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Harness racing selections: Saturday, April 23

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Roar Guru
22nd April, 2022
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Two meetings to look at on Saturday night, with my focus at Mildura and Albion Park. Down below are the best bets for the respective programs.

Mildura

Best bet: Race 7, Number 2, Cant Top This

High-quality five-year-old that is the best on the program. I’d be very forgiving of his effort at Melton last time when run off his legs in a very slick mile rate of 1.52, which is low flying for that track. Should find his way to the top comfortably and for the lethal Emma Stewart-Mark Pitt combination, it’ll take a good one to beat him.

Next-best: Race 8, Number 8, Our Millionaire

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Emma Stewart will win the race and the fact Mark Pitt drives this guy is enough to sway me. Arrogant win in a heat of this race earlier this week when bullying his way to the front from the second row. He’ll have to work for the win here, but he has shown in the past and he can work and still be effective at the end.

Value: Race 2, Number 1, Bowled Gary

I think he’s the each way gamble on the program. He has led his past two and has been far from disgraced each time he has stepped out, just out of the placings and not beaten far. I reckon he’ll be better with a sit and maps to land box seat. From there, he’ll only run well.

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Albion Park

Best bet: Race 9, Number 9, Watts Up Majestic

High-quality four-year-old Trotter that should win comfortably and be a good multi anchor. Arrogant win here two weeks ago when forced to sit outside the leader from the tricky gate but he showed class in spades in drawing clear after doing the work. Barring bad luck, he should win and win easily.

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Next-best: Race 7, Number 1, The Darling

Really good barrier for her given the change up speed she can produce. Short-priced elect from this gate last time out when getting the sweet sit behind the leader and she produced an electric finale to win impressively. Lands leaders back again you’d assume and take a power of beating.

Value: Race 2, Number 1, Rubies For Tash

I think she’s a great 1×3 bet at a good price. She draws the pole and is drawn next to a very fast beginner, so she should land leaders back, do no work and get a good look via the sprint lane. Recent efforts have been sound since returning from a Menangle trip, so at odds, she’s the value bet on the program with a very kind map.

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