Promising youngster Tardelli from the Menangle stables of Rickie Alchin takes his first trip away when he contests the RSM Accountants Goulburn Pace at the Paceway this Monday afternoon.
An impressive Menangle winner on debut, Tardelli is being aimed at the Bathurst Gold Crown and Monday’s race provides the ideal opportunity to further the colt’s experiences.
“With the Bathurst Gold Crown coming up the trip away to Goulburn, and racing on a smaller track will be a good experience for him” said Alchin.
Tardelli will be taking on the older horses at only his second start, but due to his debut effort when an easy 1:53.0 winner over the mile, he’s been listed as the dominant favourite at $1.33.
“He seems to be a pretty smart colt on his first win, he’s got good manners, and while he ran good time, we’re not getting too far ahead of ourselves” said Alchin.
“We’ve always had an opinion of him, he’s a quality colt, and his win was not a surprise” Alchin added.
Tardelli has drawn the outside gate and will have to contend with older horses who have recent strong efforts to their credit.
Wongalea Penny has been racing consistently since winning at the track in early January. On that occasion the 6yo mare won racing away in a solid 1:57.5 mile rate.
Braeview Fella resumed from a spell recently and was narrowly beaten into second place in a fast 1:56.6 mile rate, so while Tardelli appears blessed with great ability and the appears the likely winner, the win will come through some effort.
For fans of the pure trotting gait, Monday’s program will feature two trots races with Mt Fairy trainer Grant Forrest well placed to continue his great start to the racing season.
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: SUN SOLUTIONS GOULBURN TROTTERS MOBILE:
TIPS: 8 Thebestbourbon, 1 Master Combatant, 4 Regency, 5 Streetcafe
Race 2: HOLLINGWORTH CRANE HIRE SERVICES TROTTERS MOBILE:
TIPS: 7 Chateaubriant, 4 Queen Of Strathfield, 8 Orlando Storm, 2 Critical Advantage
Race 3: BENSTUD STANDARDBREDS NSW PACE:
TIPS: 1 Argent Peak, 3 Ripstone Snorter, 8 Lookatthebeach, Arkady
Race 4: RSM ACCOUNTANTS GOULBURN PACE:
TIPS: 10 Tardelli, 5 Wongalea Penny, 7 Braeview Fella, 1 Iamahunter
Race 5: GOULBURN LIVESTOCK TRANSPORT PACE:
TIPS: 8 Im Vexatious, 7 Repelling, 6 Rubini, 1 See Me No More
Race 6: TOP WATER CARTERS CROOKWELL PACE:
TIPS: 4 Jimartee, 2 Bettor To Be Tricky, 5 The Texas Ranger, 3 Im Bruce Almighty
Race 7: TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY PACE:
TIPS: 2 Zenxena, 3 Polka Dot Dance, 5 Master Gouda, 1 Endless
Race 8: GOULBURN SOLIDERS CLUB PACE:
TIPS: 9 Bettor Sensation, 7 Our Lady lara, 3 Murphys Reward, 5 Arma Miss