Friday Racing Tips - Sunshine Coast 6/1/23

OnlyRacing wishes everoyne a Happy New Year! Friday racing returns to the Sunshine coast with an eight race card with races ranging over the 1000m sprint but with most over the mid range distances 1200-1800m, which should provide some interesting races. I think it will be a decent card with the Hampers To Go Handicap being the feature of the day with a 50k prize. The track is forecasted to be a good 4 and I expect it to remain this way, with some potential light showers. 

I have outlined my best, next best, roughie of the day as well as a multi and a trifecta to follow over the course of the day. 

(Note: Odds provided by Playup)

Best of the DaySunshine Coast Race 3
#10 - Love Sensation
Win: $1.95
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Place: $1.20
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Next BestSunshine Coast Race 6
#3 - So Dapper
Win: $3.40
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Place: $1.90
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Roughie of the DaySunshine Coast Race 5
#12 - Gracie Blue
Win: $9.50
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Place: $2.60
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Sunshine Coast Race 3 – CLASS 1 HCP (1400m)

#10 - Love Sensation - $1.95 - (BEST BET)
#5 - Winston Smurfhill - $5.50
#11 - Out Back Boom - $7.50
#9 - Easier Said - $14.00

BEST BET - #10 - Love Sensation - (BEST BET)
Love Sensation is a standout pick here, racing 2nd up for Tony Gollan who, if you have followed me before, you know I have a lot of respect for. Maloney jumps on board and he has a 27% strike rate for Gollan and I just think overall this horse will be too good for these.

THE DANGER - #5 - Winston Smurfhill 
Winston Smurfhill comes off a quick back up of five days when at this track and trip running 2nd and has had a nice prep so far with two placings in three runs, meets a similar field and is better for the experience here and fitter and wouldn’t be surprised to see her in the finish.

VALUE BET - #11 - Out Back Boom 
Out back Boom will be happy to get back on the good going after fading to finish second last, last time out on this track. He is fitter as well now and will appreciate the longer trip.

Sunshine Coast Race 5 – BM58 HCP (1600m)

#5 - Millennium Jewel - $5.50
#6 - Natalieann - $3.50
#7 - Sebring Girl - $2.50
#12 - Gracie Blue - $9.50 - (ROUGHIE OF THE DAY)

BEST BET - #5 - Millennium Jewel 
Sticking with the always in form James Orman on Millennium Jewel who has shown plenty of talent with 2 wins and a bunch of placings in 12 runs this campaign. She has seen a long campaign which is my only query but based off the 2nd placing last time out I think that she will be in this for the long haul now hard fit. 

THE DANGER - #6 - Natalieann 
I think that this race will be closely run between Natalieann and Millennium Jewel. Natalieann comes off the back of consecutive 2nd placings at this track, the most recent of which was over this distance on the good going when running to her best. Ben Thompson retains the ride and she's screaming for a win, could get it.

VALUE BET - #12 - Gracie Blue - (ROUGHIE OF THE DAY)
Gracie Blue also comes off the back of 2 placings, both at Ballina over similar conditions and trip. Ran well last time out but was stormed over by the top 2 in the last 75m of the run. I think she’s over the odds here and will be ready for this.

Sunshine Coast Race 6 – OPEN HCP (1600m)

#3 - So Dapper - $3.40 - (NEXT BEST)
#1 - Gave Us Up - $3.50
#2 - Star Of Michelin - $4.80
#7 - Red Bloom - $8.50

BEST BET - #3 - So Dapper - (NEXT BEST)
It is very hard to go past So Dapper in this field and at this track. Has extremely strong form at this track and has been racing in the city this prep at Doomben, picking up a win and three 2nd placings in 5 runs. At the latest outing, just missed by a head and lost a plate, running a cracker time and doing everything but winning. Larry Cassidy retains the ride, they draw decently and I will make him my next best.

THE DANGER - #1 - Gave Us Up 
Gave us up comes off a smart, strong win at Eagle farm over the 1800m when ridden well, taking over at the 1200m and holding on to keep them at bay. The field here looks softer and she looks suited to dropping down in distance. However, she was ridden that day with pretty much no weight on her back and now takes on top weight. Think the queries make her a bit short and I am happy to be against her.

VALUE BET - #7 - Red Bloom 
Red Bloom looks to have a bit of talent and Kyle Wilson jumps back on board, having had success previously. Last time out, raced at Doomben in a strong Maiden when 3rd, making good ground late over the same distance as this. Should be fitter now, drops in weight and draws to sit near the speed / just behind the speed. If he gets the right run he can run them hard late.

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Jockey Of The Day – James Orman

As usual I am sticking with the top jockey James Orman who has been an absolute wizard these past 12 months, being the top Jockey in Queensland and also at a number of outer state tracks. He gets a nice booking of rides and I am all about recent form when it comes to jockeys, Jimmy ticks all the boxes and I have outlined his rides below:

R2 - #3 - Northern Melody - $7.00
R3 - #4 - Street Fighter - $6.40
R5 - #5 - Millennium Jewel - $5.50
R7 - #4 - Mishani Missile - $6.50

Multi Tips For Sunshine Coast

For my Multi I have taken either my best or next best bet in each of the races I have tipped and combined for a pure place multi as my other multi at Cranbourne was a bit riskier. I hope that we can lock in some good returns if you jump on this early as I expect some prices to shorten by jump time.

Follow my bet below for a fun bet to track at Sunshine Coast:

R3 - #10 - Love Sensation - WIN $1.95
R5 - #5 - Millennium Jewel - PLC $1.85
R6 - #3 - So Dapper - PLC $1.90 (ONLY 2 PLACE DIVIDENDS)

Total Odds = $7.03
$50 Stake = $351.5 Return!

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Exotic Tips For Sunshine Coast

I have gone with the trifecta at Sunny Coast in race 3 as I am very confident in my top selection, similar to Cranbourne. As such, when we only have one selection in 1st there is more room to add runners into 2nd and 3rd placings without spreading our combinations too thin and decreasing our stake of the quaddie.

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Sunshine Coast Trifecta (Race 3)

1st: 10
2nd: 4, 5, 9, 11
3rd: 4, 5, 9, 11

$50 stake = 417% Flexi (VIC TOTE)

Best Promotions for Sunshine Coast

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