Another Ipswich meeting back at the midweeks with some handy fields and what looks to be value races. But as we keep saying the weather in south east Queensland has been so unpredictable it is a good idea to be careful. And as the track will again be soft at best it usually means watch for a fast lane to develop.
QUADDIES (races 6-7-8-9)
Skinny Play: 5,7/3,4/1,13/4,6
Wide Play: 1,3,5,7/3,4,8,11/1,8,12,13/2,4,6,10
BEST BET: R4 – 3. BASARA
Next Best Bet: R3 – 7. GREAT POWERS
Best Roughie: R8 – 4. HARADIFY
No1 TE AMO Had good NSW provincial form before coming north where was not asked to do much in a recent trial. Stable has a great strike rate with NSW cast offs. Looks very hard to beat.
No4 MISS DEFIANCE Led until the final 100m when second on a bog track at Doomben last time. Top chance provided last run didn't knock her about too much.
No2 OUR NETBANK Had some solid form this class before a break and no luck last start. Has won a trial impressively since and among the main chances here.
No5 RABBIOSA From the leading stable and having her first start here. Has had four trials and we must say no star in any of them. But this isn't a race with much depth.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 OUR NETBANK
No4 EVOLO Having his first start here but from a leading stable and despite the barrier hard to beat here. We really liked his trial win at the Gold Coast recently.
No5 MASTER MAGIC AL Scratched a couple of times of late but has solid form this class including a second and a third at the Sunshine Coast. Always an each-way hope.
No7 TATOI Has some fair southern form before heading north. Not a bad run when fourth at Dalby last time and should be fitter.
No10 KING DINISTY Has been unplaced at both starts in Toowoomba. But he is well drawn has a claim and no luck last time. Value hope at very big odds.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 KING DINISTY
No7 GREAT POWERS (NEXT BEST BET) Vastly improved filly who won well at Beaudesert and third in a much tougher race than this at Doomben last tie. Wet or dry track she is a top chance.
No1 LETS GET NAUTI GAL Had some handy NSW form before first start this area when fifth in a top quality three year old at Doomben. Back against her own sex and an easier field here.
No2 HI LIZZY Didn't do a great deal at Doomben last time after getting well back in her race. Has won this track and capable of vast improvement here.
No6 EVERYDAY LADY This is an even race with all runners having a chance which is shown by we have made her fourth pick despite her strong form. Never far away.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 EVERYDAY LADY
No3 BASARA (BEST BET) Has been third at her past three starts in top quality Saturday three-year-olds. Has an ordinary barrier here but an apprentice's claim and does look too good for this field.
No5 ENTERPRISE MOSS Resuming here without a trial. But has won first-up and is also a winner this track on soft going.
No1 BOLD XAVVI No star but few horses try harder and a very good win at Rockhampton last time. Paying for consistency at the weights but always a hope these races.
No6 TOUJOURS L'AMOUR Brilliant winner in a maiden here on a wet track last start. This harder but more rain would help.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 BOLD XAVI
No5 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS Showed very good ability back in January in some strong races. Hasn't had much luck to date and drawn barrier one here.
No7 SANCTUARY COVE Was a brilliant winner first-up last campaign and then form dropped away a bit. Has had a handy trial for comeback here.
No1 SPURCRAFT Has been a model of consistency with two wins and a third at past three starts. Races have been in easier races but has shown a lot of ability.
No3 CAPTAIN EYCHE Doesn't win many but rarely faraway as record of fourths at past four starts before a spell shows. Has trialled nicely for comeback here.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 SPURCRAFT
No3 MUSTARRID Won at Warwick two starts back which is better form than you would think and then a fair run at Doomben in a harder race. This isn't strong but it is very even so as good a chance as most.
No4 STAR ECHO Hard to get a line on him but he has been close up of late. If he reproduces his wins at Ipswich and Sunshine Coast during his career he will win this. But he has done that twice in 13 starts.
No11 ANSWERED Plodder but never far away and will find this easier than last start when second at the Sunshine Coast. Always a place hope.
No8 SCARLET POET Has had a stack of chances this type of race but is usually on the pace and did win at Gatton two runs back. Each-way here.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 SCARLET POET
No1 SAIPAN Hasn't run since late December when a few things went wrong and never a hope at Doomben. Provincial form before that was solid and twice a first-up winner.
No13 JEST EXCEL An emergency here but will get a run. Scratched from Doomben last Saturday to run here. Strong Gold Coast winner last time.
No12 WIGGLESWORTH Has finally drawn a good barrier here and has a 2kgs claim. Forget recent form and go on solid efforts whenever he gets a good barrier.
No8 SUPER SUAVE Has never lived up to big early wraps on him but handy form before a spell which included three Doomben placings in a row. Has won fresh.
VALUE RUNNER: No12 WIGGLESWORTH
No4 HARADIFY (BEST ROUGHIE) Has been a while between wins but good second last time in Toowoomba. Record this track and distance is handy and should be good odds here.
No6 HEAT SHIELD First run back from a spell was midfield at the Sunshine Coast. Has won second-up.
No2 READY FOR DANGER Two runs from a spell have been ordinary but has strong form in previous campaigns including racing well at Randwick. Give another chance.
No10 DARK ELEMENT We have a bit of time for this horse which looked good winning at Ballina and then third this track in the heavy. Would like to see on a drier track.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 HARADIFY