For the Kerry and Dean McDowell stable the Goulburn Paceway has proven a happy hunting ground over the past 12 months with the team recording 10 wins to top the leading trainers’ list for the track.
The husband-and-wife duo have 31 pacers under their care and train from the family property at Mulgoa on the banks of the Nepean River in western Sydney.
With a near 30% strike rate at Goulburn, Kerry McDowell was surprised to learn of their rate of success at the Southern Tablelands track. “We’re pretty fortunate as we always seem to come away with a winner at Goulburn, it makes us very happy.” said Kerry.
The McDowells will be hoping for further success this coming Monday (29 November) when the Goulburn club hosts another big nine race program which kicks off at 1.04pm.
With a team of 11 pacers competing at the meeting their first starter for the day will be American Shuffle in race 5, the Benstud Standardbreds NSW Pace over 1710 metres.
A New Zealand import, American Shuffle failed to live up to his promise in his first preparation for the McDowell stable, however, following a Winter spell, American Shuffle has now finished second at both runs since resuming.
On the 11 November he was a solid second at Penrith, and followed that effort up on 22 November with a very strong effort at Newcastle when beaten just over 4 metres in a fast 1:54.5 mile rate.
In the Newcastle run, the 4-year-old American Ideal gelding made all the running until fitness ran out in the run home. “He was tough at Newcastle and we’re expecting him to be further improved” Kerry commented.
American Shuffle will start from gate 10 on the second row and will be driven by stable driver Lleyton Green who has enjoyed a great deal of success since joining up with the McDowells.
Another strong hope from the stable includes the last start Goulburn winner Pikarso who contests race 6, the Hollingworth Crane Hire Services Pace over 1710 metres.
Pikarso will start from gate 4 and while he hasn’t race since the Goulburn meeting on the 1st November when he was a tough winner over Sultan Fella and Feels Lika Boss, Pikarso does tend to race better when fresh.
“He had a small injury after Goulburn and was given a little time off; he should be a good chance on Monday” explained Kerry.
Monday’s race meeting will be open to the public following relaxation of the Covid 19 rules by State Government. Entry is conditional on patrons being fully vaccinated. The club’s committee looks forward to welcoming back on course its many members and racing fans.
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 Standardbreds 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.
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Race 1: NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS GOULBURN TROTTERS MOBILE:
TIPS: 6 Bacardi Barmaid, 5 Oneoutofthesquare, 4 Queen Of Strathfield, 3 Aorangi
Race 2: GOULBURN LIVESTOCK TRANSPORT MAIDEN PACE:
TIPS: 4 Charli Rose, 1 Itz Blackjack, 2 Lexys Got A Reason, 10 Latin Dancer
Race 3: RSM ACCOUNTANTS GOULBURN 2YO PACE:
TIPS: 5 Lookatthebeach, 10 Soho Rhapsody, 3 Zoom Party, 8 Dance Addition
Race 4: TOP WATER CARTERS CROOKWELL PACE:
TIPS: 10 Dashing Cheddar, 9 Nifty Rocket Man, 3 Bettor Shake It, 6 Notmuchuptop
Race 5: BENSTUD STANDARDBREDS NSW PACE:
TIPS: 10 American Shuffle, 5 Dan Fernando, 9 Mach The Knife, 1 Freason
Race 6: HOLLINGWORTH CRANE HIRE SERVICES PACE:
TIPS: (Updated 28/11/21) 5 Captain Dan, 4 Pikarso, 2 Chezmac, 10 Miss Hattie
Race 7: SUN SOLUTIONS GOULBURN PACE:
TIPS: 9 Icantsee, 10 Our Lady Lara, 1 Heavenly Wisdom, 3 Sight To See
Race 8: TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY PACE:
TIPS: 9 Delightful Angel, 1 Shanocon, 4 Bosch, 10 Prosecution Witness
Race 9: GOULBURN SOLIDERS CLUB PACE:
TIPS: (Updated 28/11/21) 6 Boyd Writer, 1 Four Starzzz Forsa, 4 Zhukov Leis, 10 Volando Denario,