Ballarat R1 No.2

Ballarat R1 No.2 - SAINT VALOREM

This looks a very nice 3yo for Cameron Templeton, debuted in what was a good race at Pakenham four weeks ago where he was run off his legs early but made very good ground late. They ran very slick overall time and I fancy he probably could have beaten the winner if he wasnt so green. Going to be much better for the experience and this race doesnt look exactly star-studded. Needs to do a bit right but has plenty of ability and I fancy that'll get him over the line.
SAINT VALOREM - 1pt @ 2.8

Ballarat R2 No.2

Ballarat R2 No.2 - MONTANA

He was very good here three weeks ago when probably unlucky not to get the chocolates. Bombed the start and was forced to hussle through early to take a position midfield, looked to improve rounding the bend but found backsides and also copped a whack on the nose with a rivals whip (surely cant help?). Made very good ground over the final 200m when clear and certainly looks very hard to beat with the run under his belt!
MONTANA - 1pt @ 3.4

Ballarat R8 No.10

Ballarat R8 No.10 - EYES OF LOVE

She was a certainty beaten at Bendigo two weeks ago over the 1400m, they elected to ride her cold for the first time and she appeared to settle beautifully early. Copped a terrible check (nearly fell) when looking to improve mid-race and then had the audacity to pick and sprint quickly before finding backsides. She just should have won! Fancy the step to a mile wont be a hindrance and she's drawn a nice marble that should enable her to find clean air when improving over the final 400m.
EYES OF LOVE - 1pt @ 6.00

Taree R4 No.5

Taree R4 No.5 - DHARAMSALA
Was good fresh three weeks ago at Newcastle when he just couldnt go with a smart one, that winner has since come out and again run well in a much better race. He strips fitter and I dont mind the fact they've dropped him back to the 1000m, suggests to me they'll be looking to lead/run this along at a genuine gallop and suck the sprint out of key rivals. Expect big improvement into today as only came into his first-up run off one soft trial.
DHARAMSALA - 1pt @ 2.5