Race 1 No.2 - Ballast
Only a moderate field to kick off the eight-race program and I thought Ballast was well placed to run another good race here. Since being transferred to the Frew stable he's had 11 starts for two wins and four placings, but you can disregard two of those runs as he hit wet tracks, which don't suit at all. I thought his last-start run at Murray Bridge was brave, he shared the lead in a fast-run race and battled away very well late. Hopefully on Saturday he gets the front without as much pressure and can go one better. On Friday morning he was $6 with Beteasy and bet365 and I recommend taking that price. I think Bajan $2.90 and the two at the bottom will all drift out.