Plenty of action Harness Racing wise this Australia Day, with the focus on Albion Park and Tabcorp Park Menangle. Down below is best bets for the respective programs.
Best Bet: Race Two Number 1 Key Largo
His numerical form isn’t flash, but the one thing that is such a big tick for him is that he draws the pole, and with his brilliant early speed, I suspect he will hold up from the inside and look to lead throughout.
Hasn’t had a chance to do that for some time, but he gets a great opportunity here and think you can’t go wrong backing him each way.
Next Best: Race Seven Number 5 Aladdin Sane
His manners are awful, but if he does everything right, he has this lot covered. Enormous effort here last Tuesday after doing his usual thing recently of being terrible away. The small field helps his cause and if he does get away safely, I think he has a fair bit on this moderate lot.
Value: Race One Number 1 Intransit
Each way, he looks a great bet to start the program. Ten years of age, but is racing so well at the moment and comes here off the back of a narrow second here last Tuesday after landing the box seat trail. He should get a near identical run this time around and prove hard to hold out.
Tabcorp Park Menangle
Best Bet: Race One Number 6 Kyvalley Boomerang
Looks to have a bit on these in terms of class. This is the weakest race he has contested in some time. Stronger company in recent runs and has been far from disgraced.
Generally a good beginner so think he can find the front here and if indeed he does, then I think it is race over.
Next Best: Race Four Number 7 Elroy Jetson
Since returning to the care of Kevin Pizzuto, he has bounced back to his best form. Dominant win in a similar race last Tuesday and the key to him is being within range on the turn, because he does have a brilliant finale on him, much, much better than what he faces here. Should be winning.
Value: Race Seven Number 1 Leigha Miller
This is more a 1×3 play. Bit of an unknown on how good she is going given her form from when she raced in Victoria was just fair, but thought the trials leading in to get ready haven’t been too bad. Drawn the pole, if she can hold leaders back, three back at worst, she could run a cheeky race at a price.