Expert tips: Sunshine Coast - 06/07/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - The babies kick us off. SHOWS A SIGN (2) resumed in fine fashion with a dominant Ipswich win and will have derived a stack of confidence from that four-length victory. Winning hoop Tilley sticks in the irons and should give backers a big sight. MOULIN MISS (13) showed ability placing at the Gold Coast on debut before being tipped out for time to furnish. Tuned up for this with a recent Deagon trial win and looks ready to open her account. DEFIANT BOOM (1) placed three of four before the spell and is nearing that elusive maiden win. Top-three hope. SHEHUNGTHEMOON (7) placed over this sprint trip last time out and is drawn to get all the favours from the inside alley. In the mix. ZOUCHASE (12) is facing the starter for the first time but showed ability at the trials and any market support must be noted.

RACE 2 - BLACK ON BEAUTY (4) saves her best form for this distance range with four wins and four placings from just 11 attempts and winning rider Maloney gets back in the saddle. Wasn't too far off them at Listed level last time out and should find this assignment a touch easier. Rates the testing material. BLAKMAX (5) returned to form with a strong Doomben win at the latest effort over this trip and gets Duric on board to navigate from the sticky alley. Can play a major role in the outcome. LOST IN TRANSIT (2) has won two of three over this course and distance and is better than recent efforts suggest. Can bounce back against this lot. MY SNOW QUEEN (6) has only put in one bad one this preparation and will be at her peak for this. In the mix on best form. RALPHIE (1) is a two-time winner here and is one for the exotics players.

RACE 3 - PUNCH LANE (3) is a very consistent campaigner who is yet to miss the top five in ten career outings. Has a handy record over this trip with a win and two placings from four starts and strips fitter third-up from the spell. Should give this a mighty shake. The well-related ATLANTIC OCEAN (7) (half to G1 winner and stallion The Mission) made up a stack of ground late to salute at Doomben last time out and will have taken some confidence from that victory. Hard to ignore. MAJESTIC BOOM (5) had his colours lowered for the first time last start but certainly wasn't disgraced. Rates a big hope from the favourable draw. NAVAS TWO (1) saves his best form for this distance range and gets 3kg weight relief with the claim. Can trouble the judge. DROP THE MIC (17) has placed at his past couple and may earn some minor money again.

RACE 4 - VODKA MARTINI (4) goes well for Graham who has three wins and three placings from just eight steers and will be at his peak now fourth-up from the break. Has placed over this track and trip and is drawn to get across easily from gate three. Should be right there when the judge calls a halt. IMMORAL (2) was a touch disappointing at the latest effort but the form prior was good enough to feature in a race like this. Worth another chance. JAYANTHI (15) gets in well at the weights with the claim and can play a role if she brings her A-game while fresh. ZOUMETEOR (6) loves this course and distance with three wins and four placings from just nine attempts and has to be included in the multiples. GOLDSBOROUGH (1) is a four-time winner around this circuit and has top-three claims.

RACE 5 - The consistent GOLDEN BOOM (2) loves this track and trip with two wins and a second from four starts and is yet to put in a poor one in 12 career outings. Grows a leg for Maloney and will be ready to peak third-up from the spell. Shapes as a key contender. BRUDENELL (1) resumes here and was only two lengths off them at Group 1 level when last in work. Has won three from five over this sprint journey and gets Rodd on to navigate the wide draw. Can return in winning fashion. HARDWARE LANE (7) was a touch plain last time but will be rock-hard fit for this and may bounce right back. SITUATION ROOM (4) has placed four from six here and is usually thereabouts. In the mix. RUBIQUITOUS (6) next best in a race with only a handful of chances.

RACE 6 - The $300,000 Group 3 Winx Guineas for 3YO's. KNOW THYSELF (5) hasn't done much wrong with three wins and a second to start the career and will be high on confidence following that five-length romp in a Rosehill Highway last time out. Should be able to slot into a handy position from the middle draw and looks the galloper in this field with the most upside. Going up a level but he is up to the challenge. XIDAKI (2) is an honest conveyance who has only missed a drum once in eight career outings and strips fitter third-up from the spell. Sure to be competitive. CIFRADO (1) is a multiple Group 2 winner and has a bit of class on this field. No surprise if he featured prominently. MISS ARIA (9) wasn't disgraced in the Cooney and is a must for the multiples. WINSOME STAR (6) next in line.

RACE 7 - The $300,000 Listed Glasshouse Handicap. THE INEVITABLE (1) was an eye-catcher in the G1 Stradbroke last time out hitting the line with gusto to just miss the placings and will find this assignment much more to his liking. Strips fitter third-up and has won six of 11 over the trip. Can return to the winners' list. WOLLOMBI (13) looked good winning her first start for the new stable in the Listed Waterhouse and is sure to have come on with that run under the belt. Has never missed a drum second-up and may make her presence felt. WATEGOS (8) loves this distance range with two wins and a placing from just three attempts and has been racing very consistently. Top-three credentials. EN FRANCAIS (6) doesn't know how to run a bad race and is a must for the multiples. WILLINGA BEAST (12) next in line in a competitive affair.

RACE 8 - The $300,000 Listed Caloundra Cup. HEZASHOCKA (2) put in one last time out but go on the strong Premier's Cup victory over this trip two back. Grows a leg when the sting is out of the ground and if he gets those conditions he rates a live chance to bounce right back to form. Import POST IMPRESSIONIST (3) couldn't have been more impressive winning the Manion at his local debut before failing in the G1 Tancred before the spell. Has a win and a second from three first-up attempts and looms as a serious danger. KNIGHT'S CHOICE (5) has been a model of consistency this time in work and is drawn to get a cosy run in transit from gate four. In the mix. ALEGRON (1) drops back sharply in trip here but is sure to be strong on the line. ZOUMON (6) is one from one over this course and distance and strips fitter third-up. Don't underestimate.

RACE 9 - Open race to close out the card. TERMAGANT (13) hasn't done much wrong to start the career with two wins and a second from three starts with both those victories coming over this track and trip. Winning hoop Lang sticks in the saddle and again gets the benefit of her claim. Worth serious consideration. DEFIANT SPIRIT (1) resumes here but showed plenty of ability when last in work and tuned up for this with a recent trial win. Can play a role while fresh. PAYLINE (8) is yet to miss the top-two here in three outings and doesn't know how to run a bad race. Has to be included. AVONE (7) strips fitter third-up and draws low. Blinkers on now and can feature in the outcome. BOLD COMIC (2) has placed two of three over this course and distance and may earn another cheque.