NEW Zealand group 1 winner Survived debuts for his new trainer Archie Alexander at Bendigo on Saturday.
The Ballarat-based Alexander sends around the six-year-old in the listed $150,000 Golden Mile, 1600m.
Survived has an impressive career record with seven for $280,000.
The son of Zed had a big three-year-old campaign, winning two group 3 features in his homeland before a second in the group 3 Rough Habit in Queensland.
His group 1 success came at Hastings in August, 2013.
Survived has not won since another group 3 success in that same year. He last raced at Ellerslie in January.
Alexander also has imported stayer Our Bazaar engaged in the Better Loosen Up Trophy, 2400m at Bendigo.
Our Bazaar, which is nominated for next months Sydney Cup, has had two unplaced runs since arriving in Australia.
CAULFIELD trainer Peter Moody will have some of his last runners in Ballarat on Tuesday before starting a six-month suspension at midnight on Thursday.
He has five acceptors on the eight-race card, including four in the C.E Bartlett 2yo Maiden, 1200m. All the two-year-olds are unraced.
The Ballarat Turf Club program includes the second heat of the Porter Plant Cup Series.
EDENHOPE proved to be drought breaker for a couple of Ballarat trainers a week ago.
Graeme Hicks and Mark Lewis each ended extended stretches without wins.
While he had been knocking on the door with a run of minor placings, Hicks saluted for the first time since November 2014 when Quick Beers ($2.50 favourite) took out a maiden, 1200m, with Ballarat apprentice Lucinda Doodt in the saddle.
Lewis produced The Card Players ($6) for a win in a maiden, 1000m.
Lewis also had to go back to November 2014 to his latest success.
EMMA Stewart has three chances at winning another a Kilmore Pacing Cup on Saturday.
Having won the time-honoured event with Guaranteed last season, Stewart lines up last-start Cranbourne Pacing Cup winner Yankee Rockstar, last-start Charlton Pacing Cup winner Jadahson and Presidentialsecret in the race.
The Ballarat district interest does not stop there.
Geelong Pacing Cup winner It Is Billy goes around for Daylesford trainer Michael Barby, and Michael Stanley, has Young Modern engaged in the group 2 $70,000 event.
Stanley also has unbeaten Petacular, which won on debut in Ballarat, in the $20,000 Victoria Sapling Stakes for 2yo fillies at Kilmore, while Stewart has well-bred first-starter Our Celebrity, which is a half-sister to four winners.
Record-breaking filly Heavens Trend also has her first start as a 3yo for Stewart at the meeting.
She won six of 10 starts last season, including the group NSW Breeders Challenge at Menangle.
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