It is like ground hog day as Ipswich continues to have a lot of work and the race pattern seems to hold true. As always the early pace of races here are the key factor. Once again there looks to be that in most races. Some rain is predicted but it shouldn't have an impact on the track.
QUADDIES (races 4-5-6-7)
Skinny Play: 4/1,5/1,2,7/1,5
Wide Play: 3,4,6,7/1,4,5,6/1,2,7,12/1,5,6,11
BEST BET: R4 – 4. ROLLING CLOUD
Next Best Bet: R2 – 2. THE MECHANIC
Best Roughie: R3 – 6. BEAUMARIS
No1 LEGACY WARS
No4 STAR ECHO
No5 STORMY LEO
VALUE RUNNER: No10 MISPRINT
No2 THE MECHANIC (NEXT BEST BET) Lived up to the big wraps on him when first-up winner at the Sunshine Coast. He does look too good for this field.
No3 HIGH BLAZE
No1 ALL PLUCK
SCRATCHED No7 TRAMPERS
VALUE RUNNER: No7 TRAMPERS
No1 BOLD KINGSTON
SCRATCHED No6 BEAUMARIS (BEST ROUGHIE) Always getting back and running on strongly. Good effort last time at the Sunshine Coast and this distance might suit.
No4 SHOTACROSS THE BOW
VALUE RUNNER: No6 BEAUMARIS
No4 ROLLING CLOUD (BEST BET) Two race starts have been very good in far harder races than this. Good fourth last time when no luck at the Gold Coast. Looks too good for these at 1350m.
No6 CANUNGRA KID Placed twice at Toowoomba recently and that gives him an each-way hope here.
SCRATCHED No7 COMPLICIT Only start was fair but better this trip and is well bred.
No3 RITCHFORD Has had many chances to win a maiden but does run the occasional place.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 COMPLICIT
No1 CASCATA ROSSA Lost a couple of races on disqualification of late so back in easier class. Strong second first-up.
No5 RAINBOW SPIRIT Solid winner two runs back and then fair fourth last time in an easier race. Some hopes here.
SCRATCHED No4 EL SHADAY Good maiden winner two starts back and had every chance when second at next start. This suits.
No6 ARGYLL BAY Has been very honest of late and should be in the finish again despite poor barrier draw.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 EL SHADAY
No2 GREAT MOGHUL Tries hard and this isn't very strong. Good second in harder race at the Gold Coast last time.
SCRATCHED No1 OCEAN CITY Had good form earlier this year and fitter for first-up fifth in tougher Sunshine Coast race last start.
SCRATCHED No12 COUNT CUMANI An emergency here but should get a run and very good win last start. He will be hard to beat.
No7 DUTCH TREAT Likes this track and chance if he can lead by himself.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 OCEAN CITY
No5 IN KOBE Always about the place in these type of races and should get the run of the race from inside barrier.
No1 BAR FLY BARRISTER Good maiden winner last start and this distance suits even better.
No6 JUST TRUCKIN’ Never draws a good race and never has any luck. The day he has some luck he will win.
No11 CAPE DENISON Recent form is ordinary but is much better than it shows and suited this distance.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 JUST TRUCKIN