in and hit the line to finish third in the Listed Recognition two back, before recording a smart win in the Listed Lough Neagh last time out. He’s rock-hard fit and with appropriate luck, will take beating again.

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Eagle Farm: Race 9 (6:30pm AEDT)
No. 3 Multaja

Multaja has returned to racing in competitive form this time and is primed to win this afternoon’s Nudgee Handicap. The Godolphin-trained mare has continued to improve with each effort since resuming and was strong to the line in the Group 2 Hot Danish two back, before finishing with a length of the winner in the Listed Razor Sharp Handicap last time out. This looks an easier race than that and the $4.50 available at publish looks a lovely price.