Ipswich Preview – Friday 7 June 2024

Ipswich Preview – Friday 7 June 2024 New

Date: 06-Jun-2024

Ipswich Cup Day is just a few weeks away so let’s get our eyes in at Friday’s eight-race meeting.

The weather god is looking fondly on us with a sunny sky forecast which should see racing take place on a good surface. The rail is out 10.5m to allow a beautiful pad of grass for our grand final.

Our top selections for each race can be found below.

Race 1 - 11:57AM TAB IPSWICH CUP TICKETS ON SALE Maiden Plate (2210 METRES)

9 Luisana

Luisana picks herself in this staying maiden.

The Aiden Nunn-trained Tasmanian galloper has finished in the placings at all three starts since arriving in Queensland.

After a solid effort to finish third over a mile here two starts back, she hit the line hard to finish a head second over 2030m at Doomben last start.

She settles back so a genuine tempo will only add to her cause.

Selections: 9-5-6-8

Race 2 - 12:32PM PUT IT ON BLACK Maiden Handicap (800 METRES)

6 Kentucky Rose

Kentucky Rose produced an encouraging first-up effort over this course and distance last start.

The Cameron Richardson-trained Encryption filly recovered from a slow start to rail like a greyhound and finish second by half a length in reasonable time.

She’ll strip fitter second-up and draws perfectly for 1.5kg claiming apprentice Tahlia Fenlon.

Selections: 6-3-8-9

Race 3 - 1:07PM TAB QTIS Two-Year-Old Maiden Plate (800 METRES)

4 Brutal Lass

Brutal Lass is on debut for Chris Munce following one public trial.

The daughter of Brutal missed the kick severely and came out four lengths behind them in the 840m trial but to her credit she fought on well behind Cosmic Fire.

Cosmic Fire looked smart when winning by 4.36 lengths on debut before competing the BRC Sires’ Produce so there’s merit in Brutal Lass’ trial performance despite the big margin.

With a clean jump, Sam Collett can settle handy.

Selections: 4-1-11-6

Race 4 - 1:42PM SEVEN NEWS QTIS Three-Year-Old Maiden Handicap (1350 METRES)

7 Miss Miriam

Miss Miriam looks close to a win after two very nice placings in both her races to start this preparation.

The Jack Bruce-trained filly finished off strongly for a head second over 1200m at Eagle Farm first-up. Payline was three-lengths away in third and that horse has since won its next two races impressively.

Last start Miss Miriam settled back after drawing wide before rattling off some slick closing sectionals to finish third by 2.2 lengths at the Sunshine Coast.

The rise in distance looks ideal third-up.

Selections: 7-8-1-2

Race 5 - 2:17PM RAY WHITE IPSWICH BENCHMARK 58 Handicap (2210 METRES)

4 Farwest

Farwest takes on this distance for the first time but the way he has been racing suggests he has been looking for it.

The Tony and Maddy Sears-trained three-year-old gelding blew the start badly last start over 1700m here but still managed to run on strongly to miss the win by a nose.

He was heavily backed that day so where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

Ipswich’s leading jockey Jimmy Orman has been booked to ride which is a strong pointer to his chances.

Selections: 4-5-8-1

 Race 6 - 2:52PM IMPERIAL RACING BENCHMARK 62 Handicap (1710 METRES)

3 Pick Za Beans

Pick Za Beans returned in good order over 1350m here last start.

The Lindsay Hatch-trained daughter of Spill The Beans worked to the line well in restricted room to finish two lengths fifth.

The runner-up, Casrock, has since won so the form is solid from the race.

She’ll strip fitter second-up and the rise in trip will suit given she has won over the course and distance before.

Selections: 3-6-10-2

Race 7 - 3:30PM RIVER 94.9FM RATINGS BAND 0 - 62 Handicap (1200 METRES)

3 Costner

Costner impressed in his first start for Tony Gollan after previously racing in Sydney with John O’Shea.

The son of Trapeze Artist settled in a handy position over 1100m here before letting down powerfully to win comfortably by two lengths.

He’s got an abundance of potential and will strip fitter second-up.

Jimmy Orman retains the ride and will give him the run of the race from the inside barrier.

Selections: 3-9-5-7


7 Black On Beauty

Black On Beauty has been freshened after going too hard in the Military Rose at the Gold Coast on QTIS Jewel Day.

The Tony Gollan-trained Zoustar mare will find this race an easier affair and she is a better horse than she portrayed there.

In her first preparation for Gollan, she won back-to-back races at Eagle Farm and gave a massive shout in a stronger city race last preparation when she ran a half-length second.

She has good early speed which should see Ryan Maloney take advantage of the rail being out so far by settling in a forward position.

Selections: 7-9-10-3

Best Bets

Race 1 – Luisana (9)

Race 4 – Miss Miriam (7)

Race 7 – Costner (3)

By Craig Sheppard

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