Eagle Farm Cup 2013 – Odds Update and Tips

Another huge day of Brisbane Winter Carnival action takes place this weekend and one of the card highlights is the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m).

The staying test has attracted a field of just six runners but there are some quality horses lining up.

A slight favourite at $2.80 is defending champion Lights Of Heaven, with stablemate Manighar the next best at $2.90.

The only horse close in betting is last-start winner Moriarty ($3.80) who will be out to continue the strong run for Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller.

Others lining up to contest the Eagle Farm Cup include Quintessential ($7.50), Voila Ici ($16) and Zabeelionaire ($26).

First

#5 Lights Of Heaven $2.80

  • Defending champion
  • Thrives in the Brisbane winter, won this race and Brisbane Cup last year
  • Coming off a solid lead-up run fifth in the Doomben Cup
  • Handles wet and likely to get a soft track on Saturday

Second

#1 Manighar $2.90

  • Class horse, triple Group 1 winner
  • Showed glimpses of return to form with Doomben Cup fourth
  • Reasonable wet-track form
  • Will benefit from first-up run as will jockey Brad Rawiller

Third

#6 Quintessential $7.50

  • Loves Queensland, won Oaks here last year
  • Coming off a strong win in the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap at Eagle Farm
  • Loves a wet track
  • Slight query whether she is up to class of Moody’s big pair

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