Whodunnit failed to fire last time out, but she was racing in good form prior to that performance and I am happy to give her another chance in this small field at Ipswich this afternoon. The Court Command mare has posted two dominant wins this time and but was blocked for a run as the field turned form home last time out and was given no chance She’s drawn ideally in barrier 4 and rates well with Dale Smith jumping back in the saddle.
Dennis will carry winning form into the sixth at Swan Hill this afternoon and looks beautifully placed once more. The son of Strategic Maneuver has continued to improve with racing this time and finished third over 1000m at Tatura first-up, second at Mildura second-up before a well-earned maiden breaker at Tatura last time out. Dean Yendall can take the horse straight to the lead today and he will be tough to run down.
There’s plenty to like about She Goes Pop leading into the fourth at Ipswich today and she will prove extremely hard to be under the conditions of this race. The Ekraar mare was sent to the paddock after recorder four-consecutive placings in metro company through February and March and resumed for a credible third over 1400m at the Sunshine Coast three weeks ago. With natural improvement and Ryan Maloney aboard, she looks the winner.
Spicer is another horse that looks perfectly placed this afternoon and he’s drawn to get all the favours from barrier 5 in the penultimate at Swan Hill. Through her four starts this time, the Styker mare has been racing in tougher company than she finds today and was a smart winner at Warracknabeal first-up, before finishing fourth at her three most-recent efforts. She is rock-hard fit and ready to return to the winner’s stall.