A good card of racing is on offer at Goulburn on Monday afternoon, with the first of 7 races getting underway at 1.37pm.
Race 4, the Benstud Standardbreds NSW Pace sees the return of SHARK DANCER to the Goulburn track. A winner at his only two starts on the track, Shark Dancer impresses as one of the better bets of the day.
A last start winner at Menangle, Shark Dancer recorded a good 1:55.7 mile when winning by a short half head. On that occasion he led from gate 7 holding off the opposition in a final quarter of 27.9.
Contesting an up to 50 NR points on Monday, Shark Dancer has drawn gate 4 and looks very well placed to take up the running and make it consecutive wins. Hardest to beat is the Brad Hewitt trained and driven Take A Hike and Annette Tower’s trained Dream To Dance.
In the last race of the day, the Goulburn Soldiers Club Pace, the Peter Rixon trained KEILOR BABY SHARK appeals as the hardest to beat.
To be driven by Ellen Rixon, the 5yo mare has drawn gate 3, and is looking for win 3 from her last 3 starts.
On the 30 January the mare led throughout winning at Menangle in a smart 1:52.9 mile. She followed that effort with a solid win at the same track on the 6 February when she led throughout scoring in a 1:54.0 mile.
Hardest to beat are the Michael Hawke trained Lightning Baby who will be well served by the 1 gate, and the Brad Hewitt trained Emmas Boy who won his last start at Penrith in a moderate 2:01.5 mile rate.
In race 3, the Sun Solutions Goulburn Pace, the Dean and Kerry McDowell trained ALL STAR MAGICIAN has been racing consistently at Menangle and will appreciate the drop-in class.
Drawn in gate 6, the 10-year-old will be driven by Lleyton Green and will look to go forward where he has raced best from.
Hardest to beat are the Wagga based Billy Glanvill, and the Tiarn Sutton trained Mercurius.
HORSES TO WATCH
MIDNIGHT SECRET – keep a look out for the Corey Parker trained trotter Midnight Secret who is engaged in race 2, the Hollingworth Crane Hire Services Trotters Mobile. The 4yo put in a faultless trotting exhibition when comfortably winning a trial at Goulburn Saturday morning.
SISTER KATIE – in race 1, the Haras Des Trotteurs Mobile, the Grant Forrest trained three year old filly returns from a Queensland trip where she raced well. Her recent form is very consistent and includes four second place positions from her last 5 starts. This race is a drop in class for 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.
The club continues with its members bonuses and encourages all to renew their membership with the ladies selling race books to be eligible for the Members Draw. The members’ draw has jackpotted to $150. The club continues with the Members’ $50 All-Up. Members are reminded they 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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GOULBURN PACEWAY TIPS
Race 1: HARAS DES TROTTEURS MOBILE:
TIPS: 6 Sister Katie, 1 Sugar High, 7 Merkel, 8 Spider Blood
Race 2: HOLLINGWORTH CRANE HIRE SERVICE TROTTERS MOBILE
TIPS: 5 The Night King, 7 Midnight Secret, 6 Vitellius, 8 Tarentaise
Race 3: SUN SOLUTIONS GOULBURN PACE:
TIPS: 6 All Star Magician, 3 Billy Glanvill, 4 Mercurius, 7 Satin Banyula
Race 4: BENSTUD STANDARDBREDS NSW PACE:
TIPS: 4 Shark Dancer, 3 Take A Hike, 2 Dream To Dance, 5 Nifty Ronald
Race 5: GOULBURN HAY SUPPLIES PACE:
TIPS: 8 Denny Rocks, 3 Collective Works, 5 King Corey, 1 Dancebytheseaside
Race 6: TAB VENUE MODE PACE:
TIPS: 4 Heavenly Belle, 3 Madam Maggie, 5 Ice Blaster, 1 Ideal Redemption
Race 7: GOULBURN SOLDIERS CLUB PACE:
TIPS: 3 Keilor Baby Shark, 1 Lightning Baby, 2 Emmas Boy, 4 Hez Dusty