Sunshine Coast Preview & Best Bets – Friday February 17

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Sunshine Coast Tips 17/02/2023

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 6:  No.6  MISHANI MISSILE  ($2.80 with Palmerbet)

Gold Coast galloper MISHANI MISSILE boasts a strong record here at Corbould Park and looks the goods to take out the last of the night. Last start, the Show A Heart gelding came off an average effort at Ipswich when he turned it all around and clobbered a Class 1 field, here over 1800m. Putting more than three lengths on them over the line, he ran his last 600m, 3.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. James Orman sticks with him after steering him to both career wins to date. Already a two-time winner at the track and ideally drawn here, he should prove hard to beat.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 3:  No.8  BRAVE MASO  ($4.60 with Ladbrokes)

A newcomer to the Natalie McCall stable is BRAVE MASO who resumes in this contest and boasting solid first-up form, looks a genuine contender here. Formerly with Natalie Jarvis, the Cable Bay mare has been sparingly raced with just one start last preparation. She finished mid-field that day in a BM64 Hcp over 1200m at Kembla Grange. Since arriving at her new stable, she won a trial on this track over 850m. Tonight, Ben Thompson is aboard and from gate one, she gets all the favours and does no early work as she maps to settle back in the field. A new stable can lead to a new start for the four-year-old and already a winner when first-up, she rates highly here tonight.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 2:  No.11  TUSCANY BOUND  ($13 with Palmerbet)

The Natalie McCall-trained TUSCANY BOUND is second-up tonight and looks top value in this contest. Last start, the Xtravagant gelding was fresh off an 18-week break when he finished mid-field in a BM58, here over 1200m. He had 60.5kgs to carry that day and after settling back in the field, left himself too big a task to perform, but was only beaten 2.5 lengths over the line. He still ran his last 600m, 4.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort in this field. Fitter for that run back, he draws nicely here in gate four and has the blinkers off again. Justin Huxtable has the reins tonight and already a second-up winner, he looks well worth an each-way ticket here.