Ipswich racing preview, best bets & quaddie tips | April 5, 2023

Ipswich racing preview

What Ipswich Races
Where Ipswich Turf Club – 219 Brisbane Rd, Bundamba QLD 4304
When Wednesday, April 5, 2023
First Race 12:32pm AEST

Racing will return to Ipswich Turf Club this Wednesday afternoon for a nine-race metropolitan program. The track is currently rated a Good 4, and with no rain on the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, we expect to be racing on a perfect surface. The rail will be in the +10m position for the entire circuit, which will heavily favour leaders and on-speed runners. The first race of the day will kick off at 12:32pm AEST.

Best Bet at Ipswich: Alamira

The Annabel Neasham-trained Alamira is coming off a very nice win when resuming at this track over 1100m in a Class 2 Fillies & Mares Handicap on March 17. This three-year-old is starting to build a nice record in her seven-race career, missing the placings only twice – once on debut and once in her final start in her first racing preparation. This daughter of Pride Of Dubai has very good form references from her first racing campaign, when she ran in the Listed Mode Stakes in December before a three-month layoff. When fresh, this filly was very good, sitting in behind the pace before peeling off the leader’s back to kick clear and put a nice margin on the rest of the field. Although barrier 14 isn’t what Neasham would have preferred, Ben Thompson will ride this girl for the first time and should give her every chance to win back-to-back races this time out.

Best Bet

Race 9 – Silks#10 Alamira (14)

3yo Filly | T: Annabel Neasham | J: Ben Thompson (55kg)

$4.60 with Unibet

Best Value at Ipswich: Swanic Boom

In the second race of the day, the Danny Bougoure-trained Swanic Boom looks well placed to break her maiden after finishing in the placings at two of her three starts this preparation. This four-year-old mare finished third at Doomben first-up and third at the Gold Coast last start, indicating that she is ready to win. Angela Jones will ride this daughter of Spirit Of Boom for the first time, and with her 1.5kg claim, she should be able to push forward and find the front. Jones is a great front-running rider who understands race pace and tempo, so if she can get this girl settled out in front and start upping the ante heading towards the home turn, she might just pinch the race early in the home straight.

Best Value

Race 2 – Silks#9 Swanic Boom (9)

4yo Mare | T: Danny Bougoure | J: Angela Jones (a1.5) (55.5kg)

$11 with Bet365

Wednesday quaddie picks for Ipswich races

Ipswich quadrella selections

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

  1. 2-5-6-7-8
  2. 2-3-7
  3. 1-2-4
  4. 2-4-10

Investment: $135 for 100%

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