Ballarat Greyhound Racing Tips
Race 1. 7.08PM Hard Style Rico at Stud Grade Five – 390 metres
#2 Fletch – Bet @ Sportsbet
Deserves plenty of respect in this small field and comes up a juicy price in comparison to the favourite in box seven who’s no sure thing.
He’s won six of his fourteen starts which is a good strike rate but he hasn’t placed in any of those misses, he either gets it right or gets it wrong, so there’s definitely an element of risk but his upside is high.
Five of his six career wins have come from inside boxes and if he’s on his game could charge straight on the arm and be too slippery over the 390 metres.
Race 2. 7.27PM A1 Signage Mixed 4/5 – 390 metres
#1 Spring Hondo – Bet @ Sportsbet
He’s been all over the country this dog, but the son of Collision has always done his best work here at Ballarat where he owns a slippery 22.25 personal best when he was last racing here late last year.
Hasn’t been able to draw a box until recently and the one in the small field could make a big difference especially if he can punch up and hold the two dog out early.
Is one good run away from being back to the form that’s seen him compile an impressive career record.
Race 3. 7.49PM Life Member’s Trophy Consolation Special Event – 450 metres
#1 Basmati – Bet @ Sportsbet
There’s an even spread of dogs with five to ten wins in this field, this chaser only has the four to his name but he’s achieved it in just a dozen starts and we certainly haven’t seen the best of him.
Like most good young sprinters has made the most of the one draw with two wins, he did fall last time off this draw but this looks the ideal situation to atone.
Has run big races at track and trip last two starts surging in the home straight from back in the field to finish in the placings, third up he should be cherry ripe and land a little closer out of the boxes.
Race 4. 8.08PM Autumn Classic Grade Five Final – 450 metres
#6 Masked Avenger – Bet @ Sportsbet
Something has got to give for this consistent chaser who’s stacked five minor placings on end, in all of those races the biggest margin he’s missed by is two lengths, a win is firmly on the horizon.
Has shown the talent to win from all draws over his career mainly due to his biggest asset, natural pace out of the boxes.
There’s no speed drawn outside him and on the one turn track he should be able to slingshot around the turn and head for home with a break.
Race 5. 8.27PM Life Member’s Trophy Final – 450 metres
#5 Indy Kourie – Bet @ Sportsbet
Comes up an enticing odds here and is a must have for each way players given his consistency and confidence after a win from box eight here last week.
That was a good draw for him as he was able to muster speed and swamp them around the turn, he’ll be looking to do something similar from box five in what is a very even race.
Race 6. 8.49PM Tudor Electrical Special Event – 545 metres
#6 Hill Top Jack – Bet @ Sportsbet
Top trainer David Geall is an expert at knocking over these type of races on country cup night’s are he has the ideal charge in the versatile Hill Top Jack who should appreciate the unique 545 metre distance here at Ballarat.
Has been racing over the middle-distance with consistently good results at the metros recently, but is equally as powerful dropping back to the short course.
This meets him in the middle of his two strengths and with a touch of luck early from the six he’ll be charging home late.
Race 7. 9.08PM Shima Shine at Stud Special Event – 390 metres
#5 Unathi Bale – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dropping back to the 390 metres from the 450 where he led for a long way last week looks just the tonic for this speed machine.
His sweet spot in right around the four hundred mark, he showed he can jump out of the boxes and likes the track here last week and can cash in as an each-way runner this week.
Race 8. 9.27PM SJC Concreting Group Two Ballarat Cup Final – 450 metres
#2 Yozo Bale – Bet @ Sportsbet
This prolific Country Cup champion continues to defy his age making another Group Final, his form has been very good lately as well a winning in tough company over the five hundred in city grade.
He might not have the explosion he had a year ago but is still a huge threat and capable of producing a belter and is simply too hard not to back at sixteen dollars knowing his ability to jump and also to see out the 450 metres.
Race 9. 9.48PM Cup Night Match Race Special Event – 450 metres
#1 Barooga Smoke – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sticking with the veteran here who’s a big chance at knocking off the speedy Typhoon Sammy in the long straight run to the line which will really suit this chaser.
His opposition Typhoon Sammy is a jet but will stay wide on the track giving him all the room in the world to rail up underneath him on the post.
Race 10. 10.11PM Southern Sheet Metal Special event – 660 metres
#1 Collinda Patty – Bet @ Sportsbet
This is almost another match race to end the night at Collinda Patty tackles Jarrick Bale in a star studded clash, but we’re sticking with the former after a couple of powerful efforts over the six hundred at the Meadows.
She hasn’t stretched out to the 660 before, but always hits the line strong and it looks like it’s right up her alley.
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