Ballarat - Race 4 2:30pm AEST
No. 6 Rayza Warrior
Rayza Warrior gets his chance back on the synthetic following a complete forgive run at Casterton last time out.
Reece Goodwin’s gelding struggled in the wet conditions finishing off only fairly for sixth, but he does look well-placed here given he ran back-to-back placings on the all-weather at Pakenham beforehand.
Jarrod Fry has been riding well of late, and the pair should be among those challenging for the front.
Ballarat - Race 5 3:05pm AEST
No. 3 Triton Rising
Triton Rising looks a nice price in what is a very open race.
The son of Sebring resumed at Morphettville a few weeks ago where he led for most of the way before being swallowed up by a wall of horses hitting the line.
He finished three lengths sixth in the end, but is a two-time winner second-up, while he’s also a perfect two-from-two on the synthetic. Out to his preferred trip and drawn ideally, he should run well.
Ballarat - Race 6 3:40pm AEST
No. 3 Tokelau Drift
Tokelau Drift shed the maiden tag over this track and distance last-start and there’s no reason he can’t go on with it now.
The four-year-old son of Capitalist won by a length after settling on the speed, and I like that he’s been kept fresh for the run with nearly a month between starts.
He only needs to hold that form to be a threat here and this race really doesn’t look that much tougher.
Ballarat - Race 7 4:20pm AEST
No. 1 Port Louis
Port Louis doesn’t win out of turn, but he does have a serious class edge over most of his rivals here.
The Maher and Eustace-trained four-year-old returned a winner at Murtoa a few weeks ago where he found the box-seat and proved too good over the final stages gapping his rivals by over two lengths,
He’s untested on the synthetic but back in class, he should be in this for a long way if he can go forward again.