Sunshine Coast racing tips & quaddie | November 18, 2023

Sunshine Coast racing tips

What Mooloolaba Cup Day
Where Sunshine Coast Turf Club – 170 Pierce Ave, Caloundra QLD 4551
When Saturday, November 18, 2023
First Race 12:18pm AEST

The Sunshine Coast Turf Club will be the destination for metropolitan racing in Queensland this Saturday afternoon, with the $160,000 Mooloolaba Cup headlining a 10-race card. The track is rated a Good 4, but with rain forecast for Thursday and Friday, we could start in the Soft range come raceday. The rail will be in the true position for the entire circuit, while the opening race will jump at 12:18pm AEST.

Mooloolaba Cup Tip – Great House

Great House was a little unlucky last start, finishing a close runner-up behind Shibli in an Open Quality Handicap at Eagle Farm over 1600m on October 21. The Chris Waller-trained galloper found a wall of horses in front of him in the home straight, and although he chased strongly once he found a gap, he ran out of ground to pick up the winner. From barrier 11 on Saturday, expect Jake Bayliss to settle back again, and if he gets clear air in the final 300m, Great House should prove too strong late.

Mooloolaba Cup

Race 8 – Silks#1 Great House (11)

7yo Gelding | T: Chris Waller | J: Jake Bayliss (60kg)

+750 with Betfair

Best Bet at Sunshine Coast – Helluva Barty

The Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted-trained Helluva Barty was a dominant winner when fresh at Doomben on October 28, where he settled at the back of the field before rounding up his rivals by the 250m mark in an easy 1.8-length victory. The son of Hellbent will have taken a lot of benefit from his return, and now that he is second-up and stepping up to 1200m, this talented galloper should prove hard to beat again. Justin Huxtable will retain the ride, and if he can blend into the race out wide on the home turn, Helluva Barty should be winning again.

Best Bet

Race 4 – Silks #4 Helluva Barty (13)

4yo Gelding | T: Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted | J: Justin Huxtable (58.5kg)

+200 with Boombet

Next Best at Sunshine Coast – Colleagues

After recording consecutive fourth-place finishes to kick off this campaign, Colleagues from the Tony Gollan yard appears ready to break through third-up. Last start, this son of Reliable Man settled too far back on a slow speed over 1600m at Eagle Farm, but he did take a good amount of ground off the leaders in the final 100m. This five-year-old gelding’s last win came at the Sunshine Coast 1800m, and now that he returns to the scene of the crime, he should be ready to go. Ryan Maloney will continue his strong affiliation with this guy, and if he gets an economical run in transit, Colleagues will play a prominent role in the finish.

Next Best

Race 5 – Silks #8 Colleagues (12)

5yo Gelding | T: Tony Gollan | J: Ryan Maloney (58kg)

+450 with PlayUp

Best Value at Sunshine Coast – Arentee

Arentee will return from a 13-week spell in a Class 6 Plate over 1200m as he seeks his third win from six fresh starts throughout his career. The Chris Meagher-trained galloper finished last preparation with a strong all-the-way win over 1350m at Doomben before going out for a spell. On Saturday, this son of Territories has drawn barrier one and should get the run of the race in the box seat behind the leaders. With the aid of Melea Castle’s 3kg claim, Arentee will just need an ounce of luck upon straightening to play a big role in the concluding stages.

Best Value

Race 6 – Silks #1 Arentee (1)

5yo Gelding | T: Chris Meagher | J: Melea Castle (a3) (60kg)

+1000 with Neds

Saturday quaddie tips for Mooloolaba Cup Day

Sunshine Coast quadrella selections

Saturday, November 18, 2023

  1. 3-5-8
  2. 1-2-3-4
  3. 1-2-6-8
  4. 1-2-5-6

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