Mother’s Day races to feature jumps events

THREE jumps events will head up a nine-race program at Ballarat races on Sunday.
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The QLS Logistics Steeplechase, 3200m, has attracted 10 acceptors to open the Mother’s Day program.

Seasoned jumpers from the Eric Musgrove stable, Honour The Force and End Of Time, are at the top of the weights.

Honour The Force has done most of his jumping in South Australia, with head of his two hurdle wins at Morphetville

End Of Time has also done plenty of jumping across the border, with his three wins over the obstacles including a hurdle at Gawler and most significantly a steeple at Casterton.

The QLS Logistics Maiden Hurdle, 3200m, has a capacity field of 12 plus four emergencies and the QLS Logistics 0-120 Hurdle, 3200m, has a line-up of six.

The latter has three of the state’s most promising hurdlers in Beer Garden and Jungle Fighter from the Ballarat stable of Dan O’Sullivan and Stoneblack for Robert Smerdon.

Ciaron Maher also has last-start Warrnambool May Carnival winner Viking Tiger.

The expanded program starts at the earlier time of 11.55am.

MEANWHILE, jockey Ben Melham is chasing a third group 1 win of the Adelaide Autumn Carnival.

He began the carnival with just one group 1 victory to his name – Black Caviar in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington.

Melham, who grew up in Ballarat and began his riding career with Darren Weir, combined with the Weir-trained Platelet to claim the $400,000 Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville.

If that was not enough, he then took the Matt Laurie-trained Escado to victory in the group 1 $500,000 SA Derby, 2500m.

Now Melham can complete a group 1 treble on Platelet in the group 1 $500,000 Goodwood Handicap, 1200m, at Morphettville tomorrow.

While the mare has been in super form, it is big ask with 56.5kg.

Platelet is rated a $12 chance on the fourth line of betting with tab南京夜网.au.

Topweight Moment Of Change is $2.05 favourite ahead of Yosei ($7) and Facile Tigre ($8.50).

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THREE jumps events will head up a nine-race program at Ballarat races on Sunday.

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