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Ipswich Racing Tips For July 18 - Is it Wren's Day to shine?

  • The Listed Eye Liner Stakes & Gai Waterhouse Classic headline the big QLD card on Saturday
  • Soft 5 is the current track reading although an upgrade is expected with fine weather predicted
  • We're with a Godolphin gelding as our best bet which runs after our value tip
  • Can Boomsara rebound in the Eye Liner?
Ipswich tips for 18.07.2020
Ipswich will stage a feature nine race card on Saturday. (ALLSPORT)
This weekends Queensland metropolitan meeting heads west to Ipswich for the annual Listed Eye Liner Stakes meeting.

The track is currently rated a Soft 5 as of Thursday evening, but should improve with perfect weather forecast.


Ipswich Value Bet - Race 3 No. 2 Alward

This Chris Waller-trained seven-year-old gelding has been racing consistently since arriving in Queensland and looks primed to record a breakthrough victory this weekend.

After being caught wide and forced to work early last start over 2200m at Doomben, he fought on very well to hold onto third, finishing on the heels of winner Another Dollar.

The son of Aqlaam has recorded all eight victories on good tracks, and has strong form over this distance despite not recording a win.

Jumping from barrier five, Luke Dittman takes the ride where he will settle in the box seat behind the leaders and prove very hard to hold out.

SIRROMET Colts, Geldings and Entires BENCHMARK 78 Handicap Tips (Race 4)

Ipswich Each-Way Bet - Race 4 No. 2 Langhro

The Steven O’Dea-trained son of Lonhro performs brilliantly fresh and enters this assignment over 1200m off an outstanding trial at Doomben.

The seven-year-old gelding jumped straight to the lead in the trial where he charged home in 58.66, the second fastest trial of the day behind Roman Aureus (58.61).

After showing plenty of promise for Mick Price in Victoria, Langhro switched to the O'Dea stable in 2019 and has displayed a similar level of consistency, winning twice and placing a further four times from 12 attempts.

Back to 1200m off a short break, Justin Huxtable climbs aboard and from barrier two, looks a great each-way play at the odds available.


Ipswich Best Bet - Race 5 No. 10 Wren's Day

The James Cummings-trained Godolphin galloper has seen more rain than Noah’s Ark since arriving to Australia, and looks primed to strike back on top of the ground.

He was a massive improver last start, charging home to finish on the heels of Soxagon, stopping the clock at 1-18.94 and 34.18 for the last 600m, identical to the Listed Spear Chief on the same day (1-18.42/34.48).

He has a strong record on Good ground with a win and two seconds, including a second placing to superstar stallion Cracksman in Europe.

Jumping from barrier three, Andrew Mallyon takes the ride where he is poised to stalk the leaders and record his second victory in Australia.

RAY WHITE IPSWICH Fillies and Mares BENCHMARK 78 Handicap Tips (Race 6)

Ipswich Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 9 Maddi Rocks

The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old filly was unlucky first-up at Eagle Farm finishing on the heels of Quantico, but looks primed to return to the winners circle.

A speedy filly possessing a powerful finish, the daughter of Fastnet Rock was held up for a run for the most of the straight last-start at Eagle Farm before powering through the line.

She has a wonderful record on good ground recording two wins and two placings from six attempts, with both wins over this distance.

Star hoop Ryan Maloney takes the ride from barrier two, allowing him to stalk the speed before unleashing her turn of foot.


Ipswich Feature Tip - Race 7 No. 4 Boomsara

This four-year-old gelding failed to live up to expectations last preparation, be he bounced back to form with a massive run first-up in the Ramornie Handicap and looks primed to strike second-up. 

After failing to produce upon his great potential last campaign, the Chris Munce-trained gelding returned with a strong trial alongside Multaja before nearly leading all the way against a strong Ramornie Handicap field.

Possessing a good record with a win and three placings over 1200m, the Spirit Of Boom gelding performs best on top of the ground where he has three wins and four placings from twelve attempts.

Drawn perfectly in barrier five, Brad Stewart is drawn to either lead or take a sit behind the leaders, and looks extremely hard to beat second-up.

Ipswich Quaddie Tips

Race 6: 2,3,4,9
Race 7: 1,4,5,8
Race 8: 1,4,7,11
Race 9: 2,4,6,10

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Ipswich Racing FAQ

What time is the first race at Ipswich on 18.07.2020?

The first race at Ipswich is scheduled for a 11.48am start time.

Race 1 is a two-year-old Handicap to be run over 1666 metres.

Who's the best jockey at Ipswich?

With 21 winners at a strike rate of 25.93%, Jim Byrne is the best jockey at Ipswich this season.

He has 5 rides on this card.

Who's the best trainer at Ipswich?

With 22 winners at a strike rate of 26.83%, Tony Gollan is the best trainer at Ipswich this season.

He has 7 runners in over this meeting.

How to bet on the Ipswich Races?

To place a bet on the Ipswich races you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.

Generally, corporate bookies open betting markets a day prior to a Provincial card and longer for feature programs.

What's the best bet at Ipswich?

We're with Wren's Day as the best bet at Ipswich on 18.07.2020



Wren's Day is very well placed to bring up a deserving win via Race 5 from Ipswich.

The Waller-trained Maddi Rocks is a leading hope following that in the sixth.

Alward is hard fit and a leading chance at a fair quote in Race 3.

Best Bet: Wren's Day To Win @2.35 at Sportsbet - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Maddi Rocks To Win @3.20 at bet365 Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Alward To Win @5.50 at Palmerbet - 2 Units

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