Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Ipswich meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 5
Rail Position: Out 0.5m entire circuit
Liked the way HONEY POT got to the line when placed at Eagle Farm first-up from a break when ran into minor placing. She will be better from that outing and back in right class here.
NORTHERN EXPRESS relished the heavy ground here last start when he dashed away for soft win. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and not reason he cannot win again.
SPOOKY SPIRIT demolished them at Toowoomba last start winning by over 7 lengths. City class harder but must respect on last start win.
Tip: HONEY POT
INDISCREETLY is one of the more interesting runners on the program. She makes her return to racing after failing on Magic Millions Day. She won previous three starts and can win this fresh.
BERDINI’S GIRL won with something in hand here two starts back then went to Doomben and just found the smart Tarex a bit too smart. She finds winnable race here and must include.
APPLE TART comes into this third-up from spell. She has been placed in both runs back from break and looks ready to find best form.
ACCESSORY showed an exciting turn of hoof to win with something in hand at Sunshine Coast last start. No reason he cannot make it two in a row.
READ MY FUTURE relished the poly track to make it two straight last start. Drawn to get all the favours and expect he will look winner at some stage in the straight.
KIPLING’S JOURNEY was sent out favourite at Doomben last start and he did not let supporters down with a clear win in the small field. Will give them a start but watch for him last 100m.
Did not mind the way SEE MARIE finished the race off when not beaten all that far in a nice race first-up. She will be better from that outing and will be having something each way.
FACTORY WARRIOR was beaten less than 2 lengths at Doomben last start. Expecting he will cross and lead and if left alone takes catching.
WITHOUT THINKING has been a touch disappointing in two heavy track runs this time in although he was luckless last start when always wide. He can bounce back in this.
Tip: SEE MARIE
THE BIG GOODBYE showed an exciting turn of hoof to win on the heavy at Doomben last start. He will sit just off the pace and have last crack at these. He can win again.
ORBISYN had excuses when pulled up with a poor recovery at Doomben first-up. Sure to be better from the outing and he can win this.
SKINS started favourite here last start but just left run too late running into late placing. Sure to be better from the outing and he can get away with this.
Tip: THE BIG GOODBYE
UNCOMMON JAMES resumes from a break. Finished his first prep with a Listed race win. Comes into this off solid Doomben trial win and looks ready for first-up tilt.
INASEC showed good pace to lead them up and she sprinted clear for soft Doomben win last start. Steps up in harder race but expect she will try similar tactics and she will be the one to run down.
COCO ROX won at Doomben fresh then she has filled a place in next couple of starts. Racing consistently and gets her chance in this field.
Tip: UNCOMMON JAMES
Always been a fan of BALLISTIC BOY and his effort when placed in Group 3 company two starts was super before finding the Q22 a bit beyond him last start. He gets back in right race here.
STREET DANCER was brave when he kept grinding away to win on the heavy at Doomben last start. Drawn to get perfect run and he will go close again.
OUR INTRIGUE has not been beaten all that far in her last three starts. Just missed Yonkers two starts back and if she finds that form looks nice bet again.
Tip: BALLISTIC BOY
PALLADAS looked home when he burst through at 200m last start but he just found one better final stages. Going to need some luck from wide gate but he gets chance to go one better.
HOLYFIELD has drawn out in the car park but he comes into this ready third-up from spell. Been beaten less than a length in both runs back and he must go in winning chances.
VINCO gave them a galloping lesson winning the Listed Spear Chief at Eagle Farm last start. He has won around this track and will be in the mix again.
JUAN DIVA did it tough when always wide at Eagle Farm last start but she was only swamped late. Drawn to get easier run and she gets chance to return to winners stall.
TAHITIAN DANCER looks ready to win a race like this. Been placed in last couple in similar company and if she handles Ipswich will be right in the mix.
LADY OF LUXURY is another who has been in consistent form with a couple of minor placings to begin campaign. Third-up from spell and can feature.
Tip: JUAN DIVA