Sertorius looks for six in row at the Ballarat Cup

SERTORIUS is favourite for Sunday’s listed $200,000 Sportsbet南京夜网.au Ballarat Cup.
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Looking to remain unbeaten this preparation with a sixth win on end, Sertorius was last night $3.30 with sportsbet南京夜网.au

This is despite the Jamie Edwards and Bruce Elkington-trained Sertorius drawing the outside barrier in the 15-strong field for the 2200m journey.

Sertorius is vying for favouritism with classy Stawell mare Exceptionally ($3.80) from the Terry and Karina O’Sullivan barn.

Exceptionally is the class factor in the field, having mixed it with the best stayers over the Victorian Spring Carnival with four minor placings in group company.

The O’Sullivans set her for the Melbourne Cup, but without an elusive win in the lead-up she missed out on getting a run in the big one.

The Darren Weir-trained Streets Away will carry the number one saddlecloth in Ballarat Cup.

To be ridden by Steve Arnold, the last-start Kyneton Cup winner will carry the top weight of 60kg.

The Cup also features the Michael Moroney-trained Shenzhou Steeds, which won the Ipswich and Caloundra Cups in Queensland earlier this year, and the Peter Moody duo of Turnitup and Almodovar.

Turnitup and South Australian visitor Pelicano (trained by Tony McEvoy) are two leading lightweight chances on the third line of betting.

Like Weir, Robert Smerdon will continue his bid to land a second hometown Ballarat Cup – this time with Innocent Lady.

Smerdon won with McGuane in 1996, while Weir saluted with Just The Part in 2004.

The first running of the $200,000 Magic Millions Clockwise Two-Year-Old Classic, 1000m, has attracted a capacity field.

Even with the scratching of NSW youngster Rocksham after acceptances yesterday, two emergencies ensure a line-up of 12.

Ballarat winner Ticket To Toorak headlines the classic.

Trained by Matthew Williams at Warrnambool, Ticket To Toorak scored on debut at Dowling Forest on November 1 – the colt’s only race start.

Gracious Prospect from the David Hayes stable is the only other runner with racing experience.

He finished sixth in the group 3 Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington on November 10.

Darren Weir has the only hometown runner in Glockenspiel, which, like Ticket To Toorak, will carry the Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock colours.

The first race on Sunday’s 10-race program will be at noon.

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Sertorius is vying for favouritism with classy Stawell mare Exceptionally ($3.80) from the Terry and Karina O’Sullivan barn.

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