Trainer Chris Munce has no concerns with a seven-day back-up for MONACO PLAYBOY heading into tomorrow’s Caloundra Hotel Class 4 Handicap (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast.

The six-year-old gelding drops back in grade from a luckless run at Class 6 level at the Sunshine Coast last Sunday and Munce is expecting a much improved effort tomorrow.

The stable also has three-year-old filly GLOBAL CHOICE lining up in the Kawana Hotel Maiden Handicap (1000m) after opting to run at the Sunshine Coast instead of Saturday’s meeting at Ipswich.

The stable will be hoping to continue its winning run after registering a Saturday double today.

Munce gives his thoughts on both runners below:

Sunshine Coast: Sunshine Coast Turf Club Sunday 19, August 2018 | View race field

Race 3 – 1:30PM Caloundra Hotel Class 4 Handicap (1400 METRES)
Colours No. / Horse Name / Barrier Jockey Weight
4. Monaco Playboy (4) Clayton Gallagher      56kg  

TRAINER COMMENTS: “He’s had a pretty easy week, he’s had a bit of a trot and canter and a trip to the beach this week and he’s very well within himself. I don’t have any issues with backing him up after a luckless run at Caloundra there last Sunday. I’ll be instructing Clayton Gallager to roll forward on the horse and from there I’m sure we’ll see a much improved effort from him.”


Race 5 – 2:50PM Kawana Hotel Maiden Handicap (1000 METRES)
Colours No. / Horse Name / Barrier Jockey Weight
11. Global Choice (3) Mark Du Plessis    54.5kg  

TRAINER COMMENTS: “We’ve saved her for the Caloundra race on Sunday. She should be able to find her feet and get a nice run in behind the leaders there somewhere. I’ve put a nose-roll on her and I’m hoping that might help get her head down and get her a bit more focused without being as severe as a set of blinkers. She’s very fit and healthy, I rode her in trackwork myself on Thursday morning and I was very happy with what I felt underneath me.” 

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