Gunning based trainer Dean Cernovskis is hopeful 7-year-old gelding The Announcer can break back into the winner’s stall by taking out the Sun Solutions Goulburn Pace at Goulburn tomorrow afternoon (21st May).
While The Announcer hasn’t won since December 2019, his recent races have been against stronger opposition at Menangle.
At his last two appearances, The Announcer was beaten about 8 metres on each occasion when finishing fifth in strong miles of 1:52.8 and 1:53.3.
“He’s had some niggling problems but we’re on top of that now; he should be hard to beat in that field” Dean explained.
Tomorrow’s event has drawn a field of seven with the pre-post $2.75 favourite the Brad Hewitt trained Boston Busker. The Announcer is next in betting at $3.50 and the Neil Day trained Dancing Chick next best at $4.50.
With a team of 8 horses in work, Dean Cernovskis and wife Rikki are the only trainers on the grounds of the Gunning Showground. The quiet rural setting is ideally placed between Goulburn and Canberra harness racing tracks, but with the onset of winter Dean is all set to depart on the family’s annual trip to Queensland.
“Once those frosts start hitting, I’m out of here” said Cernovskis who departs for the northern state on Monday.
“We stable at the Tweed Heads Pony Club and we’ll look at coming back in late September” said Dean.
Friday’s fixture consists of 7 interesting and even races with the first scheduled for 12.15pm.
Local trainers look to have solid chances during the afternoon with the Sam Hewitt trained Crankhandle and Fastnflashy appealing in races 2 and 4 respectively, while the David Hewitt trained Roscommon Rose looks very well placed having drawn the 1 gate.
Gates to the Goulburn Paceway will be open from 11am and the club’s committee invites all harness fans to come out and experience the wonderful facilities of the Grace Millson Centre. Enjoy quality food and a wide range of cold alcoholic and soft drinks whilst watching all the racing action in comfort.
Goulburn harness racing is brought to fans by the kind support of Tabcorp, Goulburn Soldiers Club, Hollingworth Crane Hire Service, Randwick Equine Centre, Southern Highlands Equine Centre, Sun Solutions Goulburn, Benstud, RSM Accountants, and a host of smaller businesses including Top Water Carters Crookwell, First National Real Estate Goulburn, Goulburn Livestock Transport, Landmark Southern Livestock Agenices , J A Communications, Crust Gourmet Pizza, Glen Mia ACT Saddlery, and ASPIRE Traffic Offender Course.
Race 1: GOULBURN LIVESTOCK TRANSPORT TROTTERS MOBILE:
TIPS: 9 Allaboutthemoment, 8 Sally Em, 10 Viksun, 1 Critical Advantage
Race 2: HOLLINGWORTH CRANE HIRE SERVICE PACE:
TIPS: 2 Crankhandle, 1 Takidah, 5 Cherry Me Andrew, 6 Cherry Consent
Race 3: BENSTUD STANDARDBREDS NSW HARNESS BREEDERS NSW PACE:
TIPS: 4 Infinity Beach, 6 Ulaanbaatar, 8 Endless, 5 Sahara Jewel
Race 4: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS EQUINE CENTRE PACE:
TIPS: 10 Fastnflashy, 9 Bently Bullet, 8 Nightwatch Star, 6 Yankee Dancer
Race 5: SUN SOLUTIONS GOULBURN PACE:
TIPS: 6 The Announcer, 3 Dancing Chick, 5 Boston Busker, 2 Four Starzzz Forsa
Race 6: TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY PACE:
TIPS: 9 Money Honey, 1 Major Jamane, 7 Bettor Shake It, 10 Shoobees Charm
Race 7: GOULBURN SOLDIERS CLUB PACE:
TIPS: 1 Roscommon Rose, 9 Petes Naholo, 2 Bracken Warrior, 6 Better Than Grange