Sunshine Coast Preview & Best Bets – 10/09/2023
Sunshine Coast Tips for Sunday, September 10
Our form expert provides Sunshine Coast tips for today’s horse racing at Corbould Park Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 4: No.1 ON HOLD ($4 with bet365)
The David Vandyke-trained ON HOLD is in top-shelf form at the moment and looks poised to bring up her fifth-straight top-two finish here. Last start, the Headwater mare made it consecutive runner-up finishes when she beat all but Groomed home in a BM65 Hcp, here over 1000m. With Ben Thompson aboard for the sixth time, he rode her a treat and soon after straightening, he took the lead but just couldn’t stave off the challenge of Groomed over the final 100m. She should find this contest a little easier and from gate three, maps to be box-seating on settling. Thompson has the job again today and with a trouble-free run, should prove hard to hold out.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 2: No.2 MAKEDON ($5.50 with Ladbrokes)
Locally-trained galloper MAKEDON is third-up today and boasting track specialist status, looks the testing material in this contest. Last start, the Real Saga gelding showed a ton of improvement when finishing third in a Class 4 Hcp, here over 1800m. Leading from the outset, he travelled well but his condition gave out over the final 200m, unable to hold off the first two past the post. James Orman has the reins today after his five previous rides on the seven-year-old resulted in a win and three minor placings and from gate four today, he looks set to lead them again. Already a winner when third-up and boasting eight top-three finishes from his 12 starts at Corbould Park, he just might prove hard to run down today.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 3: No.5 CAPTAIN BOND ($8.50 with BoomBet)
Gold Coast galloper CAPTAIN BOND makes his Corbould Park debut here and third-up today, looks a serious contender for the major prize. Last start, the Capitalist gelding had his first run for new trainer Peter Robl and finished mid-field in a Class 2 over 1100m at Ipswich. Vetted after the race, he found to be lame in the near hind leg. He has trialled since on the synthetic track at the Gold Coast. He is joined by Ryan Wiggins for the first time and already a winner when third-up, expect a bold showing today.