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2017 Ballarat Cup Odds: Mr Garcia Firming Favourite

2017 Ballarat Cup Odds: Mr Garcia Firming Favourite

European expat Mr Garcia is all the rage in Ballarat Cup 2017 betting for the weekend, the now Darren Weir-trained stayer under $3 to continue his undefeated record down under intact. Thirteen spring stayers face off in Saturday’s Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) including the former Andreas Wohler-trained Mr Garcia in gate nine with apprentice…

Allen Confident on Mr Garcia in Ballarat Cup 2017

Allen Confident on Mr Garcia in Ballarat Cup 2017

Apprentice Ben Allen is confident the distance, a firm track, light weight and good gate speed will all work in favour of his mount in Saturday’s 2017 Ballarat Cup field Mr Garcia. Formerly prepared by German-based Melbourne Cup winning trainer Andreas Wohler, the Australian Bloodstock-raced Mr Garcia has his first start for ace Victorian horseman…

Smerdon Dreaming of Wet 2017 Ballarat Cup

Smerdon Dreaming of Wet 2017 Ballarat Cup

Caulfield’s Robert Smerdon knows his Ballarat Cup 2017 hopeful Grand Dreamer needs a wet track to be a danger in the Victorian country feature race this weekend. A 13-horse field faces off in Saturday’s Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) including Smerdon’s Grand Reve seven-year-old Grand Dreamer drawn in gate six. Jockey Patrick Moloney jumps aboard…

Ballarat Cup 2017 Field & Barriers: Grey Lion Draws Well

Ballarat Cup 2017 Field & Barriers: Grey Lion Draws Well

The 2017 Ballarat Cup is the key Victorian race taking place on the weekend and the talented OTI Racing-owned import Grey Lion has come up trumps with barrier three for the Saturday feature. Due to run as Race 8 at 4:40pm (AEDT), this season’s Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) attracted a field of 13 stayers….

2017 Ballarat Cup Nominations Feature Mr Garcia

2017 Ballarat Cup Nominations Feature Mr Garcia

European expat Mr Garcia is scheduled to have his maiden start with new trainer Darren Weir, the former Andreas Wohler-trained five-year-old among the Ballarat Cup 2017 nominations for Saturday. A bumper 28 stayers make up the early entries for this season’s Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m), including Paco Boy gelding Mr Garcia. Kerrin McEvoy rode…

Pilote D’Essai Wins 2016 Ballarat Cup – Results

Pilote D’Essai Wins 2016 Ballarat Cup – Results

Lindsay Park import Pilote D’Essai enjoyed the step up in distance for Saturday’s Ballarat Cup 2016 posting an impressive two length win in the Victorian staying showdown. Coming into the race off an unplaced effort over 1800m at Flemington on Oaks Day, the Oasis Dream five-year-old handled the extra meters of the $300,000 Listed Ballarat…

Payne on Manageress in Ballarat Cup 2016

Payne on Manageress in Ballarat Cup 2016

Cranbourne’s Cindy Alderson has engaged the services of last year’s Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne to ride her mare Manageress in the 2016 Ballarat Cup this Saturday. Magnus five-year-old Manageress is one of a full field of stayers in the $300,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) this spring jumping from barrier two with Payne aboard…

2016 Ballarat Cup Tips & Odds Update

2016 Ballarat Cup Tips & Odds Update

The lucrative Ballarat Cup 2016 brings the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Black-Types to a close on Saturday in country Victoria, betting tips and the updated odds for the showdown found below. Due to jump at 4:40pm (AEDT) as Ballarat Race 8, this year’s $300,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) features a full field of 18 starters…

Observational Ballarat Cup 2016 Win Wouldn’t Surprise Sadler

Observational Ballarat Cup 2016 Win Wouldn’t Surprise Sadler

Trainer John Sadler said he “wouldn’t be surprised” to see his roughie hope Observational get up in the 2016 Ballarat Cup on Saturday and end a 27 year drought in the race for the horseman. The now Caulfield-based Sadler won the provincial Victorian showdown back in 1989 with Pressman’s Choice who had a then 23-year-old…

Rawiller Confident on Taiyoo in Ballarat Cup 2016

Rawiller Confident on Taiyoo in Ballarat Cup 2016

Jockey Brad Rawiller is happy to be continuing his association with the Darren Weir-trained Taiyoo who he rates a great chance of scoring back-to-back country cup wins in Saturday’s 2016 Ballarat Cup. Last time out on November 2 the seven-year-old Haradasun gelding and Rawiller combined to take out the Kyneton Cup (2000m) by a half-length….