Sunshine Coast Preview & Best Bets – Sunday September 4

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Sunshine Coast Tips 04/09/2022

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



Race 2:  No.5  BRAZEN BRECCIA  ($2.90 with bet365)

The Eagle Farm-based BRAZEN BRECCIA has finished the bridesmaid in both visits to Corbould Park and looks all set to break his duck at the track today. Last start, the Brazen Beau gelding made it back-to-back wins when he clobbered a Class 1 field over 1410m at Lismore. He ran that out, 1.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, a new personal best and third-best here behind Alderman (who is yet finish on the podium after two runs on heavy tracks). He also posted the fastest final 400m and 200m sectionals for that race. Ryan Maloney sticks with him today, having already steered the five-year-old to both career wins to date. He drops 3kgs here and looks the one beat.



Race 6:  No.6  JAKKALBERRY FINN  ($2.40 with Unibet

David Vandyke saddles-up JAKKALBERRY FINN here and on his home track, has the runs on the board to be considered a winning chance today. Last start, the Jakkalberry gelding was third-up when he saluted at his first attempt on the synthetic track. Up against Class 2 company, Kyle Wilson-Taylor gave him the run of the race and he took full advantage of that, going on to win by 1.5 lengths on the line while carrying 59kgs. He recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the mile trip that day. He steps up in distance here but drops 2.5kgs for the contest. Up in class as well, the stable obviously feel he is up to it and with Wilson-Taylor remaining aboard, he does rate highly in this company.



Race 7:  No.11  CARRY ON DRAGON  ($12 with Palmerbet)

One for the value-seekers today is Gold Coast galloper CARRY ON DRAGON who is on fire this time in and looks a solid chance at this level. Last start, the Hidden Dragon mare was third-up after two minor placings when she broke through for her Maiden win, here over the 1200m trip. Sean Cormack had to deal with a wide gate (10 of 11) where he was trapped wide the entire trip but still managed to finish best and cross the line 1.5 lengths ahead of them. The four-year-old has managed a win and two minor placings from her three runs at the track and today comes up with gate one. She maps to settle back a little here with Cormack remaining in the saddle (having already ridden her in all three races this preparation). With a clear run to the line, she looks every chance of repeating her last-start effort and (currently) at double-figure odds, she looks well worth an each-way ticket today.