Explicit claims 2024 Ballarat Cup with commanding victory

Explicit 2024 Ballarat Cup
2024 Group 2 Ballarat Cup winner with Holly and Ben Thompson.

Explicit, the 2024 Shepparton Cup champion, added his second “country cup” title for the year on Friday night, May 31, when he comprehensively won the 2024 Group 2 Ballarat Cup final.

Much like his 24.76 Ballarat Cup heat win, Explicit used box one to advantage in the final to drive up hard along the rail to take control of the race after 100 metres.

From that point, the race was all his, with the black dog bolting away to win the $55,000 to-the-winner final by 4.69 lengths in 24.81.

The commanding win gave the Thompson family their fifth Ballarat Cup win as trainers.

Jason Thompson had previously won the Group 2 race with in 2004 and Ronan Izmir in 2013, while won the feature race with Aston Dee Bee in 2017 and went back-to-back to win the 2018 version of the race with Aston Kimetto.

2024 Group 2 Ballarat Cup – Explicit (24.81) T: Jason Thompson

The Jason Thompson trained Explicit added his second 2024 Country Cup winning the Ballarat Cup after winning the Shepparton Cup earlier in the year,

Explicit's win took his record to 17 wins and three seconds from 22 career starts.

The son of and adds the 2024 Ballarat Cup title to his 2024 Shepparton Cup title, his 2024 win, and his 2023 victory.

The 33kg dog, who is owned by , has now won $376,490 in prizemoney for connections.

Explicit will now likely head toward the GRV Pink Diamond series before targeting the feature Group 1 Brisbane Cup heats.

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