Harness racing selections: Tuesday, August 24
There are two meetings to look at on Tuesday, with Menangle and Albion Park getting my focus. Below are the best bets for the respective programs. Menangle Best bet: Race 2, Number 8, Aldebaran Revani This horse is a former American trotting mare who looks very much above average and I am confident she can […]
There are two meetings to look at on Tuesday, with Menangle and Albion Park getting my focus. Below are the best bets for the respective programs.
Best bet: Race 2, Number 8, Aldebaran Revani
This horse is a former American trotting mare who looks very much above average and I am confident she can make it three on the bounce. There is a lot of quality about her two wins, where she led throughout in both runs and ran fast times in doing so. This horse is destined for better things and should be winning here.
Next best: Race 3, Number 3, Polka Delight
The jury will well and truly be out on her if she can’t win this. This horse is a former Kiwi filly that has placed in both Australian runs but from a betting perspective, she has been quite disappointing, most notably last start when getting every chance in front. The depth here is very thin so surely she puts them away.
Value: Race 7, Number 6, The Longest Day
This mare is sneaky flying and with clear air, she can take this out. Clear air, she wins two back when a big price. Then last start she got buried back on the pegs and was full of running. This horse has been drawn to get a good run off the speed, ideally away from the pegs, and she’s definitely worth an each-way ticket.
Best bet: Race 8, Number 1, Another Statement
This is a significant drop in grade and depth for this four-year-old and I am confident he can get back into the winners list. He has been freshened up since contesting the Constellations and was far from disgraced. He has an inside draw to use, so should hold a forward spot and prove very hard to beat.
Next best: Race 9, Number 8, Our Action Man
This three-year-old has done little wrong since coming to Queensland for a winter prep and despite a second-row draw, he’ll take a power of beating. He led throughout and was dominant when winning here two weeks ago. He will have to work this time in order to win but he can.
Value: Race 3, Number 1, Key Largo
This gelding does his best racing when able to lead and despite good early speed across the front row, he has the early toe to hold the lead and from there, he’ll be very dangerous. His recent form has been plain but he gets his ideal set-up here and can run a much improved race at odds.