Ararat Preview & Best Bets – 12/11/2023

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Ararat Preview & Best Bets


Our form expert provides Ararat tips for today’s horse racing at Ararat Racecourse and gives his best bets.    

Ararat Tips 12/11/2023


Race 6 No. 4 GRAND PIERRO- ($2.70) 

GRAND PIERRO should be hard to beat in the Ararat Gold Cup. The Jason Warren-trained galloper gets out to his right distance range and comes in with a narrow runner-up performance at his last start with that coming at Morphettville behind Trumpsta over the 1800m on October 28. That pair gapped the rest. At his previous fourth up run, the four-year-old improved 12 lengths on benchmark figures to go eight lengths faster than standard when 5th in strong race at Flemington before winning over the 2200m at his next start. He won’t be too far away in the run and should be strong late in the piece. 




Race 3 No. 11 YIASOU- ($3.70) 

REBELLIOUS HOPE can go close in Race 3. The Robbie Griffiths and Matt de Kock-trained galloper was ok on debut at Ballarat over the 1400m when 5th behind Tacumwah. She was shuffled back and held up that day before landing just over three lengths away. This looks easier and the daughter of Toronado has attracted early market support, while she will strip fitter. 




Race 5 No. 12 GRASSMERE JEWEL- ($3.85) 

THREE GRAND creates interest in Race 5 after a last start performance that saw her break the maiden by six-lengths at Warrnambool over the 1100m on October 23. The Maddi Raymond-trained galloper settled up front before clearing out late to go 2.2 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which is 3.6 lengths better than the next best last start figure of any runner. She was solid in her two runs prior to that in her current preparation when placing. The daughter of Rich Enuff rises in class but is fit and looks up to the task. 




Race 7 No. 1 OUTLAWS REVENGE- ($6.75) 

OUTLAWS REVENGE should just about be ready to fire when he steps out in the Ararat Bowl. The Daniel Bowman-trained galloper battled at Flemington when resuming then was held up in the straight when 7th in the recent Chautauqua Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on October 27. He was an improver when third up at his last preparation and is two from four at this stage. Dean Yendall rides and strikes at 22% for the stable, providing a healthy 33% profit on turnover for punters.