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

Track Condition: Soft 5

Rail Position: True entire circuit

KEEFY comes into this third-up from spell and ready to win. Placed at Doomben fresh then backed that up last start when beaten less than a length. He gets his chance.

SEA RIPPLE was well supported at Sunshine Coast on debut and did not let supporters down with good tough win. Drawn perfectly and can never leave the Vandyke/Maloney combination out of chances.

HATS showed an impressive turn of hoof to win at Gold Coast last start when backed at longer odds. Drawn ideally and if he produces that finishing burst will be a factor.

ILIKEIT ILOVEIT won her first couple this prep then chased home Hats last outing. She only needs to find that form to be a factor again.


DIAMOND BEANS got back in awkward spot at Gold Coast last start but liked the way he hit the line and grabbed a placing. Extra distance ideal and he can break maiden status here.

JAKK’S RIGHT comes out of the same Gold Coast maiden as Diamond Beans last start and beat him home. Sure to strip fitter and no reason will not be in the mix again.

ROYAL GEORGE was beaten less than a length when placed here two starts back then he was not far away at Gold Coast last start. Barrier a concern but would include in chances.

DEEL OF FORTUNE was placed in small field this track two starts back before being one paced last start. If she can find form from two back she would be right in this.


SHINSHINTO started a short favourite here last start and after racing on the speed sprinted clear to win as he liked. Makes own luck going forward and can win again.

TRIP THE LIGHT has been racing in consistent form. Won a couple in a row before following up with two solid placings this track. She gets chance to go one better.

ORSETTO made some late ground when beaten just on a length here first-up from spell. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and should get chance last 200m.

PATENTED has won three of four starts this prep and he had something in hand when taking care of field at Dalby last start. That form good for this.


BOLT ACTION was heavily supported when odds on at Sunshine Coast first-up from spell but just peaked on run and could only hold placing. Will strip fitter and should get right run from this barrier.

BI TURBO is the query resuming from a spell. Competitive in all starts at first prep and two recent trial wins suggest he can win this fresh.

ASCOT EXPRESS finished the race off strongly to just miss here first-up from spell. Drawn ideally and if he can sit a touch closer should get his chance.

BARONIAL comes into this ready third-up from spell. Placed here first-up then was not beaten all that far at Gold Coast last start. He can sneak a place in this.


XANTHUS looked a little unlucky not to have won at Murwillumbah last start when held-up final stages. Comes into this third-up from spell and he can figure in this.

ROYAL SHEEN was placed in town two starts back although still well beaten then made late ground at Doomben last start. This looked right race for him.

PARKO showed good speed and led for a long way at Gold Coast last start. Looks the likely speed and Ipswich will suit his front running style.

FISH ON has been a little disappointing this prep but if he can find best form would be competitive in this and cannot leave out of exotics.


POSITIVE TENSION has been racing in consistent for this prep. Placed here two starts back then fought on and not beaten all that far last start. He gets chance to return to winners stall.

SALTOREE broke her maiden status in town two starts back then just peaked in run at Sunshine Coast last start. Would not leave her out of chances.

HAPPY BABE resumes from spell. He was strong winning his maiden two back then found heavy track in town last start and was well beaten. Won recent trial and can figure.

DOCTOR TEEKAY fought the race out strongly to win maiden here last start and he can go on with it here. Must include in multiples.


GENUINE was well supported into favouritism at Sunshine Coast last start and fought the race out strongly to win. Can lead again and will take some catching around Ipswich.

GOTTA BE FIRST chased home soundly when placed at Toowoomba last start. Has been racing consistently and definite place chance in this field.

GROUP THINK looked like he would benefit from the run at Doomben first-up when just peaked late. Sure to be better from that outing and from ideal draw will get his chance.

DESTINY’S OWN made good late ground when placed at Doomben last start. That form solid enough to be include in major chances.


TAKE THE LEAD created a big impression when he demolished a maiden field at Toowoomba last start. This a step up but on that run he can measure up to these.

BENT BENNY is another who got his maiden out of the way at Dalby last start. If he can hold that form into this he should be competitive.

GRATSIE looks close to a win coming off three solid runs leading into this. Beaten less than a length at Sunshine Coast last start and can sneak into a placing.

SPURIOUS has not been far off them in recent starts. Drawn little awkwardly but if he can hold form he can sneak into a minor spot.