Harness racing selections: Wednesday, May 5

Two meetings to look at on Wednesday night, with my focus being at Bathurst and Redcliffe. Bathurst Best bet: Race 5, Number 1, Alta Downs Clearly the best on the card, he drops back from racing at Menangle to what looks a very winnable race. He was enormous in defeat in town last time. Just […]

Harness racing selections: Wednesday, May 5

Two meetings to look at on Wednesday night, with my focus being at Bathurst and Redcliffe.

Bathurst

Best bet: Race 5, Number 1, Alta Downs
Clearly the best on the card, he drops back from racing at Menangle to what looks a very winnable race.

He was enormous in defeat in town last time. Just had way too much to do from the wide gate and in the end but he was far from disgraced.

If he holds the lead from the pole, he’ll take beating.

Next best: Race 8, Number 8, Hall Star
On paper, her recent form is ordinary, but she has been racing in much stronger company than this and dropping miles in grade, she’s clearly the one to beat despite an awful draw. Whatever the scenario, she has the best form.

Value: Race 1, Number 1, Come On Sloppy
His recent efforts have been plain, but she has a beautiful trailing draw to use and can run a much-improved race at odds.

She just got too far back last time out here and was beaten comfortably, but has drawn the pole so if she holds leaders back, she can be dangerous at a price.

Redcliffe

Best bet: Race 5, Number 1, Docta Feelgood
Really keen on his chances. Ran a super race last week at Albion Park from the trailing draw, when third to a star in Manila Playboy.

Drawn the pole, he has the gate speed to hold the lead, control the race and with a touch of class, he will prove too good for this lot.

Next best: Race 6, Number 5, Hes Sweet
Has the barrier draw advantage to use so I’m in his corner. Showed gate speed from the wide gate to lead at Albion Park last time and once he found the front, it was pretty much race over. He should find the front once again and prove mighty hard to get past.

Value: Race 9, Number 7, Bold Cowboy
I want to give him another chance at odds. Debuted here where he looked raw and new to the caper, galloping and pacing quite roughly, but he trialled well enough leading into that.

Has a second-row draw to get a soft run in transit and if he does everything right, he’ll be around the mark.

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Harness racing selections: Tuesday, May 4

There are two meetings to look at on Tuesday, with my attention being on Albion Park and Menangle. Below are the best bets for the respective programs. Albion Park Best bet: Race 7, Number 4, My Ultimate Baxter A juvenile taking on the older horses is fraught with danger, but he looks a decent prospect […]

Harness racing selections: Tuesday, May 4

There are two meetings to look at on Tuesday, with my attention being on Albion Park and Menangle.

Below are the best bets for the respective programs.

Albion Park

Best bet: Race 7, Number 4, My Ultimate Baxter
A juvenile taking on the older horses is fraught with danger, but he looks a decent prospect and he can make it two from two to start his career. There was a lot of quality about his win here on debut last Tuesday, getting the suck run behind the speed before angling clear and he let down like a good horse. I am confident he gets the job done.

Next best: Race 1, Number 8, Princess Faith
She is hit-and-miss but when she puts it together, as she did when winning here on Friday, she is talented. She won on Friday and it was her manners that was a big part of why she got the job done. It was heart in your mouth early, but if she does everything right, she’s clearly the one to beat.

Value: Race 5, Number 1, Don Heston
His recent form is so-so, but he gets a lovely draw to use this time around and he can run a much improved race. I was on his back last Tuesday and he just got too far back from the inside second-row draw. This horse has now drawn the pole. I’d love to see Grant Dixon drive positively, hold a forward spot and prove hard to run down.

Menangle

Best bet: Race 3, Number 4, Vincent Van Gone
This horse is a former Kiwi who should make a winning account in Australia. His form from NZ reads quite well for what looks like a moderate race. He has shown good gate speed when racing over there, so I expect him to find the front, get control and with class on his side, he’ll be too good for this lot.

Next best: Race 5, Number 8, Muscle Factory
It is a bit of a D-Day for him here. His best would spank them. He was tested against some big boys in the recent Riverina Championship and in the big one, he failed to fire and was a flop. This is a serious drop in depth and grade for him and at his best, he should be winning.

Value: Race 1, Number 1, Alpine Retreat
With due respect, this is a pretty ordinary trot race, so I’ll take a chance on the former Kiwi, who makes his Australian debut. You should get double figures for him despite being a former Kiwi given his form there is plain. But these former Kiwis generally measure up, and his Penrith trial to get ready was a definite pass mark.

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