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PUISSANCE DE LUNE (trained by Darren Weir) - Flemington R8 – Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Saturday

JUNGLE FIGHTER (Dan O’Sullivan) – Geelong R7 – Saturday

KING BUDDY (Darren Weir) – Ararat R5 – Sunday

MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL

WHAT a week it has been for Ballarat connections.

Ballarat-raised Brett Prebble led the way on a fleeting visit from his long-time base in Hong Kong by riding Green Moon to victory in the Melbourne Cup.

His joys was shared by Ballarat’s Payne family.

Prebble is married to Maree Payne.

Then the Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock-syndicated England-trained Jakkalberry ran the race of his life to finish third.

The US St Leger winner is now set to line up in the Japan Cup.

WEIR RUNNING HOT

Streets Away spearheaded a big week for the Ballarat stable of Darren Weir by taking out Wednesday’s Kyneton Cup.

This was flanked by Walk With Attitude taking out a listed event at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day and then Lord of Brazil saluting at Flemington on Victoria Oaks Day.

COUNTRY CUPS JOY

Ballarat stables and visiting galloper based at Dowling Forest are enjoying an excellent run in on the country cup circuit.

Streets Away (Darren Weir) became the latest in Wednesday’s Kyneton Cup.

Others:

PENNON (Andrew Payne): St Arnaud Cup and Mortlake Cup.

PENNON (Kevin Myers): Murtoa Cup.

PUSSIANCE DE LUNE (Darren Weir): Bendigo Cup.

SONNY WELLINGTON (Kevin Myers): Mt Wycheproof Cup.

CROCODILE CANYON (Kevin Myers): Hamilton Cup.

And there could be more to come.

Dan O’Sullivan has  two runners in the Ballan Cup at Geelong on Saturday – Tuscan Fire and Beer Garden.

Darren Weir has three starters in the Ararat Gold Cup on Sunday – Emblem of Liberty, Clang and Bang , and Keep Control.

Ken Moore has one starter in the Ararat Gold Cup – Gottino.

Kevin Myers has one starter in the Ararat Gold Cup – Sonny Wellington.

BALLARAT WINNERS IN THE PAST WEEK

HOUNDSCRY (Kevin Myers) – maiden at Mt Wycheproof last Saturday.

SONNY WELLINGTON (Kevin Myers) – Mt Wycheproof Cup last Saturday.

PENNON (Andrew Payne) – Mortlake Cup last Saturday.

ALCOPOP (Jake Stephens) – Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington last Saturday.

WHERE’S THE BAR (Darren Weir) -  maiden at Kilmore on Sunday.

TOOLEYBUC KID (Darren Weir) – maiden at Hamilton on Monday.

MORSE CODE (Jim mason) – maiden at Hamilton on Monday.

VERDANT (Robert Smerdon) – Lazza Long Black at Flemington on Tuesday

WALK WITH ATTITUDE (Darren Weir) – Lexus Hybrid Plate at Flemington on Tuesday.

STREETS AWAY (Darren Weir) – Kyneton Cup on Wednesday.

ANGELOLOGY (Kevin Myers) – BM72 handicap at Warrnambool on Thursday.

SHAMAL WIND (Robert Smerdon) – Heritage Stakes at Flemington on Thursday.

LORD OF BRAZIL (Darren Weir) – Grazia Ultimate Style Stakes at Flemington on Thursday.

BIA DIAMOND (Darren Weir) 0 0-62 handicap at Cranbourne on Friday night.

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