2015 Group 2 Ipswich Auction series semi-final tips

FOUR semi-finals of the 2015 Group 2 Ipswich Auction series will be run on Saturday night over the 520-metre trip. First at second from each semi-final will progress through to the $40,000-to-the-winner feature which will be conducted on Saturday April 4th.

Lets get into our preview of each heat which you can place a bet on anytime leading up to each race with leading bookie William Hill.

Race No. 5Realway Yamanto Auction Series I…7:12 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $3,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,275 2nd: $650 3rd: $325.


1WHATA NICE SIZE138130.53Tony Brett
2KING’S GEM365331.01Brian Kutner
3HEEZA PICTURE317431.56Mark Wilkes
4TILLY NO TAIL455331.37Craig Campbell
5RAZEN TOAST356431.32Darren Russell
6WINDSOR165231.28Bruce Linnan
7TORQUE FLIGHT11130.93Albert Kennewell
8MASACCIO854331.17Sheryl Cavendish
9MAYWYN’S KEEPER255531.88Robert Essex
10HE’S A KNOCKA632.18Nikki Peters

Whata Nice Size has won three of four here and 10 of 16 overall and he appears to have a fair bit on this lineup. Last week he was able to lead all the way and score here in 31.06 and due to the state of the track I would expect him to shave many lengths off that time. He has a sizzling 30.53 PB here and with an ounce of luck early he should be scoring with ease, so looks a safe bet with William Hill.

Torque Flight is unbeaten in three starts and his effort to score here over 431m two runs back in a blistering 24.96 was eye catching. He is a very reliable beginner and he should settle outside or just behind the red in the early stages, I dont think he can reel the red in but he should fill the quinella spot.

King’s Gem is armed with early speed and she was far from disgraced when placed in her heat last week, she has been placed in five of 10 here and with a clear run she can take home some minor money again.

I think they are three main chances but if you’re looking for some more place value, it may be worthwhile keeping an eye on Windsor, he is well drawn out wide and he is an improving type.

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 2 – 6

Race No. 6The Painter Boys Auction Series …7:32 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $3,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,275 2nd: $650 3rd: $325.


1QUICK TURTLE524331.48Robert Essex
2IN THE PICTURE322231.02Mark Wilkes
3DEREK ZOOLANDER173230.93Dwyer Lennon
4MAJESTIC JESTER521130.74Craig Campbell
5MY DIEGO326531.36Bruce Linnan
6VALENTINO JACK87X431.84Peter Furbank
7SIVAMET381530.76Michael Brauer
8WITH A GEE613330.69Sylvia Hawkings
9ADAM’S ANGEL18532.13Dianna Buxton
10PENNY UNDERCOVER6631.90Dennis Moore

Derek Zoolander can be hard to follow at times but when he pings away he is capable of reeling off impressive sectionals. He was soundly beaten when placed in his heat but the track was bogged last week and I’m expecting him to show some improvement. There is very little speed drawn around him tonight so with a clean getaway he should be able to assume control and he will prove hard to run down when on the lure.

With A Gee is showing plenty of promise and he reeled off great sectionals in his sizzling 30.69 win here three runs back, I’m not a fan of the wide draw but he does must speed well and the seven should bring him across in the early stages.

Majestic Jester continues to improve with every run and with a clear passage tonight she should make a big impact, this is her toughest test to date but she will continue to make her way through the grades.

Sivamet is armed with early speed and she has enough pace to get across and lead, two runs back she posted a speedy 30.76 victory here and she appears to be the only other winning hope.

Top Four: 3 – 8 – 4 – 7

Race No. 7Vince Insurance Auction Series I…7:52 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $3,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,275 2nd: $650 3rd: $325.


1IMA COUNTRY BOY62X431.64Peter Hay
2MAYWYN’S YING346231.13Robert Essex
3WAIKARIE MAGIC621131.16Brian Baker
4CHEVALEIR NUIT132230.70Michael Brauer
5HIGHLIFE287430.56Dwyer Lennon
6BOGART BLEND153131.16Kerry Myers
7MY MATE LING677531.73Robert Higgs
8SUPER STRING275331.16Gary Taylor
9COOCHIEMUDLO BOY4533.00Jim Shepherd
10CASEY UNDERCOVER5632.00Dennis Moore

Chevaleir Nuit is an improving type and he really caught the eye when placed in his heat last week. On that occasion he showed devastating early speed and he appeared to be flying off the back straight before the powerful War Picture grabbed him in the final stages. This is clearly the weakest semi-final and if he can find the lure early I can’t see them reeling him in.

Waikarie Magic is the most experienced chaser in the event and she will be in the mix for the entire trip. She is aiming for a hat trick of wins and I am expecting her to improve on her 31.16 heat as it was her first look at the track last week.

Highlife can be hard to follow at times but she does have plenty of talent, she is poorly drawn in the middle but if she goes around at silly odds she could be worth an each way ticket.

Bogart Blend rounds out the chances, he has won two of four here and he continues to improve with every run.

Top Four: 4 – 3 – 5 – 6

Race No. 8Savco Auction Series Ips 520 S8:08 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $3,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,275 2nd: $650 3rd: $325.


1HEAVENLY864431.73Bruce Linnan
2ANTWERPEN634231.15Anita Watts
3WAIKARIE WARRIOR121130.95Brian Baker
4BLUE SCORPION411231.10Steve Lennon
5TRU RYDER837430.76Adam Mcintosh
6MAYWYN’S COPY244531.38Robert Essex
7WAR PICTURE637130.63Mark Wilkes
8PACIFIC CHAMP18331.68Tom Tzouvelis
9IFFI WINS366631.85Craig Campbell
10SMOKE UNDERCOVER7632.06Annette Moore

Waikarie Warrior is one of the early fancies for the final and with an ounce of luck early he should be able to progress through to next week’s decider. Last week he showed a great turn of foot after box rise and he never looked in doubt when posting a smart 30.95 on a wet track. He won at Albion Park in a sizzling 30.06 at the start prior and if he finds the lure early on tonight a 30.50 run could be on the cards.

War Picture is the clear second pick, he powered to the line last week to score in a best of the night 30.63 and with a clear run again he will be right in the mix. The only concern with him is that he can be a tad slow to begin and he needs a lot to go right mid race.

Blue Scorpion rounds out the serious chances, he can be a little wayward at times but there is no doubting his talent, if he can settle behind the three in the early stages he should take it right up to the leader.

Pacific Champ is well drawn out wide and he will continue to improve, he lacks experience but he does have high speed and he could cause an upset.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 4 – 8

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