Trainer Chris Munce is hoping a gear and rider change will help front runner MARTINELLI bounce back to form at the Sunshine Coast today in the BenchMark 70 Handicap (1600m).

After the six-year-old finished 11th at the Gold Coast last start after racing on the speed, Munce has elected to take the blinkers off and introduce a tongue tie for today’s assignment.

He will also have a change of rider with in-form hoop Ryan Wiggins taking his first ride on the gelding.

“Hopefully he can roll forward and control the race from the front,” said Munce.

“The horse looks a million dollars and is very fit and healthy so I expect him to race well in this grade.”

Sunshine Coast: Sunshine Coast Turf Club Sunday 04, November 2018 | View race field

Race 6 – 4:35PM NAT MCCALL RACING BenchMark 70 Handicap (1600 METRES)
Colours No. / Horse Name / Barrier Jockey Weight
1. Martinelli (8) Ryan Wiggins      59kg

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