Humbolt Current is up to winning at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart

2020 Bright Shadow Day Tips & Preview

We’re back to Eagle Farm on Saturday for another quality nine-race card, headlined by the Listed Bright Shadow!

We’ve had a pretty lucrative week of tipping and I’m confident of taking that form into Saturday – you can find a preview for each race and all my Bright Shadow Day tips below.

Des Lambert Memorial Class 3 Plate (1200m) – 11:43am
No. 4 Invictus Prince

This is a drop in class for Invictus Prince and he looks a winning chance.

The Sydneysider famously once finished second behind Winx in a Group 1 race and while he’s obviously not reached those heights again, he appears to have returned to the track in competitive form this time.

Fitter third-up and from the good barrier, I’m more than happy to be with him.

Tattersall’s Arcade BM78 Handicap (2212m) – 12:18pm
No. 1 Humbolt Current

Humbolt Current is another horse that has been stepping out in Sydney this time and I think a Saturday racing in Brisbane is just what the doctor ordered.

He’s been an interesting horse for the Waller stable since arriving in Australia.

There is absolutely no denying his talent, but he doesn’t win out of turn and has certainly mixed his form this time in.

He is at peak fitness however, is drawn a peach and might not be offered a better opportunity to win.

Winning Edge BM85 Handicap (1200m) – 12:53pm
No. 5 Solar Star

Solar Star was rewarded for her building form with a lovely win here last time out, and I can’t find a reason why she can’t replicate that performance and result on Saturday.

The Zoustar mare mustered an impressive turn of foot to finish over the top of her rivals here in early June and I like that she’s had a few weeks between races.

She can slot in behind the early barrier from barrier 6 and has the right jockey in Ryan Maloney aboard.

Tattersall’s Club Members BM75 Handicap (1400m) – 1:28pm
No. 2 Amicitia

Amicitia really doesn’t know how to run a bad race and she looks up to another big performance at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

The four-year-old daughter of Rothesay has finished worse than second just once in five starts back from a spell and beat a quality field to the line at the Gold Coast two back, before finishing second to Solar Star here last time out.

I really couldn’t tip the last one with confidence without doubling down in this!

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Listed Tattersall’s Club Stakes (1400m) – 2:03pm
No. 1 Tumbler Ridge

This is a wide-open contest and at publish, we’re faced with $6.50 the field with four horses tied on the top line.

Tumbler Ridge is one of those horses and the consistent colt does look to be a winning chance.

The two-year-old son of Spill The Beans has been up and racing for a while, but has continued to return high-quality performances around some good horses, and he was last seen finishing a half-length fourth in the Listed Dalrello Stakes.

We can have a healthy each-way play at the current quote.

4 Pines Open Handicap (1000m) – 2:42pm
No. 5 Cool Sequence

Cool Sequence hasn’t been seen at the races since October, but he didn’t return a bad effort last time and looks ready to go after a smart trial win at Doomben last month.

The Sequalo gelding hit the line well to finish second at this track and distance when last first-up and returned two impressive wins in the wake of that.

This looms as another pretty open contest and at the price, I’m eager to have something on this bloke.

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G.H. Mumm 3YO Handicap (1200m) – 3:22pm
No. 5 Quantico

Sydney raider (there’s a theme here) Quantico will take winning form into this seventh race at Eagle Farm on Saturday and will take a power of beating.

The John O’Shea-trained colt has made just four appearances at the races so far, but has enjoyed something of a meteoric rise to prominence in winning twice and finishing second on another occasion.

He returned to the races a couple of weeks ago with a dominant performance that saw him beat his rivals by three lengths at Newcastle and any improvement on that effort would just see him winning again.

Stella Artois Handicap (1840m) – 3:58pm
No. 11 Mangione

Mangione was just a tad too far back a couple of weeks ago and I am happy to give him another chance at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

The Chris Waller-trained gelding has been a good horse for the stable throughout his career and mustered an eye-catching turn of foot to win a similar race to this, two starts back.

He looks to be at peak fitness for this race, he can settle a little closer from barrier 7 and he is certainly up to the task.

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Listed Bright Shadow Quality (1200m) – 4:41pm
No. 4 Multaja

We have to wait until the final race for the day for the feature and typically, it’s an extremely difficult one to analyse from a betting perspective – another at $6.50 the field (at publish).

Multaja probably just peaked on her run late when fifth in the Listed Helen Coughlan here last start, but she still only finished a couple of lengths from the winner.

She’s since been freshened, has had a nice trial at Doomben and should be able to navigate to a forward position from her central draw.