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Harness racing selections - Tuesday, January 5th

Roar Guru
4th January, 2021
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Couple of meetings to focus on this Tuesday with Menangle in the afternoon and Swan Hill at night. Down below is best bets for the respective programs.

Tabcorp Park Menangle
Best Bet: Race Two Number 7 Muscle Hillbilly
Should be short but should be winning. Few weeks between runs since attempting to lead throughout and was beaten off late by Revy Jay, so let the punters down there, but Revy Jay nearly came out to win on Saturday, so the form does read well. Has gate speed, so should find the front and think this field is lacking a bit of depth.

Next Best: Race One Number 3 Inherent Royal
Two runs have been hit and miss since coming over from NZ but her best would see her take this out. First run saw her run second here in a good effort before attempting to lead throughout last time and she didn’t show much fight I thought and for the most part was disappointing. Off the first run, she wins this.

Value: Race Six Number 2 Deano Robyn
These claiming races are always tough to sort out with confidence, so looking for one 1×3 at a big price and Deano Robyn will be that.

Had every chance from behind the leader last time and stuck on pretty well in defeat, beaten just over 14m. He’ll likely go to the pegs to be three or four back, hoping for luck. If he gets it, could sneak a top three.

Swan Hill
Best Bet: Race Four Number 3 Bettor My Dreamz
Found this a tricky meeting to sort out with confidence but do feel this gelding is the most likely winner on the program.

Has been freshened up off some solid efforts in Heats of respective Series’. Been given a mini break and thought his recent trial win was quite good. Has the runs on the board to take care of these.

Next Best: Race Six Number 8 Aldebaran Poppy
Can be a bit hit and miss from the stand, but the last start win at Shepparton was impressive, stepping away cleanly, went to the front and didn’t give his rivals a look in.

Has a 30m handicap to overcome but to counter that, this field is lacking real depth so if he can step away safely, the handicap should be taken care off and class gets him home.

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Value: Race One Number 1 Awesome Reactor
Think if she can be double figures, she’ll run a positive race and is worth an each way ticket. Couldn’t quite find the front when racing here last time and had to sit in the breeze.

Stuck on well to run a close up third. From the pole, the options are there, whether to hold up or opt for cover. Whatever scenario, she’s worth an each way ticket.