Race 4- 2016 Energis Ballarat Cup Heat 2
#1 Mystery Ride
This is a very high pressure race and in these situations I prefer this chaser drawn off the track. There will be a stack of pressure coming across from Lucky Tetris and Zinzan Brooke who will be setting the track alight early. There is every chance he will get shuffled back here. The two greyhounds mentioned above are both winning chances, along with Demon Bale and Kong. There are too many variables for Mystery Ride here.
Race 9 2016 Energis Ballarat Cup Heat 7
#3 Matt Machine
He was the outsider in the Melbourne Cup recently which showed the depth of the field as I really rate this chaser. He was poorly drawn in the Cup but tried his hardest and showed great track sense in attempting to find the rail before finding trouble. He is worth a go here and he appears well drawn. He should get a nice sit behind Weekend Binge and I am hoping he can run over the top of him in the home straight.