NICHOLAS Bompas marks his return to training ranks at Ballarat gallops tomorrow.Bompas saddles up an old favourite Perisher Blue in the Ballarat Bakery 0-62 Handicap, 1200m, on the twilight program.He has not had a horse to the races since October 2010, when he saluted with Twice Born at Horsham. Then based in Ballarat, he stepped aside to focus on equine dentistry.Perisher Blue moved into the care of Bompas’ brother-in-law Andrew Payne. Bompas is now back at Geelong. Perisher Blue has not raced since September and has twice been placed first-up. The opening race is at 2.45pm with Ballarat Turf Club offering free admission. The rail will again be true on the inner track, with it yesterday rated a dead4.Galilean in a breakthrough winGALILEAN ($3.10 favourite) was rewarded for her consistency with a breakthrough win at Warrnambool gallops yesterday.Coming off a third and second for Ballarat trainer Simon Morrish, Galilean scored in a maiden, 1700m. The four-year-old mare is by Galileo and out of Vorniclair, and was having only her fifth race start.Invincible Lady chasing hat-trickINVINCIBLE Lady will be chasing a hat-trick of wins in her next racing assignment.The four-year-old made it two on end for Ballarat trainer Darren Weir in a 0-68 handicap, 1100m, at Werribee on Sunday.Invincible Lady ($2.80 favourite) struck some trouble shortly after jumping and had to work her way from near the back of the field before getting home by more than three lengths.With three wins and six minor placings in 14 starts, the daughter of Invincible Spirit now has more than $70,000 in stakes.Weir is sitting second in the Victorian trainers’ premiership six months into the season. With 71 wins, he is well on target to exceed his 2010-11 statewide tally of 115.Peter Moody is again making the pace into the mid-90s. Weir is well clear as he chases yet another country premiership. He is 67, which is 17 ahead of Moody.Former pacer betters tiger snakePOS Laju might be long retired, but he still has plenty of fight in him.The Stephens family was startled to discover the former pacer had killed a healthy sized tiger snake in his Allendale stable. While the snake did lose the battle, the final scenario could easily have been reversed.Now 17 years old, Pos Laju has not raced since March 2005.Redcaviar to have a go at classicsREDCAVIAR is on track to give Sebastopol trainer-driver Alex Douglas another go at some classics this season.The three-year-old trotter has quickly come to hand from a spell, winning second-up at Charlton on Sunday.Redcaviar ($1.10 favourite) sat in the deathseat, but he was still able to run the last 400m in 29.9 seconds.The Yankee Paco gelding won on debut in Ballarat as a two-year-old and went on to run second in an Australasian Breeders Crown consolation. Douglas has had some smart youngsters in the past few seasons, including multiple group 1-placed Chateau De Ville.Tonkin dominates Gambier Gold CupPETER Tonkin might havemissed out on completing three consecutive Mt Gambier Gold Cup wins on Friday night, but his Smythes Creek stable still dominated the card.Tonkin produced a treble – Narkoola ($1.20 favourite) in an R0 pace, 1790m; Ronald George ($2.20 favourite) in a free-for-all, 1790m; and Ollington ($1.20 favourite) in an R1 pace, 1790m.Restrepo draws second rowFAVOURITE Restrepo has drawn the second row in the group 1 $200,000 Victoria Derby, 2240m, at Melton on Saturday night.The Emma Stewart stable star rated 1:56.7 in winning a heat to earn favouritism ahead of New Zealander Ideal Scott.Restrepo has drawn gate 10, but with the emergency getting barrier eight the colt might come out closer to the pegs.Ideal Scot has drawn immediately inside him.Restrepo’s stablemate Philadelphia Man drew the pole. Ballarat district stables have some key runners in feature events at the AG Hunter Cup meeting:* Devilish Smile (Peter Tonkin): group 3 $30,000 Four-Year-Old Bonanza, 2240m.* Backas Cobber (Alan Wood) group 2 $30,000 Inter-Dominion Trotting Championship consolation, 2760m.* Decorated Jasper (Paul Rowse) free-for-all, 1720m.Ballarat Pacing Cup winner Highview Tommy is second favourite, behind stablemate The Pure Steel winner and new Ballarat track record holder Auckland Reactor.