Sunshine Coast Preview & Best Bets – Sunday February 5

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Sunshine Coast Tips 05/02/2023

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



Race 3:  No.1  GROOMED  ($2.60 with Palmerbet)

The Robert Heathcote-trained GROOMED has returned to racing in great shape and looks a strong chance of back-to-back victories today. Last start, the Better Than Ready gelding resumed from a lengthy six-month absence when he finished strongly enough to grab victory in a BM0-62 Hcp, here over 1000m. He covered his final 600m, 3.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. He also recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the event. He is already a winner when second-up and a two-time winner at the track and distance. Scratched from race eight to run in this easier contest, he looks the testing material in the small field today.



Race 8:  No.3  DELYTH  ($2.50 with Ladbrokes)

Chris Munce saddles-up DELYTH here who looks poised for victory here today. Last start, the Spill The Beans mare was fresh after six months off the scene when she finished just behind the placegetters in a Class 3 Plate over 1200m at Doomben. The winner of that race was King Kapa who stepped up to Class 6 company yesterday and won that contest by 3.5 lengths as the $1.30 favourite. That’s good form to bring into this provincial Class 3 race. The five-year-old ran that trip out, half a length quicker than benchmark, the best in this field by more than 4 lengths. She gets the gun-run from gate one today and is joined by Justin Huxtable for his first ride on the mare. Already a track and distance winner, she looks the goods in this contest.



Race 2:  No.4  WILLNOTQUIT  ($4.60 with Unibet)

Local galloper WILLNOTQUIT has a strong liking to racing on her home track and looks ideally-placed here to ring up win number two today. Last start, the Our Vespa mare beat all but one home in a Class 1 Hcp, here over todays 1800m journey. She ran that out, 5 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best last-start effort in this field. Ben Thompson was aboard that day and sticks with the mare for this contest. Four starts at the track and distance have resulted in a win and three minor placings as she meets company today. With a trouble-free run here, she looks a genuine chance to take home the major prize.