Sunshine Coast Betting Preview | Horse Racing Tips

The rail is out six and eight metres most of the track which means those that can get to the ridge in the straight first have an advantage.

Mon, 2 Jan, 12:00 AM
Basically there isn't much we can say that hasn't been said in the past month as this track has been racing up to three times a week. The rail is out six and eight metres most of the track which means those that can get to the ridge in the straight first have an advantage. But the fields are relatively small so that should give all horses a chance. Once again rain is predicted so be prepared to switch to wet trackers if it arrives by Wednesday.

QUADDIES (Races 4-5-6-7)

Skinny: 2,7/2,8/4,12/4,11
Wide: 1,2,4,7/2,3,4,8/2,4,5,12/4,8,9,11

Best Bet: R3 – 5. ST HILARY
Next Best Bet: R1 – 2. SCARLET BEGONIAS
Best Roughie: R4 – 8. SEQ THE STAR

R1 - 2:20pm Chaps Menswear Fillies and Mares Maiden Handicap - 1300m

NO 2 SCARLET BEGONIAS (NEXT BEST BET) She has had two runs back from a long spell and both efforts have been very good. She will be a lot fitter here and has drawn the inside barrier as well as having a 2kgs claim for the apprentice who rides her work. Also if it rains has been placed only two starts in wet conditions. This isn't very hard and gets her chance to win.




R2 – 2.55pm COASTLINE BMW SUNSHINE COAST CUP 28 JAN 2017 C,G&E Maiden Handicap - 1300m

COLLEGIATE This appears so weak on paper he gets a chance to win although having run one placing in seven starts. But he hasn't been far away of late and this should suit.

MALCRIADO He was in the market at his first start at the Gold Coast when failed but had no luck. Deserves another chance in this field.

YALLAROI A first starter from the top stable who was okay in a trial. Another who has to be given a chance in a low standard race.

MONTANA PINES A first starter who was well beaten in a trial when third. But once again this is so weak he has to be rated a hope.

SELECTIONS: NO 6 COLLEGIATE, NO 5 Malcriado, NO 3 Yallaroi, NO 1 Montana Pines

VALUE RUNNER: NO 5 Malcriado

R3 – 3.35pm XXXX QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap - 1200m

NO 5 ST HILARY (BEST BET) This is an above average midweek three-year-old but St Hilary might be the one on the up. She demolished a maiden at her last start after racing well in strong maidens previously. She has a 2kgs claim here and a handy barrier. A wet track should not worry as she won by five-lengths her only attempt in heavy going.




R4 – 4.10pm Yalumba Benchmark 75 Handicap - 1000m

IRISH CONSTABULARY He is a tough and honest galloper who has a 3kgs claim to get some weight relief here. Won his last start and although this is a good midweek field he is probably destined to win a better race.

CROOKED BLAZE He has been entered for harder races of late and scratched. But he has a good first-up record and has been competitive in much better Saturday races than this.

SEQ THE STAR (BEST ROUGHIE) Speedy horse who has a terrific first-up strike rate. Has a top jockey here who rarely rides for the stable which is a pointer.

DRUMBEAT’S CHOICE He would probably run second in the Cox Plate. Always tries and usually about the place. Will win one of these one day.

SELECTIONS: NO 2 IRISH CONSTABULARY, NO 1 Crooked Blaze, NO 8 Seq The Star, NO 4 Drumbeat's Choice


R5 – 4.45pm WIMMERS PREMIUM SOFT DRINKS Colts, Geldings & Entires Class 2 Handicap - 1200m

REAL EGO On his day is very smart. Had a form lapse before first-up run when far too good for a handy field at Ipswich. This is harder but gets in well with a 3kgs claim and has won second up.

PLAN RED He was very well backed last start but just plodded to the line. Then again had little luck and first-up win was strong.

BEAT STREET His form has been very good this campaign and on his past two minor placings is a genuine hope here.

DEEKS He doesn't win many but usually finishes his races off strongly so is always an each-way hope.

SELECTIONS: NO 3 REAL EGO, NO 2 Plan Red, NO 4 Beat Street, NO 8 Deeks


R6 – 5.20pm HOT 91.1 BenchMark 65 Handicap - 1800m

ENDLESS PUZZLE He was dynamic leading all of the way to win at Lismore two runs back and then anchored by a big weight when beaten at Dalby last start. Down in weight here helps as would a wet track.

TONY BALONEY He gets a long way back in his races and then can charge home. The problem always is how much start he is giving in the straight.

BOLD AND GROOVY Form since a break has been solid and has been working up to this distance.

CAPE DENISON Won at country track Warwick last start but his recent form at the Sunshine Coast indicates this distance will suit.

SELECTIONS: NO 2 ENDLESS PUZZLE, NO 5 Tony Baloney, NO 4 Bold And Groovy, NO 12 Cape Denison

VALUE RUNNER: NO 12 Cape Denison

R7 – 5.55pm BUTLER MCDERMOTT LAWYERS Class 3 Handicap - 1400m

CONSTANTINE He has won his only two starts this area after showing promise in Sydney. This is his biggest test yet but we have been waiting to see him on a big track at distances around the 1400m. He is hard to beat here but this is a race where you could give 10 runners a hope.

CAPETOWN HUSSEY Made short work of an easier field last time. She has always shown ability and might be ready to go on with it here.

LADY DUPORTH We have included her in our tips because she is a handy wet track horse. But her form on good surfaces has also been strong of late so chance all track types.

CUSHION PINK Has shown strong form in harder races than this and although last start only okay she can improve at this distance with the light weight.

SELECTIONS: NO 4 CONSTANTINE, NO 8 Capetown Hussey, NO 9 Lady Duporth, NO 11 Cushion Pink

VALUE RUNNER: NO 11 Cushion Pink

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