Star sprinter Fernando Bluey will headline Wednesday racing when he returns to The Meadows for the first time since his gallant second to WA champion Tommy Shelby in the G1 Australian Cup on February 27, beaten only a half-head.
Trained by teenager Kayla Cottrell, Fernando Bluey (18 from 36 – 6 from 6 Box 1 – 5 from 9 Trk/Dst – 29.77sec PB) returns to 525m after a running second to another star in Ferdinand Boy in track record time over 385m at Shepparton.
Another highlight of The Meadows’ card will see Gypsy Wyong (6 from 11 – 4 from 5 Box 2) step back up to 600m after a close third in a heat of the G1 Maturity Classic last Saturday night.
Wednesday night’s Ballarat card will feature an enticing match-up between ex-SA G3 winner Fly For Trix (19 from 30), now with Steve White, and 3-time G2 country cups finalist Dream Wizard (22 from 55 – 2 from 2 Box 5).
The impeccably bred Revolution, a son of Fernando Bale and G1 winner Elevated, shapes as the testing material in the Vic Bred Maiden Final after a runaway heat victory on debut.
Other notables on display at Ballarat include Louie Lou (6 from 13), Soda Diamond (11 from 18 – 2 from 3 box 7) and Slingshot Titan (28 from 53 – 4 from 8 Box 6), which is chasing a fourth straight win.
Meanwhile at Cranbourne, Alumni (5 from 8 Trk/Dst – 4 of past 7) is taking aim at a hat-trick, while Miss Martina (3 from 6 – 1 from 1 Trk/Dst), a kennelmate and half-sister to G1 performers Fernando Cazz and Fernando Bluey, is striving to continue the promising start to her career.
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