A strong 9 race program has been drawn together for Monday afternoon’s Goulburn harness racing fixture at the Goulburn Paceway.
The action gets underway with the Top Water Carters Trotters Mobile at 12.55pm and concludes with the Goulburn Soldiers Club Pace at 6.00pm.
The afternoon meeting will see the return to racing of the smart Skye Mary Mac from the Kerry and Dean McDowell stable.
A three-year-old filly, Skye Mary Mac contests race 6 the RSM Accountants Goulburn Pace where she has drawn gate 6. The filly kicked off her racing career scoring in a heat of the Bathurst Gold Tiara last year before finishing sixth in the $110,000 final.
Her return to racing has been prepped through two good trials at Menangle and Penrith where she finished second and first respectively, and brings a touch of class to Monday’s race meeting.
Hardest to beat is the locally trained Electra Girl. The three-year-old filly has drawn gate 1 and is trained locally by Simon Locke and will be driven by Brad Hewitt.
She was a last start second at Canberra behind the impressive Bainsbridge who scored a runaway win in a very smart 1:56.6 mile rate.
From gate 1 Electra Girl looks to have a race fitness advantage over the McDowell filly and will take a power of beating
Simon Locke will also start Flying Banyula in race 8, the Download The TAB App Today Pace.
The 8-year-old mare is a last start winner at Canberra and looks well placed to make it two on end. To be driven by Brad Hewitt, the pair are looking to continue their good partnership having also won at Goulburn in December.
Hardest to beat is the Mitchell Atkinson trained R N R Beach who will be driven by Harrison Ross. Drawn in gate 2, the Marulan based pacer brings consistent from into Monday’s race and appeals as a strong top 2 finisher.
Race 7, the Crust Gourmet Pizza Goulburn pace, will see the appearance of the well performed Chiseled.
Trained by Jason Hewitt, Chiseled was the winner of the $30,000 2YO NSW Breeders Challenge Western Final at Wagga in December, before resuming with a close up fourth in the Group 3 $50,000 3YO Simpson Memorial at Menangle.
The pacer was a last start fourth at Menangle and will appreciate the big drop of class in Monday’s event. Hardest to beat is the Darren Hancock trained mare Hellofalass.
One interesting element of Monday’s race meeting is the contest between mother and daughter in race 4, the HRNSW Guaranteed Ladyship Pace.
Trained by Graham Betts of Bathurst, Pom Pay, a 10-year-old Four Starzzz Shark mare will match strides with her 4-year-old daughter Onya Sonya.
As the winner of 16 races, Pom Pay brings consistent recent form into the race and from barrier 2 will be a strong chance to finish in the top 4 places. Daughter Onya Sonya has drawn alongside in gate 3 but on recent form mum does look to have the wood on her.
Members and fans are invited to get trackside for what will be a very good racing meeting, and to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the Grace Millsom Centre.
We also remind members of the bonuses available, including the Members Draw which has jackpotted to $200, and the Members’ $50 All-Up. Members must register their attendance at the track to give themselves a chance at one of the ten $50 all-up bets on the last 4 races.
Goulburn harness racing is kindly supported Tabcorp, Goulburn Soldiers Club, Hollingworth Crane Hire Service, Sun Solutions Goulburn, Benstud Standardbreds Crookwell, Haras Des Trotteurs, Goulburn Hay Supplies, Seib Racing, RSM Accountants, ASPIRE Traffic Offenders Course, and a host of smaller businesses including Top Water Carters Crookwell, Luke O’Brien Electrical, First National Real Estate Goulburn, Nutrien AG Solutions, J A Communications, Crust Gourmet Pizza, and Glen Mia ACT Saddlery.
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Our usual tips follow below, but here are special guest tipster’s best for the meeting
SEAN THE LEPRECHAUN’S TIPS
Race 2 – No 6: Endless (win)
Race 7 – No 10: Ad Maiora (Each Way)
Race 9 – No 7: Timely Sovereign (win)
GOULBURN PACEWAY’S TIPS
Race 1: TOP WATER CARTERS TROTTERS MOBILE:
TIPS: 4 Giddy Up Eyes, 8 Sally Em, 7 Onawingandaprayer, 5 Critical Advantage
Race 2: GLEN MIA ACT SADDLERY PACE:
TIPS: 9 Rum Delight, 6 Endleess, 2 Notmuchuptop, 10 Headnoise
Race 3: SEIB RACING PACE:
TIPS: 2 Corine, 8 Meadow Blue Chip, 7 Sporty Banyula, 1 Judes My Life
Race 4: HRNSW GUARANTEED LADYSHIP PACE:
TIPS: 4 White Picket Fence, 7 Royal Focus, 9 Chezmac, 2 Pom Pay
Race 5: ASPIRE TRAFFIC OFFENDERS COURSE PACE:
TIPS: 1 Zen Master, 9 Glamors Symbol, 7 Wongalea Penny, 5 Footlock
Race 6: RSM ACCOUNTANTS GOULBURN PACE:
TIPS: 1 Electra Girl, 6 Skye Mary Mac, 2 Excess Vitality, Mikibequick
Race 7: CRUST GOURMET PIZZA GOULBURN PACE
TIPS: 7 Chiseled, 5 Hellofalass, 9 Glamour Fox, 6 Arena Queen
Race 8: DOWNLOAD THE TAB APP TODAY PACE:
TIPS: 5 Flying Banyula, 2 R N R Beach, 1 Pawshas Bling, 4 Gimme A Reason
Race 9: GOULBURN SOLIDERS CLUB WARATAH HEAT:
TIPS: 2 Jimmyjoe, 1 Blazing Shannon, 7 Timely Sovereign, 3 Lookatthebeach