RACING WRAP: in-form General anchors Flemington quaddie

CAULFIELD QUADDIE

1,2,3,5,6 – 2,5,6,8 – 2,5,9 - 2,4,6,8,9,10

$360 – 10% = 36%

BEST BETS FROM BALLARAT STABLES

SPARTINI (Darren Weir) – R5 Flemington on Saturday. Won a string of races to go through the classes last preparation. Has won first-up twice.

BRITISH GENERAL (Dan O’Sullivan) – R6 Flemington on Saturday. Going for four city wins on end. Up in weight. Have to stick with him.

MEMBERS JOY (Robert Smerdon) – R7 Flemington on Saturday. Races well fresh. Smart type.

THE GENERAL GOES FOR FOUR IN A ROW

BRITISH General lines up ,or a fourth consecutive success on metropolitan tracks at Caulfield on Saturday.

The difference this time is the location.

Ballarat trainer Dan O’Sullivan’s stable star has made a name for himself with a hat-trick of wins over 1400m at Flemington – the latest being the listed $120,000 Chester Manifold Stakes on January 12.

His record now stands at an impressive seven wins in 12 outings for $230,000.

Today’s assignment is the listed $120,000 John Dillion Stakes over his special distance of 1400m.

As he has been for the past three wins, Glen Boss will be in the saddle and rises 4kg to 58kg.

“We've raised the bar a long way and he's just kept stepping up,” O’Sullivan told Racing Victoria.

 “I wouldn't say this was part of our early programming, but we've already exceeded what we thought we were going to do.

“He's won a listed race now so we'll go to another listed race and see what he can do,” he said.

O’Sullivan said British General had trained on really well.

“We've been in the same routine from last start to this start and he's drawn well again, so he ticks quite a few boxes again.”

BTC RACING AGAIN WEDNESDAY

BALLARAT Turf Club backs up for another race meeting on Wednesday.

The BTC has had a busy schedule through the summer.

This meeting will be the third in 11 days, and second consecutive Wednesday.

The eight-race card features a 3000m staying test.

BALLARAT STABLE WINNERS IN PAST WEEK

QUICK SHAKES (trained by Simon Morrish) – 0-82 handicap at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

GALWAY GAL (Dan Cunningham) – benchmark 72 handicap, 1600m, at ballarat on Sunday.

LORDO OF BRAZIL (Darren Weir) – open handicap, 1720m, at Flemington on Saturday.

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