Race 1 – TAB Live Sky Racing Vision Maiden 520m
Hara’s Opal raced well on debut when a close second behind Blazing Smoke here on the 14th of March. Did appear to be a little green and will be improved by the outing. Lingonberry was competitive last start at long odds and can threaten at good odds again. Floral Marg led last start and held on well when 3rd to Blazing Smoke recently and Longest Ride the best of the rest.
Race 2 – Sky Racing Novice 520m
Speed Badke can go on with it here after a good win in moderate time over 431m. Can make the jump up to the 520m. Everyone likes Burnt Snags, and he has only had the two starts beating Speed Badke at his first start. Where’s The Moon can also make the jump up to 520m and be competitive along with Tiki Bar who won at this track and distance back in January.
Race 3 – www.ipswichgreyhounds.com 4th/5th Grade 520m
Reggie’s Brother for John Mccarthy can finally break through here in what is not an overly strong race.
Has had ten attempts for two placings at the track and distance and now back up to 520m which suits. Mink Lake is the obvious danger after a five-week break. Action Now to fill a place and has had the benefit of two starts at the track and distance for two placings. Martino Beach next best.
Race 4 – Ipswich Young Guns Heat 1 520m
Hard to go past Spring Kono who has a good record at this track and distance. Can overcome box seven with its early pace. Any Given Sunday can get clear air out wide from box 8 and challenge late. Running Express ran 30.51 recently here and does run the trip, just needs a clear run through the field. Waypoint Whisky is in fine form and can figure in a harder race. Last two wins have been full of merit.
Race 5 – Ipswich Young Guns Heat 2 520m
Champagne Jazzy for Raymond Burman has a great record at this track and distance and has won its last two here in good time. Has good early pace and looks too good. Van Say So for Graham Hall can come across with Champagne Jazzy and can challenge. Has won three races from only eleven starts and was second here to Gypsy Del on Tuesday. Box one will assist Cincinnati Bill and he did win here back in September last year. San Polo has run 30.24 at Wentworth Park back in December and that is good enough to figure in the placings and has won six races from only twenty starts.
Race 6 – Ipswich Young Guns Heat 3 520m
Fearghal Monelli, I suspect can improve sharply here now he has had a look at the track. Was a winner at his first start in Queensland and is trained by the master in Tony Apap. Under his care you can be sure he will be strong through the line. Gypsy Del won well here for John Dart on Tuesday and can challenge. Cincinnati Lana has only missed a place once in fourteen starts so can place again and Oh Oh Range is best of the rest.
Race 7 – Ipswich Young Guns Heat 4 520m
This race looks to be a great two dog war between the red rug and blue rug. I have settled on the red rug in the former Western Australian dog, to give Tony Apap a running double. Declan Monelli won well at his first start here and has won four from only seven starts. Tungsten Miss is going to be really hard to beat. Young Jedda Cutlack is taking all before her recently and Tungsten Miss will not surprise at all if it salutes. Smoking Jane is on the up and was a recent winner here in 30.67. Shipwreck has never missed a place in eight starts and looks a certainty to fill the 3rd or 4th placing.
Race 8 – Past Members Final Open Class 431m
Tony Brett holds pocket aces here with his two runners in Milligan and What A Debacle. Both were dominant heat winners on the 11th of March. Milligan ran slightly slower time than its kennel mate who had the red rug. This time Milligan has the one box and I think can kick up and lead all the way. What a Debacle the obvious threat. Chance for John Mccarthy always around the mark and box two suits. Ringbark Thunder always runs on strongly.
Race 9 – Dover & Sons 4th/5th Grade 431m
Lily Monelli was impressive first up for over three months, when a strong winner here in 25.21 on the 12th of March. I think it can go on with it here. Ferocity for Darren Russell is a very fast dog and is a real threat. Quinine is an experienced bitch and has the red rug advantage. Pauline Byers has the two spring dogs in Spring Pirate from box six and Spring Crash from box seven. Both dogs can challenge for the minor money.
Race 10 – Sky Racing 5th Grade 431m
Red Buzz got lucky here last week when she won in 25.31. Drawn better again tonight but Starlight Belle with the red rug can kick up here and lead. So, I have Starlight Belle on top to beat Red Buzz. I have a good opinion of Commands Respect, but the bad draw won’t help his chances here. Can still place. Hara’s Hunter has a good record and won’t be far away.
Race 11 – TAB 5th Grade 431m
Maywyn Idris has had ten starts at the track and distance for two wins and three places. That is good form for this race. Chardonnay Lady consistent of late and has the prime box one. Burns Like Gas could slot to the rail early and looks a good rough place hope and Where’s The Ship will be running on.
Race 12 – www.ipswichgreyhounds.com 5th Grade 431m
Jedi Miss has a great record from box eight with three starts for a win and two minor placings. This looks a suitable race, so it goes on top. Victim Of Crime is very consistent and from box one looks a certain placegetter. The same applies to Zula Blade so it goes in third and Cheeky Willow is next best.