Sunshine Coast Preview April 23 – Sunday Best Bets & Tips
Sunshine Coast Tips 23/04/2023
Our form expert provides Sunshine Coast tips for today’s horse racing at Sunshine Coast Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 9: No.10 LARRIKIN ROGUE ($5.30 with BoomBet)
Chris Anderson saddles-up LARRIKIN ROGUE who is resuming here and looks a big chance on fresh legs today. Last start, the well-bred Flying Artie gelding finished just behind the placegetters in a Three-Year-Old Hcp over 1350m at Doomben. That was his first look at a trip beyond 1200m and the last run in that three-start campaign. He has spent almost six months in the paddock since then but returned to work recently in a barrier trial at Doomben. After Bailey Wheeler’s claim, he carries just 54.5kgs today, 3.5kgs less than his last race. He has to overcome a wide draw here but boasts a strong record when fresh. Already a winner at the track and distance, he should prove hard to hold out today.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 6: No.7 GRIPPING ($7 with Picklebet)
The Kris Lees-trained GRIPPING has finally shaken the maiden monkey and is shooting for back-to-back track and distance wins today. Last start, the Pierro gelding came off a hat-trick of fourth-placed finishes when he broke through, here over the 2200m trip. With Andrew Mallyon in the saddle, he jumped from the outside gate and was trapped wide to the turn, but showed some great staying ability as he grew another leg and went on to win by more than two lengths on the line. Mallyon sticks with him today and although the competition here is a little stronger, he still looks in the mix at odds.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 4: No.6 ASHILLA ($17.20 with BoomBet)
There’s value to be had here as we run with local galloper ASHILLA here who is second-up today and looks great value at double-figure odds. Last start, the Astern filly was fresh off a six-month break when on fresh legs, she finished a gallant third, here in a 1000m Maiden Hcp with Jim Byrne aboard. She looked a winning chance passing the 200m mark but her condition gave out. Leaving her to take home third prize, beaten just over a length on the line. Fitter for that run now, she has Byrne sticking with her and here on her home track, we’re going to roll the 🎲 with the three-year-old and take an each-way ticket with her today.