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Ballarat Synthetic Best Best Bets - Wolff to show who's Boss

Our expert has taken a look over the card at Ballarat Friday and has come up with his best bets.
Ballarat Synthetic Preview & Betting Tips
Racing returns to the synthetic at Ballarat on Friday

Ballarat Synthetic Preview & Betting Tips - Friday, August 9

The all-weather track will have to earn its stripes this Friday at Ballarat with wet and wintery conditions predicted for the country meet. 

The rail is in a true position for what looks a great little card for a Friday afternoon.

Ballarat Synthetic Best Bet

Race 2 No. 6 Wolff Boss - $3.60 via BetEasy

This is a galloper who absolutely blitzed them in the jumpouts on the polytrack at Pakenham on July 24. He was the quickest 1000m trial of the morning and was not let off the bit. 

He looks a real professional after his gelding operation and we know he handles the synthetic from the trial at Pakenham. 

Trainer Matt Laurie finished last season with a great strike rate in country Victoria with 21 per cent winners and 43 per cent placegetters. 

It is always a big call having a first starter as your best bet, but I think this three-year-old gelding is the real deal and may even measure up in the Coolmore Stud Stakes during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

Best Bet: Wolff Boss via BetEasy

Ballarat Synthetic Next Best Bet

Race 5 No. 1 El Phoenix - $4.60 via Bet Easy

He won well in 64 grade two back before running okay up in grade last start.

This horse has previously finished three lengths off Snitzepeg which holds him in good stead for this race. Jumping from barrier eight should see him sit midfield or closer to the pace as he has shown in the past. 

El Phoenix comes into this one third-up after 40 odd weeks off, so he will still be taking some improvement which should see him go well in this race.

He has run second in this grade before over the 1400m, but strikes what looks a weaker race Friday.

Ballarat Synthetic Next Best Bet: El Phoenix via BetEasy

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