As the countdown to the last ever harness racing meeting at Harold Park gains momentum, form analyst David Mullins has provided an in depth preview of the bumper 10 race card with comments, markets and time ratings for each event.
RACE 1 : 1760m : Many chances with (2) Regal Eagle(157.5/59/29) coming of an 8th behind Avonnova in 1.53.7 at Menangle. Drops in class here. Other hopes are (10) Our Crown Law(157.5/59/29) ,(5)Eighthstreet (1.58.5/58.7/29.2) and Rainbow Crystal (1.59.5/59/29.5) who will appreciate the speed on. MARKET : 3.8 OUR CROWN LAW/ 5.0 RAINBOW CRYSTAL/ 5.5 REGAL EAGLE/ 7.0 IM HUDSON HORNET/ 8.0 EIGHTHSTREET/12 GREAT WESTERN STAR/ 16 SECRETARY OF STATE/20 or better other runners.
RACE 2 : 1760m : (7)Bailey’s Magic(1.57.00/57/29) is a fast beginner who will pour the pressure on early. (9)Avonnova(1.57/58.5/29.3) drops in class and will appreciate the speed on. (5) Mister Hornblower(1.59.00/59.5/29) can run a race here at good odds. MARKET : 3.3 BAILEYS MAGIC/ 3.8 AVONNOVA/6.0 SERENE JASPER/10 MISTER HORNBLOWER, JUST GOT THE LOOK/16 BEACH BABY BEACH/20 or better other runners.
RACE 3 : 2160M : Tough race with many chances. (7)Aurora Swift(2.00.0/58/28.5) will ease from the start and come with a late run. (2)Burning(2.00.0/58/28.5), (5) Mysterious Quartet (2.00.0/59.5/29.5) and (4)Getaloadathis(2.01.0/58.5/29.3) are chances at good odds. (12) Runaway Red and (10) Fair Blazing are the class runners but currently racing out of form. MARKET : 4.8 AURORA SWIFT/6.0 RUNAWAY RED, FAIR BLAZING/8.0 BURNING STATURE, IMATOMO/11 FRANCOS LANCELOT/15 ARTACHE/16 JERULA ROSE/20 or better other runners.
RACE 4 : 2160m : All Newcastle affair. There will be plenty of speed early. (12)Go Boom (2.00.0/57/27.5), (10)The Spurs A Flyin (1.59.5/57.3/28.7) and (5) Armagedon Flame(1.58.5/58/29) appear the strongest hopes. Mile rates assessed on performances at Newcastle. MARKET : 5.5 GO BOOM/5.0 ARMAGEDON FLAME/7.0 THE SPURS A FLYIN/9.0 PROMISES KEPT/12 FOREST SCOOTER/14 ZENA ZARA/16 LADY PEYTON/20 and better other runners.
RACE 5 : 2160m : (11)Rusty gate(1.59.5/58/28) is racing well in harder class. Same can be said of (6) Bylong Astar(2.00.5/58.7/28.8). (1)Super Sea(2.00.5/58/28.7) will be hard to beat if he leads and (9) Roman Stride(2.00.0/59/29) is a promising horse racing well at Menangle. MARKET : 4.0 RUSTY GATE/5.0 SUPER SEA/6.0 BYLONG ASTAR/8.5 ROMAN STRIDE/10 HARES CROSSING/12 KIMBERLY STREET/20 and better other runners.
RACE 6 : 2160m : (1) Silent Predator(2.00.0/58.5/29.5) looks the leader and will be hard to run down. (8)Jimmy Jazzalong(2.00.0/58/28.5) will follow the leader and can win with a little luck. (10)Steel Burg(2.00.8/58/29) is going well at the moment with (9)Takeabow(2.00.5/58.5/29) and (10)Jukebox Music(1.59.5/58/28) also strong chances. MARKET : 3.5 SILENT PREDATOR/4.0 JIMMY JAZZALONG/6.0 JUKEBOX MUSIC/8.0 STEEL BURG/9.0 TAKEABOW/12 OUR HIGH OCTANE/20 or better other runners.
RACE 7 : 2160m : (1) Party Girl Becqui(2.00.0/57/28) will be very hard to run down if able to lead. (9)Bold And Regal(2.00.0/58.5/29) is the class runner coming into form. (3) Red Army (1.59.0/58.5/28.8) is drawn to trail the likely leader, could be hard to hold off with luck in running. MARKET : 2.75 PARTY GIRL BECQUI/5.5 BOLD AND REGAL/6.0 RED ARMY/8.0 CRUISER FRANCO/10 PERFECT JENNA/14 INTIMATE MOMENTS, ROMULUS/16 JENNAS RANGER/20 and better others.
RACE 8 : 2565m : (3)Double Dandy is an unknown ex Kiwi who holds the key to this race. If ready, will win. (4)Summerline(2.07.0/62/31) is also an ex Kiwi with good recent form at Menangle. (8)dom(2.05.5/62/32) has the best exposed form but is resuming with (9)Chew The Fat (2.07.5/62.5/30) a chance also. MARKET : 3.0 DOUBLE DANDY/5.0 SUMMERLINE/7.5 EARLDOM/8 WILLY LIGHTFOOT, LOYAL MAN/10 TWOTTER PECK/12 CHEW THE FAT/20 and better others.
RACE 9 : 1760m : (2) Special Albert(1.56.0/56.7/28.2) is drawn to lead here and will be hard to run down. (10)Holy Camp Boy(1.57.0/56/27) is flying at the moment. If the speed is right on, he’ll be running over the top of them. (4)Our Brahman Boy(1.58.0/58/29) may get the leaders back here as he is a fast beginner. MARKET : 2.6 SPECIAL ALBERT/3.5 HOLY CAMP BOY/7.5 OUR BRAHMAN BOY, ROHAN HOME/12 SLICK BROMAC/16 SURF IDOL/20 and better others.
RACE 10 : 3370m : (15)Karloo Mick ran second to Bondy in this years Hunter Cup over the marathon journey. Will win with a clean getaway. (14) Franco Nester ran fifth in the Truer last start behind Washakie and is improving with every run. (11) Magic Operative was seventh in the same race and performed well over long distances in the past. (8) Prince Benji is a risky beginner from the stand, is a strong chance if he steps away. MARKET : 3.0 KARLOO MICK/7.0 FRANCO NESTER/9.0 MAGIC OPERATIVE/12 SAUCY LEGEND, MIN MIN LIGHTS, PRINCE BENJI/20 and better others.