Sunshine Coast Preview & Best Bets – Sunday October 16
Sunshine Coast Tips 16/10/2022
Our form expert provides Sunshine Coast tips for today’s horse racing at Sunshine Coast Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 1: No.2 KOBE LAD ($3.20 with bet365)
The Tony Gollan-trained KOBE LAD is in great touch this time in and looks well placed here to bring up his second career win. Last start, the three-year-old made it consecutive runner-up finishes when he beat all but one home in a BM62 Hcp, here over 1000m. He ran his last 600m, 1.9 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best last-start effort here. Two previous starts at Corbould Park ended in podium finishes, over the 1000m trip. Ryan Maloney sticks with him here as the stable remove for the blinkers for today’s contest. The small field suits and with a trouble-free run, he should prove hard to beat here.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 2: No.3 SUPERARE ($4.80 with Palmerbet)
Locally-trained by Stuart Kendrick, SUPERARE boasts a solid track record here and in career-best form of late, looks the one to beat here today. Last start, the Exceed And Excel gelding came off a good win here in Open company when he stepped up to the 1200m and wasn’t disgraced, taking home third prize that day. In a slowly run affair, he ran home solidly but the pace didn’t suit him that day. He drops back to the 1000m here where he is a three-time winner. Ben Thompson was aboard last start and sticks with him here as well. Eight starts at the track have ended with five wins and a minor placing on his resume as he draws to do no early work here from gate two. With some early pace here, he maps to sit just behind it and with a clear run to the line, he looks hard to hold out in the small field today.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 7: No.6 EL ASTEROID ($5 with Neds)
Gold Coast galloper EL ASTEROID drops a little in grade here and after four race starts, looks in the mix for this contest today. Last start, the El Roca gelding came off his maiden win at Kilcoy when he lined up in a Class 1 Hcp on his home track. He finished unplaced that day, beaten less than three lengths over 1350m. He steps up to the mile here which looks ideal for him at this stage of his preparation. Boris Thornton has his first ride on the three-year-old and drawn the fence today, he does no early work from there. With a little luck in the run home, he looks a genuine threat to victory in this contest.