The 2014 Breeders Crown series heads to Cambridge and Addington this Thursday and Friday before Tasmanian tracks Launceston and Hobart take centre stage on Sunday and Monday.
In the two-year-old fillies’ heat at Cambridge Dexter Dunn will drive highly rated Katy Perry, while Anthony Butt will partner with Harness Jewels placegetter Joanne’s A Delight.
Cyclone Kate, which also contested the Jewels, rounds out the three-horse field.
Despite just the three runners contesting the race, it promises to be an enthralling duel.
Addington on Saturday will see Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen-trained duo Linda Lovegrace and superstar Follow The Stars in action in Breeders Crown heats.
On Sunday the spotlight turns to Launceston in Tasmania for the running of two two-year-old heats (one for the fillies and one for colts and geldings), while Hobart will host two three-year-old pacers’ heats on Monday night.
Earlier this month Controversial made it three wins from three Australian starts when he won at Albion Park in his two-year-old colts and geldings Breeders Crown heat.
Controversial, driven by Lauren Panella for Shane Tritton, led and ran a 1:57.1 mile rate (after a lead time of 39secs) to score by 6.1m over Major Coup.
Only two fillies contested the two-year-old fillies’ heat at Albion Park on the same day, with Grant Dixon trained-and-driven Feel The Faith 11.4m too good for Acer Animus in a mile rate of 2:03.4 after a lead time of 40.5secs.
By Cody Winnell (Harness Racing Australia)