NEW Zealand trainer Andrew Campbell ventures to Ballarat today with Caulfield Cup prospect Weissmuller.
The four-year-old has his third Australian start in the Follow@Sportingbet on Twitter Handicap, 1600m.
Weissmuller is a group 3 winner in NZ, having saluted in the Wellington Stakes, 1600m, in January.
Although he failed to flatter, Weissmuller went on to contest the Waikato Guineas, Avondale Guineas and NZ Derby in the summer and early autumn.
Campbell has taken a low-key approach since arriving in Victoria with a close-up sixth to Tuscan Fire at Flemington on August 10 and fourth to Rhythm To Spare at Sandown Lakeside on August 28.
Campbell will be hoping for a change in luck after having to abandon star three-year-old Cauthen’s Melbourne spring campaign after it pulled up shin sore after flopping at Flemington on Saturday.
Quiet day for home trainers
Darren Weir has nine runners, headed up by the impressive Live For Today in the Hygain Showcase Benchmark78 Handicap, 1600m.
Live For Today has had just the two starts for Weir since arriving from the Sydney stable of Anthony Cummings and romped home on each occasion – by three lengths in an Echuca maiden, 1200m, on August 19, and five lengths in a 0-64 handicap, 1400m, in Ballarat on September 1.
Although he has the outside gate of 14, the four-year-old is on the minimum weight of 54.5kg.
Robert Smerdon (3 starters), John Sadler (1) , Mick Kent (2) and Rebecca Gribble (1) are the only other trainers with Ballarat stables with horses engaged.
Pearl Heart (race 1)
Street Allure (race 2)
It’s Electrifying (race 4)
Lovernotafighter (race 6)
Bia Diamond (race 7)
Shin Cracker (race 4)
Where’s The Bar (race 5)
Lethal Arrow (race 7)
Something to Share (race 8)
Invincible Lady (race 9)
Michael Rodd, Chris Symons and Mark Zahra also have big hands,
Kinaple Chief (race 2)
Poussin (race 3)
Tigerish (race 5)
Mount Zero (race 6)
Bass Strait (race 7)
Move Away (race 8)
Shea Eden and Greg Eurell also have sizeable teams racing.