Race favourite Rothera will be hoping for some more wet weather ahead of the Listed Ballarat Cup this Sunday November 20, 2011.
Rothera won the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Racecourse last start after having a disappointing start to his spring campaign.
Jockey Luke Nolen believes a wet track is the key to success for the six-year-old gelding in the 2011 Ballarat Cup.
“The most significant thing will be if it is yielding enough for him,” Nolen said.
“He had been working good at home but wasn’t doing much in his races (until last Saturday).”
The 2011 Ballarat Cup will be Rothera’s first attempt at 2,200 metres.
“He was strong through the line after covering a little bit of ground in the Eclipse at 1800 (metres) so there is no reason he won’t run the trip on Sunday,” Nolen said.
Rothera has won 12 of his 32 race starts and has earned more than $400,000 during his horse racing career.
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