Ipswich racing tips, top odds & quaddie | Thursday, February 17

Ipswich racing preview

What Ipswich Races
Where Ipswich Tuf Club – 219 Brisbane Rd, Bundamba QLD 4304
When Thursday, February 17, 2022
First Race 1:28pm AEST

HorseBetting’s Queensland form analyst brings you his best bets and quaddie numbers for Ipswich’s eight-race meeting on Thursday, along with odds from Australia’s top bookmakers. The track is rated a Soft 5, while the rail is out 2m for the entire course. There is no shortage of racing in South-East Queensland this week, with meetings at Doomben (Wednesday), Ipswich (Thursday), Sunshine Coast (Friday and Saturday), Gold Coast (Saturday), Toowoomba (Saturday), and then back at Ipswich on Sunday, so the fields aren’t the strongest at this one. The first race gets underway at 1:28pm AEST.

Best Bet – Early Crow

On a day without too much quality, we are siding with one horse who does know how to win. Early Crow has only raced on two occasions, proving much too good both times. The son of Kuroshio won by over three lengths on debut at this track over 800m, before winning comfortably at his second start on the Polytrack at the Sunshine Coast on January 21 over 1100m. The Kacy Fogden-trained three-year-old now rises to 1350m, which looks to suit given he can race on the speed and give a good kick in the straight. Ben Thompson won on this gelding last time out and stays with him on Thursday, which is a big plus, while barrier eight allows him to just cruise over to a handy position and put himself right in the race. This is his biggest test to date, but we are confident that he can go on with it.

Best BetRace 6 – Early Crow (#5) $2.15 with Sportsbet

Next Best Bet – Hello Angel

The good thing about Thursday’s 2YO Maiden is that most of them are unraced, and they bring trial form to the races. Hello Angel has had the benefit of one trial at Toowoomba, and although she didn’t win it, she finished behind Burnish Gold – a winner on debut at this track. Hello Angel had a good solid hit out over 925m, so she should be fit, unlike some of her rivals who are coming off short jump-outs. Rex Lipp & Nicholas Hahn train the daughter of Hellbent, and Samantha Collett will do the riding, so she has plenty of favours. From barrier five, we expect Collett to take a sit on the filly behind the leaders over the 800m distance and look to run them down late. She is bred to be quick.

Next BestRace 1 – Hello Angel (#4) $3.60 with Sportsbet

Best Value Bet – Shani Award

In the second race of the day, Kevin Kemp and Zac Lloyd combine with three-year-old filly Shani Award. This daughter of Shamus Award placed in her first two starts, at Warwick and Ipswich respectively, and looks like she will be even better at the 1666m trip which she gets on Thursday. Kemp has stepped her out in distance at each start, going from 1200m to 1350m in her first two, and her runs have been noticeably better each time too. Lloyd is leading the Provincial Jockeys’ Premiership at the moment, so his services will be greatly appreciated, especially given he partnered the filly last time out. Drawn in barrier five, Shani Award can be midfield with cover before charging home over the top of her rivals at the end of the mile. This looks a nice race for her to break through in on the back of two good runs.

Best ValueRace 2 – Shani Award (#4) $5 with Sportsbet

Thursday quaddie numbers for Ipswich

Ipswich quadrella selections
Leg 1: 1-11-14-15
Leg 2: 2-3-5
Leg 3: 3-5-7
Leg 4: 3-7-8-9
Investment: $144 for 100%

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