Ipswich Preview And Selections 5 August 2022

Ipswich Preview And Selections 5 August 2022 New

Date: 04-Aug-2022

The new racing season kicks off at Ipswich Turf Club this Friday with a nine-race programme. Ipswich Crime Stoppers will be on track celebrating their annual race day. The track as of Thursday is rated a Soft 5 with the rail out 2m between the 1100m and Winning Post and true the remainder. There is a slight chance of showers on Friday but they will hopefully avoid us until after the last race.

The first race starts at 11:35 am.

Race 1 - FOLLOW @IPSWICHTURFCLUB QTIS Three-Year-Old Maiden Handicap (1100 METRES)

Speed: Tricky speed map to work out with 40% of the field on debut and the rest with limited experience. Sir Leonidas and Simply Better look most likely to go forward.

Gear Changes: Berakahquinn (6) Ear Muffs FIRST TIME, Intoxel (8) Blinkers FIRST TIME, Mr Galazi (1) Ear Muffs (Pre-Race Only) FIRST TIME, Rocky Ride (2) Blinkers FIRST TIME, Sheriff Of London (4) Tongue Tie FIRST TIME, Simply Better (9) Blinkers FIRST TIME

Sir Leonidas (3) will take benefit from his debut run at the Sunshine Coast over 1200m. He was fractious and over-raced so it was no surprise he weakened in the closing stages to finish 2,7 lengths third. Mark Du Plessis should be able to cross and lead and prove hard to run down.

Heroic Miss (10) worked home solidly at the Sunshine Coast over 1000m when resuming last start. She drew wide and was bumped at the start which forced her to the tail and ultimately played a limited role. She’ll be improved second-up.

Intoxel (8) resumes on the back a soft trial where she was soundly beaten by older horses. In her only race start, she found the line strongly to just miss the win at Grafton over 1220m. Blinkers go on for the first time and with Tegan Harrison riding, we should see a more positive ride.

Sheriff Of London (4) raced handy and was far from disgraced when finishing 3.5 lengths to the impressive Larrikin Rogue over 1000m at the Sunshine Coast on debut. He’ll be fitter second-up and gets a tongue tie. Barrier 1 gives Michael Cahill options.

On Top Selection: Sir Leonidas (3)

Race 2 - THE BARN FAMILY RESTAURANT Class 3 Plate (800 METRES)

Speed: They should go quickly here with the speed drawn on the inside. Sequesay and American Red look the leaders.

Gear Changes: American Red (1) Cross-over Nose Band FIRST TIME, Tongue Tie OFF FIRST TIME, Baronessa (6) Ear Muffs (Pre-Race Only) AGAIN, Mary Valley (9) Tongue Tie FIRST TIME, Naytellrhi Bird (10) Winkers AGAIN

Sequesay (5) finished a distant last at Doomben over 1050m last start. The jockey believed there were issues so prepared to forget that run back in this level. Two starts back she went hard in front over 870m at Toowoomba and was run down late by American Red. She meets that horse 2.5kg better at the weights. Top jockey Jimmy Orman takes the ride and can lead and give them something to catch.

American Red (1) as previously mentioned won well at Toowoomba two starts back over this short trip. Last start he weakened at the Sunshine Coast after having an elevated heart rate. Proven over this short sprint and will race in the right spot.

Mary Valley (9) resumes here after nearly a year off the scene. A recent trial where she worked home well will have her fit for this. She finished last preparation in fine style, placing in town twice. On each occasion she was caught wide which hopefully won’t be the case there from barrier 5,.

The Billionaire (2) seems to have had plenty of chances recently so you could understand people’s frustration. He hasn’t been too far away in recent runs and again has a hope in this class.

On Top Selection: Sequesay (5)

Race 3 - KINGSLEY LAWSON LAWYERS Class 2 Plate (1666 METRES)

Speed: Greek Star should be able to control the race early at a moderate tempo.

Gear Changes: I Am A Hit (3) Blinkers AGAIN, Loca (4) Cross-over Nose Band OFF FIRST TIME, Princess Sparkles (9) Visors FIRST TIME

Aqua Alta (8) has been racing well in her first preparation. She finished off powerfully to win by 3.5 lengths at Dalby over 1100m to break her maiden three starts back. Last start she settled handy at Gatton over 1400m before letting down beautifully in the straight to put them away by 4.3 lengths. From the inside gate, he’ll get an economical run for Robbie Fradd.

Loca (4) drops in class after finishing 2.6 lengths fifth at Rockhampton over 1500m last start. He was competitive until the final 100m. He looks well placed in this field. Jimmy Orman can settle in a prominent position.

Princess Sparkles (9) got too far back last start when finishing 2.7 lengths fifth over this course and distance. She’ll appreciate dropping in class but the outside gate is not ideal. Previous form was consistent to be featuring here.

Vivenzo (5) turned his form around with a good win on the Poly over 1600m last start. It was only a field of 4 and whether he can transfer that form to the grass remains to be seen but from what he displayed, he has to be given some thought.

On Top Selection: Aqua Alta (8)

Race 4 - SHARELLE'S 50 & FABULOUS Maiden Handicap (1666 METRES)

Speed: There should be good early speed here with the likes of Agostini, Montana Bay, Alatun and Lucas De Maier all pushing forward.

Gear Changes: Beldevile (10) Cheekers OFF FIRST TIME, Standard Bit OFF FIRST TIME, Tongue Control and Lugging Bit AGAIN, Grinzinger Hulk (11) Blinkers AGAIN, Pacifiers FIRST TIME, Tullamore Lad (8) Blinkers FIRST TIME

Montana May (7) drifted from $1.60 to $2.20 when finishing fourth by 4.6 lengths at Beaudesert over 1650m. That was a heavy 10 track so prepared to put a line through the run based on the filly not handling the wet surface. The start prior she was held up for the majority of the straight and it cost her the win when narrowly beaten for third at Murwillumbah over 1550m. Jag Guthmann-Chester can settle in a prominent position to give his mount every chance.

Jane His Wife (2) wasn’t helped by a wide run two starts back on the Poly when third by 2.1 lengths over 1600m. Last start she was comprehensively beaten by Flying Rothe when second at the Sunshine Coast. She looks close to a win but will need some luck from the awkward gate.

Alaltun (9) improved last start to run on well for second at Kilcoy over 1500m. That was just her second placing from 15 starts so the jury is still out given she had been belted in her previous three starts. In her favour is that she’s drawn well with no weight and this isn’t a strong maiden.

Suspect Chasing Jackley (1) will be scratched in favour of racing at home on Saturday night due to the outside gate. He was run down on the line two starts back over 1300m before finding the line well last start over 1200m. The extra distance will suit but will need luck from the draw.

On Top Selection: Montana May (7)

Race 5 - RIVERLINK FASHIONS ON THE FIELD Fillies & Mares BENCHMARK 62 Handicap (1200 METRES)

Speed: There is no shortage of early speed engaged in this race. Mahia and Cossie from inside gates look the likely leaders.

Gear Changes: Carrier Buster (8) Tongue Tie OFF FIRST TIME, Mahia (6) Tongue Tie OFF FIRST TIME

I’m Gunna Cashew (5) is very close to a win. Last start she didn’t look entirely comfortable in the heavy conditions at Lismore when finishing second by 1.78 lengths. Two starts back she looked the winner when hitting the front at Grafton over 1100m only to be bloused late. From barrier 3, Michael Cahill should be able to settle just behind what looks a good speed.

Mahia (6) is a newcomer to the Tony Gollan yard. The former Victorian looked good in a recent Deagon trial. She has the early speed to lead and with her grounding over longer trips, she can go all the way. She won on debut over this distance in New Zealand.

Champagne Tastes (11) worked home well for third when resuming at the Gold Coast over 1100m last start. She won here over 1100m to break her maiden status when second-up last preparation. She may burn too much gas trying to cross from an outside gate.

Cossie (1) was fourth in a blanket finish at the Gold Coast over 1100m last start. She’s on the quick back-up and gets the benefit of the inside gate and a 3kg claim. She’s getting into veteran status and looks one for multiples.

On Top Selection: I’m Gunna Cashew (5)

Race 6 - CRIME STOPPERS Colts, Geldings & Entires BENCHMARK 62 Handicap (1200 METRES)

Speed: Menindee and Shinshinto will drive forward from inside gates while Bobby Axelrod will look to cross from a wide gate. Pace should be decent.

Gear Changes: 6. Bobby Axelrod Pads (Front) AGAIN, 10. Shalaa King Winkers FIRST TIME

Has Nic Me Some (4) got out yet? Boy oh boy he was luckless last start over this course and distance when finishing third to Cherrypick. He was held up the entire straight and would have won if not for that. He’ll enjoy a nice run from barrier 2 for Jimmy Orman and can get the prize here.

Brentwood (5) resumes following a 23-week spell on the back of a decent trial. He’s only lightly raced and has raced well fresh in the past. The awkward gate may pose problems but he has a stack of upside. Ryan Maloney is a significant booking.

Menindee (12) was caught wide when finishing five-lengths behind the winner at Beaudesert last start. Two starts back he led but weakened late when fourth to Nic Me Some over this course and distance. Will give plenty of cheek from an inside gate.

Shinshinto (2) put in a solid showing when resuming for third over 800m here. He has a terrific second-up record so expect a bold showing. Corey Bayliss should settle in a handy position.

On Top Selection: Nic Me Some (4)

Race 7 - ASSURE GLOBAL PLUS Maiden Handicap (1350 METRES)

Speed: The lead looks hotly contested between Phospher Bronze, Inaloo, Brazen Breccia and Curley’s Pride.

Gear Changes: Curley's Pride (5) Tongue Tie FIRST TIME, Flying Deputy (2) Blinkers OFF FIRST TIME, Miss Fozzy (12) Blinkers FIRST TIME, Mittsy (11) Blinkers FIRST TIME, The Bronx Bull (3) Nose Roll FIRST TIME

Brazen Breccia (1) resumed following a 73-week break at the Sunshine Coast over 1400m with a 2.8 length second. It was a very good effort given the length of time out. He’ll strip fitter for this. He’ll race on the speed and did race well at his only other start at the track.

Flying Deputy (2) will appreciate the rise to 1350m after finding the line strongly over 1200m here for third last start. He’should be approaching peak fitness third-up. With a fair bit of speed drawn to his inside, there is a chance he’ll be posted deep.

Phospher Bronze (7) debuted at the Sunshine Coast over 1000m last start. He raced three deep throughout so there was no surprise he faded late. He’ll be better for the experience and is drawn to get a sweet run.

Zattastar (16) looks close to a breakthrough win after finishing close up at his two most recent starts. Last start he worked to the front to lead over 1400m on the Poly before being run down late. The start prior he was caught wide at the Gold Coast but still fought on for a length second.

On Top Selection: Brazen Breccia (1)

Race 8 - IPSWICH EVENT'S & ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE BENCHMARK 62 Handicap (2150 METRES)

Speed: Sir Gunsen should lead this distance race but there are quite a few others that won’t be far away.

Gear Changes: Go Millo (11) Blinkers AGAIN, Winkers OFF AGAIN

Luvyouanytime (2) was under hard riding a long way from home last start at Kilcoy over 1500m. However, it proved a winning move as he dashed away to easily claim the win by 1.8 lengths. He rises significantly in distance but it is a trip he has run well over in the last. This is Brad Stewart’s only ride for the day. If the speed is on, this guy will be coming home strong.

Lipeansass (9) finshed runner-up at Murwillumbah over 1600m two starts back before running on strongly for a narrow second over this course and distance. He’s on the quick back-up and should enjoy a nice run.

Kellers Shelter (5) was solid as a $151 shot in the Rockhampton Cup two starts back. He stepped up to 2000m last start at Mackay and flew home to just miss the win. This is no harder.

Bold Delago (14) cost himself victory over 2000m at Gatton last start when wanting to lay in up the straight. Steph Thornton replaces the 4kg claiming apprentice which is a positive.

On Top Selection: Luvyouanytime (2)

Race 9 - WWW.IEEC.COM.AU Class 5 Handicap (1200 METRES)

Speed: Bozeman should ensure a solid tempo is set.

Gear Changes: Fasano (5) Winkers FIRST TIME, Getyourgreyon (2) Tongue Tie AGAIN

Pivotal Motion (3) led over 1350m at Doomben last start and was only run down in the closing stages to finish second. He won the start prior at Beaudesert. This guy is a highly consistent galloper having won or placed in 13 of 18 starts. The drop back to 1200m looks ideal and he possesses a great record over it here. Last season’s leading Ipswich jockey Sam Collett can settle handy and give him every chance.

Jetski (7) found the line strongly at Toowoomba over 1200m last start but just couldn't run down Magic Charlee. That horse then won at Eagle Farm on Wednesday to frank the form. Unfortunately Jetski has the outside gate to contend with but that’s countered by Jimmy Orman riding.

Fuji Flyer (1) resumes here and should have plenty of fitness on his side after three lead up trials. He competed in stronger class races than this last preparation so will appreciate the drop. He has a great fresh record.

Fasano (5) resumes here and has a great fresh record. He’s drawn wide but will get back and fly home. He’s also accepted for Doomben on Saturday where he has drawn much better so new trainer Chris Anderson may scratch.

On Top Selection: Pivotal Motion (3)

Best Bets

Race 3 - Aqua Alta (8)

Race 6 - Nic Me Some (4)

Race 9 - Pivotal Motion (3)

By Craig Sheppard

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