The Friday racing spotlight will be focused on Ballarat where the Robert Camilleri/Deb Coleman training partnership have their sights set on a ‘Zipping’ double.
Form analyst The Watchdog is tipping Zipping Zarbo (27 from 60 – 4 from 10 Box 3), a G2 Warragul Cup finalist earlier in the year, to boost her imposing strike rate in the ‘Must Watch’ race of the day, race 6.
Zipping Zarbo’s opposition includes Trending Air (6 from 31), Abelero Bale (17 wins – 3 from 5 Box 6) and Langfield Bale (8 from 40).
Then in race 10, Zipping Martina (13 from 29) and another kennelmate in Loves The Surf (9 from 34) will ‘gang’ up on the prolific Fortuna Bale (28 from 68 – 2 from 4 Trk/Dst).
Craig Treherne will produce two impressive youngster at Ballarat in Six Speed Manual (2 from 3) and Moon Over Mexico (1 from 2), which have both made eye-catching starts to their respective careers.
Set Me Free, trained by Brad Keel, is another bright prospect and is looking to make it two from two after a runaway debut victory at Bendigo.
Meanwhile at Warragul, Lyn Smith’s Earn The Fizz (4 from 17) looks well-placed to make a winning return at her first start since June 11.
Here’s an extensive analysis of today’s Must Watch Race, and be sure to scroll down further for ? The Watchdog’s $10 spend…
? MUST-WATCH RACE: Catering Allsorts Mixed 4/5
TRENDING AIR ? ZIPPING ZARBO ? ABALERO BALE ? LANGFIELD BALE
? Ballarat ? Race 6 ? 450m ⏱ 4:52pm
Form ? https://watchdog.grv.org.au/meeting/666538529/race/6
The Watchdog says ?: ZIPPING ZARBO (3) has been a tremendous chaser throughout her career having won 27 of 60 (45%) and is still racing in great form. She has proven to be a reliable beginner and with limited pace drawn on either side, she should be able to cross early and assume control as they head into the bend and there aren’t many chasers in this event that have the ability to reel her in. ABALERO BALE (6) is probably the only chaser in the event with the strength to run past ‘Zarbo’. He has turned in some big performances in town in recent months and the drop back in distance today may help sharpen him up. He is going to need a few things to go his way, however he does have great track sense and should be able to weave his way through the field. TRENDING AIR (1) is a bit of a Ballarat specialist, and she should be in the mix for most of the journey. She will need to hold the top elect out at the first bend to be a winning chance, but if that doesn’t happen, she can still hold on for some minor money. LANGFIELD BALE (8) may be the value runner. He can be a little hit or miss early but he is capable of carving out time when in the clear, so if he can time the start, he should put himself into contention at the bend and he can cause a boil over.
Selections: 3 – 6 – 1 – 8