Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Sunshine Coast meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: true entire circuit

Market best guide with so many debutants. SUBTERRANEAN blew the away winning Deagon trial by 5 lengths. Beautifully bred and at the nice odds on offer will be having something each way.

Liked the way LE FORCE finished the race off at Doomben on debut. Sure to be better from the race experience and will be competitive.

INVISIBLE TEARS just wanted to overrace at touch on debut but still finished just off the placings. Should be better from that outing.

WINTER VIOLET had no luck on debut when always wide. Did have some support on that occasion and look for her to improve.


CABOCHON LIL demolished them here last start. Unbeaten in two starts this track/distance. Will get ideal run from barrier and no reason cannot win again.

TRAVISTEE chased home the smart Kiriana here first-up when beaten less than a length. Has awkward gate to contend with but strips fitter and can figure at odds.

GALTERO looked in need of the run at Doomben first-up when dropped out from the corner. He strips fitter and has won second-up.

STAR OF MICHELIN looks ready third-up from spell. Came from well off them at Doomben last start and was making late ground. Expect him to be in the finish.


PALLADAS got his maiden out of the way at Ipswich two starts back when won with ease. He went to town last start and ran on into placing. Gets a winnable race here.

DZSENIFER was $17 into $13 at Doomben first-up but had no luck when raced wide and was entitled to tire. Won second-up at first prep and sure to strip fitter.

SPILL QUEEN will make her own luck sitting forward. She only just missed at Doomben last start and that form looks solid enough for this.

Liked the way DARCHINIAN sprinted when he got into the clear to break maiden at Gold Coast. Drawn to get ideal run in transit and should get his chance straightening.


ALL IMPORTANT will drive across and lead these. If he can get a breather middle stages he may steal this from the corner.

TOTALLY CHARMED will be giving them a start back in second half. If leaders go out too hard and begin to stop last 200m he will be the one to watch late.

Forget finishing position for METSON at Doomben last start when badly hampered middle stages. Previous form was good enough to be competitive in this.

MOLLY’S ROCKING is a mare in form. Dominant at Toowoomba two starts back then followed that up at Doomben last start. No reason she cannot make it three in a row.


TRACY MAY has just proved a little costly for supporters this time in with three sound placings. Prepared to stick with her in this at nice each way odds.

Liked the way STYLISH SAGA attacked the line at Doomben first-up and proved too strong. No reason he cannot make it two in a row.

LADY BRAHMOS came from the second half with big finish to win in a canter here last start. Had a freshen up for this and in new stable gets her chance.

SCATHING raced up on the speed and just faded late first-up at Doomben. Sure to be better from that outing and will make own luck sitting in first couple.


Going to go with GOTTA KISS and Steph Thornton to come back in winning mode. Looks nice each way odds and she will be steaming home last 200m.

BLEU ZEBRA demolished them here on debut then went to Eagle Farm and was placed before break. She looks smart and no surprise to see her win fresh.

SUPERARE comes into this ready third-up from spell. She has the advantage of race fitness on a couple of these and despite awkward gat must be considered.

GOLDSBOROUGH beat the smart Isotope at Doomben last start. If he produces that form here he will be right in the finish.


SUGAR BOOM was just too speedy for them at Doomben first-up. Had a soft trial to keep her fresh for this and she will be the one to catch.

PENNINO resumes. She won the Listed Chief de Beers this track/distance when fresh last time in work and despite awkward gate she can win this.

BACCARAT BABY is another first-up. She is yet to miss a place in any of her five first-up tries. Gets the run of the race from perfect barrier and must respect.

TAMBO’S MATE has won two of his four first-up starts. Always competitive in this class and if he can overcome barrier will be in finish.


Going to stick with NICCANOVA. His racing pattern of getting back is suited to the pace being on which he did not get last start. Arguably best horse in the race and looking for him to finish all over these.

BALLISTIC BOY just failed to run down Red Chase first-up at Doomben. Sure to be better from that outing and he has a super second-up record.

GREY MISSILE draws the inside and can see him getting the perfect run in transit. Comes into this off two Doomben placings and should get his chance final stages.

Can never leave RECKLESS CHOICE out of chances. Beaten under 2 lengths behind Red Chase last start and that good form for this.


In what looks a difficult finish to the program I am keen to have something on TOKORIKI LAD. Comes into this ready third-up from spell and recent Doomben placing suggests he is ready to win.

THE TAX ACCOUNTANT has been racing in consistent form. Dominant win at Toowoomba three starts back and has followed that with a couple of sound placings. Barrier the only concern.

STARVIRGO won here four starts then has been close up in three city runs since. Finds similar race and expect him to figure in finish.

FASANO was enormous at Doomben last start when after racing wide battled on and held minor spot. Barrier a concern but one for the multiples at big odds.