6:05 PM (AEDST) Saturday, December 30 at Cranbourne Harness Racing Club, Cranbourne
The Blue Hills Rise Pace will be run this Saturday night when trotting action returns to the Cranbourne Harness Racing Club.
Race 1 – VHRSC Provincial Pace (2080 metres)
Race 2 – VHRSC Metropolitan Pace Heat 1 (2080 metres)
Race 3 – Aldebaran Park Trot (2080 metres)
Race 4 – Seelite Windows & Doors Trot (2555 metres)
Race 5 – Blue Hills Rise Pace (2080 metres)
Race 6 – Hyland Harness Colours Pace (1609 metres)
Race 7 – VHRSC Metropolitan Pace Heat 2 (2080 metres)
Race 8 – Mark Gurry & Associates 3YO Pace (2080 metres)
Race 9 – ADE Turf Pace (1609 metres)
Race 10 – Decron Pace (2080 metres)
Race 11 – SBG Accountants & Business Advisors Pace (1609 metres)
Race 5 – Blue Hills Rise Pace – This main event will see a total of $18,000 in prize money on the line. Lanista will start as the favourite here despite running fifth in his last race. In his run prior he finished third in a tight finish, where he was just a nose away from winning. He’s expected to return to strong form here and could well be too much for this field if he finds his top form. Brocks Territory has been trending downwards in form, but is much better than his recent results suggest. Expect him to improve markedly here. Upanatom has finished just behind the features in his last two runs but is expected to be a genuine threat in this race. Stagger Lee is the only trotter here who is coming off a last start win and is capable of continuing his form.
Betting: Lanista $3.40; Brocks Territory $4.40; Upanatom $4.40; Vinny Chase $7.00; Stagger Lee $7.00; Hu Hu R U $11.00; Dikerry $13.00; Hickstead $17.00; Classy Western $21.00; Bernie Winkle $34.00.