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2019 Golden Eagle Futures Tip - Is the Queen going to get richer?

01 Nov 2019
Alex Marsh 01 Nov 2019
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Alex Marsh has done the early preview for the first running of the $7.5 million Golden Eagle.
future preview for Golden Eagle, November 2
Arcadia Queen is the early favorite for the 2019 Golden Eagle (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Future Tips & Best Bets For The 2019 Golden Eagle

The inaugural Golden Eagle is set to fly in 2019 when this new $7.5 million feature takes off from Rosehill on Saturday, November 2.

In an attempt to coincide with Derby Day at Flemington on the same Saturday, $4.1 million will go to the winner of this 1500m event that will be run under set weights conditions and is eligible only for four-year-old's.

10% of the allocated $7.5 million will go to the winning owners choice of charity and the Golden Eagle will now be Australia's third richest race

Golden Eagle Best Future Bet - Arcadia Queen @ $3

She's a big lure for Racing NSW to complement the first edition of the Golden Eagle and there's a strong enough case to suggest that this mare may be the best galloper in the country.

It's perhaps a little early for those grand statements but it's hard to fault her resume which reads six starts for seven wins and in her first racing preparation, she's belted a Kingston Town field which included four group one winners.

That's tough to do, especially for an early three-year-old filly who was then spelled with Bob Peters electing to bypass the autumn and bring her over to the Chris Waller stable.

Admittedly did have the favors first-up on September 14 when resuming but won like a classy customer should and will build up for this first by contesting The Everest on October 19.

Golden Eagle Best Bet: Arcadia Queen - $3.00 via BetEasy

Golden Eagle Next Best Future Bet - Brutal @ $5

A tough entire by O'Reilly is the 2019 Doncaster winner who returned for his spring assault in fine style by winning the Premiere Stakes on October 5 and taking the scalps of some potential Everest candidates with that.

It's certainly no crime in having Winx as the last opponent to defeat you which is the case for Brutal who used that George Ryder runner-up performance to leap into his last group one victory.

He's a bomb-proof racehorse and whilst he lacks the brilliance of Arcadia Queen, he makes up for that with his tactical speed and his versatility where he handles any surface and can sustain a long sprint off any tempo.

A major contender and I can only see him running well.

Golden Eagle Next Best Future Bet: $5.00 via BetEasy

Golden Eagle Roughie Future Bet - The Inevitable @ $17

From the strong Tasmanian yard of Scott Brunton comes this four-year-old by Dundeel who was purchased at the 2017 Adelaide Magic Millions Sale for $90,000.

That's proving to be a decent bargain as he's now amassed almost $400,000 in prize money and it's not as if he's bred to be a slouch either being a half brother to a group three and multiple listed winner in Blahnik.

It's hard to fault how well he's going this time in with a big finish first-up down the Flemington straight before demolishing his rivals at Moonee Valley to the tune of four lengths and the runner-up in that was coming off a group victory.

He is currently around a $3.00 chance for the Silver Eagle lead-up this Saturday and if you like him via his first attempt on the "Sydney leg" then he's worth an early ticket for the big dance.

Golden Eagle Roughie Future Bet: The Inevitable - $17 via Ladbrokes

Golden Eagle Key Facts

Where is the Golden Eagle held?

The first edition of the Golden Eagle will be held at Rosehill on Saturday, November 2.

How far is the Golden Eagle?

The Golden Eagle will be run over 1500m.

Who is the favorite for the Golden Eagle?

Arcadia Queen is currently the $3 market elect with BetEasy.

How can I live stream the Golden Eagle?

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Arcadia Queen is obviously the one to beat which the market reflects. We'll go with her as the main play, Brutal as the saver and get some cover if the The Inevitable tumbles in.

Best Bet: Arcadia Queen @2/1 at Neds - 13 Units
Next Best Bet: Brutal @4/1 at RobWaterhouse - 5 Units
Roughie: The Inevitable @16/1 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
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