|Where||Ballarat Turf Club – 240 Kennedys Rd, Miners Rest VIC 3352|
|When||Thursday, November 23, 2023|
|First Race||1:30pm AEDT|
Racing heads to the Ballarat Turf Club this Thursday afternoon for an eight-race meeting. Clear skies are forecast, and with the track rated a Good 4 and the rail out 9m for the entire circuit, it may be advantageous to be up on speed early in the day. The action at Ballarat is set to get underway at 1:30pm AEDT.
Best Bet at Ballarat: Zabeelist
Maiden wins do not come any more impressive than Zabeelist’s at Bendigo on October 21, as she unleashed a thunderous turn of foot to finish over the top of her rivals and win by four lengths. The Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans runner looks to have found a winnable BM58 which should be run to suit her get-back-and-run-on pattern. With the likes of A Good Yarn, Zouthur and Carolina Sunrise all looking to lead, Zabeelist should be able to find a spot just worse than midfield before putting them away.
Race 6 – #8 Zabeelist (9)
4yo Mare | T: Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans | J: Zac Spain (60kg)
Next Best at Ballarat: Maid In Dubai
Maid In Dubai made an eye-catching return at Kyneton on November 8 after nearly six months off, making up a stack of ground late to go down by a length. From barrier five under Carleen Hefel, the Pride Of Dubai filly draws to settle a touch closer to the speed than she did first-up. If Maid In Dubai can replicate the finishing sprint she displayed at Kyneton, she can break maiden ranks at her third start.
Race 4 – #11 Maid In Dubai (5)
3yo Filly | T: Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman | J: Carleen Hefel (56kg)
Next Best Again at Ballarat: Bernay
The Archie Alexander-trained Bernay has shown plenty of early speed in two Camperdown jumpouts leading into her racing debut, so she should have no issue in leading the field up from barrier two over the 1000m. There does not look to be much competition for the lead, meaning Declan Bates should be able to rate this girl as he likes. If Bernay can put forward what she showed at her last jumpout, where she was only grabbed late, the Invincible Spirit mare should be making a winning debut.
Race 3 – #5 Bernay (2)
4yo Mare | T: Archie Alexander | J: Declan Bates (57.5kg)
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Thursday, November 23, 2023