Day At The Track

Racing action set to return to Horsham

05:28 PM 06 Feb 2020 NZDT
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Ararat-owned and trained trotter Deltasun- winner of the 2018 edition of the Tontine Trotting Championship. Pictured with driver Gavin Lang after a victory at Tabcorp Park Melton.
Stuart McCormick Photo

Harness racing action will return to Horsham this afternoon, Friday, February 7 with an eight-race program commencing at 1.17pm.

The powerful Emma Stewart stable is only occasional visitors to the Horsham Racing Centre but rarely miss out when they make the trip from their Cardigan base.

Smart 3yo filly Amelia Rose with Jackie Barker in the sulky, will start an odds-on-favourite in the Team Teal For Ovarian Cancer Pace (R7) even having drawn gate nine in a capacity field and over the sprint trip of 1700 metres.

Stewart's other runner is the beautifully bred 3yo colt Lizzadro (r8) in the Group 1 Gav - Donate At Gofundme Pace over the distance of 2200m.

Swedish national Sofia Arvidsson takes the drive on Lizzadro which drops markedly in class after a recent outing in a heat of the Victoria Derby.

WMT readers can find full fields, form, gear changes and punting plans for Horsham at www.harness.org.au

Team Teal Victoria has made a flying start to its six-week fundraising drive for Ovarian Cancer.

The horsewomen will wear the teal coloured driving trousers in all races during the period, with TAB and HRV each tipping in $200, every time they're a winner.

As of Wednesday night, a total of $4800 has been donated by the HRV/TAB team for 12 Team Teal Vic. winners, with Ellen Tormey (x2), Kylie Sugars, Kate Gath (x2), Kerryn Manning, Lisa Miles, Shannon O'Sullivan, Anne-Maree Conroy, Jodie Quinlan, Kima Frenning and Rebecca Bartley all one winner since last weekend's launch.

They're off at: Horsham (D) today (February 7); Charlton (D) Monday 10; Mt. Gambier (N) Tuesday 11; Terang (N) Cup meeting, Saturday 15; Wedderburn (D) Cup meeting Sunday 16 & Ararat (N) Cup meeting, Friday, February 21.

WIMMERA WALLY: Last return: $32.60 @ Ararat gallops. Balance: $170.00.Best bet: R5 No2 Imasportsstar $6 win. Value bet: R6 No6 Dancingallalone $4 eachway. Multi bet: Running double R7 Nos 6,9 into 2 spend $6.

By Tony Logan

Reprinted with permission of The Ararat Advertiser

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