Daily Racing Tips – Sunday, May 8

Ballarat: Race 3 (1:40pm)
No. 2 Heavenly Eagle

Heavenly Eagle has returned two nice efforts since debuting, and he can break his maiden at Ballarat today.

The Echoes Of Heaven gelding finished second, beaten a nose on debut at Sandown, and he was last seen finishing third in a similar race.

He’s a couple of months between starts, but this is also the easiest task that he has been set, and Craig Williams takes the ride.

Ballarat: Race 4 (2:15pm)
No. 5 Naval Seal

Naval Seal is another galloper that can break its maiden at Ballarat today.

The well-bred gelding has missed placing only once in three career starts so far, and the form out of a couple of his races has been franked.

This will be his first attempt at the Victorian way of going, but it also looks like the weakest field that he has run into.

Ballarat: Race 6 (3:30pm)
No. 14 Sabre Princess

Sabre Princess can make a winning return to the races at Ballarat this afternoon.

The Mick Price & Mick Kent Jnr-trained mare has typically stepped out in tougher company than she strikes this afternoon, and she has placed twice at this point of her preparation previously.

She’ll appreciate a soft track, and she gets into the race well.

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Ballarat: Race 8 (4:50pm)
No. 14 Is This Love

Is This Love is a full sister to two-time Group 1 winner King’s Legacy, and she can continue her rise through the grades at Ballarat today.

The three-year-old filly hasn’t finished worse than second in four career starts, and she only just missed at Bendigo when resuming in March, before breaking her maiden at Echuca last time.

This is harder, but it looks the next logical step, and we can have an each-way play at the price.