Only two horses in this race have exposed form, but I’ve been impressed by what Ostracised has done in his short career, and I’m confident he will break his maiden this afternoon.
The Divine Prophet gelding ran home well to fill the minors on debut at Geelong and was last seen finishing second behind the exciting Sudoku at Ballarat.
Fitter third-up, he is primed to strike.
This is a drop in class for Squamanzer and I’m keen to stick with him.
The four-year-old son of Squamosa has been a consistent performer for the Brendan McCarthy stable throughout his campaign, and charged in to score at Bendigo two back before finishing fifth, beaten just over two lengths in a BM64 race last time.
He’s rock-hard fit and can fight out the finish.
Albert The Cat can break his maiden at Albury this afternoon.
The Geoff Duryea-trained gelding finished fifth at each of his first two career starts when debuting in March, and he returned from a freshen-up to finish second at Wagga.
With improvement from that effort, he’ll take plenty of beating today.
Lido Beach has stripped fitter for two starts back from a spell and is ready to win at Ballarat this afternoon.
The Denman gelding needed the run when he finished seventh, beaten more than four lengths at Terang when fresh, but he returned a far more polished effort to finish fourth behind Ocular at The ‘Bool last time out.
There is obviously no horse of that class engaged today and this looks a lovely race for Lido Beach.