2018 Ipswich Cup: Tips and Race Preview
Easy to stick with an in form Darren Weir runner in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Ipswich Cup at Ipswich on Saturday. Tradesman has done little wrong around good horses and is $1.80 at Sportsbet.
Ecuador on the quick back up could be the one to lead. TRADESMAN comes off a good run for second behind Egg Tart in the G2 PJ O'Shea at the Sunshine Coast last start. Only slightly back in trip for this and expect him to prove too good.
SMART AS YOU THINK comes out of the same race when fourth having placed in both outings prior to that but is now over 600 days between wins, claiming just one victory in 25 outings. Still capable of running into the finish. ECUADOR was poor last week but should settle closer today and can hang on for a place.
2018 IPSWICH CUP – SELECTIONS
1st – 2 Tradesman
2nd – 10 Smart As You Think
3rd – 1 Ecuador
4th – 4 Tumultuous
2018 Eye Liner Stakes: Tips and Race Preview
Taking some value in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Eye Liner Stakes and I'm A Rippa has already been $9 to $7.50 at Sportsbet
Religify the most likely to push forward and lead along with I'm A Rippa and Most Important. Very competitive race and there looks to be plenty of chances.
I'M A RIPPA has been in terrific form this campaign, featuring in the money all three starts which includes a win two starts back in the Group 3 BRC Sprint, narrowly beaten in listed company at the Sunshine Coast last start. Very good record at the trip and can go on with it here.
LUCKY HUSSLER resumes with the big weight. Handy enough record when first up previously and if he brings anything near his best, he will be competitive. TYZONE has won his last two and should be prominent again today.
2018 EYE LINER STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 7 I’m A Rippa
2nd – 1 Lucky Hussler
3rd – 11 Tyzone
4th – 4 Moss ‘N’ Dale