Word For Word will go around in Race 3 at Eagle Farm. Photo: Steve Hart

2021 Daybreak Lover Stakes Day Tips & Preview

Black type racing returns to Brisbane on Saturday and Daybreak Lover Stakes Day boasts nine exciting contests!

I’ve previewed the lot, and you can find my 2021 Daybreak Lover Stakes Day tips below.

Stradbroke Season On Sale Now 2YO C&G Handicap (1000m) – 11:38am
No Bet

This race is full of debutants and at publish, the Team Edmonds-trained Debussy is an odds-on favourite.

It’s not for me at this stage of the season, so I’m going to stay out and watch intently.

Sky Racing QTIS 2YO Fillies Handicap (1000m) – 12:13pm
No. 1 Stellar Magic

Stellar Magic is yet to run a bad race and looks the one to beat in the second on Daybreak Lover Stakes Day.

The Star Turn filly has had three trips to the races for a win and two second placings, and she was unlucky not to salute when beaten half a length at Doomben a few weeks ago.

Fitter third-up and back onto the big track, and can continue her rise through the grades.

Gallopers Sports Club BM85 Handicap (1600m) – 12:48pm
No. 4 Guise

Guise will take winning form into the third at Eagle Farm on Saturday and looks well placed to make it two in a row.

The Chris Waller-trained mare has been up and racing for some time, but hit the line well to beat a similar field to this one at Doomben last time.

She’s obviously rock-hard fit, and she needs only even luck in running to be in the finish again.

Canadian Club BM78 Handicap (2200m) – 1:23pm
No. 1 Stardome

Stardome has continued to improve with racing recently, and he might not be offered a better opportunity to win in town on a Saturday than this.

The Savabeel gelding filled the minors behind Joymaker at this track and distance two back and only just missed last time out, losing in a photo and giving the winner 5kgs.

He’s rock-hard fit and I’m happy to give him the chance to go one better.

Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes (1400m) – 1:58pm
No. 6 Gotta Kiss

A small but classy field of three-year-olds will contest the Daybreak Lover Stakes, including Gotta Kiss.

Gotta Kiss returned some lovely efforts in decent races last time in and ended her campaign fifth in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas.

She clearly needed the run when she finished at the tail of the field here a couple of weeks ago, but her second-up record is excellent, and this looks a lovely bit of black type for her.

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Racecourse Village Class 3 Plate (1200m) – 2:37pm
No. 9 Contemptuous

This looms as one of the more open races on the card and a horse like Contemptuous has claims on winning, at a nice price ($10 at publish).

The Rubick entire was an impressive winner at the Sunshine Coast when resuming and has filled the minors at his last two, racing well around some quality gallopers.

With even luck in running, he’s up to returning another bold effort.

Venue Mode Handicap (1400m) – 3:17pm
No. 5 Junction

Junction has stripped fitter for a few competitive starts back this time and is ready to do something at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

The Mark Curre-trained gelding needed his first two to tune up, but was more impressive when running on late for fourth in BM90 company here last time out.

He gets into this race well under the conditions and I am happy to give him another chance.

Listed Ascot Handicap (1000m) – 3:58pm
No. 8 Le Palmier

The day’s second black type feature has drawn a nice field of sprinters, rich with some of Queensland’s more noteworthy horses.

Le Palmier was a nice winner when resuming and will only improve into the Ascot Handicap.

Le Palmier found form around some above-average athletes last time in, and beat a few of these rivals in impressive fashion first-up this time.

He gets in well under the conditions and it looks the ideal black type target for him.

BRC Carnival Plus Membership No Metro Wins Handicap (1400m) – 4:36pm
No. 3 Axe

Axe will take winning form into the last on Daybreak Lover Day and can win again.

The Michael Costa-trained gelding has found career-best form since transferring north this prep, winning two of three starts.

This is the toughest task for which he has been set, but he looks up to it.