Best bets for racing on Friday, August 5



Tokelau Drift is chasing back-to-back synth wins
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Victorian form analyst Brad Waters runs the rule over Friday’s Ballarat Synthetic meeting.

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BEST BET

TOKELAU DRIFT (Race 6 No.3 – $4.20)

Tokelau Drift raced on the pace before scoring well on this track last time. He’s up in grade for this but is a promising type that can win again.

Tokelau Drift

Lachlan Overall (60kg)
Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
4yoG (br) Capitalist x Tokelau

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ALPINE ACE (Race 2 No.1 – $5.50)

Had every chance but outsprinted on this track second-up. Back to 1100m for this and could improve ridden further back off the speed.

Alpine Ace

Jarrod Fry (59.5kg)
Ben & JD Hayes
4yoG (br/bl) Alpine Eagle x Kurotaka

ZIAVERA (Race 7 No.11 – $3.90)

Ziavera has thrived since getting onto the Ballarat Synthetic track for her last three runs. She’ll get every chance from barrier four and should measure up on Friday.

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Ziavera and jockey Linda Meech will team up again at Friday’s Ballarat Synthetic meeting. Picture: Racing Photos via Getty Images

Ziavera

Linda Meech (56kg)
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6yoM (br) Uncle Mo x Very Trying

VALUE BET

JUST WISHING (Race 8 No.13 – $7)

Just Wishing raced on the speed and fought on well over this trip last time. She’s drawn to roll forward again and always runs on the synthetic tracks.

Just Wishing

Jarrod Fry (57.5kg)
Graham Donaldson
7yoM (b) So You Think x Blarney Wish

THE JOCKEY

DAMIEN THORNTON

Damien Thornton starts the day with the ride on a $1.15 favorite and can post multiple wins at Friday’s meeting.

ENGLISH RIVIERA (Race 1 No.5 – $1.15)
KING TOMMY (Race 2 No.3 – $4.20)
SHAMANIC (Race 4 No.7 – $23)
DESIRED (Race 6 No.4 – $7.50)
HEYWOOD (Race 7 No.7 – $5.50)

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