The Sam Hewitt trained Honor Bender will look to break through tomorrow (7th May) for its first career win at Goulburn when it contests race 3 of the afternoon, the $5,999 Aspire Traffic Offender Course Pace.
A 3-year-old filly by super sire Captaintreacherous, Honor Bender has contested only 3 races to date and following a first up third, the filly has recorded two good second place finishes since.
At her last start, Honor Bender came from well back when second to Street Writer at Goulburn on the 23 April. “She will be much fitter for that run and is definitely my best chance for tomorrow,” said Hewitt.
With a team of 15 horses in work, Sam has been enjoying a good season with the stable recording its eighth win when Endless score at Goulburn recently. “I have a stable of young horses who will go through their grades so I am looking forward to the future,” said Hewitt.
Friday’s fixture has drawn together 8 interesting and even races with the first scheduled for 11.57am.
Local trainers are likely to prove hard to beat in the opening 3 races, however the visitors look to have the upper hand in the latter races.
The Wallacia based stable of Kerry and Dean McDowell seem to have the strongest hand floating a team of 10 to Goulburn including last start winner Major Obahama.
Contesting race 7, the $5,999 TAB Long May We Play Pace, Major Obahama has drawn gate 4 and comes into the event as a pre post $2.75 favourite.
At Goulburn on the 23 April, the Colin McDowell driven pacer circled the field 5 wide before going on to win by a half neck from Presidentialattack and Western Belle.
While the 5-year-old pacer is contesting a higher graded race on Friday, he comes into the event as the winner of his last 2 starts and appeals as one of the better bets of the day.
Gates to the Goulburn Paceway will be open from 11am and the club’s committee invites all harness fans to come out and experience the wonderful facilities of the Grace Millson Centre. Enjoy quality food and a wide range of cold alcoholic and soft drinks whilst watching all the racing action in comfort.
Goulburn harness racing is brought to fans by the kind support of Tabcorp, Goulburn Soldiers Club, Hollingworth Crane Hire Service, Randwick Equine Centre, Southern Highlands Equine Centre, Sun Solutions Goulburn, Benstud, RSM Accountants, and a host of smaller businesses including Top Water Carters Crookwell, First National Real Estate Goulburn, Goulburn Livestock Transport, Landmark Southern Livestock Agenices , J A Communications, Crust Gourmet Pizza, Glen Mia ACT Saddlery, and ASPIRE Traffic Offender Course.
Race 1: RSM ACCOUNTANTS GOULBURN TROTTERS MOBILE:
TIPS: 3 Chateaubriant, 4 Viksun, 5 Galleons Glory, 8 Rave On Hall
Race 2: FIRST NATIONAL REAL ESTATE GOULBURN PACE:
TIPS: 10 Innocent Heaven, 9 Cherry Consent, 1 Pablos Art, 8 Crankhandle
Race 3: ASPIRE TRAFFIC OFFENDERS COURSE PACE:
TIPS: 5 Honor Bender, 9 Kamendable Feeling, 1 Lord Percy, 2 Star Regal
Race 4: NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS GOULBURN PACE:
TIPS: 9 All Star Magician, 3 Nightwatch Star, 6 Bently Bullet, 5 Major Jamane
Race 5: CRUST GOURMET PIZZA GOULBURN PACE:
TIPS: 5 Pikarso, 9 Shoobees Charm, 4 The Maharani, 6 Stone The Eagle
Race 6: TOP WATER CARTERS CROOKWELL PACE:
TIPS: 4 Heavenly Belle, 3 Highinauckland, 8 Endless, 1 Braeview Fella
Race 7: TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY PACE:
TIPS: 4 Major Obahama, 10 El Aguila, 3 Snuggles Banyula, 7 Hellofalass
Race 8: GOULBURN SOLDIERS CLUB PACE:
TIPS: 3 Ananais, 1 Dunrobbin, 6 Collina Kay Jay, 2 Bettors Pocket