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Welcome to the Harness Analyst series where we take a look at New Zealand's harness racing with free previews,tips and reviews of trials and the previous weeks racing. Harness racing hits Addington again tonight with an eleven race program starting at 4:59pm and in this video we highlight some specials and value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a good day of racing. The content and data on this video is provided for informational purposes only Check below the video for our selections for all of the races today for Addington.   Addington Selections 10th July   Race 1 Shiffty has looked pretty good at recent trials, top chance to get a win today if he trots all the way….. Build A Bridge Has been galloping away but running nice races after.Include in this field at longer odds and hope he trots….. Yea You has been racing ok and only question mark is his stand start manners, can place…… Pastrana one paced but a place chance if they go hard all the way. Selections:  Shiffty (4),   Build A Bridge (10),   Pastrana (2),    Yea You (8)   Race 2 Admirable 2yo who has been winning at trials. Blair Orange chooses to drive him look no further….. In Chevron We Trust slightly unlucky last start and tricky draw. Not the worst and place claims here….. Reinimin Patron running good races and should be thereabouts again in this field.….. Le Tissier big finish last start but will need to lift again here. Good place hopes if he can find the front early. Selections:  Admirable (11),   In Chevron We Trust (13),   Reinimin Patron (3),    Le Tissier (7)   Race 3 Crackabrie she ran good sectionals last start and top driver on board. Winning claims…… Hells Shadow from a strike rate stable with a good draw. Likely leader early and should be hard to beat…. Cheddar Valley hardly ever out of the top four and drawn well. Can win…. Majorca not far away last start and will be fitter here. Draw helps so must include for multiples. Selections:  Hells Shadow (4),  Cheddar Valley (3),   Crackabrie (11),    Majorca (2)   Race 4 Boom continues to run good races and getting better with racing. Include in this field….. Reklaw's Jules also getting better with racing and could spice up the dividends with some luck in the running….. Pembrook Tilly good beginner and top driver. Likely to be in or near the lead and can place….. Midfrew Luisianabeau trial was ok recently and worth throwing into combinations on that effort. Selections:  Boom  (7),   Reklaw's Jules (11),   Pembrook Tilly (8),    Midfrew Luisianabeau (4)   Race 5 Krug top races last campaign at top age group level. Working well and should win this….. Tom Martin big win last start and he should go on with it from here. Place hopes best ….. Held To Ransom Has been unlucky the last few races but hard to see beating the favourite. Can place. ….. Queenofdance good win three starts ago and unlucky since. Not the worst with a run to suit Selections:  Krug (6),   Tom Martin (5),   Held To Ransom (7),    Queenofdance (4)   Race 6 Majestic Man getting fitter with racing and good second last start. Can win with a run close to the pace…. The Dominator has been running tidy races and slightly better placed here.Should be thereabouts and possible early leader….. Matua Tana racing ok and mobile suits. Chance of another win with no mistakes in the running….. Midnight Dash has been good the last three starts but will need to step up again here. Fence draw will help.. Selections:  Majestic Man (6),   Midnight Dash (1),   The Dominator (4),   Matua Tana (7)   Race 7 Red Envy slightly disappointing here last week but good draw and will be fitter. Top selection….. Tsunami trials and workouts have been ok. Winning claims with luck in the running…… Deja Blue has been racing well this campaign and a win chance from the draw….. Mathilda running on last start and will be fitter. One for longer odds Selections:  Red Envy (2),  Deja Blue (3),   Tsunami (8),   Mathilda (14)   Race 8 Tango Tara running on late last and nearly won.Good draw and top selection here….Cast No Shadow last couple of runs have been good but tricky draw. A winning chance with luck in the running.... Spirit Of St Louis big step up in grade and draw against, but no surprise to see him finish in the money here..... Mikey Maguire draw much better today and has ability. Place caims best in this field. Selections:  Tango Tara (2),   Cast No Shadow (7),   Spirit Of St Louis (9),   Mikey Maguire (5)   Race 9 Willison he was ok in a top field last start and coming in fresh with ok trials. Top selection here….. Burnham Boy trialing well and good draw fresh up. Can run top three with luck….. Glenledi Chief a tricky draw from inside the second row but a chance if he can clear traffic in the straight.…… Rocknroll Rod has run them ragged in front the last couple but this is tougher….winning claims again. Selections:  Willison (5),   Burnham Boy (3),   Rocknroll Rod  (7),    Glenledi Chief (10)   Race 10 Majestic Lavros coming in fresh but looked the goods last campaign. Should be hard to beat here….. Vacation Hill racing well last campaign mobile suits. Can trouble the favourite….. Aorangi has disappointing the last couple. Place chances best in this field…… Jimmy Carter southern raider who will suit the mobile start. Not the worst here at longer odds. Selections:  Majestic Lavros (5),   Vacation Hill (10),   Jimmy Carter (4),    Aorangi (3)   Race 11 Plutonium Lady coming in fresh but looked the goods last campaign. Should be hard to beat here….. Melody's Mischief will be fitter for her first run back. Place chance in this field….. Carlos Bromac has been brave the last couple. No reason he can not place again here…… A Delightful Act terrible draw but she might go forward early. Winning claims if she can find the front early. Selections:  Plutonium Lady (6),   Carlos Bromac (7),   Melody's Mischief (4),    A Delightful Act (9)   Harnesslink Media

Welcome to the Harness Analyst series where we take a look at New Zealand's harness racing with free previews,tips and reviews of trials and the previous weeks racing. Harness racing hits Cambridge again today with a ten race program starting at 5:25pm and in this video we highlight some specials and value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a good day of racing. The content and data on this video is provided for informational purposes only Check below the video for our selections for all of the races today for Cambridge. Cambridge Selections 8th July   Race 1 Lynton Creek has been racing well in strong fields recently and a good chance to get a win tonight in the amateur drivers race…..Highview Justice coming in fresh but has been good in these type of races before. Include in this field at longer odds…..The Batmobile has been racing ok and this race suits can place again……Abetterdancer Has been ok in similar races and driver has a good record in these types of races. Win hope. Selections:  Lynton Creek  (8),   Highview Justice (3),   The Batmobile (5),    Abetterdancer (6)   Race 2 Peter Forsberg can lead from the draw and make a race of it. Winning claims and is taking money…..Fleeting Grin good third last start and can run top three here…..Itsthefinalcountdown sat parked here last start but still ran third. Has winning claims with a better run in transit…..Express Play good draw to work with and change of stable worked the oracle with him last start. No surprise to see him figure here. Selections:  Peter Forsberg  (1),   Fleeting Grin (3),   Itsthefinalcountdown (6),    Express Play (2)   Race 3 Apieceoflou has a bit of a reputation and in a hot field last start. Top selection here and can win……Romanee has the draw to suit and should run top three in this field….Hugo George ok third at his first start but this is harder and tricky draw. Can place with luck….Weren't Watching not far away last start and will be fitter here. Include. Selections:  Apieceoflou (5),  Romanee (1),   Weren't Watching (3),    Hugo George (11)   Race 4 Liason galloped last start when well supported. Looks the winner with manners…..Alderbaran Bonny good from a stand and he looks the leader in this race. Can win if luck goes his way…..Cyclone S Adams usually a reliable beginner who should land close to the speed. Can win if the others make mistakes…..Chasing Great in good form and is a winning chance again in this field. Selections:  Liason  (2),   Alderbaran Bonny (4),   Cyclone S Adams (6),    Chasing Great (8)   Race 5 Hezashadowplaya beaten by a top horse last start and has the ace draw. Top selection here…..Jaccka Lucas has been trialing well and should get a decent run through from the draw. Can place here…..Bless Me Father he has a sharp sprint when saved for one run at them. Not the worst with a run to suit…..The Greenkeeper getting better with racing and form is pretty good the last couple. Draw a concern but he will probably go forward to park at some stage. Selections:  Hezashadowplaya  (1),   Jaccka Lucas (6),   The Greenkeeper (12),    Bless Me Father (4)   Race 6 Delson getting fitter with racing and 2700m suits. Can win with manners….Xebec has been galloping midrace. A risk but win hopes here at good odds if he brings his a-game…..One Over Da Son racing better fields at Auckland and the 30m handicap should hold no fears for him. Will probably head forward at some stage of the race and can win…..Superfast Ninja run down last start and possible leader again. She is a place hope with a repeat performance. Selections:  Delson (12),   Xebec (11),   One Over Da Son (10),   Superfast Ninja (3)   Race 7 All Yours good win here last start. Can win again at nice money…..Young Conqueror coming in fresh but does race well on the track. Winning claims……Nimah Franco has been racing well this campaign and a chance to get a win fresh up in the North Island…..Mach Little Soaky racing well and will be fitter. Needs luck but can place Selections:  All Yours  (2),  Nimah Franco(1),   Young Conqueror (7),   Mach Little Soaky (4)   Race 8 Louie The Horse Disappointing fresh but will be better for it. Drawn well and has winning claims…..Milner last couple of runs have been good and cosy inside draw suits. Will be running on and can win with no traffic issues…..Racketeers Boy Has been running on in his races and no surprise to see him finish in the money here.....Largetha draw not great but she will press forward. Place claims here Selections:  Louie The Horse  (4),   Milner (9),   Racketeers Boy (5),   Largetha (7)   Race 9 Larry Lincoln good win here first up and he was ok in a top field last start. Top selection here…..Whisky Neat racing well and better draw here can run top three with luck…..Texas Tiger a fraction disappointing this campaign and tricky draw. Place claims……Shezsomethinspecial ace draw and she should get a decent run. Can run a place here. Selections:  Larry Lincoln (3),   Whisky Neat (2),   Texas Tiger (7),    Shezsomethinspecial (1)   Race 10 Kelvinz Luck coming in fresh but looked ok last campaign. Top selection here…..Issac H racing well and can run top three with luck in the running…..Whimsical Wizard a fraction disappointing last start but money was on. Winning claims with manners……Miss Slippers ace draw and she should get a decent run. Can run a place here. Selections:  Kelvinz Luck(5),   Whimsical Wizard (6),   Issac H (9),    Miss Slippers (1)     Harnesslink Media

Welcome to the Harness Analyst series where we take a look at New Zealand's harness racing with free previews,tips and reviews of trials and the previous weeks racing. Harness racing hits Addington again today with a nine race program starting at 12:40pm and in this video we highlight some specials and value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a good day of racing. The content and data on this video is provided for informational purposes only Check below the video for our selections for all of the races today for Addington.   Addington Selections 5th July   Race 1 Kahress in good form and mobile suits should run first or second here……That’s The Story ok last start and can go a big race here……Girls Let Loose a question mark on the manners but is a chance if she can trot all the way…..Time In A Bottle nice draw but some of these here are better place at best. Selections:  Kahress  (2),   That’s The Story (4),   Girls Let Loose (3),    Time In A Bottle (1)   Race 2 Franco Nathan he broke and lost his chance last start but workouts prior were good,top selection……Ashes To Ashes nice draw and good third last start. One of the major players in this race…..Praire has run two good seconds and a nice chance to breakthrough for a win today……Suzie Reignmaker good workout win at Rangiora and top driver booked. Can win first up. Selections:  Franco Nathan (5),   Praire (7),   Ashes To Ashes (1),    Suzie Reignmaker (10)   Race 3 Stick Man he strikes a winnable race here and a good chance with the top driver taking the reins…..Vintage Beach normally a good beginner and should be thereabouts with a cosy run on the fence…….Flamboyant a bit one paced but has claims here if the pace is on all the way…..Chloe has not had the best of luck and a better draw here. Dangerous if left alone in front. Selections:  Stick Man  (3),   Vintage Beach (2),   Flamboyant (6),    Chloe (7)   Race 4 Justan’s Sister has the best from in the race and a chance to grab a win here in the junior drivers race…..With Ice mobile will suit and a good chance here with a mistake free run in transit……The Eye Of The Tiger getting better with racing and smaller field suits. Include……Idle Moose has been racing better fields recently and one for longer odds in this race. Selections:  Justan’s Sister  (6),   With Ice (8),   The Eye Of The Tiger (4),    Idle Moose (7)   Race 5 Arocknatthepark broke early last start but normally reliable. Should be hard to beat with a clean getaway…..Stealth Bomber stand suits and a danger to the favourite if he can get to the pegs early…..Pats Dragon has been racing well and is a good chance with luck in the running here…..Blue Chip Delight running on last start from back in the field. Place hopes if he can land closer to the pace. Selections:  Pats Dragon (8),   Arocknatthepark  (2),   Stealth Bomber (3),    Blue Chip Delight (9)   Race 6 Go Davey getting back in the running at his previous starts but has been finishing ok. Winning claims if he can get closer to them before the home turn....Elo Louise holding them before a late gallop at the recent trials. Will be tough to beat with manners….Fynn Frost has been racing well without a lot of luck. Smaller field here will suit and he can win…..Standout easy win fresh up and will be improved. Good place claims here. Selections:  Go Davey (7),   Fynn Frost  (6),   Elo Louise (9),   Standout (2)   Race 7 Jazelle good finish in a strong field on Friday. This looks hers for the taking with a clear run in transit…..Pauls Verdict better last start and he normally holds his form. Can place……Essence Of Easton running on late last start and better draw here. Top three player…..Szybka Lane drawn to get a run through early. Can finish into the placings. Selections:  Jazelle  (10),   Pauls Verdict (5),   Essence Of Easton (4),   Szybka Lane (11)   Race 8 Megarock gets the ace draw to work with and has been running nice races. Top selection……Conquer Me great second last start and only needs manners to be somewhere near winning this…..Kwik Sport good second three starts back. Winning claims with luck in transit…..Mongolian Marshal has been freshened for this. Might start favourite and can win. Selections:  Megarock  (1),   Conquer Me (5),   Kwik Sport (6),    Mongolian Marshal (3)   Race 9 Distinguished Taste better run last start and could be on the way up. Top selection here….. Kayla Maguire good run for second last start and possible leader early. Needed here…..Magical Matty has been running on in her races and draw suits. Good place chance in this…..Machs Mareta disappointing last start but puts in the odds strong performance. Winning chance with one run at them. Selections:  Distinguished Taste  (7),   Kayla Maguire (6),   Magical Matty (2),   Machs Mareta (5)   Best Bet : Jazelle                          Value Bet : Go Davey   Harnesslink Media

Welcome to the Harness Analyst series where we take a look at New Zealand's harness racing with free previews,tips and reviews of trials and the previous weeks racing. Harness racing hits Addington again today with a nine race program starting at 5:25pm and in this video we highlight some specials and value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a good day of racing. The content and data on this video is provided for informational purposes only Check below the video for our selections for all of the races today for Addington.   Addington Selections 3rd July   Race 1 Cochy Malc workout winner who strikes a suitable race on debut. Tote will tell the story but he can win first up…..Alderbaran Belle not far away in her previous runs and draw a help. Include in this field…..Build A Bridge has been racing well and mobile suits can place again……Yea You manners the major concern with him but mobile might do the trick. Win hope on his best behaviour. Selections:  Cochy Malc  (4),   Alderbaran Belle (2),   Build A Bridge (8),    Yea You (6)   Race 2 Fast Ace can lead from the draw and make a race of it. Winning claims…..Beaudiene Hustler ace draw a plus and he should run top three here…..Alta Sensation top driver booked but was disappointing last start. Give another chance…..Scotlynn On The Beach wide draw a problem but he has a bit of ability. No surprise to see him figure here. Selections:  Fast Ace  (2),   Beaudiene Hustler (1),   Alta Sensation (5),    Scotlynn On The Beach (8)   Race 3 William Wallace looks to have back strong with his workout efforts. Top selection here……Seamark he ran some top races last campaign and ok at trials good chance in this field….Bossmaro he ran them off there feet last start but this is harder and wide draw. Can place with luck….Melody’s Mischief not far away from Taste Of Honey at workouts and that form stacks up with Taste Of Honey winning easily fresh up. Include. Selections:  William Wallace (8),  Seamark (6),   Melody’s Mischief (7),    Bossmaro (9)   Race 4 The Dominator good second last week and this field is easier. Looks the winner with manners…..The Player good from a stand and he looks the leader in this race. Can win if luck goes his way…..Phoebe Onyx usually a reliable beginner who should land close to the speed. Can win if the others make mistakes…..Clyde in good form and is a place chance again from the draw. Selections:  The Dominator  (9),   The Player (6),   Phoebe Onyx (2),    Clyde (1)   Race 5 Red Envy tidy win at the Rangiora trials and stable can get them winning first up. Top selection here…..Spirit Of Arden has been running home well in most of his trials and workouts and should get a decent run through from the draw. One for longer odds here…..Best Trio he has a sharp sprint when saved for one run at them. Needs a cart into it but not the worst with a run to suit…..Invaluable getting better with racing and form is pretty good the last couple. Wide draw a concern but he will probably go forward early. Selections:  Red Envy  (6),   Spirit Of Arden (11),   Best Trio (14),    Invaluable (8)   Race 6 Change Is Good getting fitter with racing and stand no problem. Can win….Overarm will step and find the markers. Place hopes here at good odds…..Matt Damon has been burning it up at trials and the 20m handicap should hold no fears for him. Will probably head forward at an early stage of the race and can win…..Mikey Maguire big run last start and he is a place hope with a repeat performance. Selections:  Change Is Good  (11),   Matt Damon (14),   Overarm (4),   Mikey Maguire (13)   Race 7 Ohoka Matty should lead early and find a good spot. Can win at nice money…..Storm disappointing last start but can bounce back here.Will start favourite……Carlos Bromac has been racing well this campaign and a chance to get a win on the board with luck in the running…..Anamajor racing well but his is a stepup. A place hope if she can find the pegs early. Selections:  Ohoka Matty  (1),  Storm (4),   Carlos Bromac (9),    Anamajor (2)   Race 8 Majestic Action easy workout win and stable can get them running fresh. Top selection here……Sioux Princess Racing well this time in and small field will help her style of racing. Winning claims…..Idle Stuartia last couple of runs have been good and draw suits. Win chance if the other favourites make mistakes…..Palisade comes up with a plum draw and racing well. Needed here. Selections:  Majestic Action  (10),   Sioux Princess (11),   Palisade (1),    Idle Stuartia (3)   Race 9 J R Bromac nice finish for second last week and a good chance to go one better here. Top selection…..Cheddar Valley racing well and a danger to the favourite with luck in the running…..Skippys Delight a fraction disappointing this campaign but gets a draw to punch through early. Winning claims……Mossdale Lottie terrible draw but a place hope if she can get a cart into the race before the turn. Selections:  J R Bromac (3),   Cheddar Valley (8),   Skippys Delight (11),    Mossdale Lottie (9)   Harnesslink Media

Welcome to the Harness Analyst series where we take a look at New Zealand's harness racing with free previews,tips and reviews of trials and the previous weeks racing. Harness racing hits Alexandra Park again tonight with a nine race program starting at 6:11pm and in this video we highlight some specials and value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a good night of racing. The content and data on this video is provided for informational purposes only Check below the video for our selections for all of the races today for Alexandra Park Alexandra Park Wednesday 1st July 2020   Race 1 Franco Nandor he ran some tidy races last campaign and has been good at workouts, Include……Captain Nemo another of the strong Ray Green stable. He was ok last start and can win with the right trip, needed…..Doubtless Bay good draw and running on ok last start. Not the worst in this field and over the odds……Marathon Man beaten by a good horse fresh up from a terrible draw. Best draw here and can go one better in this field. Selections:  Franco Nandor (6),   Captain Nemo (5),   Doubtless Bay (2),    Marathon Man (1)   Race 2 Milner good finish last start and well placed in this field. Top selection……Silk going great guns now winning his last two. Will head forward and can win again…..Sheffield Sparky unlucky not to win last campaign and has a good draw. Needed…..Accelere he might get a cosy run from the draw and is a player if he can clear traffic. Selections:  Milner (10),   Silk (4),   Sheffield Sparky (3),    Accelere (9)   Race 3 Asteria Lavra Has been losing her chance at the start in her previous two runs. Can trot and only needs manners to go close here…..Rastusburn up from Canterbury and a trotter with a bit of ability. Trainer does well with ex South Island horses and has winning claims…..Hill of Peace another horse with ability who would be a major threat if he brought his a-game, can win…..Miss Slippers ok second last start and no surprise to see her put in a good effort again here. Selections:  Asteria Lavra (10),   Hill of Peace (5),   Rastusburn (11),    Miss Slippers (3)   Race 4 Hot And Treacherous he looked to have a bit left in the tank when winning fresh up. Good draw and winning claims again…..American Dealer big run to win fresh up at his last campaign. Has to right in the fight in this race……Larry Lincoln tricky draw but good winner first up. Can place here…….Kerri Maquire good run for second here last start. Draw ok if she can get some room in the run home. Selections:  Hot And Treacherous  (3),   American Dealer (6),   Larry Lincoln (7),    Kerri Maquire (10)   Race 5 Credit Master of a decent handicap and fresh up. Top pick on ability and can win….Tricky Ric nice effort to win last start and should be thereabouts again with a head start on his favoured rivals……Xebec blew it with a midrace gallop last start but easy winner prior.Needed here……Sertorius has good form on the track and should go close to a place again with manners. Selections:  Credit Master (9),   Tricky Ric (4),   Xebec (3),    Sertorius (7)   Race 6 Cee Whatadelight has good form on the board and nice draw. Should run top three….Weren’t Watching good finish last start for third and form in the south prior was good. Tough draw but needed here…..Kuyomi fresh up third was tidy and this field is in her range. Can win at good odds….Spirited Belle gate speed from out wide last start and stuck on ok in the straight. Can place. Selections:  Cee Whatadelight (4),   Kuyom (8),   Weren’t Watching (7),    Spirited Belle (9)   Race 7 Copy That serious talent coming in fresh. Should win this if he can step away with them at the start….Major Jellis steps up in grade but gets a good headstart on the favoured runners, Can place……Yorkshire stand start manners a concern but ok last start. One for longer odds in this…….On The Cards good beginner who will suit the staying distance of this race. Can win. Selections:  Copy That (6),   On The Cards (7),   Major Jellis (2),    Yorkshire (3)   Race 8 Edamfast ok here two starts ago and draw suits. Not the worst at good odds…..Rainbow Wiri beat a similar field here last start but draw not great. Getting good odds again……Happy Place should get a good run through from the draw and will probably start favourite in this. Needed…..Lynton Creek top effort for third last start and always a place chance in these amateur driver races. Selections:  Edamfast (4),   Rainbow Wiri (7),   Happy Place (10),    Lynton Creek (11)   Race 9 Tears Of Joy upset winner here last start beating Daisy Hill. Might be the quinella again here…….Daisy Hill the class horse here and will start favourite. Winning claims with manners…..Kristofferson good effort for third last start and similar field. Could be hard to beat if he found the front…..Bro Fawkes S probably not a winner here but he steps well and is a place chance fresh… Selections:  Tears Of Joy  (8),   Daisy Hill (9),   Kristofferson (2),    Bro Fawkes S (1)   Harnesslink Media

Welcome to the Harness Analyst series where we take a look at New Zealand's harness racing with free previews,tips and reviews of trials and the previous weeks racing. Harness racing hits Addington again tonight with a ten race program starting at 5:05pm and in this video we highlight some specials and value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a good night of racing. The content and data on this video is provided for informational purposes only Check below the video for our selections for all of the races tonight for Addington. Addington 26th June 2020 Race 1 Where’s Daddy got too far back when resuming but better placed here.Can win…..Jaffa Josh tricky draw but the small field will help. Can pick them up late…..Prospect Park he should get a good run in transit from the ace draw and is a good place chance in this field…..Hot Starff nice third here last week and can run in the money again with a similar effort. Selections:  Where’s Daddy (6),   Prospect Park (1),   Jaffa Josh (10),    Hot Starff (8)   Race 2 Beaudiene Hustler has been unlucky and has gate speed. Can run top three here with luck…….Twilight Bromac disappointing last start but good when he ran second here fresh up, include….Fast Ace he should get a good run through from the draw and is in good form. Winning claims if he can clear traffic….Reinimin Patron good finish for third last start and will be running on if the pace is on. Selections:  Beaudiene Hustler (4),   Twilight Bromac (2),   Fast Ace (10),    Reinimin Patron (12)   Race 3 Midnight Dash solid second here last week and this is arguably easier. Top selection……Carnegie Hall easy winner here last start and mobile helps again, include….Jimmy Carter up from the South and was a mistake maker last start. If he brings his manners he can place here…..Clyde he crossed them off the gate last start and beat them up the passing lane. Look for similar tactics here. Selections:  Midnight Dash (6),   Carnegie Hall (11),   Clyde (7),    Jimmy Carter (12)   Race 4 Crackasmile overdue a win and gets her chance in this field.Top selection……Neyveli Franco interrupted trip at her first start but will be better for it, can run a place at good odds……Sweet Belle she looks to have some speed but tricky draw. A chance if she gets a drag into it…..La Rosa not far away at her first start and similar draw here,include. Selections:  Crackasmile (3),   Neyveli Franco (4),   Sweet Belle (9),    La Rosa (2)   Race 5 Storm tidy win last start and should be improved. Likely winner again and will start favourite……Roll The Dice has been unlucky although slightly disappointing last start. Better draw here and one for longer odds…..Jazelle did some work but finished ok last week. Can place…..Longview Lady good run last start and weaker field to contend with here. Can get some money. Selections:  Storm (6),   Roll The Dice (2),   Jazelle (5),    Longview Lady (7)   Race 6 Summer Lovin big win last start and no reason he will not go close again here.Top selection….Time Up The Hill tidy winner in fast time at her first start and should run top three again here……Eurokash has a big reputation and will start a worthy favourite in this race……Franco Jorik getting better with racing and another good chance again here for the Hope stable. Selections:  Summer Lovin (7),   Time Up The Hill (5),   Franco Jorik (6),    Eurokash (8)   Race 7 Fabrizio back to the mobile will help after a bad gallop last start will start favourite and be hard to beat…….Franco Niven looks a danger to the favourite with a good run in transit….Lulu Le Mans she should get a cosy run from the draw and can run a place in this field……Mikey Maquire will be improved with racing and one to add some spice to multiples. Selections:  Fabrizio (4),   Franco Niven (6),   Lulu Le Mans (2),    Mikey Maquire (8)   Race 8 Madeleine Stowe tidy finish last start and only needs manners to be a good chance in this field…..Matua Tana stand start still a worry but he has a big motor. Wins again if he brings his a-game…….Overzealous ok last start but gets a favourable draw to work with. One for value……Fanny Hill well supported last start and only battled. Will be fitter and a chance at decent odds. Selections:  Madeleine Stowe (5),   Matua Tana (11),   Overzealous (2),    Fanny Hill (1)   Race 9 Rocknroll Max disappointing effort last start but his runs previous were super and leading junior in the sulky.Include….Kensington Bill unlucky last start and looks to be coming back into form. Can get some money here…..Go Davey back in the front row draw and his record here is ok. One for longer odds....Franco Texas has gate speed and good second last start. Not the worst at decent odds Selections:  Rocknroll Max (8),   Kensington Bill (5),   Go Davey (4),    Franco Texas (6)   Race 10 Soundslikeart she has been getting back in her races but finishing off ok. Winning claims with luck in the running…..Eastwood Ideal another good run to place last start and he can repeat with a similar effort in this field….A Delightful Act lands a decent draw and should be lead or trail. Can win…….Rocknroll Rod he ran them along in front to score last start and possibly similar tactics here. Chance again. Selections:  Soundslikeart (10),   A Delightful Act (1),   Eastwood Ideal (5),    Rocknroll Rod (8)   Harnesslink Media

Welcome to the Harness Analyst series where we take a look at New Zealand's harness racing with free previews,tips and reviews of trials and the previous weeks racing. Harness racing hits Cambridge again tonight with a ten race program starting at 5:21pm and in this video we highlight some specials and value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a good night of racing. The content and data on this video is provided for informational purposes only Check below the video for our selections for all of the races tonight for Cambridge. Cambridge Thursday 25th June 2020   Race 1 The Last Gamble no room last start and change of driver. Opened here at good value but money coming for him now………Strength Of Heart good beginner who will likely get some money here again today….Chasing Great nice late finish last start and this field no stronger, include….Whimsical Whizard well bred filly who finished nicely at the trials last week. Can win with manners. Selections:  The Last Gamble (7),   Whimsical Whizard (3),   Chasing Great (11),    Strength Of Heart (4)   Race 2 La Bet debut last week in a strong field was ok and this is easier. Winning claims…..Miss Taken will be stronger now and a chance to add value to the exotics from the draw…..Manhattan Sunshine has been thereabouts her last couple and not the worst in this field. Can fill a placing…..Needamargarita well drawn to lead early and workout runs have been ok. Watch the tote but can win. Selections:  Needamargarita (1),   Miss Taken (2),   Manhattan Sunshine (4),    La Bet (11)   Race 3 Aldebaran Bonny good third when last here and will be right in the fight with manners….Prince Mackendon has been slightly disappointing this campaign but is getting fitter, one to spice up the multiples…..Chinski ok after clearing traffic last start and should give a sight with manners in this field…..Recycle will probably lead here and is a good chance to hold on for a place with no attackers midrace. Selections:  Aldebaran Bonny (3),   Chinski (8),   Recycle (4),    Prince Mackendon (2)   Race 4 Alterior Motif looks the winner in this field after some very strong trial runs. Top selection…..The Greenkeeper racing well and looks the main danger to the favourite even from the unruly draw….Harvey Spectre has been running on at his last couple and even though drawn wide he could lob a place at decent odds….Hezashadowplaya has been workouts placed and another who can place with luck in the running. Selections:  Alterior Motif (3),   The Greenkeeper (12),   Hezashadowplaya (5),    Harvey Spectre (7)   Race 5 Pembrook Charlie has the draw to lead or trail and has been good at workouts. Good winning chance here…..Jody Direen has not really shown her true ability since coming North but is a chance off the back of a workout win, include……Ideal Agent good run for second here last start and will probably start the race favourite, needed……Whisky Neat this filly should get a good run through from the draw and an easy winner last start, can run in the money again. Selections:  Pembrook Charlie (1),   Ideal Agent (6),   Whisky Neat (10),    Jody Direen (5)   Race 6 Xebec top win here last start and will be fitter, can win again….She Reigns strong Auckland form and even from the 30m handicap she can fill a placing here…..Fira good draw and a chance to find some form fresh over the 2200m journey, one for value….The Hulk he races well on the track and only needs to be closer to them on the turn to fill a placing in this field. Selections:  Xebec (9),   She Reigns (10),   Fira (1),    The Hulk (7)   Race 7 Peter Forsberg tricky barriers the last couple but well drawn here. He might fly the gate and a good chance here if he can lead early…..All Yours he won a workout in slow time and starts favourite in this field but a tricky draw to contend with, include…..Fleeting Grin last run was ok and he like the speed on all the way, one for longer odds….Nurburgring will be in the right spot from the draw if the pace is on and he can finish over the top of them late,include. Selections:  Peter Forsberg (4),   Fleeting Grin (3),   Nurburgring (10),    All Yours (8)   Race 8 Doc Holiday nice draw today and a good third last start. Good winning claims here…..J Bee might get a good run from the draw and a place chance at odds with luck in the running….Bugalugs thereabouts in strong fields and should be close to the  pace throughout, good chance……Emmber coming in fresh and big on ability, winning claims. Selections:  Doc Holiday (1),   J Bee (9),   Bugalugs (5),    Emmber (6)   Race 9 Mach Little Soky good draw for this and workouts ok. Can win fresh up….Jenora up from Canterbury and worth a second glance at the odds she is paying. Not the worst in this field….Parker in good form and he should fill a placing again today……Warloch small field will help his chances and look for him getting home late if the pace is on all the way. Selections:  Mach Little Soky (1),   Jenora (4),   Parker (5),    Warloch (8)   Race 10 The Batmobile should get a run through from the draw and is a good place hope in this field….Itsthefinalcountdown tidy workout winner last week and this field not strong. Winning claims here.....Mighty Monica should get a cosy run from the draw and a place hope if she can clear traffic....Sunset Red racing well but tricky draw will finish well and can place. Selections:  Itsthefinalcountdown (3),   The Batmobile (10),   Mighty Monica (9),    Sunset Red (7)   Best Bet (Race 4 Alterior Motif)        Best Value ( Race 7  Peter Forsberg)    Harnessink Media

Welcome to the Harness Analyst series where we take a look at New Zealand's harness racing with free previews,tips and reviews of trials and the previous weeks racing. Harness racing hits Addington again today with a ten race program starting at 5:16pm and in this video we highlight some specials and value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a super day of racing. The content and data on this video is provided for informational purposes only Check below the video for our selections for all of the races tonight from Addington.   Race by Race selections for Addington tonight 19th June 2020   Race 1 Gold Chain easy win at the recent workouts and will be very hard to hold out in this race, top selection…. Luminosity gallop put paid to her chances last start but previous runs ok can place…. Yuri has been thereabouts this campaign and likely to be near the lead during the running, good chance….Summer Lovin cheeky run fresh up and this field no stronger so must be included. Selections:  Gold Chain (11),   Yuri (12),   Luminosity (8),    Summer Lovin (5)   Race 2 Lulu Le Mans should get a cosy run from the draw. Good winning chance…..Soundslikeart unlucky again last start and has a big finish. Only needs to land nearer to the lead to go close here….Kensington Bill has been slightly disappointing but has ability, one for value….A Delightful Act stable is firing and will be improved from her fresh up run. Needed in exotics. Selections:  Lulu Le Mans (1),   Soundslikeart (9),   Kensington Bill (5),    A Delightful Act(7)   Race 3 Percy should start a clear favourite and now trained on the beach. Good winning chance ….Vincent Van Gone good at workouts and kept getting better last campaign, might trouble the favourite……Zambia going ok races and should get run through from the draw, place hope again….In Chevron We Trust a better run last start and can improve further, include. Selections:  Percy (4),   Vincent Van Gone (8),   Zambia (12),    In Chevron We Trust (3)   Race 4 Kahress good run last start coming home well from back in the field, will land closer here and might provide some value….Sioux Princess going extra well and should be hard to hold out again in this field….Palisade has shown plenty of ticker in her first two runs and can get money again here, needed….Awapuni good late finish last week and could have finished closer with luck, include in your multiples here. Selections:  Kahress (2),   Sioux Princess (12),   Palisade (6),    Awapuni (3)   Race 5 Franco Niven looks his type of race if he can step and find the lead. Winning claims again….Chiller Bay has been racing well and could be the value in what is a tricky field…..Fynn Frost tough grinder who will appreciate a hot pace, place chance….Queenofthedance good stand start mare who won well last start, not the worst again in this lineup. Selections:  Franco Niven (8),   Chiller Bay (9),   Fynn Frost (2),    Queenofthedance (11)   Race 6 Cheddar Valley in form and drawn ideally, will give the favourite something to think about…Star Of Timpany steps up in grade which is an issue but has claims…Stavros The Terror drawn to trail and could land the knockout if the pace is on from the start, include…..Jaffa Josh needs the right run but can finish powerfully, upset chance. Selections:  Cheddar Valley (5),  Stavros The Terror (2),   Star Of Timpany (4),    Jaffa Josh(12)   Race 7 Tango Tara was good last start and will strip fitter here, good winning chance from the front row draw…..Fabrizio in top form although stand a worry, massive chance if he steps away cleanly…..Nandolo another in good form but the 20m handicap makes it tough, still needed in this field…..Enchantee stand start conditions perfect for her and she will finish well late, place chance best. Selections:  Tango Tara (4),   Nandolo (10),   Fabrizio (2),    Enchantee (1)   Race 8 El Dorado race not run to suit last start but better placed here and top driver booked, needed…..Ranger Bomb has the right draw again and could give Ricky May a winning drive. Include……Carlos Bromac running nice races and a hot pace would suit, can finish over the top of them....Alta Endeavour getting better with racing and likely leader, will not shirk the fight,include Selections:  El Dorado (3),   Ranger Bomb (1),   Carlos Bromac (2),    Alta Endeavour (6)   Race 9 Midnight Dash easy win last start and a good winning hope from the front row draw. Value runner…..The Player good beginner and likely leader, tough field but good chance….Matua Tana best horse on form but still a question mark over his manners, should be right in the fight if he brings his A-game….Fanny Hill coming in fresh but has ability, place hope here. Selections:  Midnight Dash (4),   Matua Tana (15),   The Player (6),    Fanny Hill (7)   Race 10 Roll The Dice good finish last start but wide draw a concern, will add value….J R Bromac tidy finish at the workouts but might need a run or two to show his best, include….Tiebreaker back to the mobile form prior to his last start was good, will be hard to beat….Donegal Carrickfin has won six races and will be fitter for fresh up run, can run top four. Selections:  Roll The Dice (9),   Tiebreaker (2),   J R Bromac (7),    Donegal Carrickfin (4)   Harnesslink  Media

Welcome to the Harness Analyst series where we take a look at New Zealand's harness racing with free previews,tips and reviews of trials and the previous weeks racing. Harness racing hits Addington again today with a nine race program starting at 12:39pm, and in this video we highlight some specials and value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a super day of racing. The content and data on this video is provided for informational purposes only.   Harnesslink Media

The postponed Two Year Old payments (harness racing foals of 2018) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on June 15, 2020. This payment is for two year olds that will be racing in 2020. All checks must be made out to the: Maryland Standardbred Race Fund We recommend that all payments be sent by certified mail. Please note the mailing address: P.O. Box 540, Union Bridge, MD 21791-0540 All your Staking lists, Staking forms and regulations can be found on our website at www.msrfonline.com   Home | Maryland Standardbred Race Fund   by Cheri Stambaugh      

Welcome to the first video in The Harness Analyst series where we take a look at New Zealand's harness racing with free previews,tips and reviews of trials and the previous weeks racing. Harness racing hits Addington again on Friday with a 12 race program starting early at 4:25pm, and in this video we highlight some value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a tough night of racing. The content and data on this video is provided for informational purposes only.   Harnesslink Media

TAB operators will be a part of most New Zealand racing for at least another year after something resembling common sense prevailed in the great Kiwi betting debate. The TAB has partially backed down on a plan that could have been human betting operators for all but the biggest meetings replaced by self service terminals, machines that allows punters to place bets but that many do not know how to use. The migration of on-course punters to betting either of their phones or using the machines will still continue but will be slowed to ensure a longer transition period. That will come as a relief to racing clubs who originally thought that may not have to confront the problems for months but will do so tomorrow as the first horse racing meeting with crowds allowed with be held by Cambridge harness. “We are relieved to hear we will be allowed operators on track so our customers can bet that way is that is what they want,” says Cambridge boss David Branch. The plan to move away from having human betting staff on track makes economic sense as the TAB goes through drastic and much-needed cost cutting measures but it will still be jarring for many older or infrequent racegoers. So the agreement to allow betting operators on track for the rest of this season and next year, apart from smaller mid-week industry meetings, is a fair compromise. The smaller mid-week meetings that will be without betting operators from next season tend to attract mainly regular horse racing participants so won’t have the same walk-up crowds who are less likely to have the TAB app on their phone. The TAB has agreed to work with clubs hosting larger meetings, like some of Ellerslie and Addington's glamour days, on bigger temporary totes to cater for casual racegoers.   Michael Guerin

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The TAB is not planning to shut its retail stores even though it plans to phase out betting operators on track. The days of handing over your cash on track to a betting operator and getting a ticket in return are almost certainly gone at all but the biggest meetings as the racing industry undergoes dramatic changes and enormous cost cutting. Codes and clubs have been told the TAB proposes to remove manned betting terminals from racetracks and replace them will electronic betting terminals, which still produce a paper ticket but work similar, and require similar effort, to a cashflow machine at your bank. The proposal would see no betting staff and less cash being used on track, which the TAB say will also cut down on security costs, the transporting of manned machines to meetings and of course staff. Some racetrack punters, particularly more hardened or regular punters, bet via apps and websites on their phones and will be unphased or won’t even notice the change because in reality the migration away from betting operators started long ago. But for many once a year racegoers or those who are less tech savvy, no betting operator assisted punting will be a major change. The proposal is part of the TAB’s (known as the Racing Industry Transition Agency) change plan in a week where it was granted $72.5million by the Government to re-start the industry and pay debts. But if it is adopted there will still be a provision for the TAB to bring back betting operators or find another similar solution for racing’s biggest carnival days, where once a year punters may struggle with electronic betting. If that doesn’t mean hands on betting operators it could mean EBTs having human assistants to help punters place bets. As radical as the loss of betting operators from racetracks sound it won’t be an issue in coming months when race meetings won’t have crowds. And the crowds are so small for most mid-week meetings (known as industry days) the expense of betting operators may be hard to justify. One of the other proposed changes will be the total shut down the TAB’s telephone betting service, which has been on the way out for years. But just because TAB operators are set to disappear at almost all race meetings, doesn’t mean you local TAB agency is going to close. “No, there will still be TAB agencies and a retail network in the future and some of those are reopening this week,” says RITA (TAB) executive chair Dean McKenzie. “Four out of something like 80 retail outlets are going to close but there isn’t going to be a wholesale closure of them.” The move away from having betting operators on track is going to be unpopular initially, and with some for quite a while, but McKenzie says he and his board have little option but to look at all areas in which costs can be cut. “Everybody in racing wants change, well change means change. We can’t just change the things that will be popular because then nothing will get done,” he said. McKenzie promised more, potentially more radical, changes lie ahead.   Michael Guerin

It looks like betting on US thoroughbred horse racing helped fill the gap for some sports bettors during the month of April, according to Equibase. Handle fell 24.4% to $639.4 million last month compared to last April, according to the report. But that’s a much lower drop than the decline in races and race days with many tracks still shuttered. Total races fell 71.4% to 746 last month and race days dropped 72.7% to just 85. Equibase typically reports US thoroughbred racing figures on a quarterly basis. It moved to monthly to show the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. Horse racing handle per race day skyrockets The most telling stat provided by Equibase is the average horse racing handle per race day for last month. Each race day saw an average of $7.5 million in handle, up 176.5% from the prior year. So while overall handle shows a drop, in reality, these races drew much more betting attention than last year. If the number of race days were equal to last year’s 311, that average handle per race day would equal $2.3 billion in handle for the month. TwinSpires sees ‘significant’ growth TwinSpires, one of the best-known deposit wagering websites in the US, has seen a spike in business since sports began to shut down. Handle grew 8.3% in the first quarter to $329.8 million with active players up 11.6%. Churchill Downs CEO Bill Carstanjen during the company’s first-quarter earnings call: “Our TwinSpires business, within the online wagering segment, has grown significantly as more individuals bet online, particularly with so many brick-and-mortar betting outlets closed and, perhaps, with fewer entertainment options in general. Even as the number of racetracks that are actively running races has declined, TwinSpires really capitalized. This has been even more true as we’ve progressed through the second quarter.” That growth really started from March 16 through the end of the month, COO Bill Mudd added. That’s about the time when casinos, tracks and off-track betting facilities began to shutter, forcing bettors online. And it’s also about when most of America realized major sports weren’t returning anytime soon. “But anecdotally, I can say that we’ve picked up a lot of core horse players, but we’ve also picked up a lot of other players now that are playing thoroughbred racing because of all of the sporting events that have been canceled across the world,” Mudd said. Michigan approves ADW deals Michigan will begin licensing advanced deposit wagering operators that want to partner with Northville Downs, which offers harness racing and simulcast betting. Of the three biggest ADW sites operating in the US, two of them – BetAmerica and TwinSpires, both owned by Churchill Downs – already list Michigan as a legal state. TVG, owned by the same parent company as FanDuel, is not currently in Michigan. Operators must pay a $1,000 license fee and provide a plan of operation to the Michigan Gaming Control Board. There’s no timeline for when the first licenses will be approved, but the agency will work “as quickly as possible” to review applications, Communications Specialist Mary Kay Bean said. “Many firms already have licenses in other states, which will help the applicants as we review them,” she added. By Matthew Waters Reprinted with permission of Legal Sports Report

The Racing Industry Transition Agency, today (6 May 2020), confirmed to its staff it would commence consultation about changes to the TAB in response to the impact of COVID-19. The proposal includes a reduction of approximately 30 percent of roles across all areas of the organisation and is in addition to other cost saving measures aimed at reducing total expenditure. The detail of the proposal, which will be presented to staff on Monday, and if progressed, would see the business becoming leaner, more efficient and with increased commercial and customer focus. RITA Executive Chair, Dean McKenzie said the scale of change presented to staff was required to ensure the business was sustainable for the future and best placed to meet the needs of New Zealand racing and sport. “The TAB is a profitable business, however it has taken a major hit from COVID-19 with revenue last month 47 percent below forecast and customer numbers down more than 35 percent. “Despite far reaching efforts to reduce costs across the TAB, including salary reductions, staff taking leave and reducing all non-essential expenses, it simply was not enough to offset the blow COVID-19 has had, and will have, on our industry.  “The implication of the pandemic extends beyond the immediate impact to the TAB, with racing and sport looking very unpredictable over the next year. The reality is the TAB will need to be a leaner, more efficient business with fewer roles, and focused on driving our core wagering and gaming business.  “Our focus now is to discuss this proposal with our people and to listen to their feedback before a final decision is made in late May”.  No further comment will be made until a final outcome is confirmed.   Racing Industry Transition Agency

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