Sunshine Coast Preview & Best Bets – Sunday February 19

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Sunshine Coast Tips 19/02/2023

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



Race 5:  No.3  MOVEITMOVEIT  ($1.85 with bet365)

Locally-trained by Stuart Kendrick, MOVEITMOVEIT is second-up here and has shown signs he will take beating today. Last start, the Maurice gelding resumed, fresh off a six-month absence when he finished well to grab second prize in a BM58 Hcp, here over the 1000m sprint. In a small field, he did it tough, trailing the field and travelling wide without cover most of the way. He still ran his last 600m, 1.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by 2 lengths. He also ran the fastest final 400m and 200m sectionals for the race, despite covering that extra ground. He appears to be back, fully focussed and already a winner here, he looks the benchmark here himself in this contest.



Race 7:  No. 10  MILAGRO  ($7 with Ladbrokes)

Toowoomba galloper MILAGRO has come back in career-best form and only has to contend with a draw here to be in the mix for victory today. Last start, the Hallowed Crown mare came off consecutive runner-up finishes where she went one better by taking out a BM0-58 Hcp over 1500m at Ipswich. She ran that out, 1 length quicker than benchmark, a new personal best for her and the best in this line-up by more than 5 lengths. She also recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. She will need a little luck at barrier rise after drawing the outside gate but is in good hands with James Orman sticking with her after that last-start win. If she can secure the breaks here, she will be a force when it counts.



Race 4:  No.4  ZIPPY POWER  ($8 with Palmerbet)

The Kris Lees-trained ZIPPY POWER is three starts into this campaign and meets easier opposition today. The Protectionist mare has been racing against harder company since resuming and been outclassed each time. Last start, she saw the synthetic track for the first time and failed dismally on the surface, beaten eight lengths in the Class 2 Hcp over 1900m. She drops back to BM60 company today and is back on the turf track with new rider Andrew Mallyon in the saddle. She will no doubt strip fitter after those three runs and we should see a different horse here today.