We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Ballarat that features eight quality betting races.
Midweek racing returns to Ballarat and we have our best value bets available.
Ballarat horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (12:25) Boss Security Maiden Plate (1200m)
#10 – Considerate – Bet Now
Danny O’Brien lines up the two-year-old filly that should show improvement after two starts to date.
The daughter of Sebring finished seventh at Geelong last start but she gets the services of Damien Oliver in the saddle.
He could make the difference and she should pay each-way odds with bookies.
Race 2. (13:00) Whitford Liquid Waste Maiden (1400m)
#1 – Cabinho – Bet Now
Damien Oliver partners the three-year-old gelding that performed much better when second at Echuca.
The son of Atlante settled well back throughout the race but stormed home to finish second behind Shadow Goddess.
The form out of that race looks good for this and he should be right around the mark.
Race 3. (13:35) Cervus Equipment Maiden Plate (1600m)
#12 – Vivid Art – Bet Now
Vivid Art is steadily improving with every run and she looks a good chance at progressing here.
The Waterhouse/Bott-trained filly ran second at Kembla Grange last start and that form has stacked up well since.
Drawing barrier 11 won’t make it easy but she has time to find cover and Mark Zahra taking the ride is a positive.
Race 4. (14:10) Polytrack BM64 (1000m)
#4 – Starden Lass – Bet Now
The Maher/Eustace-trained filly won her first two starts before rising in grade and struggling. However, she’s good enough to make a winning resumption.
She’s a daughter of Denman that showed a good turn-of-foot last August and if she shows anything close to that form, she should be tough to stop.
Getting the inside draw is ideal and Matthew Cartwright is riding in good form.
Race 5. (14:45) Porter Plant BM64 (1200m)
#5 – Sapphire Crown – Bet Now
Sapphire Crown did what he needed to do when scoring on debut. The Colin Little-trained gelding won by a long neck and he showed good barrier speed throughout.
The son of Hallowed Crown is facing some tough types but he has good upside. He could progress into a nice type and score back-to-back wins to open his career.
Brett Prebble rides and having that experience helps.
Race 6. (15:20) Hygain Winners Choice BM70 (2000m)
#3 – Arty Lucas – Bet Now
Arty Lucas indicated that a win isn’t far off when running second at Ballarat last start.
The Paul Preusker-trained gelding set the pace but was run down by Shepard, which is a nice type in the making.
This race is no harder and despite drawing barrier 14, he should have every chance to get back to winning form.
Race 7. (15:55) Sportsbet BM70 (1400m)
#11 – Shazade – Bet Now
The four-year-old mare let down with authority last start and she looks capable of going back-to-back.
She scored by 1.8 lengths at Sandown on a heavy surface, which showed that she can handle any racing surface.
Mark Zahra takes the ride from barrier eight and we’re expecting a similar effort this time around.
Race 8. (16:30) Hygain Winners Choice BM64 (1600m)
#7 – Garimpeiro – Bet Now
Garimpeiro scored on debut at Donald and it was a good start to his career. He made good ground from midfield to score by just under a length.
He’s facing some tried-and-tested thoroughbreds here but Craig Newitt sticks with him and that’s a good sign.
Betting will tell the full story, so if there’s money for him, he could be worth following.