2018 The Queen’s Cup Day Preview


Race 1 - 11:42am

2MW Handicap (1400m)

Privlaka is dropping back in class and looks the one to beat in the first race on The Queen’s Cup Race Day at the Sunshine Coast. Privlaka finished third in the Listed Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich and second in the Listed Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast. Charlie Boy is struggling to find his best form but will also appreciate the drop back in class. The market guide at Ladbrokes.com.au will be the best pointer for former Kiwi galloper Bowie who will be having his first start for local trainer Stuart Kendrick. Really Reilly is a four times winner over the same course and distance.

No bet

Race 2 - 12:17pm

Class 6 Plate (1200m)

Super Suave is a winner of two of his last three starts, his latest over the same course and distance as this week’s contest. Super Suave has been working his way up through the classes and looks one of the main chances again. Tan Tat Diamond has drawn awkwardly and will need plenty of luck while Wild ‘N’ Famous looks well in at the weights. Exceedingly failed last start on a heavy track but was placed at his two previous starts. Frequendly was back in the winner’s stall last Saturday at Doomben over 1050m but is yet to win beyond 1100m.

2 Units Super Suave

Race 3 - 12:52pm

BenchMark 90 Handicap (1000m)

Tumbler is dropping back in class after finishing second in the Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes at Doomben and looks well placed with apprentice Corey Bayliss’s 3kg claim. Ringo’s A Rockstar, Tarzan and Irish Constabulary finished 1,2,3 over the same course and distance last start and there won’t be much between them again.

2 Units Tarzan

Race 4 - 1:27pm

QTIS 2yo Handicap (1000m)

Zoustyle was a very impressive five lengths winner on debut at Doomben and the Tony Gollan trained youngster is the one to beat again. Holdin’ My Own and Red Chase will be improved with recent racing. Wicked Ways has solid form but is handicapped with a wide barrier as has the Gold Coast trained Parko. Winter Passage has been placed at three race starts and is trained on the track.

4 Units Zoustyle

Race 5 - 2:02pm

Class 6 Plate (1600m)

Our Gravano was narrowly beaten here last start over the 1600m and will get his chance to go one better on Saturday. Special Missile has consistent Sydney form with placings from three of his last four starts and will thereabouts again. Bluebrook broke through for a nice win last start over 1400m at the Sunshine Coast but steps up in class again as does Realing who is coming off a last start win at Rosehill.

2 Units Our Gravano

Race 6 - 2:42pm

The Queen’s Cup (3200m)

Kiwi stayer Megablast ran his rivals ragged last start in winning the Caloundra Cup over 2400m at the Sunshine Coast and will be the one to run down again. Plot Twist and Doukhan finished first and second in the 3200m Stayers Cup at Randwick and have the legs to trouble the favourite. My Diamantine was runner up in this race last year when it was run as the Queensland Cup.

2 Units Megablast

Race 7 - 3:22pm

Class 3 Plate (1000m)

Jetsonic has been placed three times from his last four starts and deserved to breakthrough for a win. Is a winner over the same course and distance, has drawn the rails and can handle a rain affected track. The Mechanic, Makes You Think and Totally Charmed are all winners on the track. Mr Strachan has the blinkers on for the first time.

4 Units Jetsonic

Race 8 - 4:02pm

0 – 70 Handicap (1400m)

Bon Rocket is nearing a win with placings from his last two starts, the latest a second over the same course and distance. Pressway has similar form and will be around the mark again. The Overdraft has won at the Sunshine Coast twice from his last three starts and likes the wet and On Demand has been around the placings of late and also has wet track form.

2 Units Bon Rocket

Race 9 - 4:37pm

QTIS 3yo Handicap (1400m)

Shogun Sun toyed with his rivals in winning over this course and distance last start and is the one to beat again even with the big weight. Chapter And Verse and Tokoriki Lad both made up ground from the back last start when second and third behind The Bostonian at Doomben and they will be running on again. Bargannon is a last start Ipswich winner.

3 Units Shogun Sun