Daily Racing Tips – Sunday, May 9

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Ballarat: Race 4 (1:55pm)
No. 3 Burleigh Boy

Burleigh Boy gets to the right race now still in search of his maiden.

The son of Pride Of Dubai finished a clear second at Geelong two weeks ago in his first run back from a spell, but the way he finished off after racing on-speed suggests he’ll be tough to beat now with some fitness under his belt.

Danny O’Brien’s three-year-old contested much tougher races than this last winter and looks very hard to beat.

Ballarat: Race 6 (3:05pm)
No. 6 Smoke Bomb

Smoke Bomb has been off the scene for close to a year, but this does look a lovely contest for him to pick up where he left off.

The son of Starcraft resumed to win his maiden at Cranbourne over the same trip last April, before going one better over the same course and distance to win by five lengths a fortnight later.

He was outclassed over the mile at Flemington in his final run but should appreciate getting back to 1400m. With some rain about on Saturday, it’s good to know he’s won previously on the soft.

Ballarat: Race 7 (3:40pm)
No. 3 Winsome Voyage

Winsome Voyage has drawn to get a lovely run just off the speed under John Allen from barrier 6.

The son of Tavistock raced well without winning last time in work and tends to do some of his best work fresh.

With a win on the boar first-up and some good form to his name over further, this looks a very suitable contest for him.

Ballarat: Race 9 (4:50pm)
No. 7 Teramia

This is a drop back in grade for Teramia following her last start second at Bendigo over shorter.

The mare out of Deep Field made up enormous ground from a three-wide position to miss out narrowly on the spoils, a performance I’m hoping she can build on now getting back up to 1200m.

The four-year-old was a narrow winner over this trip at Sale first-up in January and has also shown she can handle a wet track in the past.