Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Wednesday’s Sunshine Coast meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: +5m entire circuit

DOVETAIL DIVA was beaten just on a length in the G3 Ken Russell fresh form spell then had excuses when pulled up with a cough in Listed company last start. If she can find her best she can get away with this.

FIERCE WARRIOR relished the heavy ground at Gold Coast last start and won with something in hand. Not disgraced in Listed company at Previous start and from inside gate should get every chance.

ROYALE RETURN won his maiden on debut then went to Doomben but he had no luck when always wide and forget finishing position. Should get better run.

GREY DEFENCE is another who was luckless last start. Raced three wide on the speed before tiring final stages. Will get much better run and look for improvement.


HIGH HANDED started favourite here first-up from spell but was just bit one paced final stages. Gets out to the 1400m second-up from spell and he goes on top.

ROACCI was placed at Ipswich two starts back then though he fought the race out well enough when not far off them at Toowoomba. Barrier a concern but he can sneak a place.

DAULAT MACHTIGAMOR was beaten less than 2 lengths at Doomben last start. She will be better out to the 1400m and like her chances in this field.

STOCKED AND LOADED resumes from spell. Finished last prep with a couple of solid placings and although better over further may run cheeky race fresh.


THE IRONS is a model of consistency and he gets his chance to return to winners stall third-up from spell. Placed in both runs back and can go one better.

STARVIRGO came from well back to win at Doomben first-up from spell before holding ground last couple. Should get the perfect run from inside gate and he will be tough to hold out.

INDISPENSABLE comes north in new stable. Good tough win at Ballarat two starts back then made good late ground when not far away last start. Must include in chances.

METAMORPHIC looked like he would benefit from first-up run when finished just out of placings. He is a must for first four players.


LARNE COURT was impressive winning from the back at Gold Coast last start. Drawn to get the perfect sit in behind the speed and she can make it two in a row.

SEIZETHEMOMENT started enormous odds here last start but he jumped to the front and gave nothing else beating maiden field with ease. Likely to lead and he can take the step up in this.

CAIERON has not been beaten all that far in any of his three runs this time in. Should get nice run in behind the speed and with ounce of luck straightening can sneak a place.

COME IN SPINNER resumes from spell. Only the one place from four first-up tries and better over further but this not difficult and may sneak a place.


GOLDSBOROUGH won here two starts back then he finished in the placings in the Darby McCarthy last start. Drawn ideally and that form good enough to get away with this.

UNO AMOR sprinted quickly and was too smart here two starts back then she looked unlucky last start when tightened final stages. Third-up and she will be in finish.

MODELKA must have had a few issues as she has had her races well spaced but she has won three of five starts and placed in other two. She is smart and cannot be ignored fresh.

THREE STRIPES is another resuming from a break. Placed in all three starts last time in and recent Doomben trial suggests he will run well fresh for new stable.


DESIGNS only just missed in a driving finish at Eagle Farm two starts back then took on Group 2 company last start but fell short. Back in her right race and from inside gate can measure up.

TAKEITTOTHELIMIT battled away well enough when placed at Doomben last start. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and she should get her chance at some stage in straight.

RAPTURES was good strong winner at Newcastle three starts back then she followed up with a couple of sound placings in town. This a winnable race for her.

KIPPAX has been racing in consistent form this time in and close Doomben placing last start suggests that he is close to a win. Just needs some luck from his barrier.


LOVE MY SUPER chased home strongly and just missed at Gold Coast first-up from spell. Expect she will be much better from that outing and going to have something each way on her.

REDOUTE’S IMAGE never got a clear run at them at Rosehill first-up and she should have finished closer. This looks an easier assignment and would not be surprised to see her right in the mix.

ONE SHY RUBY charged home final stages and only just missed last stride at Eagle Farm fresh then she should have finished much closer at Ipswich when held-up. Third-up from spell she can win this.

Forget that GOLDSCHLAGER started here first-up from spell. Never got a clear run at them at any stage and she can give this a shake second-up.


PAREDO has taken on much better races in his two runs back from spell and fallen short. She gets back in much easier company and she can get away with this.

THE RITZ is a smart gelding resuming from a spell. He won his first two career starts then was placed at Eagle Farm before break. Comes off Gold Coast trial win and must respect.

ROCK AMORE finished too well to win at Ipswich two starts back then was placed on the heavy ground last start. Form good enough to sneak into a placing.

MINJEE comes into this ready third-up from spell and from inside gate she will get ideal run and is a must for multiples.