Ipswich Preview July 13 – Thursday Best Bets & Tips

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Ipswich Tips 13/07/2023

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



Race 4:  No.4  CONTRIBUTE  ($4.40 with Picklebet)

Sunshine Coast galloper CONTRIBUTE sees the Ipswich track for the first time today and after four starts this time in, looks ready to win. Last start, the Contributer mare finished just behind the placegetters in the Gatton Cup over 2000m. She was fourth-up and stepping up 600m from her previous start which may have been too big a rise for her on the day. She comes back to 1700m here and after the claim by Cejay Graham, she carries 2.5kgs less in this event. She is an honest mare, finding the podium seven times from her 11 career starts and looks a serious player in this field.



Race 6:  No.6  SEA PALLING  ($8.50 with Bet Right)

The Barry Lockwood-trained SEA PALLING found his mojo last start and looks well placed here for back-to-back victories today. Last start, the Collate gelding was having start number five for this campaign when he finished best to take out a Class 3 Hcp over 1500m at Kilcoy. He steps up in grade today but drops 2kgs for the event and has the in-form Martin Harley in the saddle (who rode the winner of the Ramornie Hcp at Grafton yesterday in his only ride on the program). He maps to settle mid-field from gate four and a trouble-free run sees him in contention for victory at odds today.



Race 8:  No.4  BULLET FORCE  ($14 with Unibet)

One at odds here to end the day is the Marcus Wilson-trained BULLET FORCE who resumes off a four-month break but showed enough in a recent trial to suggest he is well worth an each-way ticket today. Last start, the Nicconi gelding ended his last campaign by taking out a Class 1 Hcp over 1250m on a heavy track at Ballina. Since returning to work, the five-year-old finished second (beaten a whisker) in a Class 3 barrier trial at the Gold Coast. With that hit-out under his belt, he looks right up to this Class 2 contest with Boris Thornton in the saddle. He has finished runner-up twice previously when fresh and has placed on this track last preparation. Already a winner over the 1200m, he looks great value here and is capable of giving this a real shake today.