6:13 PM (AEDST) Sunday, December 31 at Parkes Harness Racing Club, Parkes
The running of the Langlands Hanlon Sprint will be the feature race when trotting action returns to the central New South Wales township of Parkes.
Race 1 – Col Fletcher Ford Pace (2040 metres)
Race 2 – Terry Brothers Carpet Court Pace (2040 metres)
Race 3 – Parkes Leagues Club Pace (2040 metres)
Race 4 – Langlands Hanlon Sprint (1660 metres)
Race 5 – Medlyns/Castrol Gig Series Final (1660 metres)
Race 6 – Lachlan Valley Vets Local Pace (1660 metres)
Race 7 – tab.com.au Pace (1660 metres)
Race 4 – Langlands Hanlon Sprint – This main event will see a total of $12,240 in prize money up for grabs. Our Uncle Sam will be the short priced favourite here after bagging a pair of wins in his last two starts over longer runs, with both wins seeing him come home several lengths clear of the field. Both wins were also after he resumed from a 5 month spell. He will be third up here. He hasn’t performed well third up previously, however the same could be said for his first and second up runs. Expect him to continue his strong form here as he looks to take his performances to the next level. What A Curtainraiser has been consistently solid of late, running second in three straight races prior to her last start foruth place. She’s capable of bouncing back here in suitable conditions. Lockton Luck had a pair of good wins at the end of November and the start of this month before running fourth in both of his last two starts. Capable of winning here when at his best, but may be fighting for a place here.
Betting: Our Uncle Sam $1.40; What A Curtainraiser $6.00; Lockton Luck $8.00; Karloo Threeothree $12.00; What A Jolt $14.00; Star Writer $26.00; Siotada $34.00; Koloura Flight $51.00.