The Goulburn Harness Racing Club will close off its season with a small but very interesting 6 race program at the Goulburn Paceway Monday afternoon 24 June.
The opening race is the Sun Solutions Goulburn Three Year Old Pace. Scheduled to commence at 1.12 pm, the race caters to non-winners of career front races.
With local trainers seemingly having a strong hand in today’s card, Dennis Day will be hoping for an improved performance by Strong Response in the first of the day.
Posted as the pre-race $2.50 favourite after drawing gate 4, the A Rocknroll Dance gelding will be facing the starter for his third career race start.
At his last race start, Strong Response was a good third at Canberra when he appeared the winner before breaking stride in the run home.
Following his Canberra misdemeanor stewards stood the horse down to contest two re-qualifying trials. With a win and close second, the two trials have primed him for this afternoon’s race.
Hardest to beat are the Bathurst trained Rocky Leigh, and the David Waite trained Itsallaboutned.
In race 2, the Southern Highlands Equine Centre Three Year Old Pace, the Neil Day trained El Aguila brings superior race form to this event and looks the afternoons best bet.
A three year old colt by Presidential Ball, El Aguila has been posted an odds-on $1.65 favourite in early betting.
El Aguila was a debut winner at Wagga Wagga in February when recording a very smart 1:54.6 mile rate. His form since has been consistent and last start was a good fifth in a 3 year old Breeders Challenge Heat at Bathurst.
Drawn in gate 3, El Aguila will appreciate the drop in class and Day is likely to take full advantage of the good drawn by taking the three year old to the front.
Hardest to beat include the Bungonia trained Bently Bullet who likely to enjoy the sit behind the favourite, and the Young trained Rocco Variety who has been racing consistently on Southern Tablelands tracks.
Gates to the Goulburn Paceway will be open from 12 noon 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, Semco Equipment Sales, 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 Ranvet.
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Race 1: SUN SOLUTIONS GOULBURN THREE YEAR OLD PACE:
TIPS: 4 Strong Response, 6 Rocky Leigh, 7 Itsallaboutned, 2 Holy Camp Lisa
Race 2: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS EQUINE CENTRE THREE YEAR OLD PACE:
TIPS: 3 El Aguila, 1 Bently Bullet, 2 Rocco Variety, 7 Bonacci
Race 3: GOULBURN LIVESTOCK TRANSPORT PACE:
TIPS: 7 Billysbredone, 4 Milwaukee Terror, 2 Rawhide Cowgirl, 5 Im So Better
Race 4: J ALBURY COMMUNICATIONS PACE:
TIPS: 4 Shezsavvy, 11 All Star Magician, 3 Miss Aeyla, 9 Ess Jay Pee
Race 5: TAB.COM.AU PACE:
TIPS: 2 Cherokee Warrior, 1 Plain Baby, 6 Black Derby, 9 Lombo Yanky Invada
Race 6: GOULBURN SOLDIERS CLUB PACE:
TIPS: 2 Bettors Pocket, 4 Ballachulish, 5 Arma The Gun, 9 Chloes Cloud