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Bolter backed in from $51 into $5 at Ballarat

The punters have identified a roughie in race four at Ballarat with Gewn's Gift backed into a single figure price after opening at $51.
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The punters will be hoping for a big win at Ballarat on Tuesday
Punters will be hoping a big victory over the bookies this Tuesday after backing in Gwen's Gift from $51 into $5 to win the fourth race at Ballarat on Tuesday.

The four-year-old confronts this maiden plate event over the 1400m distance on the synthetic track.

The Christopher Davis-trained mare has raced two times in her career, failing to finish within eight lengths of the winner on both occasions.

Not much was expected from Gwen's Gift in her opening two runs after she jumped at $71 and $101 respectively back in October of last year at Kyneton and Bendigo.

Despite a pair of runs that did nothing to suggest a win was around the corner the punters seem to think the penny may have dropped for the mare.

The daughter of Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente comes into this race with renewed optimism after five trials leading into this first-up assignment. The four-year-old took out three of the quintet of trials, including a half length win at Cranbourne on August 5.

Former Kiwi Daniel Stackhouse will pilot the mare in his first ride of the day at Ballarat.

It has been a concerted push by the punters since the markets have opened ahead of 3pm.

The money has continued to come all day for the maiden, with bookmakers shortening Gwen's Gift into $4.80, just behind race favourite Such A Drama Queen ($2.90) and Gold Rock ($4).

It remains to be seen if the punters will have their pockets lined after the fourth event at Ballarat but here's hoping the early backers can put one over the bookies.

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