Australian Oaks winner Colette can win the feature. Photo By Steve Hart.

2020 Golden Eagle Day Tips & Preview

The main focus may be on Flemington this Saturday afternoon but many will have one eye on Rosehill as well.

There is $7.5 million up for grabs in the feature race of the day and plenty of quality horse flesh will be on show.

Our full 2020 Golden Eagle Day Tips & Preview can be read below.

Race 1: Highway Handicap (12:05pm) 1200m
No. 6 Monica's Star

Monica’s Star is yet to miss the placings from six career starts that has included three wins.

The lightly raced four year old mare will only take improvement from her first up win at Port Macquarie into this race and will appreciate the step up in distance.

Race 2: Schweppes Handicap (1400m) 12:40pm
No. 1 Enchanted Heart

The Kris Lees trained Enchanted Heart was super impressive when winning on the Kensington track at Randwick last start and she again looks well placed in this race.

She has now managed five wins from 13 career race starts and although she is being asked to carry the big weight here, she will be tough to beat.

Race 3: Tresemme Handicap (1200m) 1:20pm
No. Intrepidacious

Intrepidacious was dominant when resuming at Warwick Farm, winning a benchmark 72 by 2.8 lengths.

The four year old mare has now won four of her 14 career starts and been placed a further four times.

If she can overcome the tricky barrier, she will be tough to beat yet again.

Race 4: Fujitsu General Handicap (1900m) 2:00pm
No. 11 Archanna

Archanna is a very progressive type of mare who is racing consistently of late.

The daughter of Snitzel has a win and two placings from four starts this prep and should be ready to peak at her fifth run.

She has been well backed in early betting suggesting she will run well and is one from one on the heavy surface.

Race 5: Rendr Delivery Sprint (1100m) 2:40pm
No. 5 Mo's Crown

The Jason Coyle trained Mo’s Crown can mix his form but is a gelding of some ability.

He has managed four wins from just 13 career race starts including two from three on the heavy track.

Goes well fresh and has had two barrier trials leading into this first up assignment.

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Race 6: Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m) 3:25pm
No. 1 Think It Over

Think It Over is a very progressive type of horse who rarely runs a bad race.

The son of So You Think has been placed in 11 of his 18 career starts which has included four wins.

He held off the fast finished Nettoyer at Group 3 level last start and not being asked to carry any more weight in this contest.

And we are getting double figure odds.

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Race 7: Yes Yes Yes Stakes (1300m) 4:10pm
No. 13 Dame Giselle

Dame Giselle strung together three Group 2 victories in a row to kick start this campaign before stepping up to 1600m and finishing fourth in the Flight Stakes at Group 1 level.

I love the fact that she has been freshened up for this assignment and had a barrier trial in between runs.

She is being asked to carry just the 52.5kgs in this contest against the older horses and she is much better suited over this distance.

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Race 8: Golden Eagle (1500m) 4:50pm
No. 13 Colette

Colette showed her class when taking out both the Adrian Knox and ATC Oaks during the Autumn in dominant fashion.

She has not been far away in all three of her runs so far this prep, including a fast finishing 6th in the Epsom Handicap last time out.

The Golden Eagle is a very lucrative race and has therefor drawn a lot of quality horses but Colette should get a gun run in transit from barrier six and you can look for her late.

Race 9: Quayclean Handicap (1400m) 5:25pm
No. 15 Mirra Vision

This is a tricky way to finish the day but Mirra Vision is a much better chance than her current quote suggests.

She was fourth in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas in her last run last prep and has been racing well without winning recently.

Drawn well and doesn’t mind the sting out of the ground.