Taipan Bale looks the one to beat in the inaugural Lou Gigliotti Memorial at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
The very talented Graeme Bate trained chaser has the form on the board for this race having won four of his past five race starts, the latest in great style at Geelong where he gave his rivals no chance leading from start to finish.
Taipan Bale is somewhat of a track specialist having only had three starts at the track for three impressive victories, and boasts a scintillating best winning time of 25.07 for the 450 metres in April this year.
The son of Solve The Puzzle is a fast beginner and will not be troubled by his Box 3 draw, as he has already saluted the judge in seven of his seventeen race victories to date from this draw.
Hardest to beat will be Bates other runner Halkin Bale, and the Andrea Dailly trained Dazzler Bale.
Halkin Bale will jump from outside Taipan Bale in Box 4.
His form line is also very good having won four of his last five race starts, with his only blemish being a last start second at Geelong when beaten 1.75 lengths by Sormaz.
Halkin Bale’s best form has been from outside box draws as he likes to track wide in his races, which may be the only concern with the chasers chances.
Dazzler Bale’s best form has been when he has been able to lead, or race close to the leaders.
The son of Elite State has had indifferent form of late, but has received checks in running which have not assisted his chances.
The Brown Hill & District Lions Club are sponsors of the Lou Gigliotti Memorial race, and will be hosting their associate Club Ararat at the race meeting.
Lou was a foundation member of the Brown Hill Club which was formed in 1984, as well as being a member of Probus and a well known person in the Banking & Finance industry.