‘RACING WRAP’: a wrap of what’s happening in the Ballarat racing scene, as well as trying to find a winner
MOONEE VALLEY QUADDIE
We landed last week’s quaddie, but still took a loss so looking to get back into the black today.
2,4,8 – 3,4,5,7 - 2,6,7,10 – 2,3,4,5,8,10
10% = $28.88
SHINY BUTTONS (MV R4) – Each way. Came from last at 400m last start to get sixth in Heatherlie Hcp, 1700m, at Caufield. Will be running over 2500m today. – trained by Darren Weir
PLATELET (MV R5) – Each way. Another tough assignment, but have to stick with this consistent mare – trained by Darren Weir
WEIR’S STATURE GROWS
DARREN Weir has two starters in the listed $80,000 Morphettville Guineas, 1600m, today.
Dean Yendall rides Walk With Attitude and Michelle Payne is aboard Centaurine.
PAYNE JUMPS AT IT
PATRICK Payne is out to continue his run of success over the jumps in Adelaide with Lord Of The Song going.
Lord Of The Song has become a Morphettville specialist, with four wins and a second in his past five starts - all at HQ in SA.
The seven-year-old is out to add to his jumping record of five wins and five seconds in 11 starts in the Leslie Short Hurdle, 3100m.
Steven Pateman again takes the ride.
Payne also has Sea Coral engaged in the event.
BALLARAT feature event, the $60,000 Gold Nugget Handicap, 1600m, will be run on a Sunday for the first time next weekend.
Minimum stakemoney for the day is $17,500, with a $30,000 country showcase BM72 Handicap, 1200m, also featured.
BALLARAT STABLE FIRST STARTERS
BON ISMAE (Massari-Aunty Ismae) 3yo colt – Echuca R1 on Saturday (trained by Darren Weir)
NOT BAD YOURSELF (Rest-Lady Chorister) 3yo gelding – Echuca R1 on Saturday (Terry Kelly)
BALLARAT WINNERS IN PAST WEEK
JIMMY’S BETTER ($5.50) maiden, 2200m, at Geelong on Friday. Trained by Andrew Payne.
CHANTOOZIE ($12) fillies’ and mares’ maiden, 1000m, at Geelong on Friday. Trained by Rebecca Gribble.
BELARUSKI ($9.50) 0-62 handicap, 1200m, at Ballarat on Thursday. Trained by Terry Kelly.
DESTINY’S KISS ($3.10) 0-82 handicap, 2000m, at Mornington on Wednesday. Trained by Robert Smerdon.
AVA’S FLIGHT ($6) 3yo fillies’ 0-68 handicap, 1300m, at Bendigo on Sunday. Trained by Darren Weir.
CRAW NOT CRAW ($1.80 fav) maiden, 1000m, at Warracknabeal on Sunday. Trained by Darren Weir.
SIERRA DE ORO ($1.90 favourite) maiden, 1000m, at Warracknabeal on Sunday. Trained by Darren Weir.
MEMBERS JOY ($26) listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes, 1100m, at Flemington on Saturday. Trained by Robert Smerdon.