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Ballarat Betting Tips for May 26, 2024 - Lady to surprise in finale

Last updated: 24 May 2024
Martin Pennington 24 May 2024
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Ballarat Tips May 26

Raceday Medical Maiden Plate Tips (Race 4)

Ballarat Value Bet – Race 4 No. 4 Mariner’s Dream

Trained by Annabel Neasham the gelding has registered top three finishes in six of his eight starts to date.

One of the two exceptions to that came when contesting a 1400m maiden on a soft 6 at this venue when racing first up this prep.

The selection lost out by four-and-a-half-lengths when racing from off the pace that day and he is a versatile type tactics wise.

That tactical versatility should help here given the three-year-old is set to jump from a wide alley with the extra distance here a positive having placed at up to 2200m in the past. 

The pick had Peerless Lad who reopposes here in front of him that day but he looks capable of reversing that form with improvement expected second up.

Winona Costin, on board last time retains the ride and her mount, a son of Merchant Navy looks value to break his maiden in this event. 

Hygain Winners Choice BM 64 Handicap Tips (Race 6)

Ballarat Next Best – Race 6 No. 3 Cape Doctor

The four-year-old registered victories at Warrnambool on his first two starts including by over one-and-a-half-lengths in a Restricted 64 handicap in October.

The gelding raced over 1400m when coming from off the pace to salute on a good 4 track that day and he placed third on both subsequent starts last prep.

The first of those starts came over 1600m when encountering a good 3 track at this circuit when ridden form mid-division.

The selection is a versatile type with regard to tactics and he resumed with a fair sixth in a 1400m Benchmark 70 handicap back at Warrnambool at the start of this month.

The son of Trust In A Gust encountered a wet track when racing on a soft 7 for the first time that day and is expected to have improved for his first run back.

The blinkers worn for the first time that day are retained here and with a better barrier Symon Wilde’s gelding looks capable of returning to winning ways dropping in grade. 

Sportsbet Fast Form BM64 Handicap Tips (Race 7)

Ballarat Best Bet – Race 7 No. 12 Burlington Gate

Trainer Michael Moroney’s horses have been running well in the main in recent weeks and his representative here has placed on all three starts this prep.

The first two of those efforts came over 1600m including when beaten two lengths into third in a Mornington Benchmark 70 handicap April 20.

A couple of those in behind that day have won since and the pick came within a length of saluting subsequently herself when runner-up over this track and trip earlier this month.

The filly was held up on straightening up that day but acquitted herself well on her first start over this distance when contesting a similar event to this.

The wet track expected for this contest is no issue with all of the three-year-old’s efforts this prep coming on soft surfaces, including on a soft 6 last time out. 

Brad Rawiller’s mount gets in off a nice racing weight here and with an inside alley looks up to delivering her second career win having broken her maiden at Terang in December. 

Hygain Winners Choice 0-64 Handicap Tips (Race 8)

Ballarat Roughie – Race 8 No. 12 Lady Dumont

A maiden winner over this distance at Kilmore in December the filly has registered a couple of fair efforts in two starts this prep.

The first of those saw her beaten just over three-and-a-half-lengths when seventh in a 1200m Benchmark 58 handicap at Geelong last month.

Andrew Noblet’s filly shaped as if she had plenty left having twice met trouble in running at crucial stages when tracking the speed that day.

The selection again tracked the speed before fading late on when finishing one place better when beaten just under two-and-a-half-lengths at Kyneton subsequently. 

The pick came home sixth in a Benchmark 64 handicap at Kyneton with both of those races taking place on a good 4 track.

The switch to a soft 6 surface is a positive with the four-year-old having broken her maiden in similar conditions at Kilmore earlier this season and she may prove up to surprising here. 


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Best Bet1: Burlington Gate Race 7 @4/1 at betM - 1 Unit
Best Bet2: Cape Doctor Race 6 @4/1 at Topsport - 1 Unit
Best Bet3: Mariner's Dream Race 4 @13/2 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit
Best Bet4: Lady Dumont Race 8 @20/1 at Boombet - 1 Unit
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