Sunshine Coast Tips January 27
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Sunshine Coast Tips – January 27
Race 1 – 1:03PM XXXX GOLD Maiden Plate (1800 METRES)
This looks tailor-made for GRAND BARRAIL and barring any trouble in running, he should be winning here. Trained at Toowoomba by Tony Sears, the four-year-old got off to a late start in racing but has shown plenty of promise with five minor placings from his seven starts. After his first four starts, Sears then put him in the paddock for five months before setting him for a return to racing on his home track. Resuming, he lined up in a 1200m Maiden and from the outside gate, he travelled wide and beat all but Chicago Bull home, beaten a neck on the line. Two starts back, he missed the jump again, and travelled worse than mid-field and was 12 lengths from the lead at one stage. He did run home well (without ever threatening) but was doing his best work in the final 100 metres. Last start, he jumped much better and travelled sweetly just behind the pace. Again he did his best work late but found a couple a little quicker to the line, finishing third, beaten 1.5 lengths. Plenty of boxes ticked here today, starting with Matty McGillivray returning to partner him today. Drawn ideally in gate two, he should have no trouble box-seating here and will find this a lot easier than his city run last start. He steps up in trip again and in the smaller (7-horse) field, the pace should only be moderate, giving him time to wind up for the run home. Surely, it’s his day today.