Sunshine Coast (Poly Track) Preview & Best Bets – Sunday July 10

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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  AWE  ($3.20  Neds)

The Annabel Neasham-trained AWE is in great touch this time in and looks a winning chance in the small field. Last start, the Hinchinbrook gelding came off an impressive win, here on the turf track, when he found the city-class gallopers at Eagle Farm a little too rich, finishing mid-field in a BM68 Hcp over 1500m. He ran that out, 1.5 lengths slower than benchmark, the best in this field. Today he is back to provincial class and has his third run on the synthetic track, finishing runner-up on the surface four starts back. Jag Guthmann-Chester sticks with him today and already a winner over the mile trip, he looks much more at home against his own age group today. Ideally drawn in gate two, he maps to box-seat and will take beating from there.



Race 6:  No. 4  KNOCKKNEE  ($3.30  Unibet)

Stuart Kendrick saddles-up KNOCKKNEE here who is a two-time winner on the synthetic track and looks the one to beat in this contest. Last start, the Nicconi mare came off an impressive first-up win (on the poly track) when she met similar company over 1000m, here on the turf track. The heavy conditions clearly didn’t suit her that day as she failed to fire a shot, finishing well back in the run. Back on the synthetic track today, she draws nicely in gate four and maps to settle in the first half-dozen. Jag Guthmann-Chester has the reins for the first time and fitter for two runs back, the mare boasts strong claims for victory here today.



Race 5:  No. 2  EVERLAST  ($4.40  Palmerbet)

The Chris Munce-trained EVERLAST has been knocking on the door at his past few runs and looks due to break through today. Last start, the Shalaa gelding stepped-up to the mile for the first time and wasn’t disgraced when finishing third behind the $1.50 favourite (Champagne Pop), here on the turf track. He is back on the synthetic track today where he finished second (three starts back) over the 1400m trip. Three previous starts over today’s journey all resulted in runner-up prizes. Luke Tarrant has the reins today and from gate four, the three-year-old maps to be box-seating on settling. With a clear run to the line today, he looks hard to hold out.