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Southern raider Lite’N In My Veins has been given the top weight for the 2019 Listed $175,000 Channel Seven Ipswich Cup (2150m) at Ipswich on Saturday.

Mask Of Time, above, is the early favourite for the 2019 Ipswich Cup at Ipswich. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Mask Of Time, above, is the early favourite for the 2019 Ipswich Cup at Ipswich. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Lite’N In My Veins  with 59kg is one three horses from the stable of Ciaron Maher and David Eustace with Mask Of Time the second top weight with 58.5kg while Sopressa has been allocated 54kg.

Lite’N In My Veins was a winner two starts back over 1600m at Morphettville before finishing eighth in the Group 3 $140,000 Ascot Green Lord Mayor’s Cup (1600m) at Eagle Farm on May 25.

Early betting for the Ipswich Cup at Ladbrokes.com.au has Lite’N In My Veins sharing the second line of betting at $5 with the Kris Lees trained High Opinion who is on the 54kg minimum.

High Opinion has consistent form with four placings before a last start seventh in the Listed $150,000 W J McKell Cup (2400m) at Rosehill on June 1 while his previous best effort was a second two starts back in the Listed $170,000 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup (2000m) at Wagga on May 3.

Lite’N In My Veins’ stablemate Mask Of Time is coming off a last start tenth to Life Less Ordinary in the Group 2 $500,000 A.D. Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast on May 4 and sits at the top of the Ipswich Cup market order at $3.50 while Sopressa is marked at $6.

Kiwi stayer Sampson has been allocated 56.5kg and is at the double figure odds of $26 after finishing down the track when tenth to Kenedna in the Group 2 $400,000 Bundaberg Rum P.J. O’Shea Stakes (2200m) at Doomben on June 1.

Early betting for the 2019 Ipswich Cup at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3.50 Mask Of Time, $5 High Opinion, Lite’N In My Veins, $6 Sopressa, $8 Fighting Teo, $10 Bergerac, Travistee, $12 Ruby Guru, $15 Terra Sancta, $21 Master Zephyr, $26 Sampson, $34 Meteorologist, $41 First Crush, It Ain’t All Honey, $51 Morendi, $67 Mymming, Zanyetta, $151 Latino Lover, Tucano.

Weights for the 2019 Ipswich Cup (2150m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Hcp Rating
1 0200×66818 LITE’N IN MY VEINS G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 59kg 59kg 101
2 1240×32460 MASK OF TIME (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2 58.5kg 58.5kg 100
3 3414412470 SAMPSON (NZ) G 9 Howard Mathews 3 56.5kg 56.5kg 96
4 991292×969 BERGERAC G 5 Steve Tregea 4 56kg 56kg 95
5 86×8725850 FIRST CRUSH G 7 Chris Munce 5= 54.5kg 54.5kg 92
6 78×0567827 SOPRESSA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5= 54kg 52.5kg 92
7 x7757x7400 MORENDI G 6 Darren Graham 7 54kg 53.5kg 90
8 39640×0270 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 7 Tony Haydon 8 54kg 52.5kg 88
9 51×8832227 HIGH OPINION G 7 Kris Lees 9 54kg 51kg 85
10 9724286411 FIGHTING TEO G 4 Kevin Kemp 10= 54kg 49.5kg 82
11 17×1512651 RUBY GURU (NZ) M 5 Michael Nolan 10= 54kg 47.5kg 82
12 4x65456x24 ZANYETTA (NZ) M 5 Paul H Duncan 12 54kg 45.5kg 78
13 x52528x396 TERRA SANCTA (NZ) M 4 Tony Pike 13= 54kg 45kg 77
14 x62032x121 TRAVISTEE (NZ) M 5 Paul Jenkins 13= 54kg 45kg 77
15 287×711835 MYMMING M 4 Stuart Kendrick 15 54kg 44kg 75
16 4633xL8100 TUCANO (IRE) H 8 Tony Haydon 16 54kg 44kg 71
17 8588415242 METEOROLOGIST G 8 Marcus Wilson 17 54kg 43kg 69
18 43×2195145 IT AIN’T ALL HONEY G 4 Desleigh Forster 18 54kg 42.5kg 68
19 x760482158 LATINO LOVER G 5 Ethan Ensby 19 54kg 38kg 59

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.