Ballarat preview: Tips & Best Bets with apprentice once again the hoop to follow

Josh Richards’ hot form has seen the apprentice rewarded with another good book of rides and similar to last week, he’s the jockey to follow at Ballarat on Tuesday.

BEST BET

MUSWELLBROOK

R5 No. 4

This bloke doesn’t win out of turn but looks well placed in this with just 55.5kg after the claim from in-form apprentice Josh Richards. The 1500m is his pet trip and with a strong gallop expected up front, Muswellbrook can finish over the top of them late.

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THE DEFIANT ONE

R1 No. 4

Resumed from a decent lay of last time out and went great to finish second to Cardinal Gem. Expecting that The Defiant One will take plenty of benefit for having the run and be tough to beat with Dwayne Dunn in the saddle.

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SHILO LASS

R8 No. 6

All her best efforts have been when coming from off the speed and finishing over the top of her rivals, and she’s drawn to get that run on Tuesday. Goes well second-up, is in well at the weights after the claim for Tayla Childs and looks good value at double figures.

THE JOCKEY – JOSH RICHARDS

Josh Richards yet again finds himself as the jockey to follow with a stellar book of rides on Tuesday. He’s been cashing in on the opportunities and is well placed for another big day out.

HIGH RESOLUTION (R4 No. 3 – $18), MUSWELLBROOK (R5 No. 4 – $2.80), SCARLETT HEART (R6 No. 1 – $3.50), RISING SPHERE (R7 No. 2 – $7), MADAM BOLLI (R8 No. 7 – $2.80)

Originally published asOn The Punt: Richards the one to follow again

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