2019 Ipswich Cup Day Preview


Race 1 - 11:38am AEST

Ipswich Mile (1666m)

Lota Creek Gold is the winner of his last two starts at Ipswich and the Gold Coast, is a winner over this course and distance and has enough gate speed to cross from a wide gate and will prove hard to run down. Angel Dane has solid city form with a win and a third from her last two starts at Eagle Farm and well placed here. Fabulonh is also coming off a last start city placing and Mail Escort handles the Ipswich track well.

3 Units Lota Creek Gold

Race 2 - 12:13pm AEST

QTIS 2yo Handicap (1100m)

Ready To Roam will find this a lot easier than his most recent fourth in Listed company at Doomben and looks the one to beat. Well Prepared found winning form with a runaway victory at the Gold Coast, Sugar Boom broke through for her Maiden win at Toowoomba a month ago and Jeweliana gave her rivals a towelling with a debut win at the Sunshine Coast three weeks ago.

4 Units Ready To Roam

Race 3 - 12:48pm AEST

Class 6 Handicap (1200m)

Ef Troop scored an all the way win at Doomben before fading in the straight at Eagle Farm last start to finish down the track. Is better than that and will be hard to run down here. Egyptian Bullet is overdue for a win with placings at her last two starts at Caulfield and Eagle Farm and Glen Boss is certain to give her every chance from an inside gate. Smartypy ran an eyecatcher at three figure odds when third at Listed level at Doomben and a repeat performance will see her in the mix again and Traumatised has been around the minor money lately.

2 Units Ef Troop

Race 4 - 1:23pm AEST

BenchMark 75 Handicap (1350m)

Tisani Magic is a last start winner over this course and distance and has apprentice Corey Bayliss in the saddle again. Johnny Whitesox has been given his chance at Saturday class after wins at the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast and has claims again. Mr Bellagio was only beaten two lengths in a tougher assignment at Doomben and better suited here and Akage is a winner over this course and distance.

2 Units Tisani Magic

Race 5 - 1:58pm AEST

BenchMark 78 Handicap (2500m)

High Wind should be able to cross from a wide barrier to find the front and has a good grounding for the 2500m with a win over 2450m at Beaudesert and a second over 2400m at the Sunshine Coast. Happy Go Plucky is dropping back from Group 3 company and It Ain’t All Honey, I’ll Miss You and Travistee have claims.

2 Units High Wind

Race 6 - 2:37pm AEST

QTIS 3yo Handicap (1100m)

Boomtown Lass is fitter for one run back from a spell and is a Saturday winner last campaign and has claims here. Archer’s Paradox also better for one run back, The Tax Accountant has good city form and Pizonie is a last start Gatton winner.

2 Units Boomtown Lass

Race 7 - 3:17pm AEST

Ipswich Cup (2150m)

Fighting Teo is chasing a hat trick of wins after victories at Doomben and Toowoomba in restricted class. Fighting Teo will appreciate a nice drop in weight stepping up in class and the 2150m of the Ipswich Cup won’t be a problem. The Kevin Kemp trained four year old will get the run of the race from barrier two. High Opinion had consistent form with four consecutive placings before his last start seventh in the Listed W J McKell Cup over 2400m at Rosehill and looks suited here. First Crush ran second in this race last year and Bergerac can figure in the mix.

2 Units Fighting Teo

Race 8 - 3:57pm AEST

Eye Liner Stakes (1350m)

I’m A Rippa is facing a huge drop in class after setting the pace in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm last Saturday. The Tony Gollan trained speedster will get an easy lead from barrier four and will be hard to run down in this company. Violate ran his best recent race last start for a second in the Group 3 BRC Sprint at Doomben and looks well placed here. Malvern Estate is going to get a nice run from gate two and Gaulois is fitter for one run back from a spell for a third in a 1200m Class 6 at Doomben.

4 Units I’m A Rippa

Race 9 - 4:32pm AEST

Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m)

Manaya produced an outstanding first up winning effort at the Gold Coast last Saturday with a three lengths victory after one of her reins snapped at the halfway mark and she virtually steered her own course from before the home turn and all the way down the straight. Hard to beat with a repeat effort. Organza can’t be underestimated carrying the Godolphin royal blue colours and is ready to peak after being placed at two runs from a spell at Scone and Randwick. Ready To Prophet has good lead up form with a win and two placings from her last three starts and Splitter at double figure odds will get a nice run from barrier three.

2 Units Manaya

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