At the last Motukarara meeting Harnesslink tipped out a couple of good winners including one that paid odds of $22, so I thought why not give it another crack?
In the third race on the even eleven race card on Sunday I think debutant Rattle will be very hard to stop. Peter and Leonne Jones tend to have them ready first-up and judging by her qualifying run she looks like she has inherited some of the family ability.
While she is my clear top pick, capable but enigmatic trotter Willie Shine, who is now on the beach with Robbie Holmes, could be one to spice things up.
In the sixth race on the program the Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen trained Royal Mach looks to have a ‘royal ‘show.
The capable four-year-old was good when running second fresh-up behind a smart one in Messini, and should have gained great benefit from that run.
He looks a great chance to give Jeremy Markham his second career win in this Junior Drivers event.
Saratoga, who was unlucky not to win after locking wheels in his resumption, has been primed for this meeting and baring bad luck, and plenty of it, he should be winning the eighth race on Sunday. His owners, Go Harness Syndication, who sponsor the meeting, while certainly be there in numbers to cheer him home.
Others I expect to be hard to beat are The Brigadier, Comenche, and Clarisa, while Spinyback, Real Life Hero, and Isaac, are worth a few dollars at odds.
Remember Sunday’s Akaroa meeting is “Bring A Friend” Raceday so get a group together, get out there, make a day of it, and try and make a dollar.
By Mitchell Robertson