Daily Racing Tips – Sunday, May 31

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Ballarat: Race 2 (1pm)
No. 4 Better Kick

Better Kick has only made one appearance at the races so far, but he looks a horse of ability and can break his maiden at Ballarat this afternoon.

The Scissor Kick gelding settled off the pace at Flemington on debut and flew home to finish fourth, within a length of the winner.

He’ll enjoy plenty of improvement for that effort, he’s drawn well and is my best bet on the program.

Ballarat: Race 4 (2pm)
No. 1 Arctic Wolf

Arctic Wolf has finished second at each of his first three career starts and is primed to break his maiden at Ballarat this afternoon.

The Sebring gelding returned from a year-long break to finish second over 1300m at Sandown and was last seen mustering a nice turn of foot to finish within a length of the winner at Bendigo.

Any improvement on that effort would find him hard to beat today.

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Ballarat: Race 6 (3pm)
No. 9 Auxin

Auxin hasn’t shown his best form this time, but there is no doubt that he has stripped fitter for three runs and is up to doing something today at an each-way price ($7 at publish).

The Godolphin-trained gelding returned some pleasing efforts last time in and it does tend to take him a few starts to get going.

He’s drawn to receive a lovely run today from barrier 3 and with Brad Rawiller in the saddle, he really doesn’t have any excuses.

Ballarat: Race 8 (4pm)
No. 2 Loowah

There was good interest for her in the lead-up to her Australian debut at Flemington a couple of weeks ago and while she clearly needed that run, Loolwah’s winning prospects look bright today.

The Pivotal mare returned some lovely performances in the UK during the early stages of her racing career and is more than up to the class of a race like this one.

She’s drawn ideally (barrier 5) and with appropriate luck, she can continue her rise through the grades.