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2011 Ballarat Cup – summary, ratings and tips

2011 Ballarat Cup – summary, ratings and tips

20 Nov, 2011

Rating out of ten – Strengths and Weaknesses and Unknowns.

1. ROTHERA Rating 7:

  • S: Loves wet ground, with leading top trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen.
  • W: Never won with 59kg, never raced over 2200m.
  • U: Never raced over 2200m or at Ballarat.

2. ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Rating 2:

  • S: Can stay the distance.
Paddy aiming to be hometown hero in 2011 Ballarat Cup

Paddy aiming to be hometown hero in 2011 Ballarat Cup

18 Nov, 2011

Paddy O'Reilly (right) will look to become a hometown hero in the Ballarat Cup

Astute trainer Robert Smerdon’s will rely on TABsportsbet $9 chance Paddy O’Reilly to give him a second hometown victory in Sunday’s Listed $150,000 Sportsbet.com.au 2011 Ballarat Cup, (2200m).

Smerdon and his family have a long Ballarat history, but the race has …

Changing tactics a key to Sandown Guineas success

Changing tactics a key to Sandown Guineas success

12 Nov, 2011

Cranbourne trainer Ken Keys will instruct jockey Dwayne Dunn to ride First Course quieter in the Group 2 $350,000 Sandown Guineas (1600m) today.

Keys has a happy knack of producing feature race winners at double-figure odds and the consistent First Choice is a $19 chance on TABSportsbet.
The lightly-raced front runner finished fourth to Galah …