Wonder-ful victory at Ipswich

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017

Wonder-ful victory at Ipswich

THREE-year-old Falvelon colt Wonder Boom won at the juicy odds of $11 on his recent Ipswich start.

Promising young apprentice Corey Bayliss was in the saddle.

On a day of favoured winners, Wonder Boom was the only galloper at double figure odds to break the favourites’ winning streak.

Trained by Paul Butterworth at Eagle Farm, Wonder Boom was finally successful at his fourth Ipswich start after placing second on previous occasions.

The three kilogram claim for the promising apprentice was perhaps the key to an Ipswich win, dropping the weight for the QTIS registered galloper to 57 kilograms.

That registration helped in a QTIS race giving a first prize of $19,800 to the happy winning connections.

The Ipswich win pushed Wonder Boom’s career prizemoney above $90,000 with a promise of more to come.

Jockey Corey Bayliss chats to trainer Paul Butterworth about his winning ride aboard Wonder Boom at Ipswich racetrack. Image: Rob Williams.

Jockey Corey Bayliss chats to trainer Paul Butterworth about his winning ride aboard Wonder Boom at Ipswich racetrack. Image: Rob Williams.

Lloyd’s double

FORMER South African and globetrotting jockey Jeff Lloyd collected a double of wins at Ipswich last Wednesday.

Lloyd won aboard The Amateur for Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds and Hang for Toowoomba’s Ben Currie.

This moved Lloyd to a clear second placing on the Premiership ladder behind fellow South African Robbie Fradd, who collected his ninth winner of the season with Matt Dunn’s Count Cumani.

Lloyd is one win ahead of Jim Byrne and Luke Dittman with a further three jockeys one win back on four season wins with two months of the season completed. These are Matt McGillivray, Michael Cahill, and Ronnie Stewart who collected his fourth win of the season with Pinch Passion for trainer Robert Heathcote on Wednesday.

Lloyd went on to win in Melbourne on Friday night at Moonee Valley. Magic Millions winner Houtzen secured another win for Toby Edmonds.

Chairman re-elected

AFTER the AGM of the Ipswich Turf Club last Wednesday, chairman Wayne Patch was returned to the position he has occupied since 2001.

Brian North was again elected deputy chair and Liam Tansey treasurer for his last year in a position he has also held since 2001.

At the first committee meeting after the AGM, the Committee took the decision to trial free entry for all midweek race meetings at Ipswich, in line with industry trends.

Reigning winners

THREE-year old filly She Will Reign won the Group 1 Moir Stakes on Friday night to carry on from her sparkling two-year-old season, which included a Golden Slipper win.

Bucking the trend, She Will Reign became one of a few early season three-year-olds to collect an open Group 1 race.

At Caulfield on Sunday, mares made it a clean sweep of Melbourne weekend Group 1 races as Santa Ana Lane won the Sir Rupert Clarke and Bonneval firmed to $5.50 favourite for the Caulfield Cup after defeating Hartnell in the Underwood Stakes.

In Sydney on Saturday, Alizee stylishly won the Flight Stakes, Happy Clapper made light of topweight in the Epsom Handicap, and the Metropolitan was taken out by Foundry.

This weekend features a Winx return in the Flemington Turnbull Stakes as well as the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick in Sydney.

Next meetings

Ipswich racing continues on Friday prior to Wednesday meetings on October 11, 18 and 25.

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