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Ipswich Tips, Best Bets & Preview - Friday 23rd July
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Ipswich hosts eight races on Friday. (Getty)
Ipswich Tips - 23rd July
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Race 1 12:20pm AEST – No. 2 Derani
Kacy Fogden lines up the two-year-old gelding that is having his seventh career start. He has had a busy campaign, but the son of Sebring is running well and connections are trying to strike while the iron is hot. He scored his maiden win at Doomben three back before running third at Ipswich and second at Grafton last start.
Despite being defeated in his last two starts, Derani was right behind the winner and there are things in his favour here. He gets a good barrier draw of five and in-form jockey Ryan Maloney takes the ride. He also has experience running at Ipswich, which is always a positive for this level of racing.
Race 2 12:55pm AEST – No. 2 Proud Mia
A steady flow of money has come for Proud Mia, who looks to bounce back after running fifth in a tough race at Randwick. The three-year-old filly is a professional winner of four from 10 starts and she also owns three second placings, so the ability is there. She hasn’t been given a trial to prepare for Friday’s run, which is typically a good sign.
Trained by Nick Olive, Proud Mia defeated a similar field at Wyong two starts back by a length and she hits the ground running in her preparation. Having Baylee Nothdurft in the saddle is ideal and we’re expecting another big effort.
Race 6 3:20pm AEST – No. 3 Modelka
Team Edmonds lines up the four-year-old mare who owns three wins from seven starts. The daughter of Rothesay has had two runs back from a spell for two solid performances. Despite not figuring in the placings, she looked good when finishing 2.1 lengths behind Iced at Eagle Farm and that should be an excellent form guide for this level of racing.
All three wins have come on good tracks, so conditions suit and it’s another top ride for Baylee Nothdurft. If she can find a good spot from barrier eight, she should show off her turn-of-foot and finish over the top of them. There is plenty of speed in this race and she can soak it up and come with a withering late burst.
Race 7 3:55pm AEST – No. 4 Brinkmanship
Brinkmanship isn’t the most consistent runner going around the Queensland circuit, but he’s good enough to push this field to its limits. The five-year-old son of Spirit of Boom finished third at Murwillumbah fresh up before struggling at Lismore. However, he bounced back with a solid effort at Gold Coast and that should give punters confidence for this run.
The four-time winner isn’t lacking experience, and although he’s yet to win from six attempts at Ipswich, he owns two placings. Getting weight relief via the 2kg apprentice claim is ideal and we’re not surprised bookmakers have shortened his odds. He opened at $7.50 and that price didn’t last long, so the market confidence is a good sign. Barrier four should see him land into a nice spot and we’re happy with the each-way odds.
Our four best bets for Ipswich on Friday.
Best Bet: Derani Race 1 @150.00 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Proud Mia Race 2 @140.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 3 Units
Best Bet: Modelka Race 6 @160.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 3 Units
Best Bet: Brinkmanship Race 7 @450.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit