The early season two-year-old form is starting to take shape and with the Youthful Stakes for the fillies fast approaching, one man who is set to play a strong hand is Avenel trainer Wayne Potter. His pair in Naevia and Wegottarocketmachine both went around at long odds-on when making their debut and each scored impressive victories. But the barriers have not been kind for their first try in feature race company; Naevia has six while Wegottarocketmachine will start from one place wider on the front row in seven. And the field has plenty of talent with well-spruiked debutante Keayang Gertie, debut winner Queen Of Pop and highly touted Ballarat filly Soho Tokyo. That being said, Potter would still be pretty comfortable with his two lightly raced commodities. “She’s pretty casual (Naevia) and pretty green so I’d say she will be a lot better from behind but she’s got a bit of speed and a bit of strength about it,” Potter said. “It was a bit hard to line up how Wegottarocketmachine went on debut but I think she’s a bit better than the other filly. “She’s still learning but she has a bit more speed. I think she knocked off a bit when she was in front but Nathan (Jack) was pretty happy with her and she did go 1:57.8 on a slow day.” Despite both fillies being on the up, each has to contend with the outside of the front row draws but it’s not something their trainer will dwell on. With Nathan Jack electing to drive Wegottarocketmachine, Potter is declaring her the better of the two; at this stage. “It’s not a really good draw for either of them, I would have preferred to draw the back line and come with one run but they’ll just keep working forward I suppose and see where they lob,” he said. “Naevia keeps improving but at this stage Wegottarocketmachine is a little more brilliant and is fairly strong so she has a bit of everything. “Naevia will head off to Bathurst after this but we will just keep the other filly here because she isn’t nominated for too much else in the near future.” by Blake Redden Harness Racing Victoria
Keystone Del might have drawn the inside of the second row but after staking his claim as one of Australia’s best trotters in the Glenferrie Challenge, nothing may stop his run towards the Pryde’s EasiFeed Great Southern Star. Clocking an Australasian record less than a week ago (which was subsequently broken), Nicole Molander’s six-year-old is on the verge of stepping to the next level. And after winning his second Glenferrie Challenge in two years, he booked himself a place in Australasia’s richest trotting race. After an interrupted preparation last season, his trainer is convinced the team have a vastly superior squaregaiter now. “Mentally he is a lot stronger, the racing and age under his belt has helped him manners-wise. He’s got a better rhythm in his gait and he is trotting a lot strong this time in,” Molander said. “He got a really good track in last week and a super cool drive by Blake (Fitzpatrick) but he hit the line really well.” Tackling The Knight Pistol on Friday night at Melton, Keystone Del will simply be keeping up to the mark as we head into the second running of what is quickly becoming a world-renown race. Molander explained that a similar plan was in the wings 12 months ago but after being struck down he never had the chance to show his best to Victorian trots fans. “We brought him down at the same time last year and planned to have a race before the Great Southern Star but his leg blew up so he missed an important lead up race last year whereas this time we will hopefully get a lead up run or two into him,” She said. The starting point of his Pryde’s EasiFeed Great Southern Star campaign has seen him come up with barrier eight. Being inside the second row may turn out the place to be with Kiwi Boizel drawn the pole. The draw itself hasn’t dented the camp’s confidence, in fact she need only look back to the Group 1 Dullard Cup in January as a guide to her gelded son of Dr Ronerail can excel. “Initially I thought oh no; but that’s what he drew in the Dullard Cup where he never saw daylight until the last little bit and being behind Boizel hopefully he can hold a forward position or we can find some gaps early,” Molander said. For more information on the Pryde’s EasiFeed Great Southern Star you can visit the website at www.greatsouthernstar.com.au. by Blake Redden Harness Racing Victoria
Harness Racing Victoria commentator Craig Rail will join the list of invited broadcasters to call the “all-trotters” Anzac Day meeting at Coolamon and he is delighted to have the opportunity. In the short but interesting history of the feature meeting Mark McNamara, Jim Jacques and Ray Fewings have called the program and Rail jumped at the chance to join the list. “It was an absolute privilege to be asked to call the day and I am really going to enjoy making the trip up from Victoria to call at Coolamon,” he said. “I have a soft spot for the trotters, I actually have pictures of Lyell Creek and Maori’s Idol hanging in my lounge room at home, so to be part of an afternoon for just the trotters, is something I’m really looking forward to.” The Coolamon track has undergone significant work in recent weeks including the surface and the shape and cambers of the home turn and the turn leaving the front straight. Harness Racing NSW has received positive and complimentary feedback in relation to the track improvements following recent trials. Prominent NSW trainer Blake Fitzpatrick was successful at the all trotters day meeting in 2013 and will be heading south with a strong team once again. “I’ve had good times at Coolamon and with the improvement to the track I’m expecting some fierce competition this year,” he said. Once again the feature will be the running of the $25,000 Group 3 La Coocaracha for open class mares. Harness Racing New South Wales
Kiwi trotter Flying Isa is the new Australasian mile record holder after a stunning performance at Menangle on Tuesday. Usually trained in South Auckland by John and Josh Dickie, the former star juvenile is being campaigned in Sydney by Luke McCarthy. He showed how unlucky he was to be first emergency for the Glenferrie Farm Challenge last Sunday when he trotted a 1:53.2 mile to win a $7000 race there on Tuesday by five lengths. That smashed the record set by Keystone Del when winning the Challenge two days earlier of 1:53.9. Flying Isa is likely to head to the Great Southern Star in Victoria on March 22 before returning for the Rowe Cup at Alexandra Park in May. A former Harness Jewels and Australasian Breeders Crown champion at two, Flying Isa raced below his best at three but returned to something like his peak when second in the Anzac Cup at Alexandra Park last season. He wasn’t the only Kiwi to set a record at Menangle yesterday as Canterbury filly Red Hot Toddy broke 1:52 for a mile when finishing second in her race. While she paced a faster time than the NZ record it obviously won’t count in the record but it will for her future stud career because place times are counted as official. So the Ken Barron-trained filly boosted her broodmare value enormously, even though she didn’t actually win. By Michael Guerin (Harness Racing New Zealand)
History will be created when the annual Warragul Pacing Cup is conducted at Easter. For the first time, Warragul's main trots race of the year will be started from behind the mobile barrier, replacing the standing start, handicap event which has existed since the first staging in 1955. It is a bold move for the Warragul Harness Racing Club, and one that will hopefully pay dividends. On a smaller size track such as the one at Warragul, a mobile barrier start will ensure a competitive, and keen race, especially for vital early positions. Warragul is traditionally one of the fastest of the smaller circumference tracks in Victoria, and a quick race time could eventuate if the speed is on throughout the 2620-metre event. The race will be held on Easter Sunday afternoon, April 20, and again carries a $25,000 stake. The feature event will be supported by the $10,000 Eddie Evison Memorial Trotters Cup, and a strong undercard which includes a $10,000 heat of the statewide Vicbred Mares Championship series, and the $7000 Warragul Guineas for three-year-old horses. Additionally, locally based feed manufacturer Hygain is getting behind the Cup Day program - Hygain product will be presented to the trainer of each placegetter in each race on the day. The Warragul club is also excited that Keysborough based company The Linc Group has joined as naming rights sponsor for the Pacing Cup. By Kylie Gallery The Linc Group, led by company boss Craig Roylance, is the leading supplier of metal roofing and scaffolding in Victoria. A family run business, The Linc Group works with a range of clients, from individual home owners through to multi unit developers. Keen racing followers, staff of The Linc Group are excited about their involvement with the Warragul Cup, having been a sponsor of the club on a smaller scale in previous years. As well as the exciting announcements regarding the race and its sponsor for this year, the Warragul club is busy working on the attractions for spectators which will compliment the on-track action. Football legend Tom Hafey will return this year, and the club will soon announce another VFL/AFL legend who will also be trackside on Easter Sunday.
The Weather Network's Chris Mei paid a special visit to Flamboro Downs on a chilly -12 degree Sunday evening and took over the announcer's booth to share the nightly forecast and call the third race as part of the track's Announcer Idol competition. When the wings of the starting gate closed for the 'Idol' race, pacing mare Victoria established the lead from post six as Mei searched for his binoculars in the booth. "Boy, it's really hard to see that far away! Where's my binoculars?" laughed Mei as the horses headed down the backstretch for the first time. To read the rest of the story click here.
Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) is pleased to announce that with effect from the Shepparton meeting this Saturday night March 1, stakes will rise for the second time this year. In September last year the minimum stake for a Career Penalty race increased from $5,000 to $5,500. From Saturday that stake increases to $6,000. This represents a 20% increase in the minimum stake for Career Penalty races since the start of the 2013/14 financial year. Furthermore, from Saturday, Metropolitan Penalty stake money will rise again with M0 races increasing to $16,000 and M1 or better class races increasing to a minimum of $17,000. Coinciding with these increases HRV will introduce a payment of $50 from 6th to last. The driver's fee, which has always been paid by HRV, will be added on top. Therefore all runners placed 6th to last in Metropolitan and Career Penalty races, or in the case of a Graduation Penalty race 5th to last, will receive $115. The owner will receive the $50 and there will be no trainer's percentage or driver's percentage deducted from this component of the stake money. The traditional standard of stake money being a 'rounded figure' will cease. For a detailed summary of how the stake splits will operate from March 1, 2014 click here. Earlier in the year the VICBRED first win bonus for 2YOs increased from $5,000 to $7,000. With this second increase in the minimum stake money, from March 1 a VICBRED eligible 2YO will land connections almost $11,000 for its first win, so there's no better time to invest in a VICBRED yearling at one of the upcoming yearling sales. BLAKE REDDEN COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER [Harness Racing Victoria]
In an exciting announcement for the Pryde's EasiFeed Great Southern Star, it has been revealed that star US reinsman Corey Callahan will be in Australia for the International extravaganza on March 22. In just its second year, the $400,000 Pryde's EasiFeed Great Southern Star trotting series held across one sensational night at Tabcorp Park Melton has attracted some massive names and it continues with Callahan adding his name to the list of visitors for the richest squaregaiting event in the southern hemisphere. Having only started his career at the age of 27, eight years later he has quickly become one of the leading drivers in North America. Growing up under the tutelage of his father Nick, Corey decided to turn his hand to college ambitions before returning to harness racing where he has driven thousands of winners. In fact since 2010 he has never driven less than 500 winners in a season, an extraordinary statistic that proves just how prolific the talented driver has been. He is also currently leads the United States Trotting Association Drivers' Premiership, 29 ahead of Ron Pierce . And it's not just his consistency that has him on top, he has also mixed it at the top level, taking out the $500,000 Hoosier Cup with Mr Wiggles in 2009 and competed in the World Driving Championship, representing the US. But it was 2013 which was the year that put the 35-year-old on the world stage as he raked in over $9.7 million in stakes earnings, placing him in the upper-Echelon in North America. He drove standout winners like Golden Receiver, D'Orsay and Drop The Ball. But, Australian trots fans will know him for his association with Ma Chere Hall, owned by Australian interests, however his win with Allstar Partner in the $260,000 PA Sires Stakes Championship was the highlight of his season. Callahan has been a fixture of some of the best tracks in America, racking up over 100 wins at The Meadowlands last season. Callahan will be involved during the week of the Great Southern Star and will compete in the Drivers Invitational on the all-squaregaiting night. Callahan arrives in Australia on March 18 and is available for drives. Interested trainers should call the Racing Office on (03) 8378 0200. For media enquiries contact Brett Boyd on (03) 8378 0250. BLAKE REDDEN COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER [Harness Racing Victoria]
Locharburn may be the most talented three-year-old pacer in the country but that won’t stop him being vulnerable at Alexandra Park tomorrow night. The Canterbury pacer with the big motor and even bigger chassis meets only five opponents in the Northern Derby prelude but four of them are group one winners, including last-start Victoria Derby quinellamates Maxim and Sky Major. Add in Sires’ Stakes winner Tiger Tara and their clashes over the next eight days will go a long way to determining three-year-old of the year honours. After beating most of his opponents tomorrow in the Alabar Classic in December, Locharburn looks a rare talent, if somewhat untapped. But having not raced since December 31, trainer Kevin Chapman admits tomorrow night’s race is tricky. “He had a small setback which put me behind the eight ball a touch otherwise he would have had a lead-up race,” said Chapman. “But he has had a workout and a trial and paced his last 800m in the first of those in 54.8 seconds. “So he is close enough but of course the Derby next week is the main aim.” The race looms as the highlight of the opening night of Auckland Cup week but a nightmare for punters and bookies, with the order the field settles in crucial. Meanwhile, record-breaking filly Venus Serena has opened the $1.70 favourite for the first group one of Cup week, the $125,000 Pascoes Northern Oaks tomorrow night. She heads the market over Snooki at $5.500, while Pembrook Benny is the $2.80 favourite for the City Of Auckland Free-For-All, the final lead-up to the Auckland Trotting Cup. The New Zealand TAB bookies have also taken a stand against Beautide, the favourite for the A$750,000 Inter Dominion Final in Sydney on Sunday. They had him as long as $4.60 yesterday, the best price in Australasia and huge overs compared with SuperTab’s $3.60. The New Zealand TAB has Kiwi pacer Smolda as the $4 favourite for the Interdom. By Michael Guerin (Courtesy of Harness Racing NZ)
Albury will host a TAB Carnival Of Cups meeting this Saturday night, the first of three programmed during the month of March for southern New South Wales. The Commercial Club Albury Cup is the feature event and looks a suitable target for the Col Thomas trained Dealer considering the four year old has recorded three victories in his past five starts. "He's no champion but he is very honest and I think the 2570 metres is going to be a big plus for him because he keeps on going," Thomas said. "I had planned to send him to Kerryann Turner at Menangle in March but when they announced they were closing the track for resurfacing I thought it might be best to keep him with me and chase a few of the Carnival Of Cup races with a few to be run around my area." The horse is raced by a good friend of Thomas'. "Robbie Wakeman owns Dealer, he delivers the bread to different places around Leeton and comes out and helps me as soon as he is finished in the mornings and is a great help around the stable." "He tells me he is going to retire in April which is music to my ears because that means he will have more time to spend with me at the stables giving me a hand." Talented juvenile Business In Motion is close to a return despite not being sighted at the trials. "I was hoping to start him at Albury but the race didn't stand up, the Wagga Derby might be a good option the following week and then I was considering taking him back to Bathurst during the Gold Crown carnival but there is also a good option in Victoria so I will just wait and see how he goes early on in the preparation." "He hasn't raced since the middle of last year and while he hurt his leg it wasn't serious and he has just had a really good break." Greg Hayes - SKY Racing Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales | 22 Meredith Street Bankstown NSW 2200 T: 02 9722 6600| F: 02 85805792 | E: email@example.com| W: www.hrnsw.com.au & www.trotstv.com.au Warning to recipients: This email and any attachments are confidential and subject to copyright. If you are not the intended recipient any use, disclosure or copying is unauthorised. If you have received this email in error please advise us immediately by reply email and delete all copies. It is your responsibility to examine this email and any attachments for viruses. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with privacy legislation.
The Inter Dominion Grand Final will be a moment of change. During the past decade, two names have become synonymous with harness racing’s premier event, Queensland champion Blacks A Fake recorded victories in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 thus becoming the only horse to win the series four times while West Australian wonder horse Im Themightyquinn has claimed the past three editions. Sadly, the 2014 TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Pacing Championship on Sunday at Menangle won’t feature either of these immortal pacers. On the flipside, a brand new name will be etched onto this famous honour roll. It also means another Grand Circuit champion will be crowned. Following the heats that were conducted at five different venues within the space of eighty minutes a fortnight ago, the stage is now set for an epic final. Star Kiwi pacers Terror To Love and Smolda will both carry strong support while Victorian quartet Keayang Cullen, Restrepo, Wartime Sweetheart and Caribbean Blaster all boast legitimate claims. Queensland mare Forever Gold is the sole female runner in the rich final while Im Victorious and Livingontheinterest represent the sand gropers. Flying the flag for the host state will be Seel N Print, Mach Beauty, The Gold Ace, For A Reason and Beautide (although he carries the weight of a state in Tasmania). The barrier draw has certainly raised several questions with many of the key chances drawing the second-line in the 3009m event leaving bookmakers and form experts scratching their heads as they attempt to map the race. Last year, Im Themightyquinn produced a stunning burst of speed as he sailed down the crown of the track leaving many of the belief that a leader can’t take the field all the way. So many theories and so many scenarios. And the race to be crowned the 2013/14 Australian Pacing Gold Grand Circuit champion continues. Christen Me (260 points) leads the way following his gritty performance in the Hunter Cup last month in Melbourne before connections decided against starting in the Trans-Tasman feature paving the way for a challenger to emerge. With only two legs remaining, the chance to be crowned still has two legitimate players who both start this weekend. For A Reason (160 points) and Terror To Love (104 points) can clinch the title from Christen Me if successful in the Inter Dominion Grand Final followed by the Auckland Cup which will be staged five days later. It’s a tall order but both pacers possess the brilliance to snatch the title from Christen Me who already has one hand on the trophy. The race to be crowned Grand Circuit champion is just another sidelight to what shapes as an intriguing race. By Chris Barsby (Harness Racing Australia)
Group 1 winning mare Quite A Moment ended a frustrating run of minor placings to post a near record victory at Lord's Raceway last night. The daughter Quite Easy had posted four seconds and two third placings this season from six starts before last night's win. "Finally," driver Greg Sugars said as he returned to get the all clear from Steward Barry Delaney. Trained by Greg's father Ross, Quite A Moment has won almost $140,000 winning 8 races from 33 race starts including the Blue Chip Farms Breeders Crown 3yo Trot Group 1 final at Melton last August. In the Skyvalley Trot (2150m) at Bendigo, Sugars had Quite A Moment in cruise control striding along in front to dominate the race from start to finish. The mare strolled to the line posting a 2.00.3 mile rate, just outside Skyvalley's 2008 record of 1.59. In the Harness Breeders Victoria Trot (1650m) favourite Secret Kiss. trained and driven by Paul Males just held on to beat Queens Vacation (Glenn Douglas). The Armbro Invasion mare won by a neck in a 2.00.8 mile rate. Majestic Son filly Majestic Grace was far to good for its opposition in the Aldebaran Yankee 3yo Trot (1650m). The Mick Blackmore trained trotter won by 7 metres in a 1.59.7 rate and was driven by Chris Alford. Bendigo’s next race meeting on Saturday 8 March 2014 features the Gold and Silver heats of the Lyn McPherson Memorial Breed for Speed Series. With the winner’s progressing to the Breed for Speed Finals at Tabcorp Park’s Great Southern Star race meeting on 22 March 2014. By David Alfred (Harness Racing Australia)
Classy Victorian trotter My High Expectations has drawn ideally in Sunday’s Glenferrie Farm Challenge at Tabcorp Park Menangle. The David Aiken-trained rig will begin from barrier six and going on recent form, will most likely start favourite in the $200,000 Group One. He has remained unbeaten in his past six starts which includes victories in the Australasian Trotting Championship, The George Gath and the Maori Mile. Locally-trained trotter Keystone Del hasn’t fared as well with the draw. The defending champion is the widest runner drawn in the 10-horse field. And this is partly Mick Guerin’s fault. The Kiwi multi-media harness racing personality won the toss for Team New Zealand at the Inter Dominion barrier draw this morning at The Star casino in Sydney. He picked “odds” for the horses trained on his side of the Tasman, naturally leaving the five Australian runners with even-number draws. The Glenferrie Farm Challenge Draw is: 1. Master Lavros 2. Elegant Image 3. Vulcan 4. I See Icy Earl 5. Stent 6. My High Expectations 7. Flying Isa (NZ em) 8. Cold Sister 9. The Fiery Ginga 10. Cyclone Jake (AUS em) 11. Irish Whisper 12. Keystone Del. By Sean Valla (Harness Racing NSW)
Im Corzin Terror continued a consistent harness racing season when taking out the Terang Co-Op Pacing Cup in gritty fashion over Abettorpunt and Our Blackbird. In a race that was built up as a speed war, that very scenario ensued as Arber help out Im Corzin Terror with Abettorpunt three-wide and unable to cross the pair. Eventually Arber relented and Im Corzin Terror found the top from Abettorpunt who was forced to sit parked throughout the 2680-metre journey. The blistering lead time of 1:17.1 was followed by easy quarters of 32.8secs and 31.1secs before they wound up in 29.2secs and 27.8secs for the final section. Im Corzin Terror kept his rivals at bay by 2.7 metres with Abettorpunt holding off Our Blackbird and Arber for the minor placings. The Western Terror gelding, now a six-year-old, took his prizemoney earnings to over $200,000 in 16 wins from his 52 starts for trainer Dean Braun and driver Nathan Jack. by Blake Redden Harness Racing Victoria
REIGNING two-year-old filly of the year Mindarie Priddy was on the road to Sydney on Friday morning with a nine-start-maiden travelling companion. Trainer-driver David Miles joked that the particular pacer chosen to keep the flying three-year-old company on the eight-hour journey made a better travelling partner than it did a racer at this stage. As for Mindarie Priddy, she’s a character. A very, very talented character. The daughter of Artistic Fella has won seven of nine career starts and will contest the first heat of the NSW Oaks tomorrow night at Tabcorp Park, Menangle. Mindarie Priddy burst on to the scene as a juvenile with a track record-breaking debut run at Melton in a heat of the Australian Pacing Gold two-year-old fillies’ edition in April last year. She backed it up with a win in the semi-final and then victory in the Group 1 APG final in May. She went to Ballarat and made it four from four in June before another win at Melton and then a runner-up effort in the Group 1 Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series Final when beaten narrowly by the supremely talented Distant Memory. Mindarie Priddy returned to the track after a six-month spell recently at Shepparton in the Maria Keys 3YO, breaking the all-age track record in scoring a ridiculously easy 24.2m victory. “They’ll know we’re there,” Miles said of his filly’s chances in the Oaks series at Menangle. Miles said he hadn’t been sure the flying filly would improve from her two-year-old days as she’d been a strong, lean youngster, but his fears were allayed when she stepped back into work this time in. “She’d put on 60kg and grown two inches. We were very pleased,” he said. “She had two very good trials then came out and broke the record at Shepparton and did it seemingly very easily.” Like all supremely talented types, be it humans or horses, it mustn’t be easy being a superstar. Like movie stars who make ridiculous demands in the dressing rooms, Mindarie Priddy herself has required more attention than most in the Miles’ Monegeetta stables. “In I’d say 90 per cent of cases horses get their barrier certificate, or in standard bred racing we call it their qualification, at the first attempt. Some require another go, but that’s not common. She took seven goes,” he said. “I had a full head of hair before we started trying to get her qualified.” Miles said Mindarie Priddy would refuse to score up, gallop and carry on like a pork chop. “It was amazingly frustrating. She’d play up at home, too. But we knew she had that much ability that it was worth persevering with her as a two-year-old and sure enough she won a couple of hundred thousand dollars, so it was well worth it,” he said. Mindarie Priddy will start from position seven on the front line tomorrow night, outside other Victorian up-and-coming stars Quick Draft from the David Aiken yard and Whereibylong from Emma Stewart’s stable. “She still gets fired up a bit and doesn’t like new surroundings, but we think she’s got enough ability to overcome one slight mistake she might make early,” Miles said. by Cody Winnell (Harness Racing AU)
TRAINER Dean Braun could have a two-pronged attack on both the features at Terang tomorrow night. Braun has rising stars Chilli Palmer and Im Corzin Terror in the Terang Co-Op Pacing Cup over 2680m, both horses boasting impressive recent form in top-class races. Braun said Chilli Palmer wasn’t “100 per cent certain” to be going to Terang as has had to overcome a few minor issues during the week, but if he is there the trainer said he’d be very hard to hold out of the finish. “I’ve gone on record saying he’s the fastest horse point to point I’ve trained,” Braun said. “He’s very, very good. “I didn’t think he was ready to do what he did the other night and he was a little bit flat for a couple of days after. So there’s still improvement to come.” Chilli Palmer defeated favourite Guaranteed in the Garrards 4YO Bonanza, clocking a mile-rate of 1:51.5. Even if Chilli Palmer doesn’t start on Saturday night however, Braun will have one of the key runners in Im Corzin Terror. The six-year-old ran fifth in his Inter Dominion heat last start when he worked home well, which followed a luckless ninth from a horrendous draw in the Group 1 AG Hunter Cup. “The small field probably doesn’t suit. The main speed might be from Abettorpunt who could across from out wide and if found the lead he’d be hardest to beat, I’d say. “I’d say whichever out of us and him gets the best run should go close.” Braun also has two squaregaiters engaged in the Barastoc Terang Trotters Cup with last-start Melton winner Unico Pegasus drawn the front row and five-year-old Duke Of The Moment to jump from a 30m handicap. “There’s no but between them in my opinion,” Braun said. “So I lean towards Unico Pegasus because he’s drawn the front and the other one’s off 30m.” The first on a huge Terang Cup night is scheduled to kick off at 6.30pm with 10 races programmed and the last at 11pm. By Cody Winnell (Harness Racing AU)