Ipswich Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday August 17

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Ipswich Tips 17/08/2022

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



Race 5 :  No. 7  PRASIOLITE  ($3.80 with bet365)

The Chris Waller-trained PRASIOLITE looks to have found her mojo and is capable of taking this contest out today. Last start, the Written Tycoon mare finally brought up her first win for this campaign when she clobbered her Class 1 rivals over 1350m at Doomben. Crossing the line more than three lengths in front of them, she ran the trip out, half a length quicker than benchmark, the best in this field and a new personal best for her as well. She also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Both career wins have come over this trip and she looks well placed here to record another victory today.



Race 4 :  No. 8  MILLWARD  ($4.80 with bet365)

The Chris Munce-trained MILLWARD has come back in great form and looks right in the mix here again. Last start, the Al Maher gelding finally broke through for his Maiden win and did it in style against city class company, winning the 1200m contest at Doomben. He covered his final 600m, 2.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best effort here, while recording the fastest final 800m, 400m and 200m sectionals as well. He is taking on some well-performed gallopers here but with Larry Cassidy on board (looking for his third-straight podium finish with the gelding), and conditions to suit, he should prove hard to hold out today.



Race 8 :  No. 4  LASTING KISS  ($5 with bet365)

Ballina galloper LASTING KISS pops over the border for her second shot at the Ipswich track and second-up today, looks right in the mix. Last start, the Real Impact mare was fresh off a 13-week spell when she impressed by finishing third in a Class 5 Hcp, here over 1200m. Ryan Maloney rode her a treat that day, with just her condition preventing her from finishing closer. She ran her last 600m, 4.9 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. Down in weight today and sporting the blinkers for the first time, Maloney sticks with her and already a two-time winner when second-up, she can give this a real shake.