Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Wednesday’s Ipswich meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition:Good 4

Rail Position: True entire circuit

PIANIST is the big query on debut from the Bevan Laming stable. If there is any money about would include her from ideal barrier.

YES YUP YAY was not disgraced in her last prep without getting close. Drawn to get ideal run in transit and she can figure in this.

COURTINGROCK comes into this off a couple of close placings at both runs this time in. Will be giving them a start but has good finish and watch for her late.

MOSKOGEE battled on well enough when placed here last start. He will get the perfect run from inside gate and will make presence felt.


Ipswich R2 – 2yo Hcp 800m

14:09 (local time)

Plenty of debutants and betting looks best guide. SEQUESAY is a trial winner but that was back in the spring. Always an advantage for debutants to draw the rail and she goes on top.

TOP BIRD is another first starter that looked good winning her most recent trial at Gold Coast. Ben Thompson takes the ride and would not leave her out of chances.

STARTANTES is from the Robert Heathcote stable. She was good winning Doomben trial in solid time and if she runs up to that will be right in the mix.

BETTER THAN BAMS overraced at Sunshine Coast on debut and did not finish race off well enough. Drawn perfectly and sure to be better from the race experience.


WILLINGA PANACHE comes into this ready third-up from spell. She has not been beaten all that far in either run this campaign and she can win this for new stable.

DUBAI DREAMING has showed that she has ability with a couple of competitive trials. Vandyke/Maloney combination is always one to be respected and if any money for this debutant must consider.

UZERLI chased home solidly when placed here first-up from spell. Sure to be better from that outing and this a nice race for her.

FIRE IN THE HOLE looks ready to win this campaign. He has been placed in both runs back and this looks right race for him.


BRAZEN BRECCIA started odds on here last start but he found one better pulling up with heat stress. Going to give him another go in this.

MARLEEDOONE is close to a win. She has been placed in last couple and if she can hold that form should be right in the mix again.

COULOMB kept coming after striking some trouble here last start and ran into placing in small field. Barrier a concern but cannot leave him out of multiples.

CARTIAIR fought the race out strongly when placed here last start. She is never far away in her races and if she can get an ounce of luck from the corner can feature.


Really liked the way RED BLOOM attacked the line to win here last start. Now she has broken through this prep she can go on and win again.

IAMICAN looks the obvious danger. Dominant winning at the Sunshine Coast fresh then backed that up here last start. No reason she cannot make it three in a row.

After a string of placings LOVE YERS ALL finally found the line on top here last start. She should get right run behind the speed and sneak into a place.

PURE INDULGENCE comes into this ready third-up from spell. She has not been beaten all that far in both runs back and would include in multiples.


JAKAMA won with something in hand here last start after overcoming difficulties in the run. Ready third-up from spell and can make it two in a row.

EMMA’S JET won at the Gold Coast three starts back then he has not been beaten all that far in two city runs since. That form good enough for this.

LIABILITY gets back in his right race. Not beaten all that far at Eagle Farm two starts back then bit disappointing last start. Easier here.

RAINS APLENTY raced up on the speed here first-up from spell and fought race out strongly when placed. Better from that outing and can figure in placings.


LIARA was $15 into $11 at Doomben last start and was not disgraced finishing just out of placings. This no harder and will be having something each way on her in this.

OCTAVIAN was doing best work late at Gold Coast last start. Comes into this ready to find best form third-up and he can sneak into a placing.

STUCK WITH YOU knuckled down strongly last 200m winning at Grafton last outing. Finds a similar race here and can make it two in a row.

BUZZER BEATER was a clear winner at Warwick three starts back then has followed that up with a couple of placings. Should get the ideal run from barrier and a must for multiples.


Ipswich R8 – BM62 Hcp 1200m

17:45 (local time)

AXE resumes in the Costa stable. Raced in better races than this in Sydney last time in work and recent Gold Coast trial win suggests he will go close fresh.

NORM’S CHOICE gave them a galloping lesson when jumped to the front and just kept running here first-up. Will be better from the run and the one to catch again.

CAPTIVATED looks close to a win this campaign. He has been placed in both runs back from spell and this not a difficult race.

SUPERSONIC BOOM was not beaten all that far here last start despite covering plenty of extra ground. Drawn wide but can sneak into multiples.

Tip: AXE