Sunshine Coast Preview & Best Bets – Sunday February 26

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Sunshine Coast Tips 26/02/2023

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



Race 8:  No.10  SIMPLY BETTER  ($6 with Ladbrokes)

We’re hoping Kyle Wilson-Taylor can end the day with a race-to-race double as he jumps aboard SIMPLY BETTER here. Last start, the Better Than Ready filly came off a 21-week spell and on fresh legs, spanked a BM62 field, here over the 1000m sprint. She settled mid-field and patiently followed them into the home straight. Finding clean air, she took over inside the last 150m and went on to win by 1.5 lengths on the line. Fitter for that first-up win, she draws nicely in gate five and maps to settle in first half-dozen here with Wilson-Taylor in the saddle for his first ride on the tree-year-old. She seems to have it all worked out now and looks the testing material here.



Race 7:  No.5  ANATINI  ($5 with Palmerbet)

Gold Coast galloper ANATINI is in career-best form of late and looks well placed here for back-to-back wins today. Last start, the Spill The Beans mare finally shook the maiden monkey off her back and broke through for her maiden win over the mile at Doomben. Kyle Wilson-Taylor rode a very patient race, firstly leading on the mare, then mid-race, ending up box-seating as the lead chopped and changed. He pulled her out wide on straightening and she finished too strongly for them in the end. She steps-up a little further in distance today with Wilson-Taylor remaining aboard for this contest. Ideally drawn in gate two, she maps to settle near the speed and on current form, looks the one to beat.



Race 6:  No.2  GROOMED  ($10 with Unibet)

The Robert Heathcote-trained GROOMED is unbeaten this time in and looks super value in this contest. Last start, the Better Than Ready gelding went back-to-back when he took out a BM58 Hcp, here over 1000m. He franked his first-up win with an more impressive effort, winning by a length on the line. Ridden a treat by Cody Collis, he settled the five-year-old last in the small field and as they straightened, the gap emerged and Collis took full advantage of that, steering the gelding to a comfortable win in the end. With all boxes ticked here, he is a two-time winner when second-up, he is three from four at the track and trip and Collis sticks with him here. Jump on the each-way odds (currently) on offer here.