Charlie Boy, what a top run

Charlie Boy, what a top run

AFTER being winless for more than 18 months, seven-year-old gelding Charlie Boy scored a great win on Saturday in the City of Ipswich Spring Sprinter’s Cup. Now trained by Tony Gollan, Charlie Boy had 15 winless runs since February 2016 when he took out the Group 3 Liverpool Cup at Royal Randwick. With Tiff Brooker aboard for the first time in his career, and at his first start at Ipswich, Charlie Boy was able to knuckle down in the final 100 metres. Charlie Boy just...

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Top hoops battling for honours

Top hoops battling for honours

JOCKEY Robbie Fradd didn’t need long to reclaim a clear lead in the Ipswich Jockeys Premiership. He won aboard Complicit in the first race of the day at Ipswich last Friday. Three-year-old Complicit is trained by Matt Dunn at Murwillumbah. Complicit is by boom sire Snitzel. The owners of this galloper are high profile as well – China Horse Club Racing and the Vinery Stud. Complicit was well favoured in the betting at $2.80 before coming home with a booming run...

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Top class performers in Ipswich

Top class performers in Ipswich

APPRENTICE jockey Matt McGillivray continued his rise to prominence in Ipswich with a winning double at last Wednesday’s Metropolitan race meeting. McGillivray’s wins were aboard Double Superlative for trainer Kelly Schweida and Tay Swift for Liam Birchley. These wins gave McGillivray three for the season to be the highest placed apprentice on the Ipswich jockey’s ladder. It was a day of wins to high profile trainers and jockeys with almost a who’s...

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Premier trainer strikes early

Premier trainer strikes early

MULTIPLE Ipswich Trainer’s Premiership winner Robert Heathcote collected his second victory at Ipswich for the current season at the August Metropolitan Wednesday meeting. The win of Shoneck Affair, which was ridden by Ronnie Stewart, gave Heathcote two winners at Ipswich for the first month of the season – a strike rate which would just about win the premiership if maintained across the year. Heathcote had great success at Ipswich a few years ago starting the...

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Women lead way in Ipswich

Women lead way in Ipswich

A FEW prominent females were in the headlines at Ipswich last Friday. Former dual Ipswich Premier Apprentice Tegan Harrison collected her second win of the new season aboard the Mario Caltabiano trained Scoutabout in the third race. After a close-up second at Ipswich last time, the Gold Coast-based Scoutabout collected his first Ipswich win despite three placings from five previous visits to the track. Scoutabout gave course caller David Fowler his third straight winning...

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Trainer’s top Ipswich record

Trainer’s top Ipswich record

JACOBS Well based trainer Bevan Laming continued his impressive strike rate at Ipswich with a win from his only starter for the day. Ridden by apprentice Sally Sweeney, Don’t Play Around had a short margin to spare on the line over Oakey visitor Duble Meaning, for trainer Bradley Hudson. Don’t Play Around collected her third career win last Friday, although surprisingly for a runner from the Laming stable, it was the first from three tries at Ipswich. The secret...

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