Ballina for our Thursday meeting in country New South Wales, we have seven races on the card here with nice fields engaged throughout the day for punters to have a bet into. The rail is true, track is currently a soft 5, but with hot weather expected over the next few days the track should be good.
QUADDIES (races 4-5-6-7)
Skinny Play: 1,3,4 - 5,6 - 1,5,7 - 2,8
Wide Play: 1,3,4,7 - 3,5,6 - 1,5,7,8 - 2,5,7,8
BEST BET: R2 – 12. THE LAWYER
Next Best Bet: R5 – 5. GIVEM HELL
Best Roughie: R3 – 6. NORTHERN DIVINE
No7 GLAMOROUS MISS should be much improved for the debut run where she found the line well enough. The step up to 1300m is suitable, and she can sit closer from the inside gate.
No6 SNOW SPARKLE
No9 STAR STRYKER
No2 GREEN CASH
VALUE RUNNER: No9 STAR STRYKER
No12 THE LAWYER (BEST BET) comes out of a really good race fresh behind Love and Rock It. The form has already stacked up quite well. He looks the likely leader here from the inside gate and should be breaking his maiden here.
No11 SET TO CONQUER
No9 YEAH THE BOYS
No8 VOUCH FOR ME
VALUE RUNNER: No9 YEAH THE BOYS
No6 NORTHERN DIVINE (BEST ROUGHIE) drops in grade from a solid enough midweek race last start and should be suited by the step up to the mile. Should roll forward, and if so looks hard to beat in an average race.
No8 DARK ELEMENT
VALUE RUNNER: No6 NORTHERN DIVINE
No3 SNUGGLE POT will go forward here and was a strong winner last start at Warren, and drops in grade for this.
No4 CLOUD CONSORT
No7 DUBAWI SNIPER
VALUE RUNNER: No4 CLOUD CONSORT
No5 GIVEM HELL (NEXT BEST BET) belted them when breaking the maiden at the Gold Coast in fast time, this isn’t much stronger and the wide gate is no concern for mine.
No6 BULLION BELLE
No3 WESTERN ALLIANCE
VALUE RUNNER: No3 WESTERN ALLIANCE
No5 HUMILITY has been going well enough as of late and finds a winnable race here, and is much suited stepping up to the mile.
No1 CALL THE CAPTAIN
No8 WINDMILL FOLLIES
VALUE RUNNER: No1 CALL THE CAPTAIN
No2 LOCUS won in good style last start at the Sunshine Coast and has been well placed here to win again.
No8 MIA’S GOT CLASS
VALUE RUNNER: No7 SILENTO