Ipswich Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday August 24

Ipswich Preview & Best Bets – 10/04/2024


Ipswich Tips 24/08/2022

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



Race 8:  No.2  ARGLE LANE  ($1.90 with Palmerbet)

Unbeaten in two starts to date, Toowoomba galloper ARGYLE LANE looks a prime candidate here for bringing up the hat-trick. Last start, the Golden Archer gelding proved his maiden win was no fluke when he clobbered his Class 1 rivals over 1200m at the Sunshine Coast. He ran that out, 2.6 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best in this line-up. He also posted the fastest final 800m and 600m sectionals for the race. Michael Murphy was on board for both his victories to date and has the reins again today. He maps to cross and lead from gate nine and the five-year-old certainly looks the testing material here again.



Race 4:  No.2  HUSSON’S REVENGE  ($2.25 with BlueBet)

Gold Coast galloper HUSSON’S REVENGE resumes today after six months in the paddock but after three trials to date, he looks the one to beat here. Last start, the Husson gelding ended his last campaign beating all but one home in a BM0-60 Hcp over 1200m on his home track. He ran that out, 5.2 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best here. His latest trial effort saw him put almost three lengths on the rest on a Heavy 9 at the Sunshine Coast. Ben Thompson takes the reins for the first time today and although drawing the outside gate (10), he has the early speed to cross and possibly lead on settling. He won on debut last preparation and looks more then capable of pulling it off again in this contest.



Race 6:  No.2  WHEELS  ($5 with bet365)

David Vandyke saddles-up two runners here with WHEELS looking the more likely of the two to challenge for victory today. Last start, the daughter of Melbourne Cup winner Shocking, was third-up when she took on city class gallopers in a Class 3 contest over 1825m at Eagle Farm. While unable to get into the race (after settling back in the field), she still finished off well, running a new personal best by covering the trip, 5.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field by 5 lengths. Up in distance today and fitter for three runs back, this looks an easier assignment for her today and boasting a 25% success rate with the stable, Kyle Wilson-Taylor has the job in the saddle. She loves this track, with three previous starts ending in two wins and a runner-up finish. Bred to stay, this looks ideal for her today.