Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, looks at today’s meetings and singles out his top three horse racing tips from Sunshine Coast & Balaklava. Good luck, punters!

Probably be a good betting race. There will be a rather heavy track here today so those with strength look best placed. I like PETRALIA here for that reason. She is by Tavistock, the breed like to run on, the breed like the wet and the breed are tough. She was a solid finishing 4th on debut at the Gold Coast over 1200m. So, a few things to consider here. All the above plus the fact she is fitter now and this may be slightly easier. I’ll quinella her up with KAAYDEH who was 2nd when resuming last start in this grade.


Only 6 runners here but you could nearly make a case for all of them. I like current good form so I’m banking on last start winner BEEOKAY to win again. He carries the top weight but if he jumps and can find the one, one slot, he is fit and talented enough to finish over them. Did that last start at Gawler when he finished too well for his stablemate who led. Gets a different stablemate to follow here in DOMINATION. Quinella them up.


There should be a bit of pace here and that will suit the mare REBEL ROMANCE. She is bred to stay and her only win was at 2000m. She resumes here and has shown useful form while fresh in the past. But what I like about her is the fact, her form, which is quite consistent, comes from races in Victoria. This may be a drop in grade. She has the perfect gate so probably sits back in 4th and angles between runners late to get the chocolates from RAPID RAISER.