Sunshine Coast Preview & Best Bets – Sunday July 24

Sunshine Coast Preview & Best Bets – 07/04/2024

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


Sunshine Coast Tips 24/07/2022   


Race 4 No. 2 TOP BOY – ($4.60)  


Gold Coast trainer John Smerdon is shooting for three straight over the mile with TOP BOY. Bailey Wheeler picked his way through the field prior to turning after racing towards the tail early. Eventually pulled out as the deepest in the big benchmark 58 field in Coffs Harbour. They’ve made the successful run down the outside fence to draw away near the line. Strong senior Noel Callow got the job done on him in a benchmark 65 at home on the Gold Coast. In a similar ride, Callow settled the gelding towards the back of the field before pulling out as the widest. He kept Top Boy balanced as the pair again drew clear of the others close to the line. 



Race 5 No. 6  


The Cornish combination of Greg and Jasmine have a horse with some ability on their hands in MOONLIGHT COWBOY. Trouble is the horse has been slow out of the gates all his public showings to date. Didn’t really give much indication of ability as he missed the start hopelessly during a barrier trial prior to debut. Cornish made a midrace move to put him into the picture when again slow out over 1400 metres at Beaudesert. The winner put a space on them as Moonlight Cowboy kept coming after the runner-up. Since circled the field again in Beaudesert, perhaps just peaking on the effort towards the end of the mile. Stays to trip for his third run while handling the heavy 10 last time out. 



Race 9 No. 3 OURCONI – ($9)  

We’ll go with OURCONI as Toby & Trent Edmonds settle on the race up in trip. They found a 1300 metre race at the recent abandoned Ipswich meeting. We were keen to follow Ourconi looked well placed here in an open race there. Noel Callow found the early front-running on the Heavy 10 over six-furlongs three back at the Gold Coast. The first three horses straightening for home were the first three past the post in those tough conditions. This is as good a pointer as any that Ourconi can handle the step up in trip. Forgive the latest effort when he was away awkwardly then always out the back before grinding home gamely. Field here for a Sunday doesn’t appear any tougher on paper than that abandoned Ipswich meeting.