Morning Captain Can Earn 2013 Sunshine Coast Cup Start

January 18, 2013

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Morning Captain Can Earn 2013 Sunshine Coast Cup Start

Four-year-old gelding Morning Captain will be given the chance to press his claims for a start in the Listed $100,000 2013 Sunshine Coast Cup (1400m) when he contests an Open Handicap (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

The generally consistent galloper will have to make a quick form turnaround to gain a start in the Queensland feature on Saturday week after producing an out-of-character performance when fifth in the Gold Market Handicap at the Gold Coast on New Year’s Day.

On that occasion the son of Danbird was beaten by three lengths in what was by far his worst performance in seven starts since September.

Trainer Kelly Doughty will give Morning Captain the chance to redeem himself this weekend but if he produces a similar result he will head to the paddock.

“His form has been very good this campaign and the Goldmarket was his worst race,” Doughty told Racing Queensland.

“He’s good in himself and has trained on well but this race will determine what we do with him next.”

Morning Captain has been in excellent form this preparation, with his Goldmarket fifth his only finish outside the top four.

In late December he went within a neck of claiming the second stakes win of his career when second behind Audacious Spirit in the Listed Lough Neaugh Stakes (1350m) at Doomben.

Morning Captain is the $4.40 bookmaker.com.au top elect to return to the winner’s circle this weekend, holding slight favouritism ahead of Last Gift ($4.40).

North Queensland gelding Last Gift has made a successful trip south so far this campaign, winning first-up at Eagle Farm on December 8 and running second in the Bat Out Of Hell Quality at the Gold Coast on New Year’s Day.

See full markets and back great-value runners on all this weekend’s action at bookmaker.com.au.

Sign up quoting the code BONUSBET in time for the weekend to give yourself a huge summer betting advantage with their $400 bonus bet offer!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Dubai-Bound Hey Doc Resumes in...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australia...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australian Guineas Contingent

Sydney-based Chris Waller is stepping-up the autumn lead-up work for his...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway Stakes Shot

A good run fresh in Saturday’s Summer Sprint at Royal Randwick could earn the...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Ta...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Target for Houtzen

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 in Adelaide this May could be calling for Toby...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for La...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2018

Group 1 placed Mr Sneaky could target the 2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field