Sunshine Coast Preview & Best Bets – Saturday July 2

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Sunshine Coast Tips 02/07/2022

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



Race 2:  No.11  RED RUBI  ($3.50 with Palmerbet

The O’Dea & Hoysted-trained RED RUBI is unbeaten this time in and looks set for the hat-trick here. Last start, the Rubick mare made it back-to-back wins when she clobbered a Class 5 field over 1050m at Doomben. Putting more than two lengths on the field, she ran a personal best that day, covering the trip, 2.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 4 lengths. Boris Thornton sticks with her here and already a three-time winner at the track, she looks the one to beat at the weights.



Race 7:  No.2  BATTLETON  ($2.60 with bet365)

The Bjorn Baker-trained BATTLETON has found the podium in all three runs this time in and looks ready to salute here. Last start, the Zoustar gelding went one step closer to a victory when he beat all but one home in the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic over the mile at Eagle Farm. He ran his last 600m, 6.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. Nash Rawiller sticks with him here as the three-year-old gets the gun-run from gate four. He maps to settle better than mid-field and fitter for those three runs, he should prove hard to hold out here.



Race 6:  No.2  LE DON DE VIE  ($6.00 with bet365

Imported galloper LE DON DE VIE is third-up here and has the runs on the board to give this a real shake. Last start, the Brazilian sired gelding came off a good win in a BM100 Hcp over the Flemington mile when he stepped-up to Group 2 company at weight-for-age at Eagle Farm. From a bad gate (11 of 15), he settled back in the field and just wasn’t able to make up the ground, finishing unplaced in the run home. He still managed to cover his last 600m, 6.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. The longer trip here suits as he also drops in grade, returning to Listed company where he is a two-time winner. Now with the Maher & Eustace stable, he looks a genuine contender in this contest.