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Sunshine Coast Tips 14/04/2023

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



Race 5:  No.9  CAESARIS  ($3.40 with bet365)

Tony Gollan has a promising type here as he saddles-up CAESARIS for this contest who brings a very attractive resume with her and its saying, watch out today. Last start, the well-bred Capitalist filly resumed off her first campaign which saw three starts all end in runner-up finishes. Then, after six-months in the paddock, she comfortably won a Maiden Class trial at Doomben before hitting the track where she broke through for her first career win in a Maiden Hcp, here over 1000m. Today, she gets the gun-run from gate one and has James Orman on board for his first ride on the three-year-old. Now a winner at the track and distance and fitter for that first-up win, she looks the one to beat here.



Race 8:  No.6  SACRED MISSION  ($4.20 with bet365)

The David Vandyke-trained SACRED MISSION did enough on debut to suggest he can give this contest a real shake today. Last start, the Sacred Falls gelding made his track debut at Ipswich where he did a lot wrong, but still finished too strong for them as he claimed the major prize in the 1350m Maiden Plate. Ridden a treat by Jim Byrne, he railed like a greyhound and found the front passing the 200m mark, then hung on to hold off the late challenges and take home the winner’s cheque. The step-up to the mile today looks ideal with Byrne remaining in the saddle for the event. Ideally drawn in gate three, he maps to settle better than mid-field with cover and in a trouble-free run, he looks on target to frank that debut win.



Race 6:  No.14  DUCHESS ROTHESAY  ($23 with Neds)

The Robert Heathcote-trained DUCHESS ROTHESAY is a track specialist here and third-up today looks a sneaky chance for victory at big odds. Last start, the Rothesay mare came off a first-up win (on this track) when she appeared to (yet again) suffer the second-up syndrome where she finished mid-field in a Class 2 Hcp over 1200m at Doomben. The step-up in distance and the soft track could have played a part that day where she finished four lengths from the winner. She comes off that city class contest and returns to a more fancied track where three previous visits have resulted in three top-two finishes. Both her career-wins have come on top of the ground so the forecast Good 4 looks ideal for her today. Back to provincial opposition, she looks well worth an each-way ticket here.