Ipswich Preview & Best Bets – Friday August 12

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Ipswich Tips 12/08/2022

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



Race 7 :  No. 12  REEANON  ($2.60 with Neds)

Barry Baldwin saddles-up REEANON here and under set weights, looks a genuine winning chance in this field. Last start, the Scissor Kick mare did well to finish third in against her own sex over 1200m at Eagle Farm. She ran the last 600m, 4.1 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. She also posted a new personal best for the trip, running it out, 1 length quicker than standard benchmark, also the best in this field. Mark Du Plessis sticks with her here and has found the podium with the mare three times previously. Seeing Ipswich for the first time today, she should be at her peak after four starts this preparation and should give a bold sight of herself in this contest.



Race 6 :  No. 3  SPIRIT OF BEANS  ($3.10 with Palmerbet)

The Barry Baldwin-trained SPIRIT OF BEANS was impressive on debut and looks well placed here to go on with it today. Last start, the Spill The Beans gelding made light work of his first race start when crossed the line more than a length ahead of his Maiden rivals over the 1400m trip at Gatton. With Les Tilley aboard, he travelled most of the way but still had too many guns for his opposition, carrying the 57kgs to victory with ease in the end. This looks no harder and with Tilley sticking with him, he should prove hard to beat here.



Race 3 :  No. 3  A GOOD CHANCE  ($7.50 with Ladbrokes)

Stabled in outback Wondai, the Neville O’Toole-trained A GOOD CHANCE makes the three-hour trip to Ipswich today for his fourth attempt at securing a victory at the track. Last start, the Love Conquers All gelding was fresh off a nine-week spell when he finished a creditable third in a BM58 Hcp over the 800m sprint at Warwick. He ran that out, 3.1 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best here by more than 5 lengths. Hannah Richardson has saluted on the five-year-old three times in the past and has the reins again today. From gate one, he gets the gun-run and maps to settle just behind the pace. Already a winner when second-up, he looks in the mix here at odds today.