Daily Racing Tips – Sunday, May 30

Ballarat: Race 1 (12:20pm)
No. 3 River Views

River Views will take plenty of improvement into the first at Ballarat today and looks ready to win.

The Mick Price & Mick Kent Jnr-trained gelding finished at the tail of the field in the Inglis 2YO race at The Valley on debut in October, but returned this time with a decent effort to finish fifth behind Mimosas down the Flemington straight.

He looks to be one of the brighter prospects in this race and he can break his maiden.

Ballarat: Race 4 (2:05pm)
No. 5 Spirit Of Gold

Spirit Of Gold has been a model of consistency since debuting, and she can record another win at Ballarat this afternoon.

The Medaglia D’oro mare raced greenly on debut in New Zealand, but she hasn’t missed placing in five subsequent starts, and only just missed when a head second at Pakenham on debut in Australia.

With improvement for that effort, I think that she can and will go one better today.

Ballarat: Race 6 (3:20pm)
No. 2 Smokin' Pierro

This is a drop in class for Smokin’ Pierro and he might not be offered a better opportunity to win.

His form was inconsistent at best earlier this campaign, but the Pierro gelding returned one of the better performances of his career to finish second, beaten a little over two lengths by the talented Excelman at Caulfield last time out.

He’s rock-hard fit and is drawn to receive a lovely run from barrier 7.

Ballarat: Race 8 (4:35pm)
No. 7 Villa Villekulla

Villa Villekulla has found a purple patch of form, and I can’t find a reason why he won’t be in the finish of the last at Ballarat again today.

The Patrick Payne-trained gelding has won two of his last three starts, placing on the other occasion, and he has found form around some genuine Saturday-grade horses.

He is drawn to receive a lovely run and can make it two in a row.