We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Ballarat, which features eight quality betting races.
Midweek form at Ballarat always stacks up nicely and as we come into cups season, expect to see some smart stayers in the mix.
Eight races on offer for punters this Wednesday.
Ballarat horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (13:00) Bartlett Blinds Maiden (1600m)
#2 – He’s Wow Class @ $5 – Bet Now
He’s Wow Class hasn’t quite been wow class to date but he’s going to improve with more racing under his belt.
The three-year-old gelding finished fifth on debut at Pakenham before making up good ground in a tough race at Cranbourne.
There was plenty to like about that effort and with the increase in distance, his chances increase of scoring his maiden win.
Race 2. (13:35) Eureka Concrete Maiden (1200m)
#5 – Crowned Monarch @ $13 – Bet Now
Three-year-old filly Crowned Monarch didn’t fire in her first trial but she was impressive winning her most recent.
That came at Cranbourne on a heavy track and although conditions made it tough for some, form out of the Cranbourne trials typically stack up nicely.
Team McEvoy usually get their runners firing on debut and it’s good to see Luke Currie take the ride after riding in the trial.
Race 3. (14:10) Pipe Pro Drilling BM64 (1100m)
#6 – The Mobot @ $16 – Bet Now
We’re following The Mobot after scoring two good victories to kick-start her career.
Trained by the Maher/Eustace team, the three-year-old filly scored by four lengths at Waracknabeal and that form carried over to her most recent starts.
She won by a nose last start as the odds-on favourite but she dug deep to score and it was a nice effort.
Tough field here but she’s a progressive type.
Race 4. (14:45) Suez BM64 (2000m)
#2 – Savvy Boy @ $6.50 – Bet Now
Savvy Boy is coming off two wins and he could continue that excellent form here. Trained by Symon Wilde, the five-year-old is ticking over nicely.
His first win came at Warrnambool by a half-length before winning at Casterton by over a length. Both wins came on a heavy track which is the only concern.
He will need to handle improved track conditions here but he’s in fine form and gets the inside draw to help boost his chances.
Race 5. (15:20) Porter Plant C1 Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Aree Al @ $3.40 – Bet Now
Robbie Laing lines up the four-year-old gelding which scored nicely on debut at Cranbourne and that form should hold up nicely.
The son of Reliable Man then ran fourth last time out after making up big ground in the straight and the extra distance looks ideal.
He was scratched from a tough race in preparation for this and he only needs luck from barrier 10.
Race 6. (15:55) Hygain Winners Choice BM64 (1200m)
#9 – Fi Style @ $8.50 – Bet Now
Fi Style is as consistent as they come and she could score her second career win. The five-year-old has finished in the money in all seven career starts.
That includes a handy second placing at Kyneton last start and although she has raced only once away from Kyneton, she should be able to handle Ballarat.
It’s good to see Craig Williams in the saddle and we wouldn’t be ruling her out.
Race 7. (16:30) Sportsbet Foolproof BM70 (1100m)
#7 – Chicago Cub @ $5 – Bet Now
The Mike Moroney stable is firing this season and Chicago Cub could continue his form this Wednesday.
He’s a four-year-old which has been in the money in four of his five starts and could go back-to-back here.
That win came at Bendigo by a half-length and prior to that he ran two races at Moonee Valley against some tough company.
Tricky draw but it should run well.
Race 8. (17:05) Hygain Winners Choice BM64 (1600m)
#3 – Zachaz @ $4.80 – Bet Now
Zachaz looked good winning his first two starts in New Zealand before placing in some tough races.
He comes over to the Maher/Eustace stables with a solid reputation and kicking off at the mile is only going to help his chances.
Teo Nugent takes some weight off his back and it should be competitive against this level of opposition.