Sport Harness racing selections: Tuesday, June 15
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There are two meetings to look at on Tuesday, with my attention at Menangle and Albion Park.
Below are the best bets for the respective programs.
Best bet: Race 4, Number 9, Sobomba
His best will see him take this out. Forgive his last-start effort. He was trucking into the race as a key winning threat but made a mistake and lost all chance. He has since trialled at Penrith and his piece of work there was sound. If he brings his best manners, he wins.
Next best: Race 2, Number 7, Itzfergietime
This looks like a race in two between this girl and Major Creation. Itzfergietime has the good grounding with four career outings and she has shown already that she can do work in the run and still be effective late. Does she lead and cross Major Creation? Perhaps, but likely has to do work in the run. Even allowing for that, she’ll take beating.
Racing 92 down Stade to set up Top 14 semi-final with La Rochelle
Racing 92 powered to a 38-21 derby victory over Stade Francais in Paris on Friday to set up a French Top 14 semi-final against La Rochelle. Table-toppers Toulouse, who beat La Rochelle in the European Champions Cup final, will face either Bordeaux-Begles or Clermont, who play on Saturday, in the other semi-final on June 19. Stade Francais, who did manage to salvage some pride with three second-half tries, were always underdogs after an up-and-down season which saw them only scrape into the play-offs in sixth place -- just a point ahead of Castres."The first 20 minutes cost us a lot," said Stade coach Gonzalo Quesada."We lacked control.
Value: Race 6, Number 3, Our Action Man
This is a small each-way ticket at odds. Rickie Alchin trains this three-year-old, who ran in some decent races when last in work and for the most part was far from disgraced. Trials leading in have been solid and with gate speed, this horse can press forward before getting cover, doing no work and being a sneaky chance at a price.
Best bet: Race 2, Number 2, Zacharooni
Rickie Alchin rarely gets it wrong when he brings them to Queensland so I am confident that this colt can return a winner. This horse debuted at Penrith back in February. He showed gate speed early but broke and lost all hope. This horse spelled and trialled very well to get ready and should have the speed to lead and prove hard to get past.
"Not found that" - Jonas Folger again misses the top 15
Jonas Folger can not build a good feeling for his BMW M1000RR - in the first WSBK race in Misano, the German goes again empty from BMW pilot Jonas Folger did not manage the first WSBK race in Misano ( to the Race Report ) in the points. As 16. lost the German over 38 seconds on winner Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Ducati). Folger lost some positions in the starting phase and failed when trying to conquer Ex-MotoGP pilot Tito Rabat and at least to collect a point.
Next best: Race 4, Number 2, Uncle Shank
This horse has a bit of class and quality about him and I am confident he can make a winning return in what looks like a race lacking serious overall depth. He did a really sharp job as a juvenile when last in work. I am keen to see how he goes as a three-year-old. He has trialled up nicely in readiness.
Value: Race 6, Number 1, Glenledi Commander
This is a tricky race so I am happy to have a throw at the stumps via this four-year-old. He hasn’t exactly set the world on fire in his career to date but to be fair, that can be said about most of these. He gets a good gate to use, potentially land leaders back and he will be dangerous at a decent price.
Harness racing selections: Thursday, June 24 .
There are two meetings to look at on Thursday, with Kilmore and Redcliffe getting my focus. Below are the best bets for the respective programs. Kilmore Best bet: Race 3, Number 5, Loose Cash This is a tricky meeting but I am confident this guy is the best on the program. He has had two runs after a break of more than two years. He has attempted to lead throughout in both runs and has been run down by some nice types. The depth here isn’t as strong and with Chris Alford to steer, he’ll lead and take running down.