Ipswich Preview & Best Bets – Thursday March 2

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Ipswich Tips 02/03/2023

Our form expert provides Ipswich tips for today’s horse racing at Ipswich Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 7:  No.5  HEARSAY  ($3.90 with BlueBet)

The Chris Munce-trained HEARSAY is in great touch this preparation and looks poised to continue the good work here today. Last start, the Star Witness filly came off a close-up second in a Doomben Maiden when she went one better and broke through for her debut win. She lined-up here in a 1350m Maiden Plate and led from barrier to box, crossing the line more than a length in front of the 14-strong field. Kyle Wilson-Taylor had his first ride on her that day and got the job done comfortably in the end. He has the reins again today where she is drawn out but has the early speed to cross and maps to settle in the first half dozen here. She drops 3.5kgs for today’s contest and in top-shelf form, she looks a prime contender for the major prize.



Race 5:  No.2  LATELY  ($2.25 with Ladbrokes)

Lee Freedman saddles-up LATELY here who is second-up today and ready to win. Last start, the Vadamos gelding was fresh off a lengthy 31-week break when, in clear need of the run, finished mid-field behind Comrade Rosa in a strong BM72 Hcp over 1400m at Eagle Farm. Not expected to set the world on fire that day, they sent him out a $21 chance and its fair to say he finished accordingly. However, Boris Thornton remains aboard here as the four-year-old steps up to the mile trip where he is already a winner. Fitter for that first-up run, he is also a winner when second-up and down in grade here, he should take beating today.



Race 4:  No.6  ZELSON  ($15 with bet365)

The Adam Briskey-trained ZELSON has hit form at the right time and looks in the mix here at big odds. Last start, the Husson gelding improved even more to finally break through for his maiden win at the Sunshine Coast over the 2200m journey. Adin Thompson rode him a treat that day, settling one out, one back and in the run home, finished too strong for them, winning by more than a length on the line. The lightly-raced five-year-old appears to know what its all about now after seven career starts. The extra distance here shouldn’t be an issue after such an impressive win at the Coast and Thompson sticks with him here as well. Big odds are on offer for this last-start winner and he does shape up as a worthy each-way investment today.