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Harness racing selections: Tuesday, July 27

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Roar Guru
26th July, 2021
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There are two meetings to look at on Tuesday, with my attention being on Menangle and Albion Park. 

Below are the best bets for the respective programs.

Menangle

Best bet: Race 2, Number 7, Inherent Royal
She has done things wrong her past couple of races, but if she does everything right, she wins. The start will be crucial because she has broken and galloped, costing herself any chance of winning. She has too much class for these. I just have to bank on her bringing her best manners.

Next best: Race 3, Number 8, Blue Ocean
A maiden after 28 outings, but surely his time is coming. This horse looked to have every chance behind the speed last week here when second, and obviously with his record, he is hard to follow and trust with confidence. But the depth engaged here is on the thin side, so even allowing for the wide gate, he can break through.

Value: Race 5, Number 1, Old English
I thought he would be a bet at double figures last Tuesday. He ended up starting $3.50 favourite, but had every chance when fifth. I am hoping this time we can get a decent price, given he looks the likely leader with good gate speed, and his prior form suggested a win wasn’t far off. He’ll give a bold sight.

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Albion Park

Best bet: Race 9, Number 1, Bitcoin
He’s a safe bet in the sense he’ll only run well from how I read this race. He’s flying without winning in recent times. The latest run was a game placing after snagging back from a wide gate. He has all the options from the pole. This horse likely lands leaders back and will be tough to hold out via the sprint lane.

Next best: Race 7, Number 9, Going Great Guns
I am confident he can make it two from two this time in. This horse resumed here two weeks ago when landing the 1/1 sit behind the speed before being presented and letting down strongly to get the job done. This horse gets a good trailing draw to use this time around and with upside to come, he’s the way to go.

Value: Race 5, Number 9, Favreau
He has done most of his racing at Redcliffe and performs better there, with a zero from four record at Albion Park. But that was early in his career when he had no idea what he was doing. He’s a better horse this time around and comes up with a perfect draw, trailing the likely leader, so 1×3 at a price, he can run a positive race.

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