The Wolf’s best bet gets a big drop in class at Ballarat. Here are Sunday’s racing tips.


Stoney Vista has been knocking on the door to win a race and gets his chance down in grade at Colac. The Clinton McDonald trained gelding has placed second at two of his last three starts and the form stacks up well for an ordinary race like this. Brian Park should give him every chance from barrier four.
Recommended Price: $2.50
Confidence Level: 4.5/5


Ausbred l’Or is no star but the Dalakhani mare will never find a better race to break through in than this highweight maiden. She should be at peak fitness third up and getting out to 2000m should be right up her alley.
Recommended Price: $3.00
Confidence Level: 4/5

Akasawa was a good thing beaten first up at Muswellbrook and can make amends here. The Real Impact three-year-old was held up for clear running for much of the straight and severely checked once he did get a run. Under the circumstances, he did a great job to finish second. From barrier two he should be too good if Robbie Dolan can have just a little bit of luck.
Recommended Price: $2.25
Confidence Level: 4/5

The key to this race is the speed map – there is very little obvious pace here outside of Hamsletter and Patrick Moloney should find the front comfortably from barrier two. The last 100m is always the question with her but the stable is in terrific form and she will get her chance on speed.
Recommended Price: $6.00
Confidence Level: 3/5

Amicus Curiae has nice lead up form for the Mudgee Country Championships qualifier here, and the services of Hugh Bowman, the best in the business, won’t hurt his case either. The three-year-old has had his last two runs in strong races in town and then the provincials, so this isn’t as big a jump in class as it may appear on paper.
Recommended Price: $7.00/2.50
Confidence Level: 3.5/5


Mudgee 5/4 Akasawa & Colac 7/2 Stoney Vista


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