It’s a quality meeting at Ballarat this Wednesday and we have expert betting tips, form and odds.
Midweek racing is a great chance to fill the pockets before a big weekend of racing.
Ballarat free tips & form
Race 1. (12:25) Bartlett Blinds Maiden (1000m)
#2 – Jimenez @ $2 – Bet Now
Jimenez was well-backed to win last time out and came up short, but he’ll be better for the run.
The Mick Kent-trained three-year-old ran fifth at Bendigo as the $1.90 favourite but he got way too far back during the run.
He should settle much closer in this race and be tough to beat in the straight.
Race 2. (13:00) Craigs Royal Hotel BM64 (1000m)
#7 – Atheleisia @ $7 – Bet Now
Atheleisia was scratched from racing on Monday and that’s a good sign for this. It’s a much harder field here which means connections have confidence.
That was an impressive debut win at Mornington by a length and she ran a quick time in the process. Her time of 58.71 will be competitive in most grades.
$7 on offer from bookmakers is likely to firm considerably.
Race 3. (13:35) Suez Maiden (1400m)
#5 – Spilia @ $1.80 – Bet Now
He’s a three-year-old gelding which has placed twice from six starts but looks a good chance to break through here.
The son of Pierro finished second at Seymour last time out where he looked the winner but was found wanting late.
He’s only going to strip fitter for this run and his opening odds of $2.10 has been snapped up and taken. He’s now into $1.80 and we’re not expecting him to start much longer than that.
Race 4. (14:10) The Haymarket Ballarat BM78 (1200m)
#6 – Voila @ $3.60 – Bet Now
Chris Waller lines up the three-year-old filly which didn’t fire last start at Caulfield but she has enough ability to score at this level.
The two-time winner had finished fourth at Caulfield prior to that and at her best, she would be competitive against this level of opposition.
55kg on her back helps and she’s a value chance.
Race 5. (14:45) Porter Plant BM64 (1100m)
#6 – Cincinnati Red @ $3.40 – Bet Now
Cincinnati Red is a consistent type which has won one from 15 starts but also boasts nine minor placings.
The Corstens-trained four-year-old finished fourth at Flemington last start in a much harder grade and she has shown good fresh up form in the past.
Drawn a touch awkwardly but she looms as a major winning hope here.
Race 6. (15:20) Hygain Winners Choice BM70 (1400m)
#11 – Whyouask @ $6.50 – Bet Now
Whyouask looks a nice chance here after running solidly for second at Warrnambool last time out.
Mick Price lines up the five-year-old mare which relished the conditions last start and the soft track conditions at Ballarat is only going to help her chances.
Drawing the inside barrier should see her get a nice run throughout and punters are getting each-way odds.
Race 7. (15:55) Sportsbet’s Power Play BM64 (1600m)
#7 – Tee Train @ $4.20 – Bet Now
Tee Train ran a big race to finish second at Warrnambool last time out and that form is going to look good for this.
The Symon Wilde-trained runner runs best on rain-affected ground, which includes a debut win by a half-length.
He’s only going to get better with another run under his belt and drawing wide won’t worry him as he likes to settle midfield and come with a run.
Race 8. (16:30) Hygain Winners Choice BM64 (2000m)
#4 – Arty Lucas @ $2.70 – Bet Now
Arty Lucas looks a nice chance here after running fourth fresh up and third last time out at Warrnambool.
It was a good effort going forward and although he hasn’t won since July 2018, he’s putting in the big bounds late this season and deserves another winning turn.
$2.70 represents value against this field.