A usual Sunday at the Sunshine Cost with reasonable size fields and plenty of chances in most. The rail is out nine metres the whole course which can suit those getting to the crown of the track first. Without wanting to sound like a broken record, watch out for a turn in the weather.
QUADDIES (races 4-5-6-7)
Skinny Play: 2,3/1,2/1,8/1,3,
Wide Play: 2,3,4,8/1,2,3,5/1,3,8,10/1,3,4,5
BEST BET: R1 – 6. SIR BARNABUS
Next Best Bet: R2 – 3. MAKE A RULER
Best Roughie: R3 – 4. CLAIRVUE DIAMOND
No6 SIR BARNABUS (BEST BET) If ever a horse was crying out for 1600m on a big track it is this one. A good third at Ipswich first-up when came from a mile back and then in the wrong part of the track when unplaced last start here when only a length from the winner.
No7 YANKEE TANGO Started big odds when third at Doomben last start but will be right in the market here.
No8 ON SHOW Placed two runs back this track and then no luck last time at Doomben. Easier here.
No2 CAPTAIN'S LEGEND Much better run when fourth this track at second race start. The 1600m should suit.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 ON SHOW
No3 MAKE A RULER (NEXT BEST BET) One of the most consistent horses in training and two wins and a close second from his past three starts. Scratched from a race he could have won at Doomben on Wednesday to run here.
No1 VICTORY EIGHT Can mix his form and beaten out of sight in a harder race at Doomben last time. But has won four races this track and always a hope here.
No4 RAGAZZO DEL CORSA Well beaten at Doomben last time but winner this track previous start and lengths better this circuit. Each-way player here.
No5 LIPSYNC Past two runs at Doomben poor but hasn't missed a place in six starts this track and another who goes much better here.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 LIPSYNC
No5 MAKES YOU THINK First starter who trialled very well at Deagon recently. This is so weak he wouldn't need to be a champion to win.
No4 CLAIRVUE DIAMOND (BEST ROUGHIE) Has shown some ability in trials and two runs before a spell were handy enough to give him a chance here.
No6 TEYSSIER Placed this track before a spell and two trials recently have both been solid. One of the main chances here.
No9 SINISTER PRINCESS Has been placed a couple of times this track in previous campaigns and not a bad trial recently on the inner track here.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 CALIRVUE DIAMOND
No2 CAPTAIN PARKER Has been a model of consistency and led until the final 100m when run down by a very smart horse last time. Looks the obvious danger.
No3 JADENTOM Has been scratched a couple of times lately to run here. Handy and just caught on the line when second at Toowoomba last start. Chance again now.
No8 TAY SWIFT Well beaten last start at the Gold Coast but previous form consistent and at her best is a winning hope.
No4 MUDDY ROPE Only a fair run last start when fourth this track but fitter now and has won twice this track.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 TAY SWIFT
No2 WESTBROOK WARRIOR Racing in great heart and won at Toowoomba two runs back before being placed that track latest. Looks a main player again.
No5 ARAZONA Winner here four starts back and has been placed past two starts including a good last-start third at Doomben.
No3 SILENT FLYER No luck at all last start when fifth this track and has won here in handy fashion. The 1600m should suit.
No1 COSGROVE Well beaten at second run back from a spell at this track but has trialled well of late and can improve at 1600m now.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 COSGROVE
No1 SHELTER LADY Has won three and been second seven times this track. Was third behind two promising horses at Doomben last time and ready to win here.
No10 MIABLA Has good form this track and will be fitter for first-up third this track. Some rain would help.
No3 GIVUS A CUDDLE Placed this track two starts back and then strong win at Toowoomba last time. A good each-way hope here.
No8 AUDREE Has been battling away without much luck of late but has won this track and capable of a surprise.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 MIALBA
No4 LAST ARMAGEDDON Strong winner in Toowoomba two runs back and then second to a promising mare at Doomben last time. This suits very well.
No3 TECHNO SAVVY Stormed home to win this track at first run in six months. Has a very big finish and provided the pace is on early can win this.
No1 BAUHINIA SID Has been hampered by big weights on occasions of late and caught wide last time when unplaced this track. Better drawn here and a chance.
No5 GHETTO BOY Having first start this area after winning two of past three starts in New South Wales. Last start an impressive winner at Wyong so a hope here.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 BAUHINIA SID