Daily Racing Tips – Thursday, December 24

Ipswich: Race 2 (1:37pm AEDT)
No. 3 Wild And Ready

Wild And Ready hasn’t been seen at the races since June, but she looks to be a decent type, and she can break her maiden at Ipswich this afternoon.

The Better Than Ready mare finished fourth at each of her three appearances during her debut prep, finding form around good gallopers.

She is drawn well today and can begin her rise through the grades.

Ipswich: Race 3 (2:12pm AEDT)
No. 1 Urbino

Urbino has been charged with carrying a decent topweight, but he’ll get some relief with an apprentice aboard, and he has a class edge over most of these rivals.

The Kris Lees-trained stayer has been a model of consistency this time, winning three and placing in two from six starts.

This is a decent drop in class from a midweek race at Eagle Farm last week and he is rock-hard fit.

Ipswich: Race 6 (3:57pm AEDT)
No. 4 Harlequin Field

Harlequin Field has made just one appearance at the races and it was way back in July, but he has trialled extremely well in the lead-up to his return, and he can win this race.

The Deep Field gelding went around at Kembla Grange on debut, racing fairly and finishing midfield, but his trials have suggested that he has taken big benefit from his time away.

He has drawn a peach and on exposed form, I think he’s the one to beat.

Ipswich: Race 8 (5:10pm AEDT)
No. 1 Blackboots

Blackboots’ chances of winning were all but dashed immediately when she missed the start at Eagle Farm last week, but this looks an easier race, and she is up to winning.

The Wandjina mare has been a model of consistency without being able to record her second career win this prep, and she kept all of her best work for late at Eagle Farm last week.

She is at peak fitness and might not be offered a better opportunity to win than this.