The Goulburn Harness Racing Club’s season opener kicks off Monday afternoon with a seven race card at the Goulburn Paceway.
The first of ten meetings the club has been allocated, Monday’s program brings together an interesting group of races with the best of the local hopes resting with the Dean Cernovskis and Scott Hewitt Stables.
In race 5, the Crust Gourmet Pizza Goulburn Pace, the Dean Cernovskis trained Nadeen Franco is backing up from an impressive win at Wagga Wagga.
On that occasion the 6yo mare drew the second row and after enjoying cover two back in the running line made it a one act affair as she raced away to a commanding twenty metres win. Recording a good 1:56.6 mile rate, the mare will appreciate drawing the 4 gate and looks a strong chance to lead throughout.
Hardest to beat in the 7 horse field is the Sydney visitor Izzy Dagg from the Tim Butt stables. Two wins and a second from his last three starts have him in peak order however he does have to overcome the outside front line draw.
In the last of the day, the Goulburn Livestock Transport Pace over 1710 metres, Crookwell trainer Scott Hewitt will be represented by 4yo gelding No Doubt who has drawn gate 9 on the second row.
A last star winner at Bathurst, the pacer was first up from a spell but produced a strong performance to lead throughout in a good 1:57.4 mile rate. With further improvement, the winner of 3 races from 6 starts looks a very strong chance to make in career win 4.
Club members are reminded of the members draw which starts at $100 and jackpots $50 each time it is not won. Club volunteers also host raffles and second chance draws for the losing tickets.
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 TROTTERS MOBILE:
TIPS: 7 Viksun, 8 Petit Bijou, 5 Come At Me, 1 Credit To Chris
Race 2: TAB ODDS AND EVENS PACE:
TIPS: 1 Kennys Killer, 5 Bently Bullet, 4 Taramin, 6 Seeking Amnesty
Race 3: HOLLINGWORTH CRANE HIRE SERVICE PACE:
TIPS: 6 Gotta Be Downtown, 2 Bettors Pocket, 3 Cherokee Warrior, 7 Liberal Arden
Race 4: GOULBURN SOLDIERS CLUB PACE:
TIPS: 3 She Envy, 1 Star Writer, 5 Timely Sovereign, 6 Bettor Be Tricky
Race 5: CRUST GOURMET PIZZA GOULBURN PACE:
TIPS: 4 Nadeen Franco, 7 Izzy Dagg, 1 Shanocon, 6 Whatta Conk
Race 6: SKY RACING ACTIVE LADYSHIP PACE:
TIPS: 9 Gold Rocks, 4 Three Kisses, 6 Chezmac, 3 Shez Grinin
Race 7: GOULBURN LIVESTOCK TRANSPORT PACE:
TIPS: 9 No Doubt, 2 Milwaukee Volo, 8 Power Pass, 4 Tru Blu Classic