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Harness racing selections: Tuesday January 4

Credit: Hamish Blair/ALLSPORT
Roar Guru
3rd January, 2022
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Two meetings to look at on Tuesday, with my focus at Tabcorp Park Menangle and Mildura. Down below is best bets for the respective programs.

Tabcorp Park Menangle
Best Bet: Race 2, Number 5, Majestic Hurricane

His manners were off last start, but if he does everything right here, he’s clearly the one to beat. Two runs prior to last time suggested a win was near but he galloped and threw away any chance. If he gets off the mobile safely, he should lead and take a power of beating.

Next Best: Race 4, Number 3, The Governess
Former Kiwi that will just win if he runs up to a recent trial win. Two runs in NZ were a bit inconclusive but this camp can get it very much right when it comes to buying from across the ditch and a recent trial suggests he’s enjoying life down under.

Finds a thin race, keen on him to make a winning debut in Australia.

Value: Race 6, Number 3, Loui
He rises a fair bit in depth from first up so I think you’ll get an each way price and with that, he’s an each way bet.

He didn’t beat much when first up and winning here comfortably, but he won by a space and ran good time. Should lob into a lovely trailing spot and for mine, only runs well.

Mildura
Best Bet: Race 11, Number 2, Pinnacle Hope

Alex Ashwood has a fab record with cast offs and I think this gelding will be winning again. First run for the stable, he had clear excuses at Gunbower in a total forgive.

He then went to this track/distance where he led comfortably and it was a painless watch. I suspect it will be similar here.

Next Best: Race 4, Number 1, Elleker Hanover
Looks a race in two on paper between this girl and the in form Fashion Pashion, but with the barrier draw advantage, I’m with the Aaron Bain mare, who is looking to make it 4/4 this time in. She has looked sharp in all three wins this time in and from in front, she’ll take beating.

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Value: Race 2, Number 7, Mustang Max
I think he’s worth a speck each way. He ran here last week when doing no work on the pegs but broke and threw away any real chance of winning. He follows out a fast beginner here, so if he can land leaders back and do everything right, he’s in with a shout at odds.

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