Champion harness racing reinsman Greg Sugars is on track to complete the Bendigo Pacing Cup, Bendigo Trotters Cup double at Lord's Raceway on Saturday night.
There was nothing fishy about Sushi Sushi's return to form in last night's Group 2 $50,000 PETStock Bendigo Pacing Cup. In fact, even with the tricky draw and last start eighth, albeit in the Victoria Cup, harness racing punters latched on to an old crowd favourite in what proved to be another success story in his distinguished career.
Mah Sish may have been $41 when a fast-finishing second in the Victoria Cup after a luckless run in the Cranbourne Cup, but harness racing punters have cottoned on to this rising star and sent him around at long odds-on when he won at Tabcorp Park Melton in a lowly M1-M2 race last week.
Natalie Rasmussen, the former Queenslander who dominated the harness racing headlines as Inter Dominion champion Blacks A Fake's trainer and driver could hold the key to reigniting enigmatic Kiwi pacer Auckland Reactor which chases its first victory in over a year in Saturday night's Group 2 Petstock Bendigo Pacing Cup.
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New Zealand Grand Circuit star pacer HIghview Tommy, a surprise winner at odds of 100 to one, a year ago in the Group 1 Ballarat Pacing Cup will seek to add the Group 2 Petstock Bendigo Pacing Cup to his impressive Cups record next Saturday.
In humbling one of the finest $50,000 PETstock Bendigo Pacing Cup fields of all time on Saturday night, iconic Victorian harness racing pacer Smoken Up took another giant step toward greatness.
Bendigo's harness racing track was on fire last night Saturday the 15th of January. The blue-blooded Ransom Olds provided a debuting track record performance for the Tony Peacock and Roy Barbaro owned and Tony Peacock trained New Zealand bred Artsplace-Adios Dream colt in a stunning 1:54.9 win.
Sydney horseman Jarrod Alchin is making a name for himself as a freelance harness racing driver this season and is currently the leading strike rate reinsman in New South Wales with more than 100 drives. Alchin is 10th on the NSW Drivers' Premiership and has already driven 30 winners from only 101 drives.
Ballarat's Decorated Jasper looks to be the forgotten horse in Saturday's Group 2 PETstock Bendigo Pacing Cup and that suits his harness racing trainer Paul Rowse. "I really don't mind flying under the radar," Rowse said. "But being a realist we all could be flying in the favourite's (Smoken Up) jet stream."
Smoken Up's South Australian Cup harness racing rivals couldn't beat him when he had a back-row draw last weekend, so you have to wonder how his PETstock Bendigo Cup competitors are going to account for him from the pole.
Despite being dished out a poor second row draw, New South Wales harness racing trainer Mitchell Reese is confident that Holy Camp Boy is the horse to beat in Saturday night's (January 15) PETstock Bendigo Pacing Cup.
Miracle Mile champion Smoken Up, Australia's fastest harness racing pacer heads the nominations for the $50,000 Group 2 PETstock Bendigo Pacing Cup on Saturday. Last Saturday night the Lance Justice trained Grand Circuit champion cemented his place as one of South Australia's greatest Pacing Cup winners of all time, with his second victory in the Group 1 event at Globe Derby.
Leading Victorian harness racing trainer Glenn Douglas yesterday (Tuesday January 4) confirmed Australasia's best mare Make Mine Cullen would concentrate on winning her home track PETstock Bendigo Pacing Cup in preference to chasing Grand Circuit glory in Adelaide this weekend.
With the Inter Dominion scratched off Melpark Major's to do list in the New Year, Bacchus Marsh harness racing trainer Alan Tubbs will concentrate on winning as many big 'local" majors as he can.
A stunning return to form has earned New South Wales star harness racing pacer Holy Camp Boy a shot at the Group 2 PETstock Bendigo Pacing Cup on 15 January. The seven-year-old who is racing in near career best form scored a turbo-charged last to first victory in the Shirley Turnbull Memorial at Bathurst earlier this week.