Sapphire Coast Preview April 24 – Monday Best Bets & Tips
Sapphire Coast Tips 24/04/2023
Our form expert provides Sapphire Coast tips for today’s horse racing at Sapphire Coast Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 2: No.3 FORTY FOUR CUBITS ($2.70 with Bet Right)
The Keith Dryden-trained FORTY FOUR CUBITS couldn’t have been more impressive on debut and looks a strong chance here of going back-to-back today. Last start, the Bon Hoffa filly made her racing debut and did it in style when she clobbered her Maiden rivals in a 1000m contest at Wagga. With James Innes Jnr aboard, she put the best part of three lengths on the 11-strong field as she box-seated to the turn, then whizzed past the two leaders and strolled away for the easiest of wins. Innes Jnr retains the ride here and in the small field today, a repeat of that debut performance should see her saluting again.
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Race 5: No.6 SKAIFEE ($13 with bet365)
The Kembla Grange-based SKAIFEE loves racing here and bringing great form to the track today, looks a cheeky chance at odds in this line-up. Last start, the Zebedee gelding made it three-straight podium finishes when he crossed the line in third place in a BM50 Hcp over 1010m at Moruya. With Molly Bourke in charge that day, loomed up to the leader on straightening but just couldn’t go on with it that day. The 61.5kgs on a wet track just might have had something to do with that. Back to the Bega track today where the five-year-old boasts two wins and as many minor placings from six starts here, Louise Day has the reins for the first time and from gate four, the galloper maps to settle better than mid-field with cover. A trouble-free run today just might see him crossing for another top-three finish and he looks well worth an each-way ticket here.
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Race 6: No.5 LONHRO LILY ($14.20 with BoomBet)
The John Nisbet-trained LONHRO LILY also boasts a solid record at this track and forgiving her last-start effort, she looks right in the mix here at good odds today. Last start, the Lonhro mare was shooting for the hat-trick when she took her place in a BM66 contest at the Wagga track. She stepped up to the 1800m for the first time that day and that appeared to bring her undone. She settled back in the field and approaching the turn, was still spotting the leaders eight lengths. On straightening, she was the widest runner and simply had nothing left, finishing down the track. Going on her start prior to that, she box-seated in a Class 1 / Maiden, here over 1608m and won that contest by nearly two lengths on the line. She drops back to the mile here where she is already a track and distance winner which puts the four-year-old right in this contest. The bagmen have her at generous odds today and she is surely worth an each-way ticket here.