6:20 PM (AEDST) Friday February 17 at Bendigo Harness Racing Club, Junortoun
A big evening of harness racing will be had at Bendigo on Friday, with the Group 1 Maori Mile and Group 2 Bendigo Pacing Cup both headlining.
Race 1 – Race Services Pace Final (1650 metres)
Race 2 – Bertocchi Pace Final (2150 metres)
Race 3 – Samio Plumbing Supplies Trotters Handicap (2150 metres)
Race 4 – Yorkshire Park Standardbreds 3YO Trot (1650 metres)
Race 5 – J L King & Co Pace (2150 metres)
Race 6 – Aldebaran Park 2017 Maori Mile (1609 metres)
Race 7 – Schweppes 3YO Pace (2150 metres)
Race 8 – Petstock 2017 Bendigo Pacing Cup (2650 metres)
Race 9 – Bendigo Bank VicBred Platinum Mares Sprint Championship Heat 7 (1650 metres)
Race 6 – Aldebaran Park 2017 Maori Mile – This Group 1 race will see a total of $50,000 in prizemoney on offer. Glenferrie Typhoon is the short priced favourite here having firmed in price from $1.80 to $1.55. He’s won both of his last two races over much longer distances. He’s had 21 wins in his 47 starts, with a further 11 races finishing in the top 3. Sunny Ruby has been consistently solid in her last 4 runs, picking up a win and 2 places along with a fourth place. She has a preference for the longer runs but should be a strong contender here. Prince Fearless comes into this race on the back of a pair of wins. He’s a versatile trotter, equally adept at the mile as he is over two miles.
Betting: Glenferrie Typhoon $1.55; Sunny Ruby $3.10; Prince Fearless $8.00; El Paco $14.00; Savannah Jay Jay $16.00.
Race 8 – Petstock 2017 Bendigo Pacing Cup – A total of $60,000 in prize money will be on the line in this Group 2 feature race. Maximan will start as favourite despite a softening in price from $2.60 to $3.20. He won his last start at Melton over 1720 metres, which was his first in over six months. Guaranteed hasn’t had a win for two years however he will be second up here after a poor run first up last start where he came home at the very back of the pack. His career record second up though is 7 runs with 6 wins. Messini has improved in betting strongly from $17 into $6 while the consistently strong performers Flaming Flutter and My Kiwi Mate have both drifted out from $6 to $7. Both however are consistent top 3 finishers and deserve respect.
Betting: Maximan $3.20; Guaranteed $3.90; Messini $6.00; Flaming Flutter $7.00; My Kiwi Mate $7.00; Im Corzin Terror $9.00; Milly Perez $13.00.