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Balfour pair bound for Ballarat

Missing the bulk of the spring could pay dividends for talented Adelaide four-year-old Outlaws Revenge who crosses the border to Ballarat on Saturday.

Trainer Ryan Balfour has taken a steady approach with the son of Reward For Effort who boasts four wins from his nine starts when he lines up in the $150,000 Magic Millions Three and Four-year-old Classic (1100m).

“We went deep into the autumn so we thought he could come in at the back end of the spring,’’ Balfour said.

“There were a few immaturities in his racing which he's been able to overcome, but this preparation has been about tomorrow, not today.

“We’re seeing a more mature racehorse,’’ he said.

Balfour said the trip away would also help the horse with their eyes on the Adelaide Racing Carnival in 2022.

“He’s going to appreciate the bigger track at Ballarat, it’s his first time away but the way he worked this week they’ll know he’s there,’’ Balfour said.

The stable has also elected to go to Ballarat with talented filly So Say Angel.

Stablemate Tradewind enjoyed success in the corresponding meeting last year, when he saluted in the $175,000 VOBIS Gold Stockade and Balfour is hopeful the gelding will return to form at Morphettville on Saturday.

“He’s on the verge of bouncing back,’’ Balfour said.

“This time last year he beat Beau Rossa, Sirileo Miss and Rock The Ring.

“His two runs back, he’s had excuses which we can forgive.

"I’ll be disappointed if he doesn’t run well,’’ he said.

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