HEAVY9 TRACK FOR GALLOPS
BALLARAT has been rated a heavy9 for today’s eight-race gallops program after overnight rain.
Some 5.5mm fell overnight.
This takes the weekly total to 29.5mm.
Trackwalker Darryn Murphy reports via twitter this morning that he believes that the best going will be eight wide.
Racing is on the outer track.
A massive 43 scratchings today:
Race 1 – 2,7,8 (leaving field of 6)
Race 2 – 1,4,7,8,10,11 (field of 7)
Race 3 – 3,6,9,10 (field of 7)
Race 4 – 3,7,9,11 (field of 7)
Race 5 – 1,3,5,6,7,11,12 (field of 5)
Race 6 – 2,8,9,10,12,13 (field of 7)
Race 7 – 3,15,17 (field of 14)
Race 8 – 1,2,5,6,9,10,11,15,16,17 (field of 7)
BIG NIGHT FOR MANNING FAMILY
GREAT Western harness racing trainer Peter Manning and his daughters Kerryn and Michelle dominated a seven-race card at Ararat last night
Each trained winners.
Peter had a winning treble, while Kerryn and Michelle each had one win apiece.
Kerryn also had a driving treble, saluting for each family member.
Burrumbeet trainer Ashleigh Herbertson continued his strong start to the season with a double.
He won with 4yo mare Citysneak ($23.780) in a 4yo/older pace, 2195m, and
6yo mare Blissfull Kisses ($3.30) in a C2-C3 pace, 1790m.
Matthew Craven also landed a driving treble.
AUSTRALIA’S one-day clash with India was washed out.
Australia made 8-295 after early rain interruptions and when played was called off India was 0-27 after 4.1 overs.
George Bailey top scored with 98 and Glenn Maxwell made 92