TRACKCHAT | Eagle Technology Raceday | 28 Nov 2020

Need an insider tip? Keen to know how the track is shaping up?

Here's your preview to our upcoming raceday, complete with Craig Baker's thoughts on the day's feature race AND a clip from our track manager, Jason Fulfold, about how the track's shaping up.


Track update

The track reading this morning (Friday) was a Dead 5.

We expect this afternoon that it will either remain a Dead 5 or just be a Dead 4.

Tomorrow morning it is likely the track will be a Dead 4 with a possible upgrade to a Good 3 at some point during the day.


Feature race preview

Race 7 | $70,000 Eagle Technology Stakes | Group III | 1600m | OPN-SW&P | 4.15pm

A strong renewal this year with Group 1 winners Tiptronic and The Mitigator carrying the full weight penalty of 58kg.

While the 1600 is not Vadavar’s pet distance, he does have a touch of class and carries three kg less than Tiptronic and The Mitigator. From his wide gate, I expect him to settle in the last few and be very strong late.

The Mitigator will try and dictate terms and will take some beating. However, I am banking on Vadavar’s superior turn of foot.

The dangers are the aforementioned The Mitigator and the hardy Sultan Of Swing.


More good things to know about Eagle Technology Raceday:

  • Gates open: 11.30am

  • First race: 12.45pm

  • Last race at Ellerslie: 4.50pm

  • THEN join us on the Newmarket Room (out the front of the Ellerslie Stand) where our resident DJ will be playing live

  • General admission is FREE

  • Limited space in shared hospitality precincts remains - see what's available

  • Check out the fields

  • Click the box below to download the day's speed maps

Speed Maps - Eagle Technology Raceday 28
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Need some tips?

CEO Paul Wilcox rates all the below for a win and this week, has dished out a third tip for you as well:

Race 4 - 2.30pm - Beaudz Well (#7)

Race 6 - 3.40pm - Tellall (#1)

Race 7 - 4.15pm - Demonetization (#8)

Sponsorship Manager Bill Heap rates:

Race 2 - 1.20pm - Khufu (#1)

Race 5 - 3.05pm - Vamos Bebe (#6)