THERE was one scratching in yesterday’s multi which left us with only the two runners, however they both managed to run a place so we did get a small collect. Today we head to Ballarat where there is some quality racing and value. The second leg of the multi has the right draw and it could be worthwhile investing with a win bet outside of the multi.
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Leg 1 – Ballarat – Race 4: Lorimer Lad To Win $1.85
Lorimer Lad is an exciting talent and although he was beaten here last week, he should be able to make amends from the good draw. He has won four of five to date and all four of those wins have been from boxes seven or eight, from the pink tonight I’m expecting him to begin a little better this week and that should allow him to assume control soon after box rise. He is a different chaser when on the lure and although he is short odds he does appear to be a good thing.
Leg 2 – Ballarat – Race 6: Lead Into Demise To Place $1.67
Lead Into Demise is an extremely honest chaser and last time out he turned in a monster effort when placed at Cranbourne over 520m. He was just about going to lead before he was knocked over and he then managed to pick himself up and charge home into third spot. From the red draw I’m expecting him to hold the early lead and he should get away mid race. The last 40m is a slight concern but if he does hold the lead I can’t see him missing a place.
Leg 3 – Ballarat – Race 10: King Size Shambi To Place (Top Two) $3.75
King Size Shambi can be a little hard follow at times but there is no doubting that he has enormous talent and with a clear crack at them tonight he is capable of causing an upset. The empty draw underneath is a very big advantage for him tonight and this race doesn’t feature an abundance of early speed, so with an even getaway he should be able to push forward and hold a prominent spot. He is extremely strong in the run to the line and it might be worthwhile having something on him to win separately at $13.
Multi Price = $11.58 with Bet365