Ipswich Cup Day
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Bring It Home Pop on trial for Rockhampton Newmarket
Fourth time lucky for Richardson and Sweet Venom
COCONUT CUTIE (1) has been to the track on 3 occasions since arriving in Qld, the latest when chasing home behind the smart filly SHES MISS DEVINE. 2 starts back she did not have the smoothest run-in transit and with the benefit of the good gate gets her chance to open the account.
SUZUKEE (8) was on debut last start when finishing midfield after working home in nice order in the closing stages. Beaten 8m by CHILI ROCKS in that event, she has shown enough at the trials that in this line-up she can look to throw down a challenge.
DREAMOUTS NIECE (2) has placed at her past 2 starts as she looks for the breakthrough following 21 career outings. Starting from the 2nd line at her past 2 starts, the latest was a sound effort at NARRABRI and a return to the front line helps.
ASHTON RIVER (7) was pinned down from this alley 3 back last start and trying to wind up as ALMOST A VEGAN arrived for the win. With the economical trip, he can be looking to chime in.
SELECTIONS: COCONUT CUTIE (1), SUZUKEE (8), DREAMOUTS NIECE (2), ASHTON RIVER (7)
SUGGESTED BET: COCONUT CUTIE (1) to win
CHILI ROCKS (5) started from inside the 2nd line last start and with the perfect trip in behind the speed was able to make the closing shot a winning one to open her career when claiming a 3m victory as the fav. Grabbing the bronze behind PARATROUPER the start prior, she can look for a back-to-back play.
KISS ON THE BEACH (6) was a scratching here last week in what should have been her 1st outing in Qld, arriving in the North with 2 minors and a win in 4 career starts. Firing out from gate 7 at Newcastle 3 starts back, she found the front and took them all the way to s smart win. Only beaten a head at her next start, she looms large here.
OCTOBER RACKETEER (9) has placed in 3 of his 4 starts since returning from a spell, the latest when hitting the line strongly in a tougher race than this line-up to grab 3rd. Gunned down in front here 2 starts back, he can feature despite the gate.
DATSINAHURRI (1) was obliged to race tough here last start when midfield, fading under the workload. Fading in front here 2 starts back, she has the gate to look for some improvement.
SELECTIONS: CHILI ROCKS (5), KISS ON THE BEACH (6), OCTOBER RACKETEER (9), DATSINAHURRI (1)
SHEZ GOT BLING (9) has been without a win this season after 13 attempts but has managed to place in over half of those with 7 minors to her name. Runner-up here 2 starts back when best of the rest behind CRIME BOSS, she might have found the right conditions to open the account and can descend upon them here.
PAGEANTRY (3) was stepping out in Qld for the 1st time here last start when asked to roll the sleeves and do it the tough way outside the leader. Peaking on his run, he could not see it out to finish beyond midfield as LIVING FREE arrived. Taking benefit from the outing, he can make a play of it.
TRUMP EM BABE (4) eased to the running line from gate 6 last start before closing out in nice order to grab the silver. That was an improved effort and with added improvement can podium again here.
CATCH THE BOUQUET (6) shoots for the hat-trick after successive wins here on The Triangle. Powering home late to claim a 10m victory last start, the gates stings but she can feature.
SELECTIONS: SHEZ GOT BLING (9), PAGEANTRY (3), TRUMP EM BABE (4), CATCH THE BOUQUET (6)
SUGGESTED BET: SHEZ GOT BLING (9) to win
WHATELEY (2) eased from gate 6 last start to find position and was soon at the rear. Making a challenge in the closing stages, he was strong to the line to grab the silver behind the winner LIVING FREE. Striking trouble here 2 starts back, he has the improved alley and can look to capitalise.
NON PASSARE (5) was not entirely comfortable last start which was later diagnosed as a gear malfunction when finishing midfield. Trying to wind up in the latter stages the start prior behind SIR JUJON, he was charging home here 3 starts back to be within 1.5m of the winner. He can be tricky to follow, but this is within reach.
RAINBOW STYLING (3) started from inside the 2nd line last start and was soon pegged away and needing some luck before grabbing the silver behind CHUMP CHOP. She can feature again here.
ABBEY DIADEMA (1) resumes from a spell after a short campaign last prep that only saw her face the starter on 4 occasions. The gate is a big plus, and she has podium claims with an economical trip.
SELECTIONS: WHATELEY (2), NON PASSARE (5), RAINBOW STYLING (3), ABBEY DIADEMA (1)
SUGGESTED BET: WHATELEY (2) to win
DOWNTOWN LUCCA (3) has finished 3rd at his past 2 starts, the latest when eased from gate 5 before trying to wind up in the closing stages to be 5m from the winner. Firing off the arm before releasing here 2 starts back, he can be near the pointy end to look for a season opening win.
CHUMP CHOP (9) rolled forward from the 2nd line here 2 starts back and working to the breeze had too much gristle to score a tough win. Beaten for early speed last start after landing gate 1, he chased gamely to grab the bronze behind RISKY BUZINESS. With even luck, he can grill them again.
BRILLIANT ART (5) was a winner here 4 starts back when sent forward to race first over and was too tough for them. Runner-up at her next 2 appearances, she found BARKWAY ARNOLD too sharp last start. Despite the gate she is in the mix.
RITCHIE BEE (7) settled in the 1x1 trail last start but could not eat into the deficit over the closing stages. Only 5m from SIR JUJON here 2 starts back, he can be probing for the gaps to chime in.
SELECTIONS: DOWNTOWN LUCCA (3), CHUMP CHOP (9), BRILLIANT ART (5), RITCHIE BEE (7)
ABERCROMBIE TAB (1) was obliged to hang tough in the breeze last start over this trip and after the tough run wilted in the closing stages. Gunned down after setting the speed in front here 2 starts back, he has the benefit of the inside and hustling early looks to get his chance for a breakthrough.
THE CASUAL GOOSE (2) started from the four-hole last time out and was angled to the pegs for an economical trip before looking to make a closing play. Finishing 9m in arrears of SIR SEMPER FIDELIS, it followed a luckless effort when striking trouble. From the improved gate he can throw it down.
LIVING GRAND (7) should secure a nice run in behind the speed here and avoid the need to do any work in the run. Only 3m from the winner last start after trailing from gate 1, he can feature again.
WOODLANDS WONDER (3) settled in the running line from gate 9 last start when trying to make a closing play to be midfield behind SIR JUJON. Not suited from the tapes the start prior, he is podium hope here.
SELECTIONS: ABERCROMBIE TAB (1), THE CASUAL GOOSE (2), LIVING GRAND (7), WOODLANDS WONDER (3)
SUGGESTED BET: ABERCROMBIE TAB (1) to win
An even contest here where the mid-race tempo looks light. Despite that LAVAZZA (9) might just have found the right race to work home over the top of them. A winner here 4 starts back when leading throughout, her past 2 have been a shade below her best, but she gets a chance to bounce back.
MISS LILY MAY (1) was taken back from gate 5 over this trip 2 starts back before charging home in the closing stages to arrive for a tidy win at big odds. Eased from gate 6 last start, she was hitting the line strongly from back in the pack. With the options from the gate, she gets her chance to challenge.
TODAYS HERO (2) speared out to look for an all the way win last start but was unable to see it out. #rd to the subsequent winner BARKWAY ARNOLD 2 starts back, he might just squeeze into the trail to feature in this.
REGAL NIGHTSHADE (6) was luckless 3 starts back over the 2138m when hitting dead-ends. Pressing ahead to take control here last start, he took them all the way and despite the wide gate is right in the fight.
SELECTIONS: LAVAZZA (9), MISS LILY MAY (1), TODAYS HERO (2), REGAL NIGHTSHADE (6)
FORTES IN FIDE (1) was obliged to roll the sleeves and do it the tough way here last start when sent to race first over. In for the fight, he was 5m in arrears of the winner, HEADWIN. Only 2m from the winner VENUS JUJON after leasing here 4 starts back, he has the options to arrive for the prize.
BIG GEM MONTANA (2) has finished top-2 in 5 of his 9 outings here on The Triangle, the latest when setting the speed from gate 3 before being collared in the closing stages by HEADWIN. Forced to hang tough 2 starts back at Marburg, the distance is a query, but he can challenge.
APACHE WHITESOX (8) was eased from gate 5 last start to secure position before attacking the line strongly in the closing stages to be 6m from the winner. With the early trail he can chime in late here.
ROCKNROLL DA GAMA (6) has nearly covered as much territory as his explorer namesake in recent weeks and comes into this after a midfield finish at Narrabri last start. A Marburg winner 3 starts back from the stand, he has podium claims here.
SELECTIONS: FORTES IN FIDE (1), BIG GEM MONTANA (2), APACHE WHITESOX (8), ROCKNROLL DA GAMA (6)
SUGGESTED BET: FORTES IN FIDE (1) to win
KATACHA MAN (1) is a big winner at the marble drop, having been forced to negotiate some tough gates in recent outings. Sent forward from gate 6 to grind it out in the breeze 2 starts back over this trip, he was able to fight them off to score a gritty win. Only 3m in arrears last start, he can take control of this.
ASHLEE NITRO (7) was shooting for the hat-trick last start when doing her share of early work to secure position before receiving cover and then making a closing play to be just a half-neck from the winner. Swooping over the top at her previous 2 to score, she will be dressed and ready to dance up the lane.
SUGARKANE (4) has a great strike rate here on The Triangle and has been runner-up at her past 2 starts. Strong to the line behind JINGLES BROMAC last time, she can be chiming in here.
SPRINGFIELD SPIRIT (8) was closing soundly last start to be midfield and 8m in arrears of the winner ONE OFF. The pegs look a good play here and darting down for the easy ride can chime in late.
SELECTIONS: KATACHA MAN (1), ASHLEE NITRO (7), SUGARKANE (4), SPRINGFIELD SPIRIT (8)
SUGGESTED BET: Exotics 1-4-7-8
ILLAWONG DREAMTIME (3) has been at the mercy of some tough gates of late, the most recent when working home in nice order from the 2nd line when within 2m of the winner KING OF TRUMPS. With good speed out of the machine, a return to the front line is a big plus and he can capitalise.
SWEET AS (8) tried to utilise gate 1 to advantage last start and look for an all the way win over the 2040m trip. Leading them deep into the stretch, she could not repel the closing challengers, forced to settle for the bronze. Needing some luck from this alley, a strong tempo will suit her cause.
BLUE MOON RISING (5) eased from gate 5 over the AP 2138m trip last start and was buried against the pegs as STINGER LINDENNY controlled it. With some up-front tempo, he can charge late.
IDEAL SITUATION (6) has the tough gate to overcome but he has been racing well enough against stronger opponents in recent starts to feature here. Only 4m away last start, he can swoop.
SELECTIONS: ILLAWONG DREAMTIME (3), SWEET AS (8), BLUE MOON RISING (5), IDEAL SITUATION (6)
SUGGESTED BET: ILLAWONG DREAMTIME (3) to win