Ballarat Cup countdown continues

SANDOWN HILLSIDE

SANDOWN HILLSIDE

QUADDIE

QUADDIE

1,3,4,5,7,8,9 – 1,2,4,5,10 – 3,6,11,15 – 1,6,12,14

1,3,4,5,7,8,9 – 1,2,4,5,10 – 3,6,11,15 – 1,6,12,14

$560 = 10% ($56)

$560 = 10% ($56)

BEST BETS FROM BALLARAT STABLES

BEST BETS FROM BALLARAT STABLES

BIA DIAMOND (Darren Weir) – Donald R5 on Sunday– broke a run of four second placings with win in 0-62 for fillies/mares at Cranbourne. Now that she has broken through, set to win again. Drawn well.

BIA DIAMOND (Darren Weir) – Donald R5 on Sunday– broke a run of four second placings with win in 0-62 for fillies/mares at Cranbourne. Now that she has broken through, set to win again. Drawn well.

SNOW COVER (Jim Mason) – Donald R6 – Donald Cup – Eachway. Has raced in better company. Will be fitter. Could run a cheeky race.

SNOW COVER (Jim Mason) – Donald R6 – Donald Cup – Eachway. Has raced in better company. Will be fitter. Could run a cheeky race.

BALLARAT STABLE FIRST STARTERS

BALLARAT STABLE FIRST STARTERS

COWEYES (Dierra Creek-Quick Streaker)  3yo gelding – Dunkeld R1 on Saturday -  trained by Andrew Payne

COWEYES (Dierra Creek-Quick Streaker)  3yo gelding – Dunkeld R1 on Saturday -  trained by Andrew Payne

CLEAR FORCE (Oamaru Force-Clear The Docks) 3yo filly – Donald R1 on Sunday - trained by Shane Garland

CLEAR FORCE (Oamaru Force-Clear The Docks) 3yo filly – Donald R1 on Sunday - trained by Shane Garland

PUISSANCE DE LUNE STUNNING

PUISSANCE DE LUNE STUNNING

Puissance De Lune provided one of the stories of the Melbourne Cup Carnival with his stunning tear away win in the $250,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, 2600m, at Flemington.

Puissance De Lune provided one of the stories of the Melbourne Cup Carnival with his stunning tear away win in the $250,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, 2600m, at Flemington.

Immediately installed as the early favourite for next year’s Melbourne Cup.

Immediately installed as the early favourite for next year’s Melbourne Cup.

The French import is now spelling and will return to Darren Weir’s stable in about a month ahead of an autumn campaign.

The French import is now spelling and will return to Darren Weir’s stable in about a month ahead of an autumn campaign.

Exciting times.

Exciting times.

COUNTRY CUP ASPIRANTS

COUNTRY CUP ASPIRANTS

PENNON goes after a fourth consecutive country cup victory at Dunkeld today.

PENNON goes after a fourth consecutive country cup victory at Dunkeld today.

Ballarat trainer Andrew Payne saddles up the six-year-old in the $25,000 Dunkeld Cup, 1800m.

Ballarat trainer Andrew Payne saddles up the six-year-old in the $25,000 Dunkeld Cup, 1800m.

Pennon is unbeaten since arriving from New Zealand with trainer Kevin Myers.

Pennon is unbeaten since arriving from New Zealand with trainer Kevin Myers.

He took out the Murtoa Cup first-up for Myers and then after a change of ownership and stable swept the St Arnaud and Mortlake Cups.

He took out the Murtoa Cup first-up for Myers and then after a change of ownership and stable swept the St Arnaud and Mortlake Cups.

Payne set Pennon for the St Arnaud-Mortlake-Dunkeld treble on acquiring him.

Payne set Pennon for the St Arnaud-Mortlake-Dunkeld treble on acquiring him.

Linda Meech has ridden the entire in each of his three wins this preparation and will again have the reins.

Linda Meech has ridden the entire in each of his three wins this preparation and will again have the reins.

Pennon shares top weight with his former stablemate Sonny Wellington on 58kg.

Pennon shares top weight with his former stablemate Sonny Wellington on 58kg.

Sonny Wellington has also been on the country cups trail, finishing second in the Avoca Cup, winning the Mt Wycheproof Cup and finishing fifth in the Ararat Gold Cup.

Sonny Wellington has also been on the country cups trail, finishing second in the Avoca Cup, winning the Mt Wycheproof Cup and finishing fifth in the Ararat Gold Cup.

COUNTRY cups king Darren Weir goes after another feature win with Midnight Glory in the $50,000 Donald Cup, 1620m, tomorrow.

COUNTRY cups king Darren Weir goes after another feature win with Midnight Glory in the $50,000 Donald Cup, 1620m, tomorrow.

Midnight Glory was not too far away in the stronger Seymour Cup two starts ago and then also finished within three lengths of the winner when fifth in the China Bowl at Ararat on Sunday.

Midnight Glory was not too far away in the stronger Seymour Cup two starts ago and then also finished within three lengths of the winner when fifth in the China Bowl at Ararat on Sunday.

Weir has already picked up Bendigo, Kyneton and Ararat Cups this spring.

Weir has already picked up Bendigo, Kyneton and Ararat Cups this spring.

Jim Mason also has Snow Cover in the Donald Cup.

Jim Mason also has Snow Cover in the Donald Cup.

His Ballarat stable has snared a couple of wins at cup meetings and this is an opportunity to be a main player.

His Ballarat stable has snared a couple of wins at cup meetings and this is an opportunity to be a main player.

Snow Cover finished within 4.25 lengths of Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon in the Blamkey Stakes, 1600m, at Flemington in the autumn.

Snow Cover finished within 4.25 lengths of Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon in the Blamkey Stakes, 1600m, at Flemington in the autumn.

This is his third run from a break and Snow Cover will appreciate a drop on class from the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

This is his third run from a break and Snow Cover will appreciate a drop on class from the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

BALLARAT STABLE WINNERS IN PAST WEEK

BALLARAT STABLE WINNERS IN PAST WEEK

CONFERRE (trained by Robert Smerdon) – 0-82 handicap, 2040m, at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

CONFERRE (trained by Robert Smerdon) – 0-82 handicap, 2040m, at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

TIGRESS JOY (Darren Weir) – 0-82 handicap, 1200m, at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

TIGRESS JOY (Darren Weir) – 0-82 handicap, 1200m, at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

CHOUXSHINE (Simon Morrish) – maiden, 2000m, at Seymour on Thursday.

CHOUXSHINE (Simon Morrish) – maiden, 2000m, at Seymour on Thursday.

EVENS  (Darren Weir) – three-year-old fillies’ maiden, 1400m, at Seymour on Thursday.

EVENS  (Darren Weir) – three-year-old fillies’ maiden, 1400m, at Seymour on Thursday.

COOLDINI (Robert Smerdon) – three-year-old fillies’ maiden, 1600m, at Bendigo on Wednesday.

COOLDINI (Robert Smerdon) – three-year-old fillies’ maiden, 1600m, at Bendigo on Wednesday.

MOTORISED (John Sadler) – 0-68 handicap, 1207m, at Kilmore on Tuesday

MOTORISED (John Sadler) – 0-68 handicap, 1207m, at Kilmore on Tuesday

CHABRIER (Robert Smerdon) – 0-58 handicap, 1612m, at Mornington on Monday

CHABRIER (Robert Smerdon) – 0-58 handicap, 1612m, at Mornington on Monday

SIERRA DE ORO (Darren Weir) – class one for fillies and mares, 1008m, at Mornington on Monday

SIERRA DE ORO (Darren Weir) – class one for fillies and mares, 1008m, at Mornington on Monday

PENGUIN PETE (Jim Mason) – three-year-old maiden, 1100m, at Ararat on Sunday

PENGUIN PETE (Jim Mason) – three-year-old maiden, 1100m, at Ararat on Sunday

CLANG AND BANK (Darren Weir) – Ararat Gold Cup, 20000m, at Ararat on Sunday

CLANG AND BANK (Darren Weir) – Ararat Gold Cup, 20000m, at Ararat on Sunday

PUISSANCE DE LUNE (Darren Weir) – G3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, 2600m, at Flemington on Saturday

PUISSANCE DE LUNE (Darren Weir) – G3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, 2600m, at Flemington on Saturday

JUST EIGHT DAYS TO GO TO BALLARAT CUP DAY

JUST EIGHT DAYS TO GO TO BALLARAT CUP DAY

CANNOT WAIT!

CANNOT WAIT!

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