Sunshine Coast Preview April 16 – Sunday Best Bets & Tips
Sunshine Coast Tips 16/04/2023
Our form expert provides Sunshine Coast tips for today’s horse racing at Corbould Park Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 2: No.4 BETTER EXPLAIN ($3 with Unibet)
The Annabel Neasham-trained BETTER EXPLAIN is high-flying this time in and looks poised to bring up the hat-trick today. Last start, the Better Than Ready gelding made it back-to-back wins when he crushed his rivals in a BM62 Hcp over 1350m at Warwick. Crossing the line 3.5 lengths ahead of the rest, he ran the trip out, 3.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, setting a new personal best and the best last start effort here as well. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Dual nominated for race five as well, Neasham made the choice to race the three-year-old here where he gets the gun-run from gate one and has Brodie Loy back aboard (after steering him to victory, two starts back at Lismore). He maps to sit behind the leader here and when the time is right, Loy should have him taking over and going on with it today.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 5: No.7 LAST CHANCE SALOON ($4.80 with Ladbrokes)
Race 5 – 3:47PM CMBM GLADSTONE QTIS Three-Year-Old BENCHMARK 68 Handicap (1600 METRES)
David Vandyke saddles-up LAST CHANCE SALOON here who looks set to avenge his last-start loss behind Cottee, whom he meets better at the weights today. In that contest, the Maurice gelding carried 57kgs and was trapped three-wide without cover most of the way. Second-up that day, he still ran home strongly, beaten just half a length on the line. He carries 2kgs less today as he confronts the Mark Currie-trained filly for the second time. Third-up and fitter here, Kyle Wilson-Taylor returns for today’s assignment where the three-year-old looks every chance of turning the tables on Cottee in this contest.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 6: No.5 O’MISS BEHAVING ($6 with Picklebet)
The Robert Heathcote-trained O’MISS BEHAVING is second-up today and looks set for back-to-back victories here. Last start, the Hidden Dragon mare resumed off a lengthy 22-week absence where she proved too strong, taking out a Class 1 Plate over 1200m at Eagle Farm. She ran her last 600m, 3.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. She also posted the fastest final 200m sectional for the race. Jayden Lloyd steered her home that day and sticks with the mare today. Ideally drawn in gate two here, she maps to settle mid-field, saving ground on the fence. A winner when second-up last preparation, she returns to provincial class today and should prove hard to hold out.