Sunshine Coast Preview & Best Bets – Sunday March 12

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Sunshine Coast Tips 12/03/2023

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



Race 7:  No.2  WINE NOT ROSES  ($5 with Ladbrokes)

The locally-trained WINE NOT ROSES is three starts into this preparation and looks ready to give us her best today. Last start, the Mikki Isle mare fought on strongly to grab third prize in a Class 3 Hcp, here over 1000m. In a harder race, she did well to make the podium that day. She ran the trip out, 3.9 lengths slower than benchmark, second-best only to A Lot Of Booty who draws very wide here and is still Maiden Class material. Already a track and distance winner and fitter for three runs back, she looks a genuine winning chance in this contest.



Race 5:  No.5  COUNT ON ME  ($3.30 with Unibet)

Formerly with the John O’Shea stable, the Annabel Neasham-trained COUNT ON ME delivered the goods on debut for his new stable and looks well placed here for back-to-back success today. Last start, the Reliable Man gelding showed no negative signs when he stepped out in new surroundings and proved too strong in a Class 1/Maiden Plate over the mile on a heavy Lismore track. He carried 59kgs that day as he crossed the line more than a length ahead of his rivals. He steps-up in grade today but drops 2kgs for the contest as he welcomes leading QLD rider James Orman aboard for the ride. Drawn ideally in gate three here, he maps to settle in the first half-dozen and at peak fitness today, he should prove hard to beat.



Race 4:  No.7  AMORE PRIMUS  ($11 with Ladbrokes

Jason Edwards saddles-up AMORE PRIMUS here who is second-up and ticks enough boxes to make things look interesting here. Last start, the Love Conquers All mare was fresh off an 18-week break when she beat all but one home in a Bm0-68 Hcp over 1350m at Doomben. Melea Castle was aboard for the first time that day and coming from well back in the field, impressed with her efforts on fresh legs that day. She covered her last 600m, 2.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, second only to Evening Glory here (who is making his track debut today). Fitter for that first-up effort, the mare is already a two-time winner when second-up and has saluted here previously as well. With a trouble-free run today, she can one better and take home the major prize.