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Ballarat Betting Tips for May 12, 2024 - Ballinor to spring a surprise

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Last updated: 10 May 2024
Martin Pennington 10 May 2024
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  • Ballarat hosts an eight-race program on May 12 with detailed tips available
  • Betting suggestions include All So Clear in Race 5 and Le Messager in Race 6 and Ballinor, Wirewalker with potential surprises
  • The tips are calculated based on a detailed analysis of the previous performances, track conditions and potential odds
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Eight races feature on Sunday's Ballarat program. (Getty)

Ballarat hosts an eight-race program on May 12 and our free betting tips are available below.
  • Ballarat Tips May 12
  • The Haymarket Maiden Plate Tips (Race 4)
  • Porter Plant Handicap Tips (Race 5)
  • Hygain Winners Choice Handicap Tips (Race 6)
  • Hygain Winners Choice Handicap Tips (Race 8)

Ballarat Tips May 12


The Haymarket Maiden Plate Tips (Race 4)


Ballarat Value Bet - Race 4 No. 7 Wirewalker

The son of Trapeze Artist has had plenty of opportunities with 12 starts to his name over a variety of distances including when fifth over this trip at Pakenham in March.

The gelding was beaten just over four lengths that day however he failed to shine upped to 2000m when encountering a soft 6 track at the same venue subsequently.

A change of tactics saw the pick race close to the speed when demonstrating improved form in finishing runner-up over 1715m at Geelong April 24.

The application of blinkers for just the second time appeared to suit also with the selection beaten less than two lengths on a soft 5 track.

Laura Lafferty’s mount has a good barrier four from the rail here and drops back to 1600m here.

While there are a number of less exposed runners in this field Simon Zahra’s representative looks value to break his maiden.

Porter Plant Handicap Tips (Race 5)


Ballarat Best Bet - Race 5 No. 4 All So Clear

The five-year-old has shown a liking for this venue in the past including when winning twice here last prep.

The second of those victories came when winning by a narrow margin over this distance in a Restricted 64 handicap held on a heavy 9 surface.

While the pick failed to salute in two subsequent starts that prep it’s of note that one came when crossing the border for a metro event at Morphettville in November.

While the son of So You Think finished well at Benalla first up this prep the return of the blinkers worn with success last prep brought about an improved effort here last time.

The selection was beaten less than two-and-a-half-lengths when runner-up in a similar race to this held over this distance that day.

The Ben, JD & Will Hayes team boast an impressive 29% strike-rate (13/45) here in the last 12 months and with an inside alley their representative can help them improve on that here.  

Hygain Winners Choice Handicap Tips (Race 6)


Ballarat Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 3 Le Messager

Andrew Noblet’s gelding has been in good form since resuming with a sixth in a 1330m Benchmark 58 handicap at Geelong in January.

All three of the pick’s subsequent outings this prep have come at this venue registering two second place finishes and a win from those.

The five-year-old lost out narrowly in a track and trip Benchmark 58 handicap in February and he recorded a similar result in a Restricted 64 handicap the following month.

The selection was freshened before racing here on April 28 and having raced in fifth early he came home one-and-a-half-lengths clear of his seven rivals.

The gelding jumped from barrier eight last time out and will again jump from a wide alley in this contest. 

Billy Egan, on board last time out retains the ride and with the soft 6 going not expected to pose any issues the pair look capable of following up.  

Hygain Winners Choice Handicap Tips (Race 8)


Ballarat Roughie - Race 8 No. 11 Ballinor

The Irish-bred gelding broke his maiden when contesting a 2465m contest on a soft 6 track at Geelong in early October.

The four-year-old registered two subsequent placed efforts last prep including when beaten half-a-length in a 2500m Benchmark 70 handicap at Cranbourne in November.

That Cranbourne contest was held on a soft 6 surface and with that in mind it was no real surprise to see him finish well held over 1600m here first up this prep.

The selection was beaten over eight lengths when seventh in a Benchmark 64 handicap on that occasion.

Trained by Annabel Neasham the pick took a marked step forward when racing second up last prep and the step up to 2000m and switch to a forecast soft 6 track are both positives. 

An inside barrier is a further positive here and he may prove capable of springing a surprise.

Verdict

Our Ballarat selections for Sunday, May 12 are:

Best Bet1: All So Clear Race 5 @17/5 at Ladbrokes Australia - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Le Messager To Win @5/2 at Neds - 3 Units
Best Bet3: Wirewalker Each Way @15/2 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
Best Bet4: Ballinor Each Way @19/1 at Topsport - 1 Unit
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