Sapphire Coast Preview & Best Bets – Monday February 20

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Sapphire Coast Tips 20/02/2023

Our form expert provides Sapphire Coast tips for today’s horse racing at Sapphire Coast Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 6:  No.10  LOUIE’S LEGACY  ($5 with bet365)

To the big race of the day and the Barbara Joseph Team have two runners engaged here as we run with the rookie of the field who is having just his fifth career race start today. LOUIE’S LEGACY is second-up today and looks better than an even chance in this contest. Last start, the four-year-old son of The Factor came off a 16-week spell and showing no signs of fatigue, outgunned a Class 1 field, here over 1400m, to take home the major prize that day. With Quayde Krogh on board, he carried his allotted 58kgs to victory, finishing better than Hello Jack and out-gunning him in the run home. Krogh has now ridden him to both career victories and he is already a winner when second-up. He gets the gun-run from gate one here and drops in weight so the scene looks set for a bold performance from him today.



Race 2:  No.1  TOO SHARP  ($2.90 with bet365)

The Barbara Joseph stable saddle-up TOO SHARP here who impressed on debut and looks poised to go one better today. The Bull Point gelding made a solid start to his career by beating all but one home in a 1000m Maiden Hcp on this track three weeks ago. Although beaten just over a length on the post, he still managed to record the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. He missed the jump that day and settled last but Quayde Krogh drove him to the line to arrive in time to collect the runner-up cheque. Krogh sticks with him today and second-up here, he can only improve on that run. He looks the one to beat.



Race 3:  No.5  FORBES  ($4 with bet365)

Moruya-based galloper FORBES is third-up today and fitter for two podium finishes to date, looks right in the mix for this assignment. Last start, the Capitalist gelding was a little unlucky when picking up third prize in a Class 2 Hcp, here over the 1000m sprint. He drew the outside gate and coming from near last on the turn, he was unable to reel them in over the short trip on the day. He still managed to post the fastest final 800m, 600m and 400m sectionals for the contest. With two runs behind him now, the step-up in distance looks ideal now and from gate two, he does no early work and should settle mid-field or better. Billy Owen returns for his second ride on the four-year-old and with a trouble-free run here, he shapes-up as a worthy contender for this contest.