Talented trotter Mingara will look to keep her unbeaten Australia record intact when she steps out at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night. The daughter of Thanksgiving has been super impressive since arriving in Sydney for harness racing trainer Nicole Molander and driver Blake Fitzpatrick believes her manners will take her a long way again this weekend.
"She has been very safe here in Sydney and she has also been very quick away from the start so if she continues with that pattern she should prove hard to beat," Fitzpatrick said.
"Her manners are so good that I think she will continue on her upward spiral and in my opinion she has been better with each run she has had for Nicole."
Molander's stable star Keystone Del arrived from New Zealand winning six of his first eight starts but Fitzpatrick isn't ready to label Mingara in that class.
"She is no Keystone Del but she could progress through to open class racing. Her last win here in Sydney was very comfortable and she won by more than fifteen metres when coming off a ten metre handicap."
"Nicole does a fantastic job with her trotters. She has a lot of experience with the square gaiters and she gets them trotting so well which is important especially at Menangle where the trotters race at such a fast speed."
Fitzpatrick is currently serving a driving suspension but will return to the sulky this weekend.
"I will be driving Windinherhair for Nicole as well. She picked up two races last week and hopefully she can continue that form. She is racing well but it is a step up again for her."
"Mister Presley looks well placed this week and I think he will be a good chance on Saturday night, especially if he can return to something like his best."
Greg Hayes - Harness Racing New South Wales
- Fields for Nswhrc at Tabcorp Pk Menangle, Saturday 09 August 2014
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