The Professor brings us today’s bet of the day from Ipswich.
Ipswich Race 6
#1 Contemptuous $1.65 with TopSport
Seems like we’ve had a lot of bets at the pointy end of the market lately which is unusual, but where there is value there is value. Contemptuous comes off of a 3.6L 3rd to Weona Smartone at Doomben last start over 1100m. I rate that form very highly and it looks a very strong reference for this. On that occasion Contemptuous jumped ok but settled worse than midfield in a very fast run race. Ran home very strongly as one of the only horses to make up any ground in the race and was far from disgraced. Prior to that was beaten 4.3L by Amiche on the Heavy track at Doomben over 1050m when sat outside the lead in a solidly ran race and was just no match for the winner late. Again that looks like a really strong form reference for this. Here drops back in class, gets a nice draw in barrier 2, keeps Ben Thompson on board and goes up to the 1200m which looks like it will suit. Should be able to take up a nice position just behind the speed and expect him to be strong late. Will be surprised if this horse doesn’t start shorter than the current quote.