Ballarat racing tips, top odds & quaddie | Sunday, February 27

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What Ballarat Races
Where Ballarat Turf Club – 240 Kennedys Rd, Miners Rest VIC 3352
When Sunday, February 27, 2022
First Race 12:45pm AEDT

Ballarat Turf Club has an eight-race card scheduled on Sunday afternoon and Horsebetting’s Victorian tipping expert has gone through the card and found his best bets and free quaddie picks. The track is rated a Good 4, with the rail coming out an extra 3m to the 6m mark for this meeting and considering jockeys were angling off the fence last week when it was out 3m, we expect a similar pattern to happen on Sunday. Racing at Ballarat is set to commence at 12:45pm AEDT.

Best Best at Ballarat – Kentucky Casanova

We were with the Michael Huglin-trained Kentucky Casanova when he ran second in a BM78 at Sale on February 13 and the step back to BM70 grade looks ideal for him here. The four-year-old Artie Schiller gelding has never run at 1400m, but in a field that looks to lack any depth, he should handle the step up in distance with great aplomb. Brett Prebble sticks on board which is a massive bonus and from barrier two will look to give the bay gelding the suck run in transit. Having not finished worse than third in his six career starts, while picking up three wins along the way, we know he is as honest as they come, and Kentucky Casanova should prove a class above this field.

Best BetRace 8 – Kentucky Casanova (#1) $2.90 with Neds

Next Best at Ballarat – Sumatra

The James Cummings-trained Sumatra comes to a Ballarat maiden following a less than ideal run in the Blue Diamond Prelude (F). Prior to the effort in the Prelude, the two-year-old Lonhro filly was beaten just over a length when chasing home Counttheheadlights who goes around in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes on Saturday as an $18 chance. That form line is good enough for us, considering the filly is the only one with any race day experience going around in this event. We’ll concede there is a lot of the unknown about her rivals, but with Group 1 form coming into this she looks the one to beat. From barrier one, we expect Damien Oliver to be positive from the barriers and have her tracking the speed. Her turn of foot is more than good enough for a race like this, and we are happy to take the $2.90 on offer at online bookmakers.

Next BestRace 2 – Sumatra (#9) $2.90 with Ladbrokes

Best Value at Ballarat – Salem

Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott send last start Kilmore place-getter Salem to the Ballarat 1200m having been run down late over the 1107m on February 10. As is the case with the stable, the three-year-old Hinchinbrook gelding is a natural front runner and looks set to gain an uncontested lead throughout the 1200m event. We expect Jordan Childs will look to gain a couple of cheap sectionals out in front and if he is successful in doing so, Salem should be able to offer a kick in the home straight, much the same as he did at Kilmore. The extra 100m should suit him and considering he is deemed a $17 chance with Sportsbet, he looks a great each-way play in this.

Best ValueRace 4 – Salem (#6) $17 with Sportsbet

Sunday quaddie tips for Ballarat

Ballarat quadrella selections
Leg 1: 2-3-5
Leg 2: 1-6-7-10
Leg 3: 1-6-9-12
Leg 4: 1-2-12
Investment: $144 for 100%

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