In a very short space of time TRL has had a Group 1 runner Lethal Thoughts and a Listed runner in Luna Rocks, proving that quality does matter. 

Well done to our bloodstock team and all owners from all teams that realise “the only thing that is free in racing is patience, but it’s the most important thing”. 

This Saturday the Queensland Rogues have The Big Goodbye as favourite in the $100,000 Sprint at the Ipswich standalone meeting, so good luck to all the Rogues.

Now let’s have a look at the major chances from our TRL trainers for this Saturday. 

 

THE BIG GOODBYE JUST KEEPS GIVING

Everyone would love to own a horse like The Big Goodbye and the Queensland Rogues will be out in force on Ipswich Cup day to cheer on their war horse.  

“He was a brilliant last start winner on a Soft track but has thrived in the stable since then and this bloke never runs a bad race” trainer Rob Heathcote said. 

Rob also has Hamlet Von Snitzel (Race 2) that is short in the Sportsbet market at $3.50, he’s already a winner at Ipswich and has won in this class. 

BET: The Big Goodbye – Win  (Ipswich Race 5) 

BET: Hamlet Von Snitzel – Win (Ipswich Race 2)

 

GOLLAN LOOKING TO JOIN THE IPSWICH PARTY

As always 8 time premiership-winning trainer Tony Gollan heads to Ipswich with a stack of prominent chances. 

Honey Pot (Race 1) is a talented filly with plenty of natural speed who finished off extremely well at Eagle Farm last start. 

Inasec (Race 6) has already been belted from $9 to $6, she jumps well, should be in the leading pack and gave no one a chance last start at Doomben. 

Vinco (Race 8) is a winner track and distance which is a big headstart at Ipswich. 

BET:  Inasec – Each Way (Ipswich Race 6)

BET: Vinco – Each Way (Ipswich Race 8)

 

FREEDMANS LOOKING FOR A TWO-STATE DOUBLE

Juan Diva (Ipswich Race 9) is an extremely talented mare capable of a withering finishing burst which saw her win two starts back in super impressive fashion. 

She’s a $5.50 chance and looks to be a great each way bet. 

At Rosehill, Cognac has firmed from $17 to $12 on Sportsbet in early markets. From a good gate it should get a great run and be hard to catch. 

BET: Juan Diva – Each Way (Ipswich Race 9)

BET: Cognac – Each Way (Rosehill Race 5) 

 

GAI PAYING FOR THE ROYAL ASCOT HOLIDAY

There’s no doubt Adrian Bott is doing a tremendous job of providing the winners while Gai Waterhouse enjoys a well deserved from the daily grind of training. 

Kibou Race 1 was gelded and won first-up, the 1400m looks ideal.

So United (Race 4) has taken time to get to full fitness, but is now fourth-up and gets a drier surface. 

Surf Dancer, Race 7, did the right thing by us last start and there’s no reason why he won’t run out a strong 2000metres. 

BET: Kibou- Win (Rosehill Race 1) 

BET: So United – Each Way (Rosehill Race 4)

BET: Surf Dancer – Win (Rosehill Race 7)

 

JOE PRIDE ON A ROLL

Trainer Joe Pride is bullish regarding Penso A Lei for the NSW Tycoons. She has only had the one barrier trial this campaign but Joe declared “she’ll be winning some races this preparation” which is always good to hear. 

On Saturday, Joe has Rubinocchi a $6.50 chance in Race 6, she was beaten narrowly last start and should improve. 

Mach Schnell (Race 8) is a $7.50 chance with Sportsbet, who goes forward and will make the most of Reece Jones 2kg claim. 

BET: Rubinocchi – Each Way (Rosehill Race 6) 

BET: Mach Schnell – Each Way (Rosehill Race 8)

 

CIARON MAHER & DAVE EUSTACE THANKS 

Firstly a massive THANKS to both Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace for their handling of Lethal Thoughts this campaign. Ciaron was terrific with the plethora of owners who turned out to cheer on Lethal last week in the JJ Atkins and we appreciate his effort. 

At Flemington, Quintello $3.20 has won 2 of 3 this prep and is clearly the one to beat. 

Secret Glamour – $8.50 showed plenty of fight last start and is primed for victory.

BET: Quintello – Each Way (Flemington Race 4)

BET: Secret Glamour – Each Way (Flemington Race 7)

 

JD HAYES RUNNING THE SHIP WITH BEN ENJOYING ROYAL ASCOT

Ben Hayes is another high profile trainer enjoying the spoils of Royal Ascot while his brother JD slaves away at home. 

Port Guillaume (Race 1) should get the brothers off to a flying start on a Heavy 8 track at Flemington. He was a real eye catcher last start and will strip fully fit. 

Rigal Star (Race 2) has been smashed in early Sportsbet markets $11 to $7 and is coming off two really good jump outs. 

BET: Port Guillaume – Each Way (Flemington Race 1)

BET: Rigal Star – Each Way (Flemington Race 2)

 

 Good luck and good punting. 

TK