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Harness Analyst - Forbury 16th October

08:29 AM 16 Dec 2020 NZDT
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Welcome to the Harness Analyst series where we take a look at New Zealand's harness racing with free previews,tips and reviews of trials and the previous weeks racing.

Harness racing hits Forbury today with a nine race program starting at 4.53pm and we highlight some specials and value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a nice day of racing.

Forbury selections 16th December 2020

Best bet: R6 Striking Gladiator

Best value R1 Jay Bee And Lou


Race 1

Jay Bee And Lou strong run at recent workouts and drawn well…Manners the only concern but should be thereabouts. Top selection.…… Tease My Tartan normally a good beginner and top driver booked. Can win..… Pastrana change of trainer and a good chance if he can get handy with no mistakes. Include…… Dem Bones Dem Bones runs the odd good race and not the worst here. Could upset with manners

Selections:  Jay Bee And Lou  (1),   Tease My Tartan (4),   Pastrana (7)   Dem Bones Dem Bones (10)


Race 2

Adhara tidy form before last start failure and looks the top winning chance here. Hard to beat with a good run in transit.……. Midnitetraintogeorga has the ability and top driver on board. Would be a player if she gets handy early from the wide draw…… Marie Long has run some good races previously and drawn to trail. One for longer odds…… Antoinette racing ok at trials and trainer does well on the track. Could run top three

Selections:  Adhara (2),  Midnitetraintogeorga (7),   Marie Long (1),   Antoinette (5)


Race 3

Major Wilson down from Canterbury and running into form. Should give a good sight from the draw….. Magic Sign drawn to get a run through early. Good winning chance in this field….. Mayhem In Malibu has the ability to beat a field like this but needs a run handy to the lead and the speed on all the way. Can win….. The Naenae Express should land a cosy run on the fence. Place chances look best

Selections:   Major Wilson (1),   The Naenae Express (9),   Magic Sign (2)    Mayhem In Malibu (3)


Race 4

Sundons Flyer ok last start and now in the hands of a master trainer of trotters. Top selection ….. Playboy's Brother racing into form and gets a head start on the favourites. Hard to beat if handy turning for home….. Missie Castleton ok trial form leading into this and now beach trained. Winning claims at good odds….. Jerry Garcia likely to get a good run close to the lead and looks a place hope again here

Selections:   Sundons Flyer (9),   Jerry Garcia (2),   Playboy's Brother (4)  Missie Castleton (7)


Race 5

Jacks N Jazz ok last start and will probably lead here. Top selection ….. Pete's Dash racing into form and drawn favourably. Hard to beat if the pace is on all the way….. Myrcella getting fitter and drawn well. Winning claims at good odds….. Franco June tricky draw but top driver on. Rough place hope at big odds

Selections:   Jacks N Jazz (5),   Pete's Dash (4),   Myrcella (3)   Franco June (8)


Race 6

Striking Gladiator conditions suit and workout form is pretty good. Will be hard to beat and should be winning.…. Immer Besser coming in fresh but has a lot of speed. Can run top three in this field…… Tartan Roxy racing well and should get a good run from the draw. Should be close to the placings..… Beaudiene Hustler change of trainer grabs our attention. Has some speed and could upset with a good run in transit

Selections:  Striking Gladiator (7),   Immer Besser (5),   Tartan Roxy (4),   Beaudiene Hustler (6)


Race 7

Harry H in good form and conditions suit here. Hard to beat if he brings his manners.… Celebration Stride good win last start in lower grade. Hard to beat with a cart into the race ….. Zealous Spur speedy when caught in the right mood. Can win if they go hard up front and he has one run at them…. Maudarchy stable usually go well with new acquisitions. This one has manners and can run top three.

Selections:   Harry H (11),  Celebration Stride (9),   Maudarchy (13),  Zealous Spur (12)


Race 8

Ferritts Sister pacer in form and likely to head for the front. Has winning claims and top selection….. Wolfenstein good draw and has the speed to compete with these. One for longer odds ….. Tres Chic good staying type who gets in well here. She will be finishing on if the pace is on all the way. Include…. Sagwitch tricky draw but if the pace is on he could surprise for a top three finish and has won a few times on the track.…..

Selections:   Ferritts Sister (4),   Sagwitch (7),   Wolfenstein (3),   Tres Chic (8)


Race 9

In Chevron We Trust racing ok in better fields. Hard to beat here….. Ivana Legacy a bit out of form but loves the track and should give a good account over the sprint trip. Needed….. Brightest Moment has the ability to beat a field like this but needs a run near the lead and the speed on all the way. Can upset….. Gabby's Star has raced ok previously on the track and getting fitter but tricky draw. Place chances look best

Selections:   In Chevron We Trust (3),   Ivana Legacy (4),   Gabby's Star (7)    Brightest Moment (9)


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