Ipswich Racing Preview 16th May

Gai Waterhouse Classic (BR5) – Top weight galloper Mascareri is coming off an impressive last start win in the listed Silk Stocking on the Gold Coast for the Peter Snowden stable and is every chance of a solid performance over the 1350 metres here. Although could struggle on the surface with a drying track and fine weather predicted. Moss River is every chance of snatching victory with her impressive Dead track record of three starts for two wins and a second. Kelly Schweida trained mare Raise Up is in impressive form after storming home at Doomben two weeks however has drawn awkwardly with barrier thirteen. Hidden Kisses will test her impressive second up record after an average performance in the Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes at Doomben. She has had three second up starts for two wins and a second and is sure to feature in the finish.
Selections: Moss River, Raise up, Bianca Jewel, Hidden Kisses. 

Ipswich Cup (BR6) - Impressive New Zealand galloper Ginga Dude will carry 4.5kgs more than his nearest rival in the listed Ipswich Cup. The Graeme Boyd trained gelding has had an impressive prep finishing third in the Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup at Doomben and third in the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup in his most recent start. Four year old Shenzhou Steeds has drawn well with barrier one after traveling up from Flemington and is every chance a winner after beating impressive company in Melbourne at the beginning of last month. Mr Light Blue is unbeaten over track and distance and should be better for his recent runs in Brisbane, Jeff Llyod saddles up from barrier ten and he should find a nice position early to give the Barry Baldwin trained gelding every chance of featuring in the finish.
Selections: Mr Light Blue, Shenzhou Steeds, Ginga Dude, Fantastic Blue 

Eye Liner Stakes (BR7) - Undoubtedly the most competitive field of the day the listed Eye Liner stakes shapes to be a great race. 2010 and 2011 winner Adnocon is back for a tilt at his third title with Damian Browne on board. Adnocon is first up and has drawn well with barrier ten and should sit midfield off the rail before featuring in the finish. Kelso Wood trained galloper Belltone has been riden without any luck his last two starts and could have arguably won both races finishing fifth in the Group 3 BRC sprint at Doomben and second in the Group 2 QTC Cup at Eagle Farm. He has finally struck some luck with the barriers drawing eight with QLD’s best Chris Munce gaining the ride. Robert Heathcote features two chances in the race with both Gundy Son and Funtantes coming off solid fourth place finishes in top company.
Selections: Belltone, Adnocon, Gundy Son, Funtantes 

T.L. Cooney QTIS (BR8) - The final race of the program is a Three-Years-Old Handicap over 1350 metres. Top weight Klebenjar was narrowly beaten at Doomben however has drawn poorly with barrier fifteen. Liam Birchley trained Filly Goldslick boasts an impressive three wins from four starts over the distance and has been racing in much better company of late. Sunshine Coast trained galloper Diet is unbeaten over track and distance after winning his last two starts at Ipswich with Larry Cassidy on board who retains the ride this weekend. Kiwi bread Vacallo is joined in the saddle by Damian Browne and should be a chance after drawing barrier four.
Selections: Diet, Brauhauser, Goldslick, Klebenjar