8:50 PM (AEDST) Friday, March 9 at Gloucester Park, East Perth
A good night of harness racing is set to take place this Friday, with the Empress Stakes set to take place, where conditions will be ideal.
Race 1 – PPC MS Pace (2130 metres)
Race 2 – Milford Homes MS Pace (2536 metres)
Race 3 – Total Home Frames 3YO Fillies Sales Classic MS Pace (2130 metres)
Race 4 – Vintage Ceilings MS Pace (2130 metres)
Race 5 – Perth Plasterboard Centre Empress Stakes MS Pace (2536 metres)
Race 6 – Millford Homes Queenslander Series MS Pace (2130 metres)
Race 7 – Milford Homes Roofline Series 3YO Colts And Geldings Sales Classic MS Pace (2130 metres)
Race 8 – Studco Building Systems Discretionary Handicap SS Pace (2503 metres)
Race 9 – ppcsupplies.com.au MS Pace (2130 metres)
Race 10 – Mal And Leanne MS Pace (2130 metres)
Race 5 – Perth Plasterboard Centre Empress Stakes MS Pace – This feature event will see a total of $50,000 in prize money on the line. Better B Chevron will be the short priced favourite despite a very mild softening in price on the back of running fourth in last run, which brought an end to his 3 race features streak. He has featured in 19 of his 23 starts and will be the strongest win chance here. Madame Meilland has featured in all of her four starts since February, improving in each of her races, culminating in a last start win, on this track. Has fresh legs and is a huge win chance here. Gotta Go Gabbana is the form horse here, having followed up a second place with three straight wins prior to her last start second place. Deserves respect.
Betting: Better B Chevron $1.34; Madame Meilland $6.50; Sheer Rocknroll $7.50; Major Reality $8.00; Gotta Go Gabbana $17.00; Bettor Be Supreme $41.00; C C Chevron $61.00; Tajies Girl $61.00.