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Sunshine Coast Tips 23/07/2023

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



Race 6:  No.2  HALF CROWN  ($2.40 with bet365)

The Chris Anderson-trained HALF CROWN is on fire this time in and third-up today, looks the one they have to beat. Last start, the Foxwedge gelding went one better than his first-up effort when he clobbered his rivals in a BM0-62, here over 1400m. With James Orman aboard, he travelled three-deep to the turn (courtesy of a wide gate, 8 of 11), then took the corner as the widest runner and still finished over the top of them, going on to win by three lengths on the line. Fitter for those two runs, he is already a winner over the mile and looks poised for back-to-back wins today.



Race 4:  No.1  YOU’LL BE MIST  ($4.40 with Picklebet)

Local galloper YOU’LL BE MIST is a track specialist and down in grade today, looks the testing material in this contest. Last start, the Headwater mare was second-up when she finished mid-field in a BM85, here over the 1000m sprint. Trying to lead all the way, she ran out of gas inside the final 100m, beaten just two lengths on the line. James Orman returns for today’s assignment and he has steered the mare to two of her seven careers wins to date. Ideally drawn in gate two today, she maps to be parked right behind the speed and up against easier opposition here and fitter for two runs back, she should prove hard to beat on home soil.



Race 3:  No.4  TAUPO TIGER  ($5.50 with Bet Right)

The Symons & Laxon-trained TAUPO TIGER has been thereabouts in his past five starts and now he is through the maiden barrier, he looks set to go on with it here. Last start, the Headwater gelding finally cracked it for a win, taking out a 1800m Maiden Hcp on this track. He settled mid-field, one off the fence, and in the run home, finished too strong for them, winning by more than a length on the line. Now a track and distance winner, he has six starts behind him and will be at his peak for this assignment. Taylor Marshall has the reins today and over the same journey here, the three-year-old looks a genuine player for the major prize.