Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

$201 Winner at Ipswich Track; Outsider Proves Real Danger

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

$201 Winner at Ipswich Track; Outsider Proves Real Danger

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BEAUDESERT trainer Ben Ahrens created quite a stir with the win of Danger Annie at the latest Ipswich race meeting.

Danger Annie won the 1200 metre maiden on the card at closing UBET fixed odds of $201.

It was the fifth career start and second from a spell for Danger Annie and the long odds reflected the latest first up result of last of 10 starters at the Sunshine Coast beaten nine lengths a fortnight earlier.

The $201 odds were despite a third placing at her only start at Ipswich, which was her first career start back in March of this year.

Despite a wide draw at 14 of 15 starters, jockey Wanderson D'Avila was able to secure the win just holding off a favoured runner in Tony Gollan's Splitter.

To add further interest to the race, there was a dead heat for third with the prize split between Robert Heathcote's Vienna Moon and Rex Lipp's Rotindy.

After 40mm of rain earlier in the week, the track carried a soft rating into the race and this may have been the key to Danger Annie turning her fortunes around.

The row of storms that swept across the south east on Friday coincided with the race although there was little rain at Bundamba on the day as the storms split and passed by.

Successful visitors

IN the first race at Ipswich last Friday, winner Heart of a Rebel travelled from Oakey to start a day of successful travellers from far and wide.

Heart of a Rebel won the 2170 metre maiden with Micheal Hellyer aboard after making the 250 kilometre round trip from the Downs.

The first success came for the five-year-old mare at her 17th career start and fifth start at Ipswich.

Heart of Rebel's win was followed by a Gold Coast winner with Wudang Blade for trainer Marcus Wilson and jockey Michael Cahill, before the Sunshine Coast's Strike Sika won for Trevor Thomas and Nathan Thomas.

Beaudesert's Danger Annie for Ben Ahrens and Wanderson D'Avila was next before a couple of Eagle Farm based gallopers won in Vol Vallee for David Murphy and Tiffani Brooker, and The Overdraft for Robert Heathcote and Ronnie Stewart. …

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