Camera IconLuke Dittman winning on So You Win (left) in the Winx colours. Trackside Photography Credit: Supplied
On the seven-day back-up, So You Win was originally going to head to Sydney to race on Saturday but trainer Chris Waller made the call to keep him in Queensland where he has been consistent without breaking through.
The six-year-old ran fourth behind Ranier on Stradbroke day over 1600m and while Tighe admits the 2150m of the Ipswich Cup will test So You Win, he has drawn sweetly to get the trip.
“He wasn’t going to race in Ipswich because the distance will probably test him right out,” he said.
“He is good up to 2000m, he was nominated for Sydney over that distance but the horse is fit and well after last Saturday so they can’t get him any fitter so while he is up here, it saves travelling him down south again.
“He (Waller) made the decision to leave him here and scratch in Sydney. He has got the good barrier and the good jock (Luke Dittman) here who has ridden him a lot, we would like to win an Ipswich Cup.”
Stablemate Humbolt Current is also in the market ($8) while Peter Moody’s In Good Health ($4.80) and Matt Dunn’s Laure Me In ($4.20) round out the top chances in betting.