Sunday racing swings to Kilmore this Sunday for the running of the Kilmore Cup.
The Ballarat Cup is run on this Saturday so punters get the chance to bet on two cups in a weekend.
The Victorian spring racing carnival is still motoring strong up towards Christmas with a feast of racing at country venues this weekend.
The track is rated perfect as a Good 4 and the false rail will be at the True Position. With sunny weather forecast augurs well for another whopping day with nine races on this program.
QUADDIES (races 6,7,8,9)
Skinny Play: 7,8 – 8,9 – 4,9 - 3
Wide Play: 1,3,8,9 – 1,8,9 – 1,2,4,9 – 3,4,6
BEST BET: R7 – 9. ANOTHER COLDIE
Next Best Bet: R9 – 3. KNIGHT COMMANDER
Best Roughie: R1 – 1. KARMONAARON
No6 MAGNIKKA the winkers should help and only needs to go one better than at debut when ran second over 1106m maiden at Benella on November 12. Has top jockey Regan Bayliss to steer for Team Hayes.
No7 MAWZOONA gets a tongue-tie on here following her first start back from a spell when finished sixth over 1100m maiden at Hawkesbury on November 9. She had done well at her prior trials in the lead up and would forgive.
No1 KARMONAARON (BEST ROUGHIE) will be fresh resuming from a 20-week spell. He was well backed at his last start from $15 into $9 and then out to $8 before finishing ninth in a maiden back in July at Bendigo. Pay to watch betting.
No2 MILORD has been placed twice at three starts. Latest ran a close third over 1100m maiden at Ararat on November 11. Trainer Darren Weir has booked top stable rider John Allen to ride and would respect in this maiden.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 MILORD
No10 ROSEWEDGE showed she was well on tune for a big effort fresh with a very impressive trial win over 990m at Cranbourne on November 14. She throttled her opposition by 6.5 lengths and looks hard to beat here on resuming.
No11 BENELLA showed the benefit of a spell with an imposing trial win over 990m at Cranbourne on November 14. Gets the in-form jockey Jye McNeil to ride on her return to the racetrack and has pace to combat wide draw.
No3 AMERICAIN ROCK came in for some support last campaign and is resuming from a long 20-week spell. Top apprentice Ben Allen has been booked for his comeback but has no trial form to guide. Watch betting.
No1 BLACK ROE showed the benefit of having starts when came home nicely to land second over 1100m in maiden at Benella on November 12. That was his first placing at his fourth start. On the rise.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 BLACK ROE
No12 EM FOR MIRANDA with three seconds at her four starts she deserves a breakthrough win. Latest she ran on well to claim second over 1406m at Benella on November 14. With the in form Daniel Stackhouse to ride would respect.
No9 GEORGICA has had a four-week break since his last start when running a sound sixth over 1400m maiden for 3yo at Sale on October 29. He strikes similar opposition today and the extra distance should suit him from his last start.
No5 RIVERLEA HONOURS from three starts has finished inside the money twice. Looks to have good prospect here on last start close third over 1618m at Echuca on November 3. He is rock solid for this now.
No6 SNAKE CAVERN the extra gear change of having a tongue tie could lift. He has shown some glimpses of form in the past and on his efforts in two barrier trials over 900m and 1000m looks promising here.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 SNAKE CAVERN
No1 ECKHART showed a heap of promise at sole campaign with a brilliant maiden win over 1400m at Werribee last April. Has been given a long spell to fully mature and is back now as a four-year-old with only two starts.
No2 FINAL FLAME claimed a maiden win over 1400m three starts ago at Mildura. Latest ran on well to finish a close second over 1600m at Tatura on October 16. Has had a while between starts but is back to 1450m here and respect.
No6 SKY LAKE had no luck last start when finishing seventh over 1450m in a fillies and mares’ race here on October 24. She was a massive drifter from $7 out to $15 that day. She did battled on steadily and respect second-up.
No3 VILLARRICA is resuming from a long spell where she has matured. Latest effort ran a solid 10th over 1600m against fillies at Sandown on June 14. She won very well her maiden over 1500m last campaign.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 VILLARRICA
No3 HAMMERSTEIN has shown good form at his 15 starts. Latest finished right on the heels of the main placegetters, when running a good fourth over 1400m at Pakenham on November 16. This distance looks to suit.
No1 SASSOON was working home nicely when finishing third over 1600m at Cranbourne on November 10. Again is loaded with top weight on 60.5kg but has been carrying big weights at all recent starts and has performed well.
No7 VAINGLORIOUS had to dig very deep to claw to a narrow win over 1612m here on November 5. Was well liked that day when plunged from $8 into $4.20. Only just landed the plunge by centimetres and is down a kilo to 56.5kg.
No6 SEUL SPIRIT is a most seasoned sprinter with 53 starts under the belt. Has been racing well of late with a good fourth over 1600m at Ballarat on November 5. Rises 2.5kg to 56.5kg here for the drop in class and would respect.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 VAINGLORIOUS
No7 AMADEUS appears poised for a win following his strong second over 1450m at Kyneton on November 8. Looked most unlucky when not obtaining the breaks in the straight and looms as one of the main chances.
No8 LIGHT ‘N’ FIRE ran on well to claim sixth behind Hunamosa and Amadeus over 1450m at Kyneton on November 8. That was his second start from a three-week break and with top apprentice Ben Allen riding makes a case.
No9 LYCKA TILL has been the bridesmaid at past two starts. Latest ran a strong second over 1400m at Echuca on October 27. He carried 60kg that day and he drops to 57kg for today. Drawn on the rail and a good chance.
No4 IZENASHARK scored a brilliant win over 1200m at Seymour two starts ago. Latest ran on well to claim second over 1200m at Mornington on November 5. This is his third start back from a spell and is rock solid.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 IZENASHARK
No9 ANOTHER COLDIE (BEST BET) is a most promising type from the top stable of leading trainer Darren Weir, who has become a specialist at winning cups and this son of leading stallion Snitzel had been on fire claiming two great wins. Latest he blasted his rivals to win the Donald Cup (1620m) on November 19. He carried 54kg the same weight he carries today and can repeat the dose.
No8 FOX HALL is back in the country after two sound placings in the city and makes his case.
No10 SILVERA has been an absolute model of consistency with two city wins this campaign.
No1 MOHER is a Godolphin runner who comes here with a smart win at Flemington over 1400m.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 MOHER
No9 DIVINE QUALTY is a most consistent mare and deserves her chance at glory here. She ran a good sixth over 1400m at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day on November 7. Faces an easier field today and has the speed to be on pace.
No1 FALCOOL resume from a 25-week spell in style with a comfortable win over 1100 at Hamilton on October 29. He was the heavily backed $2.35 favourite that day and will command respect with a weight drop of 1.5kg to 60.5kg.
No4 WIDGEE TURF did well enough in a trial to run a comfortable third over 990m at Cranbourne on November 14. Goes well when racing fresh with a record of three starts for a win. Likes this distance too.
No2 LORD BARRINGTON showed he was tuned for this race with a good second over 1200m at Kyneton on November 8. He does skyrocket 3.5kg to 59.5kg here but faces a lesser opposition and is a chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 LORD BARRINGTON
No3 KNIGHT COMMANDER (NEXT BEST BET) made a very big impression at his debut for crack trainer Darren Weir when blasting his opposition over 1100m maiden at Kyneton on November 8. He raced away to win comfortably by 3.75 lengths that day. He gets a lovely alley in one and John Allen keeps the ride here. He does rise a kilo to 59.5kg but the start will have done him the world of good.
No4 LANGHRO led throughout to post a maiden win in grand style last start at Kyneton.
No9 THE CONSIGLIERA looks to have each-way claims on rock solid form here.
No7 EMERENTA has shown the early speed to be prominent and if can hold position is a hope.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 EMERENTA