Sunshine Coast Preview July 1 – Saturday Best Bets & Tips
Sunshine Coast Tips 01/07/2023
Our form expert provides Sunshine Coast tips for Saturday’s horse racing at Corbould Park and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 4: No.1 GOLDEN BOOM ($2.50 with Bet Right)
The Tony Gollan-trained GOLDEN BOOM looks a promising type winning four of six starts to date and this contest looks right up his alley. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom gelding came off a win in the Darby McCarthy Plate at Doomben when he wasn’t disgraced when finishing third in the Listed Qld Day Stakes over 1200m at Eagle Farm. Ryan Maloney has been the only rider to sit in the saddle and remains with the three-year-old for this assignment. Unbeaten in two starts at the track and distance, this looks no harder and he should prove hard to beat.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 8: No.14 AUREUS ANGEL ($9 with Ladbrokes)
The Chris Munce-trained AUREUS ANGEL is in outstanding form, with four wins and as many minor placings from her 10 starts to date and down in grade here, looks a big chance at taking home the major prize. Last start, the Turffontein mare secured a start in the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1300m) but had to it tough, drawing the outside gate (15). Settling second-last, she made her move just before the turn where she was the widest of all runners. Being no realistic chance of winning, she stormed home to grab third prize, beaten less than a length on the line. That puts her in good stead here, up against Listed company. The stable is in great form after winning last week’s Group 1 Tiara with Palaisipan while today’s rider (Martin Harley) is in great touch himself, riding five of the eight winners at Rockhampton last Sunday. The five-year-old mare gets all the favours here from gate one and looks (currently) great value in this company.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 5: No.1 MIX ($8.50 with bet365)
Lee Freedman saddles-up MIX here who is second-up and looks well placed for a big effort in this contest. Last start, the Medaglia D’oro gelding was fresh off a lengthy five-month break and wasn’t disgraced, finishing fifth (beaten a length) in a BM85 Hcp over 1200m at Eagle Farm. He had no luck in the run home, held up at vital stages and did well to finish as close as he did. He has trialled since, finishing second in that gallop. Down in grade here, he also steps up to the 1400m where he is a two-time winner. Also a two-time winner when second-up, James Orman is legged aboard and with a bit of luck in running, he looms as a solid each-way chance here.