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It was a fantastic day of racing at Ipswich where punters were graced with perfect racing conditions on a Good 4 track.
Following the usual track pattern, horses up on the speed were advantaged around the tight turning circuit but it was still possible to make good ground from the back.
Ipswich Blackbookers July 18
Langhro (First): The Steven O’Dea-trained son of Lonhro has always performed well first-up and continued his form with a fantastic two-length victory over the 1200m.
Although the seven-year-old gelding has often taken up the running in his career thus far, Justin Huxtable decided to take a sit behind the leaders on Saturday, proving a masterstroke with Langhro relaxing perfectly in the box seat
Backing up the visually impressive win, the clock was stopped at 1-09.91 and 34.22s, running the fastest of the three 1200m races on the day including the Listed Eye Liner Stakes (1-10.07, 35.41).
After stepping up in grade for mixed results last preparation, Langhro looks primed to string a few wins together this preparation and will only improve second-up where he has won twice from five starts.
Potro Duro (Second): The Toby and Trent Edmonds team have had a fantastic season once again and Potro Duro is one horse that looks certain to continue their form off a massive first-up run over 1200m.
Having won four from six this season leading into Saturday, the four-year-old son of All Too Hard came within a nostril of making it five after Wren’s Day nailed him in the final stride.
Although the race was the slowest 1350m on the day, it has still rated very well stopping the clock at 1-20.64, running the fastest last 600m by far of the 1350m in 34.51s (Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic: 1-20.02/35.72).
Boasting a second placing behind Soxagon the start prior, the winner Wren’s Day possesses impressive formlines on dry tracks and if Potro Duro doesn’t take any ill-effect from Saturday’s run, looks primed to return to the winners circle next start.
Maddi Rocks (First): This Chris Waller trained filly has been very unlucky in her career often striking wet tracks, but everything came together for her on Saturday as Brad Stewart gave her a peach of a ride to score a strong victory.
Forced to settle midfield on the fence, the Fastnet Rock filly has developed a habit of finding bad luck in races and looked like she was about to continue her run of bad luck before Stewart weaved his way through the field, powering away under hands and heels late.
Despite racing in Benchmark 78 grade, the race has rated relatively well compared to the feature race on the card in the Listed Eye Liner Stakes, stopping the clock at 1-20.17 and 35.63 for the last 600m compared to 1-20.02 and 35.72 (Eye Liner).
Boasting a strong record on good ground finishing in the quinella five of seven starts, Maddi Rocks is certainly a horse to follow in Queensland where she can continue to work through her grades avoiding Sydney’s wet weather.
Boomsara (Second): After disappointing at the end of last preparation, the Spirit Of Boom gelding looks to have returned in outstanding order this preparation and is primed to record a breakthrough win.
Jumping from barrier five in the Listed Eye Liner Stakes, the Chris Munce trained four-year-old gelding was absolutely luckless with the stewards report summing up his race; “Held up approaching and rounding the home turn and early part of the home straight.”
The 2019 Magic Millions Guineas winner failed to perform up to his great ability last preparation, but looks to have returned in outstanding order with an impressive trial beside Multaja before a massive run in the Ramornie Handicap at Grafton.
Stepping out next start third-up where he has recorded two wins from three starts, Boomsara is primed to return to the winners circle at any moment and is one you certainly want to follow.