The Goulburn Harness Racing Club will host a small but interesting six race program on Monday afternoon with the first race scheduled to start at 2.03pm.
Under the ongoing Covid-19 conditions, the club regrets the meeting will not be open to the public with only essential persons, trainers and drivers allowed access to the Goulburn Paceway.
With strong representation through last start winners Araignee Flair and Grand Circuit contender Ignatius, the Exeter stables of James Rattray look set to continue its recent good form.
Araignee Flair kicks off the afternoon in the Sun Solutions Goulburn Trotters Mobile. The 5-year-old Yankee Spider mare enjoyed a lovely trail when winning last start, and from gate 5 tomorrow appeals as the likely leader and winner in a field which is very similar to that she defeated in August.
In the last of the day, the Goulburn Soldiers Club Pace star pacer Ignatius continues his path to the $300,000 Victoria Cup in early October.
At the Goulburn meeting in August Ignatius proved far too strong for stable mate Star Major leading throughout in a very good 1:54.4 mile rate.
At Riverina Paceway Wagga earlier this month, Star Major turned the tables on Ignatius when he scored in a track record 1:50.3 mile rate.
On that occasion, Ignatius came from well back, and after suffering interference finish off strongly to be beaten just 6 metres.
In tomorrow’s race, Ignatius appeals as the likely leader and winner from gate 4.
For all the latest information, the late mail, and race finishes, keep check of the Goulburn Paceway Facebook page throughout Monday.
Goulburn harness racing is brought to fans by the kind support of Tabcorp, Goulburn Soldiers Club, Hollingworth Crane Hire Service, Sun Solutions Goulburn, Benstud Crookwell, RSM Accountants, ASPIRE Traffic Offenders Course, and a host of smaller businesses including Top Water Carters Crookwell, First National Real Estate Goulburn, Goulburn Livestock Transport, Nutrien AG Solutions, J A Communications, Crust Gourmet Pizza, and Glen Mia ACT Saddlery.
Race 1: SUN SOLUTIONS GOULBURN TROTTERS MOBILE:
TIPS: 5 Araignee Flair, 4 Sally Em, 6 Critter Boy, 7 Orlando Storm
Race 2: BENSTUD STANDARDBREDS NSW PACE:
TIPS: 3 Miss Ballet, 1 Wongalea Penny, 2 Harrynmicky, 8 Joe Powell
Race 3: HOLLINGWORTH CRANE HIRE SERVICES PACE:
TIPS: 7 Lule Mae, 6 Marvella, 8 Arna Rolling Stone, 4 Willow
Race 4: TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY LADYSHIP PACE:
TIPS: 3 Sheza Cracker, 1 Zenxena, 7 Better Than Grange, 2 Honey Chicken
Race 5: ASPIRE TRAFFIC OFFENDERS COURSE PACE:
TIPS: 8 Hez Dusty, 7 Better Than Magic, 1 Alberio, 2 Street Writer
Race 6: GOULBURN SOLIDERS CLUB PACE:
TIPS: 4 Ignatius, 5 Send It, 6 Rockin Marty, 3 Smooth Sailor