Ipswich Preview & Best Bets – Thursday July 14

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Ipswich Tips 14/07/2022

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



Race 7:  No. 5  DU MAURIER  ($3.30  Unibet)

Helen Page saddles-up DU MAURIER here who is out to secure the hat-trick today. Last start, the Sebring filly made it back-to-back wins when she easily accounted for a BM65 field over 1700m at the Gold Coast. She covered the final 600m, 4.1 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best behind Daring Man here (who has drawn very wide here). Leigh Kilner and Tegan Harrison shared the glory at her past two victories and today, Tiff Brooker is aboard for the first time to have a crack at it. Ideally drawn in gate two, she maps to settle in the first half-dozen (with cover) and should have the leaders in her sights as they turn. In a purple patch of form, she can go on with it here today.



Race 2:  No. 3  KING HAMMURABI  ($6  Ladbrokes)

The Jason Edwards-trained KING HAMMURABI is in great touch of late and looks a realistic chance of bringing up the hat-trick today. Last start, the Under The Louvre gelding came off an impressive win at Doomben when he took on a BM68 Hcp over 1400m at Eagle Farm. Leading from the outset, he repelled all his challengers to go on and win that event as well. Adin Thompson was aboard that day and he sticks with him here. All three career wins have been over the trip and his only previous start here, resulted in his Maiden win. He has the runs on the board to suggest he can be a real threat in this contest.



Race 6:  No. 8  HAURAKI GULF  ($10  Ladbrokes)

Coffs Harbour galloper HAURAKI GULF has missed a podium finish just once in his past seven starts and conditions today look ideal for him to bring up another one at odds. Last start, the Written Tycoon gelding revelled in the heavy going when he took out a BM65 Hcp over 900m at the Gold Coast. He ran the last 600m, 1.3 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best in this field. Noriyuki Masuda sticks with him today and with a trouble-free run here, he could make his track debut a winning one at odds.