Morning sport catch-up: January 21

THE harness racing spotlight shines on Ballarat this morning.

Radio Sport National's Adam White and Mick McGuane will host their morning program during a special breakfast at Bray Raceway, where the final field and barrier draw will be conducted for Saturday night's Ballarat Pacing Cup.

A total of 17 nominations were received for the group 1 feature yesterday, with the field to be trimmed to 12 plus one emergency.

NOMINATIONS

Abettorpunt (trained by David Lewis)

Alchemy (Lance Justice)

Caribbean Blaster (Andy Gath)

Christen Me (Cran Dalgety, NZ)

Field Officer (Grant Dixon, Queensland)

Hugo Play (Lance Justice)

Im Barney Rubble (Lance Justice)

Im Corzin Terror (Dean Braun)

Keayang Cullen (Marg Lee)

Metro Mike (Emma Stewart)

Pass Them By (Tim Butt NZ)

Restrepo (Emma Stewart)

Smoken Up (Lance Justice)

The Gold Ace (Belinda McCarthy, NSW)

Toulouse Lautrec (Lance Justice)

Uncle Wingnut (Joe Costa)

Wartime Sweetheart (David Aiken)

Meanwhile, the under-18 girls national cricket championships draw to a close this afternoon with finals in and around Ballarat.

Victoria will shoot for the title in the playoff for first and second against New South Wales at Eastern Oval, starting from 10am.

FINALS

Victoria v New South Wales (Eastern Oval)

Queensland v South Australia (Wendouree)

Western Australia v ACT (Northern Oval)

Auckland Schoolgirls v Tasmania (Napoleons)

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