Talented local Sold For Song is poised for a second-consecutive win at black type level, if 2016 Sunshine Coast Guineas betting markets are an indicator of Saturday’s result.
Sold For Song was purchased for only $2500 as a yearling in 2014, but the filly has already amassed more than $250,000 in prize money as a result of three wins and four minors through her eight career starts.
Breaking through for a maiden black type win in the Listed Gold Edition Plate (1200m) at Doomben on December 12th, the Collate filly returned this time for second in the Listed Mick Dittman Plate (1000m) on the Sunshine Coast on April 23rd.
Progressing to another close second in the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m), Sold For Song failed to make anything of an impact when 12th in the Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) but responded well with a strong performance for third in the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) on June 11th.
Having savaged the line for success in the Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes (1400m) last weekend, Sold For Song appears as though she will relish a step up to a mile this weekend, but will undoubtedly require luck in running from a wide draw.
Tivaci is yet to herald much interest in Sunshine Coast Guineas betting markets, but remains sole occupant of the second line at a $3.60 quote.
The Mike Moroney-trained colt returned to racing in excellent form this year; winning a Pakenham minor over 1200m first-up before posting his maiden black type win in the talent-rich Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) on February 20th.
While failing to fire in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m), the son of High Chaparral has posted solid results since arriving in Brisbane; fourth in the Fred Best Classic and sixth in the Queensland Guineas.
Tivaci is drawn ideally in barrier 2 and should receive a gem of a ride from in-form, regular hoop Damian Browne in the Sunshine Coast Guineas.
High Spirit has so-far received the greatest share of wagers for success in 2016 Sunshine Coast Guineas betting markets, and currently figures as clear $7 market mover.
The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained colt made a strong transition to black type company when fourth in the Queensland Guineas last start, and will relish a step back in class on Saturday.
Mr Individual is capable of brilliance on his day and is offered a good opportunity to perform to a high standard from the rails draw, and at healthy Sunshine Coast Guineas odds of $9.50 with Ladbrokes Australia.