The Goulburn Harness Racing Club has drawn together a solid 8 race program for tomorrow’s race meeting at the Goulburn Paceway.
Race 1, the Sun Solutions Goulburn Trotters Mobile is scheduled to start at 1.02pm, and Cawdor trainer Blake Fitzpatrick looks well placed to hold out the inform local stable of Grant Forrest.
Fitzpatrick will start Dance Street which is being driven by Sofia Arvidsson, and is the sole starter on the second line.
Dance Street was a winner at Menangle in December recording a smart 1:55.4 mile. In three subsequent starts the 5yo A Rocknroll Dance gelding has raced strongly at the midweek metropolitan meetings and will appreciate tomorrow’s slight drop in grade.
Hardest to beat are the Grant Forrest pair of Eratigena and Sally Em. Eratigena is looking for win 5 from her last 6 starts, while Sally Em is a last start Canberra winner when leading throughout in a 2:03.4 mile rate.
In race 3, the Benstud Standardbreds NSW Maiden Pace, Menangle trainer Rickie Alchin is looking to repeat the effort of 2yo track record holder Tardelli by starting Montalbano against the older horses.
Owned in the same interests as Tardelli, who Friday night won the $110,000 Bathurst Gold Crown Final, Montalbano will be having his first start and goes into Monday’s race with some solid trial efforts at Menangle.
Most recently the 2yo Huntsville gelding worked home well behind race winner My Ultimate Snowy in a trial at Menangle on the 16 March. Drawn in barrier 9 Montalbano will be working home solidly at the finish of the race and looks good value at pre-race odds of $3.
The hopes of a local win rest most strongly with the Brad Hewitt trained and driven Our Lady Lara in race 7, the TAB Long May We Play Pace.
Drawn in gate 4, Our Lady Lara was a good first up third at Goulburn on the 21 February when she charged home late to be beaten only 2 metres.
At her next start, the mare was drawn wide at Wagga on the 18 March, but was once again working home strongly when an 8 metre sixth behind Tom Kat.
Drawn in gate 4 over the longer 2240 metre journey, Hewitt will have the mare in striking range and appeals as a strong top 3 chance.
For all the latest information, the late mail, and race finishes, keep check of the Goulburn Paceway Facebook page throughout Monday.
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Race 1: SUN SOLUTIONS GOULBURN TROTTERS MOBILE:
TIPS: 9 Dance Secret, 4 Eratigena, 7 Sally Em, 6 Oneoutofthesquare
Race 2: HOLLINGWORTH CRANE HIRE SERVICES PACE:
TIPS: 6 Excelente, 3 Africana, 2 Satin Banyula, 9 Crime Time
Race 3: BENSTUD STANDARDBREDS NSW MAIDEN PACE:
TIPS: 9 Montalbano, 1 Can Can Dancer, 4 Heavenly Sea, 2 Proceeds Of Crime
Race 4: RSM ACCOUNTANTS GOULBURN PACE:
TIPS: 4 Marvella, 9 Don Kee, 3 See Me No More, 1 Elegantdancer
Race 5: CRUST GOURMET PIZZA GOULBURN PACE:
TIPS: 8 Master Gouda, 5 Miami Surf, 7 Endless, 4 Night To Remember
Race 6: JUSTIN ALBURY COMMUNICATIONS LADYSHIP PACE:
TIPS: 4 Bella Bling, 9 New York Rain, 2 Lulu Mae, 10 Dashing Cheddar, 3 Arena Queen
Race 7: TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY PACE:
TIPS: 4 Our Lady Lara, 2 Chronicles, 9 Marmitta, 3 Bettor Sensation
Race 8: GOULBURN SOLIDERS CLUB PACE:
TIPS: 3 Sadhana, 8 Oaxacan Dream, 2 Redbank Cooper, 5 Jimartee