2024 Gai Waterhouse Classic Details

Race 9 at Ipswich Racecourse on Saturday 22nd June 2024.

The Gai Waterhouse Classic is a Listed race held at Ipswich racecourse over 1200 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $160,000 this year.

nnYou can read more about the race history, lead-up races and past winners on the Gai Waterhouse Classic page.

Gai Waterhouse Classic 2024 Preview

Track: Soft 5 Weather: Fine

Open field. Midnight In Tokyo is racing well and should be around the mark from the draw. Eagle Nest is hard to catch but more than good enough. Grey River brings in some different form lines but should give this a shake. Woolombi has a tough draw to overcome but goes in the mix. Party For Two needs luck from the barrier but this race suits.

2024 Gai Waterhouse Classic Runner by Runner

1. Tashi (17)


2. Eagle Nest (2)

Proving hard to catch lately but best is good enough. Maps for a kind run from barrier 2.

3. Bezique (16)

Has plenty of ability and a lot to like about the back to back second placings. Tough draw but good enough to win.

4. Grey River (18)

Brings in some good form and can bounce back off last run. Good enough at its best.

5. You’ll Be Mist (19)

Can’t have.

6. Midnight In Tokyo (9)

Deserving favourite who handles all conditions and has the right running pattern. Slightly awkward draw but this race suits and should prove hard to beat.

7. Jaja Chaboogie (6)

Can’t have.

8. Sneaky Paige (5)

Prefer others.

9. Le Melody (13)


10. Wollombi (14)

heavily backed on the new stable debut. Tough draw but well positioned in this field and has some very strong form to its name. Can win.

11. Party For Two (11)

Honest runner who has nearly halved in price since markets opened. Slightly awkward draw but will be hard to hold out in this.

12. Lady Of Luxury (8)

Can’t have.

13. Typhoon Taavi (7)

Building an imposing record recently and notched up another win last start. Well placed to give this a shake.

14. Black On Beauty (3)

Can’t have.

15. Blue Spinel (1)

Prefer others.

16. Junqueira (15)

Didn’t do a lot fresh but suited up in trip and will be running on hard.

17. Crazy Train (10)

Can’t have.

18. Burning Bell (12)

Prefer others.

19. Centre Bounce (4)

Can’t have.

20. All Stashed Up (20)

This looks too tough.

Gai Waterhouse Classic 2024 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 Eagle Nest
4 Grey River
13 Typhoon Taavi
10 Wollombi

Previews for other races this week

Listed Eye Liner Stakes 2024 (Ipswich 1350m)

Listed Ipswich Cup 2024 (Ipswich 2150m)

Listed Belmont Guineas 2024 (Belmont 1600m)

Listed Civic Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic 2024 (Ipswich 1200m)

2024 Gai Waterhouse Classic Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 10 Wollombi
2nd 3 Bezique 0.43 length
3rd 11 Party For Two 1.45 lengths
4th 4 Grey River 1.77 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: 1. Tashi, 9. Le Melody, 19e. Centre Bounce, 20e. All Stashed Up.