CUP EVES RACES IN BALLARAT
BALLARAT Turf Club warms race followers for the Melbourne Cup with a seven-race program today.
And it looks like being a pleasant day to be a Sportsbet – Ballarat.
The track is rated a Dead4 and there is a surprising high scratching count of 26
Race 1 – 1,5,6,12
Race 2 - 1,3,4,12
Race 3 – 5,7,10,11,14,15
Race 4 – 2,8
Race 5 – 4
Race 6 – 1,4,9
Race 7 – 5,7,8,14,15,16
Racecourse manager Andrew Morton’s track report:
Irrigation: past day, 5mm; past seven days, 12mm
Rain past seven days: 16mm
Track walker Darryn Murphy’s report:
alked with fresh ground inside 3m – 600m to 350m
Rail walked best in straight.
Chance of a upgrade.
DANDINO RACEDAY TEAM ARRIVES
MELBOURNE Cup runner Dandino’s English-based trainer Marco Botti and jockey Ryan Moore are scheduled to fly in from the US at 10am today.
Moore reunites with Dandino – Ballarat’s hope in the Cup – after winning the US St Leger on him two starts ago in August.
ITALY clinched the Federation Cup by taking an unassaible 3-0 lead over Russia in the final in Italy.
FORMULA one world champion Sebastian Vettel took his seventh win in a row and 11th of the season in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Mark Webber finished second.