Ballarat Preview & Best Bets – Friday October 7
Our form expert provides Ballarat tips for today’s horse racing at Ballarat Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Ballarat Tips 7/10/2022
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Race 1 No. 9 ROSABEEL- ($2.80)
ROSABEEL can go close to breaking the Maiden in the opening race of the day. The Busuttin/Young galloper resumed with a 5th behind Peschwa at Sale over the 1600m on September 11 coming from well back and producing the fastest 400m-200m before just peaking on her run. Second up last time she improved 17 lengths on benchmark figures when 3rd at Werribee over the 1600m, going 0.9 lengths faster than standard benchmark. That is better than what any horse in this race has produced. The daughter of Savabeel can go close.
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Race 4 No. 6 SHRIYAA- ($2.40)
Going with SHRIYAA in Race 4. The Maher/Eustace galloper battled on debut but was much better when stepping out at Warracknabeal at her second start, which was on September 20. She settled handy that day and just couldn’t quite reel them in late, going down by just over a length to finish 4th. The daughter of Vadamos went 5.7 lengths slower than standard, which are the best last start figures of any runner, while she should have scope for further improvement. Harry Coffey rides and just needs to negotiate the wide barrier early on.
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Race 5 No. 7 SYCORAX- ($2.70)
SYCORAX was excellent at Bendigo over the 1300m in a BenchMark 64 on September 21, finishing 3rd behind Mister Me. She was also runner-up on at that venue earlier in her preparation. The daughter of So You Think went 3.2 lengths slower than standard benchmark at Bendigo, which are the best last starts figures of any runner. Look for her to settle handy in this race and fight out the finish.