Ipswich Preview & Best Bets – 03/11/2023
Ipswich Tips for Friday, November 3
Our form expert provides Ipswich tips for today’s horse racing at Ipswich Racecourse and gives his best bets.
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Race 3: No.3 KUDU ($4 with Bet Right)
The Jack Bruce-trained KUDU returns to country racing today and looks much better suited in this environment. Three starts with new a new saw the Spill The Beans gelding lock horns with some smart city-class gallopers and unable to match it with them, finished unplaced in all three contests. His last effort was eye-catching, beaten less than two lengths in a strong BM80 Hcp over 1400m at Eagle Farm where he took home fifth prize. This is a big drop in class today where he has the services of Ben Thompson for the first time and is ideally drawn in gate three for this assignment. A trouble-free run today in a much easier event sees him as a major player in this field.
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Race 8: No.2 ORIGNAL GLAZE ($3.25 with BoomBet)
Local galloper, ORIGINAL GLAZE, is three starts into this preparation and looks ready to strike today. Last start, the mare tried her in the city (again) but came out of it empty handed when finishing unplaced in a Class 6 Hcp over 1350m at Doomben. Today, she steps back up to the mile trip where she is a three-time winner and is dropping sharply in grade as well. Apprentice Jai Williams is the pilot today and brings with him a 2kg claim. She has drawn wide here so race tactics will be imperative here. The mare has an impeccable record at the track and distance with three previous runs resulting in two wins and a runner-up finish. With a trouble-free run today and rock-hard fit after three runs back, she looks right up to this test today.
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Race 2: No.1 ASTERN MAGIC ($7.50 with Ladbrokes)
The Team Edmonds-trained ASTERN MAGIC is second-up today and although up in grade, still looks well placed for victory in this contest. Last start, the Astern gelding resumed off a 21-week spell when he finished fourth in a BM58 Hcp on the synthetic track at the Gold Coast. He settled mid-field and held his ground in the run home, a lack of race fitness his enemy that day. Making his Ipswich debut here, the four-year-old welcomes back Michael Cahill who is two from two with him and from gate two today, looks every chance of keeping his 100% record intact at odds.