Ipswich Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday August 31

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Ipswich Tips 31/08/2022

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



Race 5:  No.6  NED’S GULLY  ($4 with Unibet)

Toowoomba galloper NED’S GULLY makes his Ipswich debut today with recent form suggesting he has strong claims for victory here. Last start, the Bel Esprit gelding came off a solid win on his home track when he took on a city strength Class 3 field at Doomben. Settling well back early, he finished strongly to end up in fifth place, beaten just a length on the line. He ran his last 600m, 3.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. Mark Du Plessis has the reins for the first time and jumping from gate seven, he maps to settle near mid-field. He is four starts into this preparation and has already saluted on two occasions. With a trouble-free run today, he should take beating in this easier assignment.



Race 4:  No.6  SUMNAMILLA  ($8 with bet365)

The Lawrie Mayfield-Smith trained SUMNAMILLA has impressed at her first three starts and looks well placed here for back-to-back victories today. Last start, the Rubick mare was fresh off a lengthy 22-week break when she broke through for her Maiden win over 1100m at the Gold Coast. She ran her last 600m, 5.7 lengths quicker than benchmark that day, the best here by more than 3 lengths. She also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. She came from last on the turn to win that event so the step up in trip today shouldn’t pose a problem. Ideally drawn in gate two here, she maps to settle back in the field again with Luke Dittman sticking with her for this contest. She steps in grade here but fitter for that first-up effort, she looks right in the mix at odds today.



Race 7:  No.9  DAULAT TAIFUN AZIZ  ($13 with Palmerbet)

Sunshine Coast galloper DAULAT TAIFUN AZIZ has ended 50% of his six-race career on the podium and lines up here a worthy contender at odds today. Last start, the son of American sire Air Force Blue bounced back from a bad day at Doomben when he took care of a BM62 field at his first look on this track. He ran out his last 600m, 2.3 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best in this line-up. He also managed to record the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. He has drawn wide here (gate 9 after early scratchings) but with early gate speed, maps to settle near mid-field. Matt Powel sticks with him today and as a last-start winner at the track, warrants plenty of thought while (currently) at double-figure odds for this contest.