AFTER four weeks of Saturday’s “Racing Wrap” we’re tracking square on our quaddie collects.
We picked up a healthy dividend of almost $150 for $40 outlay in week one, but have come up short since.
It’s time to strike back today.
1,3,5,7,9,10 – 3,5,6,8,10,12, - 5,7,11 – 1,3,4,7
$432 – FLEXI BET 10% = $43.20
BEST FROM BALLARAT
PLATELET (trained by Darren Weir) R8 5 Caulfield on Saturday. Flying. Won three on end. No reason why he cannot win again.
CLOSE THE DOOR (trained Mark Lewis) second-up R8 Stawell on Monday. Promising first-up third at Warrnambool. Is a winner tsecond-up.
Watch on QUICK SHAKES (trained by Simon Morrish) first-up R6 at Stawell on Monday. Had big campaign early in the year with three wins and metropolitan placing. Will improve on what ever his does.
BALLARAT STABLE FIRST STARTERS
#A CHILLER (Arie Shillier-Lim’s Special) 3yo filly - Ballarat R2 on Sunday. Trained by Darren Weir.
#OSSENHAGEN (Ad Valorem-Camet du Bai) 3yo gelding – Stawell R1 on Monday. Trained by John Sadler*.
#EDGE OF WAR (Racer’s Edge-Spartamiss) 4yo gelding - Stawell R3 on Monday. Trained by Darren Weir.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
# RACING returns to Ballarat on Sunday with an eight-race program, with the first at 12.30pm. Rain has seen the track downgraded from slow7 to heavy10.
We’ll provide a “HOMETRACK” online preview tomorrow.
# MULTIPLE United States group 1 winner Winchester will have a track gallop on the course proper about noon as he prepares to make his Australian debut for the Flemington/Ballarat stable of Malua Racing’s John Sadler.
Winchester s nominated for the Caulfield Cup.
# 2009 Geelong Cup winner Leica Ding is on the comeback trail and aiming at her second Melbourne Cup start. Darren Weir sent Leica Ding around in the 2009 Melbourne Cup. She has had just the one start since, back in early 2010. The eight-year-old mare passed he first public test when she trialed at Ararat on Thursday.
# AUSTRALIAN Thoroughbred Bloodstock’s Unusual Suspect makes his return to Australian racing in the listed Slickpix Stakes, 1700m, at Caulfield on Saturday. ATB purchased about a 50% share in the US stayer before the last year’s Melbourne Cup, in which he finished ninth. Cranbourne trainer Mick Kent campaigned the now nine-year-old in Dubai early in the year. He has trialed twice at Cranbourne, putting in solid efforts.
BALLARAT STABLE WINNERS THIS WEEK
#PRIOR $5 (trained by John Sadler*) – maiden, 1300m, on Geelong Synthetic on Friday.
#RIVIERE (Robert Smerdon*) – 0-82 handicap, 1200m, at Sandown Lakeside on Wednesday.
#REFILL (Darren Weir) – maiden, 1000m, at Mildura on Sunday.
#LORD OF BRAZIL (Darren Weir) – Mildura Cup, 1400m, on Sunday
#LEGAL ROCK (Darren Weir) – maiden, 2000m, at Seymour on Sunday.
#AFRICAN HEAT (Robert Smerdon) – BM95 handicap, 2500m, at Moonee
Valley on Saturday.
#BROKEN (Darren Weir) – listed Carlyon Stakes, 1000m, at Moonee Valley on Saturday.