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Ararat Tips December 8
Ararat Farm Supplies Maiden Plate Tips (Race 4)
Ararat Value Bet - Race 4 No. 8 Mottram
From the flying Giffiths and de Kock yard, Mottram is yet to show a great deal at his two starts to date, but with the application of a cross-over nose band and a tongue tie, we could see a different horse.
He has had a five week freshen up, but went around in a Cranbourne jumpout at the end of November just to tick over the legs for this moderate maiden.
Based off the first-up run at Moe where he was just over three lengths away from the winner, he can win this race, so at near enough to $20, he is well over the odds.
Claas Harvest Centre lake Bolac Class 1 Handicap Tips (Race 5)
Ararat Best Bet - Race 5 No. 2 Rogue Star
He drifted incredibly heavily in the market last start but still ran gamely when finishing third, bombing the start.
He will need to improve his barrier manners, but has so much class that could very well get him over the line in this class one.
The form should stand up out of the Bendigo placing last outing, and with strong rider Zac Spain in the saddle, he will naturally settle back in the field and let rip around the bend.
I feel he should be the favourite of the race, looking the best bet of the card at Ararat.
Ords Motorcycles BM58 Handicap Tips (Race 6)
Ararat Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 4 Substantial
Looking well placed to break through for win number four, Substantial brings in two game second placings that sees her bring in the best form lines.
Tatum Bull keeps the ride as the mare goes up in weight, now dropping back in class.
She raced in this class two back, but is much better suited here with an extra kilo off of her back and up to the 1100m, at her peak fitness.
She will not find a better race to break through in this prep with a lack of depth, so she clearly picks herself on top.