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Harness racing selections: Saturday, April 24

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Roar Guru
23rd April, 2021
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There are two meetings to look this Saturday night, with Menangle and Globe Derby getting my attention.

Below are the best bets for the respective programs.

Menangle

Best bet: Race 1, Number 2, Taroona Bromac
This is a former WA pacer looks to find a perfect race to get win one for the new camp. He was excellent in defeat last Saturday after being given far too much to do. This horse has gate speed and has drawn the pole, so he should have little trouble holding the lead and he’ll be too good.

Next best: Race 2, Number 1, Triple VC
I am pretty confident he can take this out. This horse is yet to race at Menangle but that will not be an issue for him. He had no chance given the race shape at Penrith last time so forgive and forget he went around. He has gate speed, so he holds the lead from the pole and proves hard to run down.

Value: Race 4, Number 2, Lets Party Baby
This bet is more of a 1×3 speck at a price. This horse hasn’t been too far away in two career outings, both coming here. She was not too bad in defeat last time out here when fourth after getting back in the run. She’ll get a soft run nearer the inside and with upside, she can run a positive race at odds.

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Globe Derby

Best bet: Race 7, Number 1, Celestialfragrance
This is a very classy filly that can lead throughout in what looks like a very intriguing edition of the SA Oaks. It does look like a race in two between this girl and Seachange. Celestialfragrance will lead comfortably and Seachange will have its back, so Wayne Hill aboard Celestialfragrance will look to dictate and turn this into a 200-metre dash home. She wins with a soft lead.

Next best: Race 4, Number 6, Bottle Rock
This is a tricky draw to overcome but ability wise, he looks like the best horse in the race quite comfortably. This horse took the sit at Port Pirie last start and got the win via the sprint lane when producing sharp change-up speed. This horse possesses gate speed so I’d love to see an aggressive steer from Wayne Hill.

Value: Race 5, Number 3, Vindicate
This is the toughest test to date for this former Kiwi mare but she’s flying and can measure up. This horse had a tradesman-like win at Port Pirie last time out. But on what I’ve seen, she races best when out in front and rolling, which is what can eventuate here. From there, she’ll give them something to chase.