3,6,8,12 - 1,3,13,14 – 4,7,10,13 – 1,6,8,10,12
10% flexi - $32
BEST FROM BALLARAT
GOSSIP GIRL (Caulfield R9) – Eachway. Ultra-consistent mare for Jim Mason. Will be giving her all again.
CLOSE THE DOOR (Ballarat R4) – Eachway. Is knocking on the door and likes the sting out of the ground. Races well on her home track. Trained by Mark lewis.
KING BUDDY (Ballarat R8) – Anchor multiples with this bloke. Darren Weir has a massive presence at Dowling Forest and this could cap of a huge day.
WATCH FOR FUTURE
RED TYPHOON (Caulfield R1) – G3 SA Classic winner, not raced since sixth in Queensland Oaks when made up stacks of ground late. Trailed twice and will improve on whatever she does here. Trained by Robert Smerdon.
WINCHESTER (Caulfield R7). US imported stayer having first Australian start for John Sadler. Looked impressive in track gallop at Dowling Forest.
UNUSUAL SUSPECT (Caulfield R8): trainer Mick Kent has been pleased with the progress of this well-travelled US-bred stayer. Finished within four lengths of winner first-up.
SHEWAN (Caulfield R8): Chasing a Caulfield Cup run so needs to show thing. Trained by Robert Smerdon.
GOLD NUGGET DAY
SUNDAY’S $60,000 Gold Nugget Handicap, 1600m, headlines what the launch of Ballarat Turf Club’s spring carnival.
Rail is in the true position on track rated Slow6.
Keep De Rose
Close The Door
LOVE OR GOLD
Puissance de Lune
Dare I Ask
R1 – 9
R3 – 2, 15
R7 – 4
BALLARAT STABLE WINNERS IN PAST WEEK
PRELUSIVE STRIKE ($3.80) – win on debut maiden, 1100m at Ararat on Friday. Trained by Robert Smerdon.
RED CORNER ($2.40) – three-year-old maiden, 1300m at Ararat on Friday. Trained by Darren Weir.
HERBIE ($8) – 0-58 handicap, 1200m, at Ararat on Friday. Trained by Jim Mason.
MAGIC CUBE ($2) – three-year-old maiden, 1000m at Morphettville on Wednesday. Trained by Robert Smerdon.
AMALFI ROAD ($2.10) – maiden, 1400m at Morphettville on Wednesdasy. Trained by Robert Smerdon.
THE MINISTER ($10) – BM78 handicap, 1000m at Bendigo on Thursday. Trained by Bob Keirl.
LAKE SENTENTIA ($4.60) – 0-62 handicap, 1400m at Bendigo on Thursday. Trained by Darren Weir.
TAI TAI TESS ($6.50) – BM78 handicap, 1200m, at Seymour on Sunday. Trained by Robert Smerdon.
BALLARAT STABLE FIRST-STARTERS
CHOUXSHINE (King’s Chapel-Cierzo 4yo gelding): maiden, 1200m at Ballarat on Sunday. Trained by Simon Morrish.
TACS RETURN (Snitzel-Stirmy Miss 4yo gelding): maiden, 1200m at Ballarat on Sunday. Trained by Robert Smerdon.
MR PAYNE (Giacosa-Jentill Wren, 3yo colt): 3yo maiden, 1008m, at Pakenham on Saturday.
MIO GEM (Thorn Park-Kettle Hill 4yo entire): maiden, 1414m at Pakenham on Saturday. Trained by Robert Smerdon.
MULTI FUEL (Elvstroem-Costa Kara 4yo gelding): maiden, 112m at Kyneton on Tuesday, Trained by Shay Brown.