THIS is the stand-alone Saturday meeting for the biggest day of the year at Ipswich with the Cup, Eyeliner and Waterhouse Classic all highlights!
$60,000 BUNDABERG RUM HANDICAP. 1350-metres.
SELECTIONS: 15 FLEUR D’ORAGE; 8 Barnsley; 5 Carry On Jake; 9 Moonlight Dancer.
BEST ROUGHIE: 7 ELJETEM.
SUGGESTED BET: FLEUR D’ORAGE each-way.
FLEUR D’ORAGE has won 4 from 4 on heavy ground, wasn’t far away on firm ground at Sunshine Coast last time. This suits. BARNSLEY is a NZ-bred galloper, racing well, strong win last time and handles wet ground. CARRY ON JAKE races best on wet ground, form suggests that. Nothing wrong with recent runs. Chance.
$60,000 RAY WHITE HANDICAP. 1350-metres.
SELECTIONS: 16 SEEKING ASYLUM; 6 William Wallace; 13 Assertory; 10 Snitzel Knight.
BEST ROUGHIE: 8 ABOHAR.
SUGGESTED BET: SEEKING ASYLUM to win.
SEEKING ASYLUM makes strong appeal in this, has light weight, top rider good form and handles the wet. Tough to beat. WILLIAM WALLACE former Kiwi, two runs on the Sunshine Coast have been good, won well last time. ASSERTORY should be very fit now after four runs back from break, just missed this track last time. Go close. SNITZEL KNGIHT has a chance.
$60,000 IPSWICH MILE CLASS 6 PLATE. 1666-metres.
SELECTIONS: 6 STEAMIN’; 8 Call The Captain; 2 Lord Coconuts; 7 Eljetem.
BEST ROUGHIE: 5 SNAPPER.
SUGGESTED BET: Box Quinella/trifecta: 2 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8.
STEAMIN’ was easy winner here before ran OK in Sydney last time. Handles track and wet. CALL THE CAPTAIN has only raced 5 times, easy maiden win two runs back before impressive 2nd Rosehill last time. Strong claims. LORD COCONUTS and ELJETEM both have claims.
$60,000 BUNDAMBA PLATE. 1100-metres.
SELECTIONS: 9 BLACK MINK; 1 Acceptile; 6 Revenire; 3 Initialize.
BEST ROUGHIE: 7 WUDANG BLADE.
SUGGESTED BET: THE SOCIALIST to win.
BLACK MINK has won 2 of 4 including a win at Eagle Farm on heavy ground. Strong claims. ACCEPTILE has good form in strong races and will run well again. REVENIRE shows good promise.
$60,000 SCHWEPPES T. L. COONEY. 1100-metres.
SELECTIONS: 9 PRUE’S ANGEL; 5 Alassak; 2 Sundance; 4 Tiyatrolani.
BEST ROUGHIE: 10 RAJA AMPAT.
SUGGESTED BET: SIR DONALD each-way.
PRUE’S ANGEL has raced twice, easy win here in a Maiden before led throughout soft ground Gold Coast. ALASSAK won two on end before leading and tiring last time. Well worth another chance. SUNDANCE and TIYATROLANI both have claims.
$100,000 WINTER PROVINCIAL STAYERS’ FINAL. 2150-metres.
SELECTIONS: 9 HOT MONEY; 8 I Feel Good; 3 Last Sight; 2 Allzin.
BEST ROUGHIE: 8 I FEEL GOOD.
SUGGESTED BET: HOT MONEY each-way.
TOUGH race, HOT MONEY has won 3 of past 4 in weaker races, handles wet OK, genuine improver here and rates highly. I FEEL GOOD is good odds but seems value, most impressive winner last time at the Sunshine Coast. Chance. ALLZIN has solid claims here as well.
LISTED $175,000 IPSWICH CUP. 2150-metres.
SELECTIONS: 2 JUMBO PRINCE; 6 Self Sense; 1 Benzini; 3 Sort After.
BEST ROUGHIE: 13 TESSASTOCK.
SUGGESTED BET: JUMBO PRINCE each-way.
JUMBO PRINCE is a veteran but racing in great heart. Followed good 3rd Listed Members with 4th Eagle Farm very heavy track. Run well. SELF SENSE doesn’t win often but loves heavy ground and form is good. Flemington 3rd two runs back very solid. BENZINI won Brisbane Cup last year, ran well in same race last week, chance here.
LISTED $175,000 EYE LINER STAKES. 1350-metres.
SELECTIONS: 6 THE VIRGINIAN; 12 Acatour; 7 Cantbuybetter; 1 Shiraz.
BEST ROUGHIE: 4 FEDERAL.
SUGGESTED BET: THE VIRGINIAN each-way. Box Quinella: 1 – 6 – 7 – 12.
THE VIRGINIAN ran 3rd in last year’s Stradbroke, resumed with stunning win heavy ground Doomben before 4th in Moreton Cup. Hard to beat. ACATOUR is a smart Snowden-trained galloper, ran G3 Carbine Club April 1 before 8th in Frank Packer Plate. Resuming here. CANTBUYBETTER is an improving galloper, respect again.
LISTED $100,000 WATERHOUSE CLASSIC. 1350-metres.
SELECTIONS: 1 KINSHACHI; 17 Slumber Party; 7 Hermosa Beach; 3 Dee Nine Elle.
BEST ROUGHIE: 10 LUCKY SHOW GIRL.
SUGGESTED BET: Box Quinella/trifecta: 1 – 3 – 7 – 10 – 17.
KINSCHACHI is racing well, handles heavy ground very well, latest 6th Bonny O’Reilly Listed Coughlan. Hard to beat here. SLUMBER PARTY ran 2nd Warwick Farm before 5th in the Listed Coughlan. Is 1 for 1 on soft. HERMOSA BEACH heavy and soft form very good, racing OK for race like this. DEE NINE ELLE is honest and soft track form is OK. Chance.
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