MORRISH TO SHAKE UP MV
SIMON Morrish saddles up city winner Quick Shakes in the $100,000 Country Cup, 1600m, at Moonee Valley gallops tonight.
Quick Shakes won over this trip at MV in January and goes into this assignment on the back of a last-start Ballarat win.
The 6yo scored in a benchmark78 on October 2 second-up from a spell to give him three wins in his latest six runs.
It is a relatively quiet night for Ballarat stables, with other runners including:
MIDNIGHT GLORY (Darren Weir): Country Cup, 1600m
BIA DIAMOND (Darren Weir): City Jeep Handicap, 2040m
MISS STEELE (Mick Kent*): listed Chandlder Macleod Crockett Stakes, 1200m
HOLY COW (Mick Kent*): listed Chandlder Macleod Crockett Stakes, 1200m
SCRATCHY BOTTOM (Mick Kent*): group 2 Jeep Don’t Hold Back Fillies’ Classic, 1600m
GOTTA TAKE CARE (Darren Weir): LF Signs Handicap, 3000m
PILVEN MAKING HER WAY IN EUROPE
TARA Pilven is 120 in the latest world women’s singles badminton rankings.
Her ranking, released yesterday, comes after her latest appearance in the Denmark Open.
The Ballarat player lost a tight second round match 21-11 21-19 in 25 minutes
That followed her reaching the third round of the Dutch Open earlier this month.
Seeded four, Pilven battled her way to a 20-22 21-16 21-14 first round win in 54 minutes and 21-9-21-11 in the second.
She stumbled in the third round 21-8, 21-9.
BADMINTON TITLES CONTINUE
THE Australasian Daytime Ladies’ Badminton Championship moves into its sixth day at Ballarat’s Ken Kay Stadium today.
TOUR OF GOLDFIELDS STARTS TODAY
ELITE women’s cycling’s Tour of the Goldfields gets underway today with a 20km criterium in Victoria Park from 3pm.
Well worth a look with the best of Australia’s domestic riders in action.