Ipswich Preview & Best Bets – 23/11/2023
Ipswich Tips for Thursday, November 23
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Our form expert provides Ipswich tips for today’s horse racing at Ipswich Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 1: No.1 FEMME FATALE ($3.90 with BlueBet)
The Kelly Schweida-trained FEMME FATALE is second-up today and winning three of her four starts to date, looks well placed here to add another notch to her resume. Last start, the Better Than Ready filly was fresh off an 18-week break and went to work straight away by taking out a BM65 over 1000m at Eagle Farm. Punters hit her late ($8.50 – $4.80) and she didn’t disappoint, despite drawing the outside gate (10) for the event. Dropping in grade here, she has an extra 7kgs to wear today, but she drops back in distance here which may help ease that burden. James Orman has been aboard for three of her four starts and managed to steer her to victory in two of those rides and he is up to bat here again. She maps to lead them here and if she can weather the storm with the weight, they should find it hard to run her down.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4: No.5 MEDIA SCANDAL ($3 with bet365)
Jack Bruce saddles-up MEDIA SCANDAL here who is second-up and ticks all the boxes for this contest today. Last start, the Press Statement mare was having her first start for a new stable and made a sound impression by taking out a Class 2 Hcp, here over 1200m. Not raced for eight months, that didn’t deter punters who sent her out a $2.90 favourite and she didn’t disappoint, collecting the first prize by almost a length on the line. Jake Bayliss was in the saddle for the first time that day and has the pilot’s cap again today. She gets the gun-run from gate one and is already a winner when second-up. Now a winner at the track and distance, she will take beating here.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 8: No.10 DEELOSH ($9 with BlueBet)
A bagful of scratchings here will make the job easier for the Chris Anderson-trained DEELOSH who is in top-shelf form this preparation and more than capable of going back-to-back today. Last start, the Mikki Isle mare was second-up at Kilcoy where she box-seated from barrier rise and taking over soon after straightening, left them to fight over the minors as she crossed the line almost four lengths ahead of them in a BM60 contest over 1200m. Michael Rodd has the job today as the mare draws gate one and maps to be box-seating again. All things going well, she will again have the jump on the front-runners and fitter for two runs back, should prove hard to hold out today.