CAULFIELD CUP BARRIER DRAW
CONNECTIONS of Ballarat district’s two Caulfield Cup runners Tuscan Fire and English-trained Dandino are hoping luck will be on their side at this morning’s barrier draw for Saturday’s 2400m staying assignment.
The barrier draw will take place at 11am.
THE Caulfield Cup Carnival continues today and again Ballarat stables have a group 1 contender.
Darren Weir has May’s Dream, a daughter of Melbourne Cup runner-up She’s Archie, engaged in the $500,000 Thousand Guineas for three-year-old fillies, 1600m.
She is second favourite behind the odds-on Guelph.
Other Ballarat starters today include Live For Today (race 3) and Midnight Glory (race 4) for Weir, and Electric Fusion (race 5) for Robert Smerdon.
The Ryobi Cup interstate one-day competition takes a break today, but there is not likely to be any rest for former Wendouree all-rounder Sam Miller as the South Australian Redbacks prepare for their next game.
SA plays Western Australia at Drummoyne in Sydney tomorrow.
Miller has been prominent in a tough trot for SA, making 76 runs in three games.
BALLARAT Greyhound Racing Club has a 12-race program tonight, with the first event at 6.55pm. The meeting features the appearance of group 1 winner Hurunui Hitman from the Napoleons kennel of Stephen McKenna in race 6 at 8.40pm.
AT last some joy for the Socceroos.
Australia bounced back from heavy defeats to Brazil and France, and the sacking of head coach Holger Osieck to beat Canada 3-0 in a friendly this morning.