Sunshine Coast Preview & Best Bets – Sunday April 2
Sunshine Coast Tips 02/04/2023
Our form expert provides Sunshine Coast tips for today’s horse racing at Sunshine Coast Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 4: No.5 SEEFELD ($3.60 with Palmerbet)
The Robert Heathcote-trained SEEFELD has been out of sorts this time in but a vast improvement recently gives the impression that the four-year-old could be about to turn the corner today. Last start, the son of Sebring came off a poor showing when he bounced back to grab third prize in a BM58 Hcp, here over the mile. He came from midfield that day and turned a few heads as he covered his last 600m, 4.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best here behind Leored who is second-up today (and in blinkers for the first time). Mark Du Plessis was aboard that day and sticks with him here. He will get all the favours from gate one as he maps to settle mid-field with cover. He looks a likely improver and with a trouble-free here, he gets our vote.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 3: No.5 NOTED ($4.80 with bet365)
Local trainer, Liam Birchley, saddles-up NOTED here who is two from three this time in and looks set to bring up another win. Last start, the Xtravagant filly travelled north to Rockhampton where she gave them a real good whipping, putting more than two lengths on a field of three-year-olds over 1200m on the Callaghan Park track. She ran the trip in 1:10 which isn’t too shabby for a young three-year-old. She also covered her last 600m, 1.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best here only to Even Now who ticks no boxes today. Justin Stanley remains aboard after that last-start win and already a winner here on her home track, she will take beating again.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 6: No.10 ABAN ($9 with Neds)
Trained at the track by David Vandyke, ABAN is second-up today and is capable of surprising this lot. Last start, the Savabeel gelding was fresh off a lengthy 30-week break when he finished just behind the placegetters in a Class 1 Hcp over 1400m at Eagle Farm. He covered his last 600m, 4.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best here to Mister Omega (who has failed to show up after three starts at the track). Damien Thornton is handed the reins for the first time today and already a winner when second-up, the three-year-old can give them a start and a beating here today at good each-way odds.