Expert tips: Sunshine Coast - 21/04/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - MODISTE (11) is unlucky to still be a maiden placing in both starts to date and strikes a very winnable contest here. Gets 1.5kg off with the claim and jumps from the inside alley. Should be going very close. GREY IMPACT (8) just ran into one better at Doomben on debut and will have derived a stack of benefit from that day at the races. Can go one better against this lot. Former NSW galloper DULVERTON CHARM (1) is having his first run for the new stable and any market moves must be noted. JAMAICAN MECRAZY (10) next best on the back of a last-start second at Toowoomba.

RACE 2 - HOLY FLASH (4) just ran into one better last time out and showed sharp improvement from the debut effort. Top-three candidate. FLEUR DE VIE (11) has been knocking on the door with two seconds in a row and the extra furlong looks to suit here. In the mix. COOL PANELS (3) debutant son of Adelaide from Solar By Panels. In the placings at his most recent trial. Watch for any market moves. POWERALONG (6) battled last start to finish eighth over 1200m at Toowoomba. Better than recent runs suggest. Can feature.

RACE 3 - Former NSW galloper PEACEFUL PRINCE (3) has been thereabouts in all three runs down south and should find this assignment an easier task. Tuned up for this with a recent trial and gets Maloney on from the low draw. Expected to feature prominently. MAKE IT SO (7) has been in the mix in both outings and rates a definite top-three candidate on those efforts. CRYPTO KING (8) hails from a handy family (half to G3 winner Get The Nod) and gets in well at the weights with the 3kg claim. One for the multiples. LORD LOUISON (9) best of the rest.

RACE 4 - An $85,000 contest for the babies. CRYPTOSTAR (5) was a dominant winner at Rockhampton at the latest effort and is sure to have taken a stack of confidence from that victory. Gets Wiggins back on board to navigate from the sticky alley and should be right there at the business end. STEP ALONG (3) hasn't done much wrong with a win and two seconds from three starts to date with both those runner-up finishes coming over this track and trip. Hard to find fault. EAGLE'S FIRE (6) resumed in good order with a solid Gatton win and can go right on with the job now. Respect. MISHANI SUSPECT (9) should be near her peak now third-up and looks one for the exotics players. SUN WORSHIPPER (12) won at Rockhampton on debut and gets 3kg off with the claim. Has to be included.

RACE 5 - RUSTIC BOOM (9) grows a leg for Rodd who has two wins from as many steers and has won over this course and distance. Should be rock-hard fit for this and can play a major role in the finish. ISLAND MAGIC (4) loves this track and trip with three wins and a second from just five attempts. Goes well for Maloney and should give this a mighty shake. IT'S GERRY (8) saves his best form for this sprint journey and rates a definite top-three commodity on best form. CHIKARA (7) has a handy first-up record and may run a race while fresh.

RACE 6 - KERKORIAN (1) was a touch flat last time out but the form prior was full of merit. Gets 3kg off from the low draw and should be in this for a long way. The well-related MAN OF HEART (2) (half to G3 winner Declarationofheart) didn't measure up in town at the latest effort but will find this task much easier. Can bounce back against this lot. WINTER THORN (6) improved sharply to finish a close-up second at Ipswich and may fill a top-three position. KASEAR (7) next in line on the back of a dominant win here a week ago.

RACE 7 - READY TO PARDON (4) is a consistent conveyance who has hit the top-five in all four starts to date. Gets 2kg off from the inside alley and should give backers a sight. TAUPO TIGER (2) has a handy record here with a win and three seconds from seven outings. In form hoop Duric sticks and best figures measure up. KALENDS (3) is yet to miss a drum in four attempts over the mile and must be respected from the Gollan barn. FLASH PRINCE (9) has been competing in tougher company and will appreciate the drop in grade here. BOLD SPLENDOR (13) best of the rest.

RACE 8 - Open race to close out the card. TORQUE BOSSANOVA (10) won over this track and trip on debut before being tipped out for time to furnish. Has since blown out the cobwebs and a big run is expected second-up. SEIRYU (16) last start finished third over 1200m at Warwick, beaten 0.8 lengths at the end of last prep. In the mix fresh. TABULAM (4) ran on strongly to grab second last time out over 1200m at Toowoomba. Backmarker who keeps coming. Best form puts him right in this. GALLERY MASTER (21) returned from a spell last start with a solid third, beaten 1.1 lengths, at this track over 1000m. Hard to beat.