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Harness racing selections: Thursday, April 1

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Roar Guru
31st March, 2021
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Two meetings to look at this Thursday, with my focus at Maryborough and Redcliffe. Down below are your best bets for the respective programs.

Maryborough

Best bet: Race Two Number 9 Beach Memories
Looks a very exciting prospect for David Moran. Not sure he beat a great deal on debut at Kilmore, but it was the manner in which he won that impressed me.

Led throughout and he gave them a spanking, winning by 30 metres and ran fast time from the front. Should win, all things being equal.

Next best: Race Ten Number 4 Van Niekirk
Pretty keen on his chances here. Attempted to lead throughout last week at Ballarat and he gave a really good kick from the front. Just couldn’t quite finish it off when a close up third.

Has a few roughies drawn inside so think he finds the front comfortably again and he’ll take some beating.

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Value: Race Six Number 1 Narra Vane
He is worth a small speck at odds. Debuted at Swan Hill where he was tardy away from the mobile and that pretty much was the end of his first start then and there.

There is a bit of depth to this line-up but should he hold a forward spot from the gate, could run a cheeky race at a price.

Redcliffe

Best bet: Race One Number 1 Go Away
Pretty confident you can start the meeting right via this mare. Forget she went around last week here. Badly checked in the run, did work outside the speed… just forget the run.

Has gate speed, so think she finds the front pretty comfortably and from there, she’ll take some beating.

Next best: Race Four Number 1 Ark Me
She saves her best for this track, and she can bounce back into the winners list. Both runs this time in have come at Albion Park and her best days at Albion Park are over, and Redcliffe is her bread and butter. Has the gate to have all the options, and confident she can go close.

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Value: Race Five Number 1 Weasel
He does tend to do his best racing from the front, and he does have the gate speed to hold a forward spot. He sat outside the speed and tired late last time out, so forgive and forget he went around.

Much better suited here and from the inside gate, he should sit near the speed and give a bold sight.