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Ballarat race day is now at Casterton and we’re greeted with a Heavy 10 track with a penetrometer of 7.02.

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Tue, 26 Jul, 12:00 AM
Ballarat race day is now at Casterton and we’re greeted with a Heavy 10 track with a penetrometer of 7.02.

Showers are expected throughout the day and the rail is at the true position for the entire circuit.

QUADDIES (Races: 5-6-7-8)

SKINNY PLAY: 5,7 / 1,2 / 5,9 / 3,4,10

WIDE PLAY: 2,3,5,7 / 1,2,3,4,7 / 1,3,4,5,8,9,13 / 1,3,4,7,10,12,14

R1 12.30pm ECYCLE MAIDEN HURDLE 3480m

TREMEC was a former classy flat horse and he looks to have a bright future over the jumps on his good debut. If he backs up OK and shows any improvement, he should be winning.

BERNING DESIRE has good upside on his jumps debut. He looks to be the main danger.

DELIBERATE still has upside as a jumper. He'll stay all day so can be right in the finish.

OREGON'S GIRL is next best and KEMTAIN could lift with the top rider taking over.

SELECTIONS: No9 TREMEC, No2 Berning Desire, No4 Deliberate, No10 Oregon’s Girl

VALUE RUNNER: No3 Black Rushin’

R2 1.10pm QLS BM120 HURDLE 3480m

SLOWPOKE RODRIGUEZ can take a big step off his first jumps start for the season. He loves a bottomless track so should prove tough to beat.

FLEDGED keeps improving with every run over the jumps. He'll plough through the ground and be a danger.

CAROUN has more upside over the jumps and was going well when he was brought down last start.

DANZADOOZIE and TWIN TEA BAGS both have some claims with a betting watch on the jumps debutants.

SELECTIONS: No2 SLOWPOKE RODRIGUEZ, No5 Fledged, No4 Caroun, No1 Danzadoozie

VALUE RUNNER: No9 Encore Serenade

R3 1.50pm HYGAIN 2YO FILLIES MAIDEN PLATE 1200m

ABOVE AUTHORITY ran well behind a smart one on debut and the form’s strong since. With natural improvement she should be tough to beat.

LADY SKILLS did enough on debut. The gate might not matter on this ground so any improvement has her as a danger.

HONEY MAGIC will be steaming home and she'll plough through the ground.

LILY'S REWARD can be a big improver after having support on debut.

SELECTIONS: No1 ABOVE AUTHORITY, No9 Lady Skills, No7 Honey Magic, No10 Lily’s Reward

VALUE RUNNER: No5 Dimoshot

R4 2.30pm BALLARAT JUMPS FESTIVAL 20-21 AUG BM 120 STEEPLECHASE 3800m

I'LL'AVA'ALF put it all together last start and looks even better suited over the bigger fences. He'll plough through the ground and should be tough to beat.

ZED EM only needs a good ride from the apprentice to be the obvious danger. He's a promising jumper with more upside.

KING OF THE FOREST has claims if he brings his best.

SELECTIONS: No5 I’LL’AVA’AIF, No1 Zed Em, No2 King Of The Forest, No3 Hucknall

VALUE RUNNER: No4 Hucknall

R5 3.00pm CROWNBET F&M BM70 HANDICAP 1200m

SOUND WORKS wasn't beaten far at Listed level last start and she'll have no problems with the heavy ground. She'll get back off the pace but should run over the top of them.

GLENN ROAD will enjoy getting back to this trip and she handled the heavy OK last start.

REFUSE TO LOSE can bounce back after being caught in the slow lane last start.

ESPRIT'S CHOICE next best if she brings her best.

SELECTIONS: No5 SOUND WORKS, No7 Glenn Road, No3 Refuse To Lose, No2 Esprit’s Choice

VALUE RUNNER: No5 Sound Works

R6 3.30pm COLERAINE CUP 25/9 BM64 HANDICAP 1200m

RED CASINO loves the Casterton track and he ploughs through heavy ground. He'll lead or box seat and be tough to get past.

BIENVENIDO is flying on these sorts of tracks. He'll be off the speed and will be steaming home.

SHORTSPRESSO can go on with it now he's broken through.

Watch for any betting moves on the Tasmanian visitor INTO THE WIND.

SELECTIONS: No1 RED CASINO, No2 Bienvenido, No3 Shortspresso, No7 Into The Wind

VALUE RUNNER: No4 Princely Blaze

R7 4.00pm CASTERTON FOODWORDS BM64 HANDICAP 2000m

ZAFIKI should be hard to beat if she can get early luck from the wide gate. She'll run this out stronger than a lot of them.

ANGEL'S TOUCH is racing in peak form and looking for this trip. She'll be steaming home late.

UNDERCOVER POET is ready to improve out to his best trip.

FINE EMBERS, THE NARCISSIST and EMIRA all have some claims.

SELECTIONS: No5 ZAFIKI, No9 Angel’s Touch, No4 Undercover Poet, No1 Fine Embers

VALUE RUNNER: No3 Tons Of Dash

R8 4.30pm VALE JOHN O’FLAHERTY BM 64 HANDICAP 1800m

JUST CALL ME BRUCE is racing in great form on these sorts of tracks. Drawn for a perfect run to offset the weight, he should fight out the finish.

DOUBTLESS STAR has more upside than a lot of these. He'll give away a start and should be charging home.

REBEL REBEL looks a real wet tracker and she's open to more improvement.

RED SPYDER has to be included. He gets in OK with the claim back to this grade.

SELECTIONS: No3 JUST CALL ME BRUCE, No4 Doubtless Star, No10 Rebel Rebel, No1 Red Spyder

VALUE RUNNER: No12 Mannerelle

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