• Friday, 27 Aug, 2021,
  • by @WatchDogRacing

Daily Mail: ‘Zipping’ duo hold Ballarat aces

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


? Ballarat ? Race 6 ? 450m 4:52pm


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

? Friday 27 August

? $2 Win – ORSON RUBY
? Bendigo ? Race 2 ? Box 7 ? 425m ⏱ 11:37am
TAB fixed odds: $2.60 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says ? : She has only had the two starts but she showed a lot of improvement at Geelong last time, and looks suited in this event. With a steady beginner on her outside, she should get room early on and assume control in the run to the first bend. There isn’t a lot of depth in this event, so if she finds the top, she should be scoring.

? $2 Win – ORSON EMMY
? Bendigo ? Race 3 ? Box 3 ? 425m ⏱ 11:52am
TAB fixed odds: $2.50 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says ? : Her recent form has been steady, but she has won here previously in a smart 23.94sec and if she reproduces that type of performance, she will be winning with ease. REIKO BARTY (2) has some early speed, so she should bring her across in the initial stages and I expect ‘Emmy’ to run past her in the home straight.

? $2 Quaddie – 3.33% (60 combinations)
? Bendigo ? Races 5 – 8 ⏱ 12:25pm
Form ?

?: 1,3,7,8
? ?: 1,7,8
? ? ?: 7
? ? ? ?: 1,3,4,5,7

The Watchdog says ?: Open quaddie today. ARLINGTON (1) has the class edge but  can miss the kick, so we have gone wide in the first leg. KRAKEN LATTE (7) and STAR OF JASMINE (8) should set the tempo in the second leg, however STRIDE FOR PRIDE (1) is a strong type, so we have included him. ROXY QUAKER (7) will appreciate the drop in class, and he looks to be a good anchor in the third leg, whilst we are coming home strong with five runners.

? $2 Place – ABALERO BALE
? Ballarat ? Race 6 ? Box 6 ? 450m ⏱ 4:52pm             ***Must Watch Race***
TAB fixed odds: $2.60 Place (top two finish required)
Form ?

The Watchdog says ? : He is armed with a powerful finish and with ZIPPING ZARBO (3) expected to zip away mid race, the second division should bunch up and ABALERO BALE (6) can round them up in the closing stages.

? Ballarat ? Race 11 ? Box 7 ? 390m ⏱ 6:27pm
TAB fixed odds: $2.25 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says ? : He resumed from a spell with a brilliant performance at Geelong and looks very well graded today. He is armed with blistering pace once balanced and with a widish runner drawn on his outside, he should get plenty of room to move and can assume control after 50m or so. He can press the 22 seconds barrier and looks the goods today.


Thursday 26 August: $0 return (-100%)
Wednesday 25 August: $20.76 return (108%)
Tuesday 24 August: $0 return (-100%)
Monday 23 August: $9.60 return (-4%)
Sunday 22 August: $23.30 (133%)
Saturday 21 August: $8.40 (-16%)
Friday 20 August: $0 (-100%)

Past 7 days: $62.06 for $70 invested (-11%)
Past 14 days: $120.92 for $140 Invested (-14%)
Past 28 days: $237.03 for $280 Invested (-15%)


July 2021: $309.18 for $300 (+3%)
June 2021: $324.38 for $300 (+8%)

NOTE: June was the first full-month of the new-look Daily Mail, in which The Watchdog has a $10 daily spend.

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