R1 1.20pm Wimmers Premium Soft Drinks Qtis 3YO Benchmark 70 Handicap 1300m
COLLAR’S UP won a maiden at Doomben the same day as Mymancharles. Led and fought on well when challenged.
HEARTS HONOUR was a good winner last start before a spell and has trialled okay without being flash.
RHYMING is Mymancharles' stablemate and was close second to Cushion Pink, who won at Eagle Farm at her first start and then won at Toowoomba. A chance, although stable rates her lengths below Mymancharles after he beat her by five lengths in a trial last month.
SELECTIONS: NO6 COLLAR’S UP, NO1 HEARTS HONOUR, NO 5 RHYMING.
VALUE RUNNER: NO1 HEARTS HONOUR.
R2 1.53pm Samuel Smith & Son/Yalumba Wines Maiden Handicap 1400m
MURT REYNOLDS has run two very good races at this track of late. This is no harder and should be fair odds here.
ROCKABELLA BOY was scratched last week for this race. He has good enough NSW form to beat this field and he did trial well enough at Deagon recently.
STRATUZY has been most consistent without winning. Looked sure to score last start but just wilted. She isn't the strongest at the finish but each-way hopes here.
HALLSIDE REBEL is a professional placegetter having been in the minor money seven times in 10 starts. But he has a 3kgs claim and he will win one day.
AIRLIE REWARD is a giant of a horse who has taken time to find his form. But he did trial well earlier this month and could be the value hope.
SELECTIONS: NO8 MURT REYNOLDS, NO1 ROCKABELLA BOY, NO7 STRATUZY, NO2 HALLSIDE REBEL.
VALUE RUNNER: NO9 AIRLIE REWARD.
R3 2.23pm Sky Racing Class 1 Plate 2200m
ANSWERED got the run of the race when fourth last start. This is easier and he should be fitter. Looks a good each-way bet.
HOORIYA has been in good form since coming from Victoria. Broke her maiden last start but should be able to go on with it now.
LORD CHAMBERLAIN gets 3kgs claim here and good efforts when placed twice at the Gold Coast before last start failure this track. This is very weak so looks hard to beat.
IDAHO is no champion but when mid-field on this track last start had no luck and was certainly better than he looked. The 2200m should suit.
HIGH CARINAE is bred to win a Melbourne Cup and is much better than last-start at Doomben. Don't leave out of the chances.
SELECTIONS: NO3 ANSWERED, NO6 HOORIYA, NO1 LORD CHAMBERLAIN, NO2 IDAHO.
VALUE RUNNER: NO7 HIGH CARINAE.
R4 2.53pm XXXX Class 5 Handicap 1600m
SILENTO (Best Bet of Day) looks like being a top stayer but the 1600m suits him well. He has a big finish, so this track suits.
RAFFINATO was a good third in similar company last start and is suited around this bigger track.
YOHO will find this much easier than last start in Saturday grade and is back to the mid weeks. The 3kgs claim here means he gets in very well at the weights.
RISING LUCK didn't handle Eagle Farm last start and was good here at his previous start when second under a big weight.
FUSINA was also a good winner last start but should be good odds in this field and looks the value bet.
SELECTIONS: NO6 SILENTO, NO8 RAFFINATO, NO1 YOHO, NO3 RISING LUCK.
VALUE RUNNER: NO4 FUSINA.
R5 3.23pm Access Insulation Sunshine Coast Maiden Plate 1000m
This is a weak maiden, so we are going to take a punt on SECRET SITES, who is having her first start. She is out of a mare named Secret Donna who is a prolific producer of winners. Why should this one be any different?
BEL ABOVE has been good in his only two starts at Ballina and the Gold Coast and has race experience here.
JEST EXCEL is very well bred and has had no official trial but did jump out well for her debut.
TIZ is a first starter who is also well bred and from the leading local stable.
SINGLE LASS has had a few chances but was good when third at the Sunshine Coast last start.
SELECTIONS: NO10 SECRET SITES, NO3 BEL ABOVE, NO12 JEST EXCEL, NO14 TIZ.
VALUE RUNNER: NO13 SINGLE LASS.
R6 3.53pm Parklands Tavern Class 2 Handicap 1000m
We are going to take another punt but this time on a very promising horse in RAINBOW LACE, who won her first two starts very well. She was beaten last start but sent immediately for a spell. On her potential, can win this first-up.
SO MIRAGGIO has won his only two starts at this track and distance and has a chance again.
ASHGROVIAN was terrible here last start but was injured in the run. Previous form and recent good trial indicate he can be in the finish.
DOUBLE DOLLARS will be fitter for last-start second at Ipswich and is trained for this track.
GRACEVILLE has won twice this track and distance and is better than last start when in wrong part of the track. She is a value hope.
SELECTIONS: NO8 RAINBOW LACE, NO3 SO MIRAGGIO, NO9 ASHGROVIAN, NO6 DOUBLE DOLLARS.
VALUE RUNNER: NO7 GRACEVILLE.
R7 4.23pm Coastline BMW Ratings Band 0-65 Handicap 1400m
FASTQUEST missed a start on Saturday when an emergency. He would have nearly won that race so hard to beat here. His last two wins have been strong.
SPIRIT MINDED was terrible at Eagle Farm last time but like many horses didn't handle the track. He is unbeaten at this track and did trial well before first-up run.
GOOD INTENTIONS hasn't had a lot of luck of late and just needs things to go his way for a change.
FAST FELLA had no luck at all at Ipswich last start when third and this suits.
SELECTIONS: NO6 FASTQUEST, NO8 SPIRIT MINDED, NO7 GOOD INTENTIONS, NO4 FAST FELLA.
VALUE RUNNER: NO4 FAST FELLA.
R8 5pm K Smith & Son Jewellers Class 4 Handicap 1200m
STICK WITH ME made up a lot of ground when fifth at Eagle Farm last time and previously a good Gold Coast winner when ran sensational 600m sectionals.
MAGNUS COR gets along way back in his races but can finish very fast.
MAGIC I AM finally found her best form last start and won well. She can go on with it now.
LOST CLASSIC has been racing in much better company than this. Admittedly has been well beaten but previous form good enough to give him some hopes here.
HIT THE ROAD JACK (BEST ROUGHIE) has never lived up to the early wraps on him. But he has won first-up and has a handy enough record this track. Top jockey Jim Byrne has taken the ride, which is another pointer. He looks the best roughie of the day.
SELECTIONS: NO6 STICK WITH ME, NO8 MAGNUS COR, NO7 MAGIC I AM, NO 2 LOST CLASSIC.
VALUE RUNNER: NO4 HIT THE ROAD JACK.