Welcome to our harness racing preview and betting tips for racing at Albion Park and Melton on Saturday, July 6th.
Trent Orwin has picked out his best bets from each track below with four selections in total.
The Listed Lucky Creed (2680m) will be the highlight on Albion Park’s 10-race program and Queensland’s best horse (11) Colt Thirty One seeks a fifth-consecutive victory. His latest win came in 1:51.3 for the 1660m. Stepping up to the staying trip will be no concern for the 4YO entire who has won over the 2680m distance before. He will have to be his brilliant best against (3) Cullenburn and (5) Northview Hustler. Colt Thirty One has shown versatility and should be in the thick of the action at some stage.
(3) Trojan Banner is the best horse in the race and has a perfect record of five starts for five wins at Albion Park. He will either find the lead or sit outside of the leader and look to make it an eighth-straight win. Trojan Banner has been working through the grades nicely and could notch another win here. (6) Pacific Drums and (1) Corey William are more than capable of testing Trojan Banner but the black figures for a horse with a picket-fence beside his name is too hard to pass up.
New Zealand trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have another good horse on their hands with 3YO gelding (8) Self Assured. Unbeaten in three starts, Self Assured ran down stablemate Jesse Duke last week with the last quarter run in 26.1 seconds. He should have too much speed for his rivals despite the awkward draw. (13) Alta Orlando has the horror draw but he looks the danger in the race. Place hopes to (1) Regulus, (2) Dazzle Me and (5) Mongolian Archer.
The run of (8) Mirragon was enormous in his semi-final. After tailing out early due to an early break, he sat 1 out 4 back and made up plenty of ground in the final lap to fall a short half-head away from winner (6) Forever Yin. I believe Mirragon is the benchmark horse in the race and driver Greg Sugars will look to get off the pegs early and put the talented colt into the race at some stage. Fellow Emma Stewart-trained stablemate (10) Pandering is the main danger after a dominant semi-final win. He won’t lead though so that helps Mirragon’s cause.
The Vicbred Super Series may as well be renamed to the Emma Stewart Super Series as the dominant stable will take all before them on Saturday night. In the 2YO fillies, the race should be fought out by (1) Amelia Rose, (2) Jemstone, (13) Maajida and (8) Alice Kay. Only Alice Kay is from a different stable as she represents Adam Kelly. Jemstone is likely to get the lead off Amelia Rose which would put Alice Kay three back on the pegs. Maajida is the filly I would have liked from a slightly better draw than the car park and for that reason, I like the chances of Jemstone. She has won five of her nine starts and can run a slick last half if there isn’t any pressure.
The Group 1 Railway Stakes kicks off the three-week Masters Carnival in Perth, with three $1million Group 1s over the next three weekends. Today's 1600m handicap sees a field of 16 line up, and we've given our thoughts on every runner here! read more
The Perth racing carnival begins this Saturday, November 23rd, with the G1 Railway Stakes meeting at Ascot! There's nine races on the card, which also features four other Stakes races. Check out our preview and betting tips for every race here! read more
The Ballarat Cup headlines racing in Victoria this Saturday, with a huge 10-race set down for their standalone meeting. Check out our thoughts on every race here! read more
In the third instalment of our Betfair instructional series, we take a look at understanding staking plans and how they can be used to stay in control of your bank roll read more
In our next strategy guide for the Betfair platform, we take a look at understanding how the Betfair markets work and what different types of backs and lays you can place with Betfair! read more
Unlike your ‘normal’ betting agency where it’s you versus the Bookmaker, Betfair is a peer-to-peer wagering platform. Betfair allow you to both ‘back’ and ‘lay’ bets, which gives you complete control and a totally unique betting experience. View how full guide to backing and laying here read more
There are approximately 90 Group 1 level harness races in Australia and New Zealand each year; we've highlighted some of most high profile races on the annual racing calendar here. read more
The Melbourne Cup has transformed from the race that stops the nation into the race that stops the world in recent years, and Palmerbet are giving punters more bang for their buck with boosted odds on all Melbourne Cup runners this Monday! read more
The Melbourne Cup is known as the race that stops a nation, but is quickly becoming the race that stops the world! There's 42 horses left in contention for the 2019 Melbourne Cup, which will be held on the first Tuesday in November. Check out the latest betting odds for the race here! read more
Get fantastic odds of $4.50 for Te Akau Shark to finish in the top five in Saturday's Cox Plate thanks to Palmerbet. read more
The lottery is one of the more fun ways to gamble, and who hasn't dreamt of one day striking it mega-rich by landing a jackpot! What are the odds of winning the lottery, and is there anything you can do to improve your odds? We take a look at the luck involved with playing the lottery! read more