Yet another Sunday at the Sunshine Cost with reasonable fields and the chance of an upset in a couple of races, plenty of chances in most. The rail is out 11 metres the whole course which can suit leaders who can get to the crown of the track first. As always watch the weather.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 1,2/4,8/1,3/1,3
Wide Play: 1,2,4,6/1,4,8,11/1,3,7,13/1,2,3,7
BEST BET: R1 – 5. MYSTERIUM
Next Best Bet: R2 – 2. PAGE ONE
Best Roughie: R3 – 9. PIC'S PEARL
No5 MYSTERIUM (BEST BET) He has had a stack of chances and won only three races which makes him an unusual best bet. But his past two starts have been good, including a second this track and he does look the only leader in this small field. Should be hard to run down.
No1 DARBADAR Only start this area was just okay but has some solid Victorian form for a race like this.
No3 SHELTER LADY Came from a long way back when second this track last start. Never left the fence last time and probably will have to do the same here.
No4 HIDDEN GOLD Got home well for fourth this track last start. Fitter now and some rain would help.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 SHELTER LADY
No2 PAGE ONE (NEXT BEST BET) Has been scratched a few times to run here and has better form than most of these. Should have nearly won last time when fourth at Doomben and this distance suits.
No3 FULL DIAMOND No luck at the start last time when third this track. Got home well which indicates the 1600m suits him.
No8 RISEUPSKATING Handy fourth this track last start when had no luck. Stable is having a very good run.
No1 ELIOT Was specked at good odds first start at Doomben but never a hope. This suits better and fit from three recent trials.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 RISEUPSKATING
No2 VIENNA POWER Only fair first-up but has since won a trial in good fashion. Has had a few problems but ready to win here.
No9 PIC’S PEARL (BEST ROUGHIE) Toowoomba winner three starts back and has had little luck two runs since. Looks a good value hope here.
No7 ODELIA Kilcoy winner two runs back and struck trouble when unplaced at Doomben since. This is easier.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 PIC’S PEARL
No3 TROIS CHOIX Strong winner here at 1600m and drop back to 1400m should not worry. Can race on the pace which is an advantage.
No4 SCRABBLE Has found form with wins his past two starts this track. Provided it isn't a frontrunners paradise he will be hard to beat again at the weights.
No1 DRUMBEAT’S CHOICE Good fifth at the Gold Coast in a far harder race last time. Up in the weights but has a class edge on some of these.
No5 IZZAH Led all of the way to win here last start and should lead this field again. Each-way in a tough race.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 IZZAH
No1 JOEL Has trialled very well and had absolutely no luck at either of his race starts. With an ounce of luck will win this.
No6 FOXY MISS Placed a few times last campaign and has caught our eye at the trials in the lead up to this.
No2 ZOFF ‘N’ OFF Has been placed five of ten starts with the latest an unlucky third at Murwillumbah. Each-way here.
No4 SET TO CONQUER Had three trials winning the latest at Deagon when first-up fifth this track. Led and fought on well last time.
No4 PINCH MOUNTAIN Very impressive Doomben trial winner before two runs which have been solid without being brilliant. Gets his chance to break through here.
No1 JETINTOIT Resuming here but has won twice first-up and has a claim here. One of the chances despite big weight.
No8 REJUVENATE Dalby winner two starts back and then handy fourth in a good race at Warwick. Tough and always an each-way hope.
No11 SHE'S AN EAGER LASS Well drawn here and improve on last start fifth at Ipswich in an unsuitable race.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 JETINTOIT
No3 TIARNAN Led all of the way to win at Ballina two runs back and then for some reason ridden back in the field when third here last start. Top chance if leads here.
No1 QABLA Produced a good staying effort to win this track over 2400m last start. Back to 1800m but has four wins and six placings at the distance.
No7 ANSWERED Has had a few chances but not bad run when third at Gatton last start when got in the wrong part of the track. Chance here at decent odds.
No13 MONACO SNOB An emergency here but should get a run and if he does he has a chance on nice last start sixth at Doomben over1600m. This is easier.
No1 TORNADO OF SOULS Three runs from a spell have been good and should have nearly won when second at Ipswich last start.
No7 FATA MORGANA Won his track three starts and good second last time at Ballina. This type of race suits.
No2 DAUPHIN DE FRANCE Strong maiden winner at first start this area at Doomben. It was a good win with the only worry here the barrier.
No3 DEFECTIVE Trialled solidly before poor first-up run. But didn't have much luck last start and this suits better.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 FATA MORGANA