The feature Brisbane Summer Racing feature this weekend is Eagle Farm’s 2016 George Moore Stakes, betting tips and the latest odds on the sprint clash found below.
Due to run as Eagle Farm Race 8 at 4:48pm (local time) on Saturday, this season’s $200,000 Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) field features a quality line-up of 11 sprinters.
Heading the George Moore Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au at $3.10 is the rails-drawn Too Good To Refuse.
Last seen winning the Listed Keith Noud Quality at the track and distance, Desleigh Forster’s four-year-old is a noted backmarker who will be off the pace once again with Jim Byrne retaining the ride.
Also at singles in George Moore Stakes betting are the Tony Gollan-trained Most Important ($5) drawn the other end of the field in 11, returning Tattersall’s Tiara winning mare Miss Cover Girl ($8) and Big Money ($8.50) giving the weight away with 59.5kg first-up.
So can the favourite salute for the punters in Brisbane on Saturday in the Group 3 or does the value lie further down the markets in the likes of the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Sydney raider That’s A Good Idea ($11) or Kelso Wood’s WJ Healy winner at the track / distance in winter Into The Red ($11)?
#8 Too Good To Refuse ($3.10)
The favourite really is too good to refuse in betting based on how easy he did it in the Keith Noud for the nearly two length win here a fortnight back. Loves the roomy Eagle Farm course that gives him room to run on late from the back. He’ll be off the pace again even though he drew the rails, Byrne knows him well enough now and hell only improve third-up. Gets in on the 54kg minimum once more and should have their measure in the closing stages.
#4 Miss Cover Girl ($8)
Looking for a big first-up run from this classy Kelly Schweida-trained Monashee Mountain mare, the five-year-old drawn a treat in barrier two. She is a first-up flyer (6-3-1-2) and has never finished out of the money in a resuming run. She won at the track over 1400m in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara in the winter after a brave fourth when only just over a half-length off the winner in the Group 2 QTC Cup (1300m). She’s trialled well twice leading up to this including a Deagon win over Steel Zip by 2.3 lengths on November 29. Lots of boxes ticked. Right track, right draw, right distance for a first-up run and only needs to handle the kilos (57kg).
#2 That’s A Good Idea ($11)
The Snowden’s scratched this Flying Spur seven-year-old from a Sydney Black Type on Saturday in favour of this and we’re guessing it’s for a reason. He was last seen running fourth over the distance at Rosehill on November 12 carting big kilos (62kg). He’s got plenty of winning sprint form and drops to 58kg here. Looks overs and can finish in the money.
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