Sunshine Coast Preview & Best Bets – Sunday October 2
Sunshine Coast Tips 02/10/2022
Our form expert provides Sunshine Coast tips for today’s horse racing at Sunshine Coast Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 3: No.1 CECIL STREET LAD ($3.90 with Palmerbet)
Victorian galloper CECIL STREET LAD has won two of his four starts on Qld tracks this time in and looks well placed here to land back-to-back victories today. Last start, the four-year-old bounced back from an unplaced run (in Class 6 company) at Eagle Farm with a win here in a Class 4 over the 1000m sprint. He was ‘on song’ that day, running his final 600m, 8 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for that race. Drawn to do no early work from gate two, Larry Cassidy sticks with him here and after steering him to consecutive victories on this track, the galloper looks set to go on with it today.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 6: No.11 HARD REYVA ($5 with Unibet)
The Stuart Kendrick-trained HARD REYVA is second-up today and on his home track, looks right in the mix. Last start, the All Too Hard gelding was fresh off a 13-week spell and wasn’t disgraced when finishing third in a Class 4 Hcp, here over 1000m (beaten two lengths behind our best bet today, Cecil Street Lad). He ran the final 600m, 4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best effort in this line-up by more than 2 lengths. He should find this a little easier and looks ready for another crack at the 1200m trip. Already a two-time winner at the track, he can give this contest a real shake today.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 5: No.6 INSPIRATION ($8.50 with Neds)
Jenny Graham makes the seven-hour trip from Port Macquarie today and saddles-up INSPIRATION here who is third-up and seeing the Corbould Park for the first time. Last start, the Duporth mare came off a win on the synthetic track here and stepped up to city class competition where things didn’t turn out so good. That day, she faced a Class 3 field at Doomben and found the competition a little too slick on the day, finishing four lengths down the track over what appeared to be an unsuitable 1350m trip. She ran her last 600m, 7.8 lengths slower than benchmark that day, still the best here by more than 5 lengths. Already a winner when third-up, the rise to 1800m today looks ideal for her at this stage and on the turf track here, she looks a solid each-way chance in this contest.