We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ballarat that features 10 quality betting races.
The Ballarat Cup headlines the premier card on Saturday and we have our best value bets for the entire card.
Ballarat horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:10) Ritchies IGA BM70 (1100m)
#1 – Riding The Wave – Bet @ Sportsbet
The former Kiwi ran fourth at Bendigo fresh up and that run had merit. It was his first run in Australia, having recorded four wins and four placings across the Tasman.
Before making the journey, the son of Malibu Moon scored a quality win at Ellerslie. He is good enough to beat this field and should be considered on an each-way basis.
Race 2. (12:40) Global Turf BM78 (2600m)
#4 – Red Alto – Bet @ Sportsbet
The form of Red Alto won’t inspire many punters this Saturday, but don’t lose the faith with this stayer.
He is a seven-time winner that has been working his way back into form, so we’re prepared to give him another chance.
Punters will get value odds and there are no superstars in this race.
Race 3. (13:15) Magnum Equine Eureka Stockade (1400m)
#1 – Shelby Cobra – Bet @ Sportsbet
Shelby Cobra showed a fine turn-of-foot when winning at Flemington last start and there is plenty to like about that form.
He was able to beat the promising Tommy Gold with ease and the one-length victory won’t be his last this season.
The son of Toronado is in good hands and he’s worth sticking with.
Race 4. (13:50) Magic Millions Clockwise Classic (1000m)
#5 – Readily Availabull – Bet @ Sportsbet
Winning trial form looks good for this race and the John Sargent-trained colt has the form on the board.
The son of Bull Point scored a 1.8-length trial win at Rosehill and it came on a good surface, which is ideal for this race.
Betting is always the best indication in two-year-old races, so keep an eye on markets.
Race 5. (14:25) Hertz Ballarat Tonks Plate (1200m)
#1 – Travimyfriend – Bet @ Sportsbet
Travimyfriend will appreciate the easier competition having finished behind Windstorm at his last two starts.
The eight-year-old was a winner prior to that Flemington and if he’s anywhere near that form, he won’t be stopped.
This is his first start at Ballarat, but the track shouldn’t be an issue.
Race 6. (15:05) Andy Graham Welding BM78 (1200m)
#13 – Lunakorn – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare looks ready to get back to her best after finishing second at Mornington earlier this month.
She was only a length behind Comte and although facing a strong field on Saturday, she is a three-time winner with plenty of upside.
Drawing barrier five should see her land closer to the pace and kick strongly.
Race 7. (15:45) Suez McKellar Mile BM78 (1600m)
#3 – Right You Are – Bet @ Sportsbet
The connections of Right You Are said he needed the run last start and he did enough to run third.
He has yet to finish outside the placings from eight attempts and there is a big opinion of this runner.
Punters should get the right price this Saturday and we’re expecting plenty of big bets to come his way on race day.
Race 8. (16:25) Sportsbet Ballarat Cup (2000m)
#4 – Junipal – Bet @ Sportsbet
Junipal got back to his best form with a 1.3-length win at Sandown, and he is in career-best form this season.
The Maher/Eustace-trained son of Reset has won three of his last four starts, and he had excuses for his defeat at Caulfield two starts back.
He is facing a much harder field here but stick with him.
Race 9. (17:05) Magic Millions Classic (1100m)
#3 – The Astrologist – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Corstens-trained gelding is coming off an impressive second placing at Flemington and form behind Exhilarates stacks up.
He is a three-time winner with four placings, so he class on his side and his form lines read well for this contest.
Craig Williams rides and that only helps his chances.
Race 10. (17:40) The Haymarket BM84 (1400m)
#11 – Ocular – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ocular needs luck from the draw but the Shea Eden-trained gelding is in fine form this season.
The son of Written Tycoon owns three wins and four second placings from 10 starts, so punters have been cashing in.
Barrier 18 makes it tough, but he goes close with luck.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.