Brisbane Best: Sunshine Coast – 18th November 2023

Lightly-raced but progressive gelding Helluva Barty can take another step forward when he lines up at Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

JUSTIN HUXTABLE Picture: Michael McInlally/Sportpix

The O'Dea/Hoysted-trained four-year-old impressed in running on to score by 1.8 lengths when resuming over 1110m last start at Doomben.

He'll will be fitter and his form over this longer journey is strong, boasting two wins from four attempts.

Justin Huxtable sticks with Helluva Barty off the last-start win and he rates clear of this field so with improvement likely can deliver again.


Fellow last-start winner The Face takes a step up in grade later on the program but his last-start rating suggests he is up to it.

David Vandyke's gelding led throughout over this same distance at Doomben last time and is proven third up so could go on with the job at each way odds.



BET OF THE DAY: Race 4 #4 Helluva Barty @ $2.80

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 6 #16 The Face @ $8.50