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Australian Racing: Whisky Dream can sink Ipswich rivals

There are five meetings due to take place on Wednesday including metro fixtures at Ascot, Sandown Lakeside and Ipswich.

Race 10 Ascot

Memory Parade @ 8.00

Race 7 Sandown Lakeside

Patchouli Dream @ 4.80

Race 2 Ipswich

Whisky Dream @ 1.60

Parade for Challenge glory

The most valuable race on the marathon 12-race card at Ascot is the 10th race of the day, the 1500m Listed Challenge Stakes for three-year-olds.

Neville Parnham’s Investmentstrategy looks likely to jump as favourite having won two of his four starts so far at three.

Both of those have come at this Listed level, including when winning by a narrow margin in the Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic over this course and distance at the start of December.

The colt won on a good 4 track that day and returns from a spell here having contested barrier trials at Larkhill and Belmont Park in recent weeks. 

The son of Playing God has to concede weight to his rivals here and with that in mind MEMORY PARADE is preferred for the Sean & Jake Casey team.

The filly sprung a surprise when belying odds of $16 to salute over 1300m at Belmont Park when debuting at the start of last month.

The selection made all the running that day but has since shown that was no fluke, with two big efforts, including when narrowly beaten in a Pinjarra Class 1 handicap next time.

The pick returned to winning ways when successful by a narrow margin over this course and distance earlier this month and she looks ready for this step up in grade.

Jade McNaught takes the ride here and receiving weight from most of her rivals, her mount looks up to completing a double. 

Dream for Sandown success

The penultimate race at Sandown Lakeside looks to be a competitive Benchmark 64 handicap for three-year-old fillies.

The 1200m event sees Pia Mia bid to register her second victory, having impressed when winning by five lengths over 1100m at Stony Creek on her penultimate start.

The daughter of Lonhro is expected to have her supporters, having registered a third over 1000m on the Hillside course here last month.

Ciaron Maher’s filly steps up in distance here and, while she was beaten less than two lengths that day, PATCHOULI DREAM is the pick for trainer Ben Brisbourne. 

The selection has been allocated an inside barrier here and showed good form when making all to win first up this spell, when contesting an 1170m Benchmark 58 handicap at Wangaratta.

The pick went on to finish third when racing down the straight in an 1100m Benchmark 78 handicap at Flemington subsequently and she was beaten less than a length when fourth here last time.

That latest effort came when contesting a Benchmark 64 handicap over this distance under her jockey here Ryan Houston.

The Puissance De Lune filly has competed at a higher level in the past and she looks up to recording her third career win. 

Dream to win at Ipswich

A soft 6 track is expected at Ipswich with the second race on the card a 1690m Class 3 handicap contest. 

WHISKY DREAM is the pick here having performed well on wet tracks of late, including when winning by over two-and-a-half-lengths in a 1640m Class 1 handicap at Doomben last month.

The four-year-old raced on a soft 7 track when winning by a similar margin in a 1660m Benchmark 68 handicap at the same venue subsequently.

The gelding is versatile tactically, having gone well from the front in the past, as well as having registered good efforts when racing from off the pace.

Apprentice Cejay Graham gets on well with the son of Dream Ahead and she can steer him to his third consecutive victory. 

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