5:25 PM (AEST) Saturday, April 22 at Tabcorp Park, Melton
A pair of Group 3 races will headline the trotting action this Saturday night at Melton, with the Trotters Free For All and Mares Sprint Championship Final taking place.
Race 1 – DNR Logistics Pace (2240 metres)
Race 2 – Haras Des Trotteurs Trot (2240 metres)
Race 3 – Carbine Chemicals Shakamaker Classic (1720 metres)
Race 4 – Victorian Square Trotters Association Trotters Cup Final (2240 metres)
Race 5 – tab.com.au Pace (1720 metres)
Race 6 – Woodlands Stud Uncle Petrika Trotters Free For All (1720 metres)
Race 7 – Empire Stallions VicBred Platinum Mares Sprint Championship Final (1720 metres)
Race 8 – Westburn Grant Free For All (2240 metres)
Race 9 – Allied Express Transport Pace (1720 metres)
Race 10 – Empire Stallions VicBred Platinum Country Series M Final (1720 metres)
Race 7 – Empire Stallions VicBred Platinum Mares Sprint Championship Final – This second of the Group 3 feature races is the richest and will pay out $40,000 in prize money. Somerocksomeroll will start as the favourite thanks to winning 6 of her 8 starts to date. She won her last start, her fifth in six races. She has a strong record of winning by large margins. She’ll be third up here and hitting her straps making her very tough to beat. Rockstar Angel has a solid record also, picking up 23 feature finishes from 31 starts, including 9 wins. After winning three straight races, she has placed in three straight and poses the biggest threat to the favourite, a very real and strong threat. Halle Rage is in stunning form currently, having won five of her last six harness races and deserves respect here. Alessa is priced in the middle of the field but has some great form currently, picking up three wins, two places and a fourth finish in her last 6 races. Could spoil for a place here.
Betting: Somerocksomeroll $2.20; Rockstar Angel $2.45; Without You $6.50; Halle Rage $9.00; Ideal Lifestyle $13.00; Beau Reve $16.00; Alessa $20.00; Stunning I Am $26.00.