12:25 PM (AEDST) Saturday February 18 at Goulburn & District Racing Club, Goulburn
The running of the Country Championships Qualifier will headline a strong afternoon of horse racing in the regional New South Wales township of Goulburn this weekend.
Race 1 – Goulburn Workers Club Country Maiden Showcase Handicap (1000 metres)
Race 2 – Goulburn Produce Benchmark 65 Showcase Handicap (2300 metres)
Race 3 – David Alt Electrical Maiden Showcase Handicap (1300 metres)
Race 4 – When Ginny Met Judy Maiden Showcase Plate (1600 metres)
Race 5 – Jewell Builders Benchmark 55 Showcase Handicap (1600 metres)
Race 6 – Semco Class 1 Showcase Handicap (1000 metres)
Race 7 – Sera Country Championships Qualifier (1400 metres)
Race 8 – Sun Solutions Benchmark 55 Showcase Handicap (1300 metres)
Race 7 – Sera Country Championships Qualifier – This feature race will see a total of $150,000 in prize money on offer. Pumpkin Pie will start as the favourite despite drawing the widest barrier. She won her first two races before placing second and earning a rest. She resumed last month running fourth first up before winning her last start at Randwick. Ruthless Agent made a brilliant start to his racing career winning all of his first three runs before placing fourth in a large field at Rosehill last start 3 weeks ago. Jorgeus is priced further back but is in very strong form. She’s picked up three wins in her last four runs and is a solid chance here. Steel Frost is priced further back despite having won three straight prior to his last start midfield finish at Randwick. He is strong in races over this sort of distance which suggests that he shouldn’t be written off.
Betting: Pumpkin Pie $2.50; Ruthless Agent $5.50; I Told Georgie $7.00; Shutter Bug $9.00; Jorgeus $15.00; Gambled $18.00; Steel Frost $18.00.