Hurricane Harley, Rackemup Tigerpie, Mirragon or someone else. Who will stride out of VicBred Super Series Final night as the talking point and, perhaps, pacing’s next superstar!
Team Stewart/Tonkin have been on a tear for a few years when it comes to the VicBred Super Series but there are a handful of other barns aiming to stamp their authority in the Harness sphere.
Here’s a snapshot of each race and who I see winning…
Race 4 – Two-year-old Colts & Geldings Final
Mirragon’s semi-final performance was not a winning one but there is no other horse you’d want to be on moving forward. Gate eight might annoy but Greg Sugars should handle that small hurdle.
The Tiger Army and Yejele Hammer will both want to lead and can be prominent. Forever Yin might be in some pain from wide out whilst Stewart duo Pandering and Beale Street will need luck from gates 10 and 11.
1 Mirragon $2
2 Yejele Hammer $34
3 Pandering $3
4 The Tiger Army $14
Suggested Bet: Boxed Trifecta 1-5-8-10
Race 5 – Two-year-old Fillies
Stable mates Amelia Rose and Jemstone have drawn one and two which automatically gives them the edge this weekend. Zac Phillips should have an easy job following the favourites from eight with Alice Kay. Maajida is the other obvious winning hope but gate 13 is torture.
1 Amelia Rose $2.80
2 Alice Kay $8
3 Maajida $4
4 Jemstone $3
Suggested Bet: Alice Kay each way $8 / $1.80
Race 6 – Four-year-old Entires & Geldings
Major Times led last week and was handled by Rackemup Tigerpie so you’d doubt he can reverse that result. Three Summas is unbeaten in this series and gate three gives him a massive hope but the money has to be with Rackemup Tigerpie after his stunning semi-final victory. He rated 1:55.8 doing all the work from the breeze including a three-wide move. American Zest was poking through late last week and could surprise at jumbo odds.
1 Rackemup Tigerpie $2.40
2 Tam Major $4
3 Three Summas $3.75
4 American Zest $51
Suggested Bet: Rackemup Tigerpie win $2.40
Race 7 – Four-year-old Mares
Pistol Abbey has a new lease on life since competing with the big guns at open mares company. She’s not a known leader but she may be forced to do so here taking advantage of gate two. Nostra Beach and Nostra Villa have improved throughout the series and have proven class. New South Wales visitor Bronski Belle was an amazing semi winner and can feature here. Major Occasion and Soho Burning Love are class females but the back row alley is harsh. At odds, Trinity Dreaming looks a play for a place.
1 Pistol Abbey $2.20
2 Soho Burning Love $10
3 Nostra Villa $4
4 Trinity Dreaming $81
Suggested Bet: (8) Trinity Dreaming place $13
Race 8 – Three-year-old Colts & Geldings
Hurricane Harley was in devastating form last week, literally taking the front from Catch A Moment and leaving them all with windburn. He will win unless he misbehaves.
Out To Play will follow his stable mate every step of the way. In a strong division, Malcolms Rhythm, I’m Sir Blake and Fourbigmen are the other classy commodities as well as Demon Delight who seems to be moving closer and closer towards the very best three-year-olds.
1 Hurricane Harley $1.40
2 Out To Play $7
3 Malcolm’s Rhythm $11
4 Fourbigmen $26
Suggested Bet: (8) Fourbigmen place $3.40
Race 9 – Three-year-old Fillies
Kualoa was not quite as convincing last week but she won with something in hand and should do so again here. This is more about who can land the placings behind her with Looking Fabulous, Single Tree Road, Two Times Bettor and Vena May all capable types.
1 Kualoa $1.04
2 Looking Fabulous $21
3 Single Tree Road $34
4 Two Times Bettor $26
Suggest bet: (3) Looking Fabulous place $2.10