While New Zealand owned pacer The Gold Ace has drawn near perfectly in barrier one for Friday's $175,000 Ballarat Cup, fellow Kiwi pacers Christen Me (7) and Pass Them By (12) have been less fortunate, drawing the outside of the front and second line.
Of the other big names, Caribbean Blaster and Smoken Up have drawn in two and four respectively, which should set up for a wicked early tempo.
Ballarat Cup Barrier Draw
1. The Gold Ace
12.Pass Them By
13.Metro Mike (emergency)