EMERGING galloper British General is likely to have his next start in the Warrnambool May Carnival.
Ballarat trainer Dan O'Sullivan has nominated the four-year-old for the $22,500 Southwest Communications Handicap, 1200m, on Tuesday and $125,000 Wangoom Handicap, 1200m, on Wednesday.
British General was a late scratching at Flemington yesterday after the track was downgraded to a heavy8
British General has won three of four starts this campaign — all in Ballarat.
O'Sullivan is also considering taking on Black and Bent in the $100,000 Galleywood Hurdle, 3200m, at Warrnambool on Wednesday with promising jumper Tuscan Fire.
Tuscan Fire had his first jumps win over the hurdles in Ballarat on Sunday.
With the task of beating the Robert Smerdon-trained Black and Bent a sizeable one, the Galleywood has attracted just nine nominations, but it is a select group.
Darren Weir has nominated last-start Ballarat winner Gotta Take Care, while Patrick Payne will most likely run last-start flat winner Lord of the Song.
BALLARAT nominations for other key Warrnambool feature events:
BRIERLY STEEPLECHASE (Tuesday): Fareer (Robert Smerdon) Via Savoia (Darren Weir.
WANGOOM HANDICAP (Wednesday): Bondarchuk (John Sadler), British general (Dan O'Sullivan), Enzed Girl (Robert Smerdon), Platelet, Wealth Princess (Darren Weir).
GRAND ANNUAL STEEPLECHASE (Thursday): Pay The Aces Via Savoia (Darren Weir).
WARRNAMBOOL CUP (Thursday): Black and Bent, Kirribilli Gold (Robert Smerdon), Hurdy Gurfy Man, Magnifique Soleil, Olympic Win (Darren Weir), Tuscan Fire (Dan O'Sullivan).