|Where||Ballarat Turf Club – 240 Kennedys Road, Miners Rest VIC 3352|
|When||Tuesday, August 31, 2021|
|First Race||1pm AEST|
Ballarat Turf Club is set to host the final meeting of the synthetic season on Tuesday afternoon, and HorseBetting’s Victorian racing analyst presents his best bets and quaddie selections for the eight-part card. With clear skies forecast, it is expected to be a great day of racing from 1pm AEST onwards.
Ballarat Best Bet: My Boy Birmingham
In the second leg of the quaddie, Tony & Calvin McEvoy send My Boy Birmingham back to a track and distance he has won at twice and finished second at in three runs. Having stepped up to BM78 grade last time out, he ran into one better on the day despite a fantastic showing first-up in tougher company. He will roll forward under Dean Holland, and with race fitness and a stronger will to win than most of his rivals, the three-year-old son of Unencumbered looks a moral on the Ballarat card as he steps back to 1200m in BM70 grade. The McEvoys thrive on the Ballarat synthetic, having trained eight winners from 15 runners at the track since August 1, and we expect My Boy Birmingham to be another winner for the stable on Tuesday.
Next Best at Ballarat: Tramontana
One of the better bets on the Ballarat card is the Ben & JD Hayes-trained Tramontana, who competed in stakes company last campaign when chasing home the likes of Finance Tycoon, Biscayne Bay and Daily Bugle. Despite still being a maiden after five starts, the three-year-old Toronado colt has been racing in much tougher maidens than what he competes in here, so this looks to be a smash-and-grab job for the Hayes stable. We anticipate he will settle midfield from barrier five, and when Jamie Mott asks for an effort, he should have enough in the tank to round up his rivals with ease.
Ballarat Value Bet: Pufnstuf
The Ern Ewert-trained Pufnstuf was an eye-catching winner at Pakenham on August 23 and on the quick eight-day backup looks a nice bet in the final leg of the quaddie. With apprentice Kiran Quilty claiming 3kg, the eight-year-old son of Hidden Dragon will need to replicate a turn of foot that saw him win last time out. We will be hoping his barrier manners are a touch better, however, as he missed the kick badly last time out and was still two lengths off the second-last horse with 600m to go. He managed to rail like a greyhound and was doing his best work late, so the step up to 1500m looks perfect second-up. Pufnstuf has five wins to his name on synthetic already, so he looks hard to beat at a very nice price.
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