Daily Racing Tips – Saturday, June 18

Ipswich: Race 5 (2:03pm)
No. 6 The Big Goodbye

The Big Goodbye looks beautifully placed to win at Ipswich today.

The Big Goodbye has returned three smart efforts since resuming this time, but he has also noticeably improved with each, and he recorded a bullish win at this grade at Doomben last time out.

He steps out today in peak order and is drawn to receive a lovely run.

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Ipswich: Race 6 (2:38pm)
No. 3 Miss Hipstar

I’ve been with her throughout her entire campaign and this looks to be the easiest task that she has been set, so I think we’d be foolish to jump off Miss Hipstar now!

The Star Turn filly flashed home to finish second at Listed level when resuming and she hasn’t enjoyed the best of luck in either of the Gold Coast Guineas or the Helen Coughlan Stakes since.

She strikes this race in peak order and the $14 about her at publish looks a touch of overs.

Flemington: Race 9 (4:33pm)
No. 9 Fluorescent Star

She didn’t show a lot in the Straight Six last time, but this is a drop in class for Fluorescent Star and I am confident that she can bounce back.

The Zoustar mare returned a nice effort to finish third behind Juan Diva at Caulfield first-up this time, and she was only denied by the classy I Am Me in BM78 company second-up.

Michael Dee should be able to find a nice position in running from barrier 2 and she will carry just 54kgs.

Ipswich: Race 9 (4:37pm)
No. 5 Tahitian Dancer

Tahitian Dancer has been excellent recently, and the Gai Waterhouse Classic is the perfect race for her.

She hinted at above-average ability during her three-year-old season for Mornington-based trainer Shane Nichols, but she really does seem to have found her best this time for Tony Gollan.

She is yet to strike in four starts back this time, but I loved the way that she hit the line at her last two, and she is ready to win.