Daily Racing Tips – Saturday, August 1

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Eagle Farm: Race 3 (12:28pm)
No. 1 Mushaireb

This is a drop in class for Mushaireb and I think that he can and will return to winning form, at a lovely price ($8 at publish).

The Invincible Spirit gelding has been a good horse for connections for a couple of seasons now and has returned several big efforts in good races in Sydney.

While he’s yet to make much of an impression in two starts this time, there is no doubt that he has improved, and he is a tough galloper that should suit racing at Eagle Farm.

The Valley: Race 4 (2:30pm)
No. 4 Brooklyn Hustle

Brooklyn Hustle hasn’t been seen at the races since November, but she has a class edge over the lion’s share of her rivals in the fourth at The Valley today, and she is up to winning.

The Starspangledbanner filly has stepped out in good races throughout her short career so far and was sent to the paddock after finishing fifth in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes.

Her only run at The Valley so far was a dominant win over the likes of Yes Yes Yes, and she has won fresh previously.

Belmont: Race 2 (2:56pm)
No. 2 Panzdown

Panzdown has made just one appearance at the races so far, but he could hardly have been more impressive on debut, and he can continue his rise through the grades at Belmont this afternoon.

The two-year-old son of Panzer Division kicked clear of his rivals to win by close to three lengths on debut and will only improve for that effort.

He’s drawn to effect and will have the benefit of William Pike in the saddle.

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Eagle Farm: Race 8 (3:42pm)
No. 3 Mr Bellagio

The talented Mr Bellagio goes around in the penultimate race at Eagle Farm today, he has drawn well and should be winning.

The Team Edmonds-trained galloper has been a strong and consistent performer throughout his entire racing career and has returned to the races in typically excellent form this time.

His three race wins in succession were a highlight, and this is a decent drop in class from his last-start sixth in the Listed Eye Linder at Ipswich.

He needs only even luck in running to be in the finish.