Sea King and Wells share top weight in rich jumps feature in Ballarat

John Allen - takes the ride on Over The Yardarm on Sunday
John Allen - takes the ride on Over The Yardarm on Sunday

Sea King and Wells will share the top weight of 71.5kg in the $350,000 E-Cycle Solutions Grand National Steeplechase, 4500m, in Ballarat on Sunday.

The Ballarat Turf Club jumps festival main feature has attracted nine acceptance and will be the last event on a six-event card.

There will also be a line-up of nine in the $125,000 JJ Houlahan Hurdle, 3200m, with Hornets’ Nest the top weight..

Grand National Steeple line-up:

1-Sea King (Patrick Payne) Brad Mclean (3) 71.5kg

2-Wells (Kathryn Durden) Richard Cully (1) 71.5kg

3-Doremello Mo (Simon Ryan) Braidon Small (9) 67kg

4-L'll'Ava'Alf (Patrick Ryan) Lee Horner (6) 65kg

5-Bold Zamour (John O'Connor) Shane Jackson (7) 65kg

6-Mannertone (Anne McGrath) Tom Ryan (4) 64kg

7-Over The Yardarm (Darren Weir) John Allen (2) 64kg

8-Earthbound (Eric Musgrove) Martin Kelly (8) 64kg

9-Entirely Perfect (Bryce Stanaway) Paul Hamblin (5) 64kg

JJ Houlihan Hurdle line-up:

1-Hornets' Nest (James McNamara) Paul Hamblin (5) 6.85kg

2-About The Journey (Eric Musgrove) Brad McLean (4) 67kg

3-Two Hats (Aaron Purcell) Braidon Small (1) 65kg

4-Tough Vintage (Daryl Cannon) Shane Jackson (1) 65kg

5-Strike The Stars (Belinda Simpson) Martin Kelly (2) 64kg

6-Mujadale (Dane Smith) Tom Ryan (6) 65kg

7-Don't Be Shy (John Salanitri) Lee Horner (3) 64kg

8-Stormin Norman (Brett Scott ) Clayton Douglas (8) 64kg

9-Chequered Flag (Darren Weir) John Allen (7) 64kg

The first race is at 1.25pm.