Leg 1 – Ballarat – Race 7: Crackerjack Pest To Place $2.38
Crackerjack Pest is much better than his form reads and he should be suited by the drop in class. He has been racing over longer trips of late and he is better suited back to this journey. I am expecting him to settle mid field and with a clear passage he should be able to run over the top of them late in the race. He will need to be at his best to beat the red but even if the red gets away he should be able to finish in the top three.
Leg 2 – Ballarat – Race 8: Quint Bale To Place $2.50
Quint Bale has been racing well without winning of late and tonight he finds himself in a race that lacks genuine early speed, so that should allow him to cross and find a cheap lead and he is a different chaser when he can lead and dictate the terms. He has won here previously in a zippy 25.39 and if he can reproduce that, he should finish in the top three at worst and he may even steal the prize.
Leg 3 – Ballarat – Race 9: Call Me Swift To Place $2.20
Call Me Swift is showing plenty of promise and at the $8.50 quote, she appears to be well over the odds. She has only won the one race from five starts but that win was a highly impressive one at Bendigo in a very quick 23.96. From the pink draw I’m expecting her to step well and she should be able to take over as they head into the first corner. The last 30m is a slight concern but she should look the winner as they round for home.
Multi Price = $13.09 with Bet365