Ballarat (Wednesday) Betting Preview & Tips

Betting tips for every race at Ballarat. Today’s best bet is in race 4.

Tue, 23 May, 5:37 AM


Racing returns to Ballarat on a Wednesday for the first time in a month.

The false rail will be at the six metres position from the 600m to the winning post and at the three-metre position for the remainder.

The track is rated as a Good 4 and with showers forecast it could get a bit damp. Rain has been a constant in Victoria lately.


QUADDIES (races 5,6,7,8)

Skinny Play: 3,9 / 1,2,5 / 3,5,13 / 5,9,15

Wide Play: 2,3,6,7,9 / 1,2,4,5,7 / 3,4,5,7,8,13 / 1,4,5,,8,9,12,15



Next Best Bet: R8 –  8. MESCLUN

Best Roughie: R6 – 2. SAHARA SIREN

R1 – 1.00pm. Ableworks Maiden – 1100m.

No8 MESCLUN She appears a serious contender here on her two prompt runs this campaign. Latest ran a close second over 1000m against fillies in a maiden at Cranbourne on May 12. She drops a half-kilo to 56.5kg to race against the males.


No5 HURRY HARRIET She was spelled following her fifth over 1500m at Mornington on October 2. Has been given a long break to mature and resumes here without a trial, but she had produced a forward showing fresh before.


No3 DUECOURSE She was a cheapie at $10,000 as a yearling. But she does get the Group 1 winning jockey Craig Williams to ride at her debut. There is no trial form and must take on trust here.


No1 ALL VEGAS He struck a quagmire when finishing 10th in a 1200m maiden at Warrnambool on May 3. Chelsea Hall rides here and her 1.5kg claim drops his weight to 56.5kg. His prior form was good.



R2 – 1.30pm. Porter Plant 3YO Maiden – 1600m.

No5 GRAND TETON Received something of a glowing report from the jockey when he believed he was searching for more ground underfoot after his ninth over 1400m in a 3yr maiden at Bendigo on May 5. He was the $2.90 favourite that day.


No8 ROYAL ORDER Showed plenty of hear when winding up to finish a solid second over 1400m in a maiden at his debut at Pakenham on May 11. He looks like the longer trip here should suit and can be one of the main dangers here.


No10 SCHOLARLY kept chasing the winner though could not match his speed when finishing second over 1500m at his debut at Kembla Grange on April 22. The Sydney-trained three-year-old makes his Victorian debut here and keep safe.


No4 GOORNONG GALAXY Rose to the occasion late when finishing sixth over 1400m in a 3yr maiden at Bendigo on May 5. That was his second start and suspect he has room for some improvement and can be in the firing line.


No9 SATCHMO was first-up when he ran fifth in a 1300m maiden at Bendigo on May 5. He may have only battled to the line but he should be fitter for the outing and with three runs under his belt can now show.



R3 – 2.00pm. Bond Homes 2YO Handicap – 1000m.

No6 PREZADO This is a deep maiden and suggest punters be wary. Was a $50,000 yearling graduate from the Premier sale and did close hard in a recent jump-out at Werribee. Gets top jockey Damian Lane to ride.


No5 EL MAGNIFICENCE Earned praise for his easy win in an 800m trial at Cranbourne on May 8. He is a son of leading sire Magnus and from the astute stable of Pat Carey. The barrier (10) is awkward at debut.


No1 STRELA is out to keep his slate clean after his debut win at Bendigo last year. He led narrowly before headed in a trial over 800m at Cranbourne on May 8. That was on a rain soaked track and commands strong respect.


No10 HOLY SEAL Has found one better at her two career starts. Latest she ran second at Wangaratta over 1000m against 3f in a maiden on May 8. She has stable jockey Dean Yendall to ride for leading trainer Darren Weir.



R4 – 2.30pm. City Of Ballarat Handicap – 1000m.

No2 CAPTAIN CRACKERJAK He came back with a strong first-up win and appeals here.


No5 MALAN Can show up in the placings here though he rarely wins.


No1 JIMMIAN he looks to be at his peak now with three runs under his belt.



R5 – 3.00pm. OTI Handicap – 2200m.

No9 ROLDANA she is going to appreciate stretching out to the longer trip and will improve on her fifth over 1800m at Sandown on May 10. Would expect her to be running on strongly for jockey Damien Oliver at the finish.


No5 THE DOMINATOR Won his maiden over 3200m here before finishing second in the Champion Novice Hurdle (3200m) at Warrnambool on May 3. Promising jumper who might surprise here.


No3 BERNIE BOY is searching for a hat-trick after warmed up to this with successive wins over 2000m. Latest won the Willaura Cup at Arat on April 29. Sure this is harder but racing full of vitality and would not ignore.


No1 DREADED Found his top game to win on the synthetic track over 1900m at Geelong on May 9. He is back on the turf here but he will appreciate the trip and drops a kilo to 59.5kg on his last win.



R6 – 3.30pm. Hygain F&M Handicap – 1600m.

No5 LADY PROVOCATEUR she looks suited here after winning at Pakenham two starts ago. Latest she ran a good third over 1700m on a bog track at Warrnambool on May 4. She gets her chance here to win again drawn on the rail.


No1 RISING HOPE she struck a bog track when running eighth to Go Like The Clappers over 1700m at Warrnambool on May 4. She faces a superior track here and with Lachlan King’s 2kg claim drops to 58kg. Makes appeal.


No2 SAHARA SIREN (BEST ROUGHIE) has Mitchell Aitken’s 2kg allowance to reduce her impost to 58kg. She faced a bog track when finishing seventh against her own sex over 1400m at Warrnambool on May 4. Back on good going here.


No4 CHAMPAGNE READY won at Kembla Grange two starts ago. She gets ace jockey Craig Williams to ride here and can go better than her last start third over 1600m against her own sex at Sandown on May 10.



R7 – 4.00pm. Sportsbet's New Racing Form Handicap – 1200m.

No13 NO TAN TAT (BEST BET) is a three-year-old filly with plenty of upside having won once and being placed second twice at four starts. She drops in class on her last-start close fourth to Special Diva over1400m at Caulfield in January. She did trial well to run second over 800m at Cranbourne on a bog track on May 8 and drawn gate six here should get a soft run.


No3 MISS IANO should be in the finish on her striking form of late with successive wins.


No5 SINGLERAINE She can finish well here back down a grade and is a reasonable chance.


No4 NOTIO broke the ice at her second start at Sandown. Heaps of room for further improvement.



R8 – 4.30pm. Hygain Handicap – 1400m.

No15 TRACEY’S STAR has won twice and been placed third at his four starts. She comes here off a narrow but brave win over 1200m at Pakenham on a rain soaked track on May 7. Ben Allen is the new rider and he looks hard to beat.


No9 APPROVED ANGER is a four-year-old who has a fence picket beside his name with a last-start win over 1200m here on April 24. Trainer Darren Weir has freshened him for this and his second-up record is okay.


No12 FALIKA she has won three times and been placed twice at her eight starts. She resumes here from a 118-day spell but she won three on the bounce and ran second at her final start at Caulfield over 2000m last campaign.


No5 DANTE’S FINALE may have peaked inside the final 50m but was a good effort to run second over 1300m at Sandown on May 10. He posted consecutive wins on outer provincial tracks in March and April. Respect.



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