Ipswich Preview & Best Bets – Thursday November 3

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Ipswich Tips 03/11/2022

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 5:  No.6  AFFOGATO GIRL  ($2.60 with Palmerbet)

Gold Coast galloper AFFOGATO GIRL is third-up today and looks ready to pounce. Last start, the Not A Single Doubt filly was second-up and showed a ton of improvement when she beat all but one home in a BM62, here over 1350m. She ran that out, 4.2 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best here. She also posted the fastest final 800m, 600m and 200m sectionals for the race. Ryan Maloney was aboard that day and sticks with the filly for this assignment. That was her first look at the Ipswich track and already a winner when third-up, she looks on-target here for another third-up victory today.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 8:  No.5  BOLD RANSOM  ($4.40 with Ladbrokes)

Beaudesert trainer, Greg Cornish, saddles-up BOLD RANSOM here and with daughter Jasmine on board, looks a big chance for back-to-back victories today. Last start, the Real Saga gelding was first-up off a 17-week spell when he clobbered his Maiden rivals and on the synthetic track at the Sunshine Coast, put four lengths on them in the 1000m contest. He ran his last 600m, 1.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up and posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race as well. Regular rider Jasmine Cornish has been in the saddle seven times to date and steered the galloper to his sole career win and four other podium finishes as well. She has the reins again today and fitter for that first-up win, the four-year-old just needs a touch of luck from the wide draw to be a real force in this contest.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 3:  No.7  SPIRIT’S CHARM  ($7 with Neds)

Toowoomba galloper SPIRIT’S CHARM is in winning form and looks well placed in this company to stake her claim for victory today. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom mare did what it took to grab victory in a tight finish at Gatton. On a Heavy 8 that day with Robbie Fradd in the saddle, she carried 58.5kgs in the BM65 contest where she was fourth-up and just had too many guns for them in the end. At peak fitness today, she steps up in grade but drops 3kgs for this event and boasting five podium finishes from her six visits to Ipswich, she looks right in the mix at odds today.