The Le Pine Funerals Hcp, 1000m, looks well within the grasp of the Aaron Purcel trained Lady Esprit. She's been racing in great heart of late and continues to thrive in training. Solid gallop on Tuesday, working over 800m in 52.65 and 24.22 last 400m, without ever really being extended at any stage. Loves this distance and already a winner of 2 from 3 here. Each way all day!

Speed demon Danuki worked extremely well during the week on his home track at Caulfield. Clocked over 1000m in a time of 1.03.12, last 400m in 23.75 and 11.64 last furlong split. No excuses fitness wise, he's one to take on trust.

Watch the market moves for the Mick Price trained British Medium, in the Thurley's Bucks Day Plate, 1000m. By the all-conquering Snitzel, ran an even trial recently at Cranbourne, showing early toe and knocking up over the last 100m. Track work on Tuesday morning was excellent, in company. Went through his paces over 600m, clocking 38.18 and a slick last 400m sectional of 23.28 and appeared to have their measure.

Big watch also on the Tony Vasil trained Coronel, who was highly fancied on debut in the listed Debutant Stakes. Since trialled 2nd at Cranbourne and reported to be working very well on the training track.

Best worker of the trio contesting the Chandler Macleod Hcp, 1300m was Poet's Corner on Tuesday morning. Up in class here, but he's improving with every run and he'll contest this a very fit horse on the day. Tuesday morning he strode over 800m in 49.06 and 23.13 last 400m, excellent work on the morning.

Kasi Farasi was impressive on debut. Galloped over 1000m, home last 600m in 38.15.

Softest of trials for the talented Bellegano, resuming off 2 recent trials this month. Should sprint well fresh.

Expected Heavenly Descent to go a lot better than her last start 5th. She's been up for a while now and might be better suited to the step up to 1600m in the Clanbrooke Racing Hcp. Solid gallop on Tuesday morning, when working over 1200m in 1.20.22 and 23.92 last 400m. try her on both totes.

Alinghi's grandson Roar has been racing in great heart this time in and there's no reason he won't perform well again when presented in the Spicer Thoroughbreds Hcp, 1600m. Robert Smerdon hasn't done much with him since scoring last Friday at Cranbourne, however, he'll be rock hard fit on the day and there to win if good enough.

Just a soft trial for Atone, who'll be out to make it 2 from 2. Monitor moves for him closely.

Excellent return to racing by the Andrew Noblet trained Tell The Truth, who looks a real live hope in the United Petroleum Hcp 1400m. Might need another run, but he can definitely figure prominently here and is one to blackbook this time in. Tuesday morning he wasn't knocked about when working over 1000m, home last 400m in 24.20.

Terrible run last start by Good Therapy at Mooney Valley, he's better than that. He worked over 1000m in 1.07.45 and 24.33 last 400m. 4th run in from a spell here and it wouldn't shock to see him finish around the money. Looks a nice each way bet.

Respectable performance last start from Tezlah when stepping up significantly in grade. He’ll contest the rich Ballarat VOBIS Gold Eureka Stockade , run over 1400m for the 3yo’s. His track work on Tuesday morning was first rate. He stopped the clock over 800m in 48.25 and 23.76 last 400m. Looks to have the class to figure prominently here, fitness wise, can’t fault him. Try him on both totes.
 
Mactier represents the Mick price stable. There was specking for him at odds last start in the Carbine Club Stakes. He worked on Tuesday over 1000m in 1.12.42 and 25.38 last 400m. 
 
Love Days should be spot on here, 3rd up in the Miranda Mares BM78, run over 1200m. Excellent run last start at Geelong when beaten 1.35L behind the in form Deja Blue. Drawn well and has the services of B Melham. Tuesday morning she worked brilliantly over 800m, clocking 49.88 and 24.53 last 400m. Looks a treat and this assignment looks well within her grasp.
 
Huge drop in class for the Robert Smerdon trained Cedar Grande, who’ll face the starter in the No Fuss Event Hire BM78 Hcp, run over 2300m. Recent runs have been excellent and she far from disgraced herself in the Matriarch Stakes, when beaten 8.6L behind Savapinski. Has the miles in her legs and appeals with only 53.5kg on her back after the claim. Tuesday morning’s gallop over 1200m topped her off nicely for this. She went through her paces in 1.22.10 and 24.01 last 400m split. Each way.
 
Last start winner Star Fortune worked solidly with his barn mate Love Days on Tuesday morning, in the lead up to the Maxitrans BM84, run over 1400m. On pacer who has drawn well, is rock hard fit and racing in great heart. Value for each way punters and one for the exotics.
 
Orient Line went 1000m in 1.09.75 and 24.60 last 400m.
 
The Robert Smerdon trained Grand Dreamer is racing his way back to form and looks well placed in the Sportsbet Ballarat Cup, a race I’m sure his trainer would have had pencilled in months ago as his main aim. Wasn’t asked to do a lot on the training track during the week. He worked over 1600m in even time, with his head on the chest. Not a vintage field, he rates as some sort of hope to weigh in here. 
 
Big drop in weight for Falcool, who scored with 61.5kg first up at Hamilton. Drops down to 54kg here in the Ballarat Tonks Plate. 1200m. Trained on beautifully since and his work on Tuesday morning indicates he’s come back better than ever and should give punters a run for their money. Clocked over 800m in 52.20 and a slick 23.47 last 400m split. 

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