6:03 PM (AEDST) Saturday, January 13 at Shepparton Harness Racing Club, Shepparton
A solid night of trotting action will make its way to the regional Victorian township of Shepparton on Saturday, with the Gold Cup headlining.
Race 1 – Shepparton BMW Pace (1690 metres)
Race 2 – Alabar Pace (1690 metres)
Race 3 – Elite Horse Transport Trotters Handicap (2190 metres)
Race 4 – Graeme Head Memorial Pace (2190 metres)
Race 5 – The George Gath (2190 metres)
Race 6 – John Brain Memorial Pace (1690 metres)
Race 7 – Neatline Homes Shepparton Gold Cup (2690 metres)
Race 8 – Hunter Home Hardware Pace (2190 metres)
Race 9 – Your Sold Real Estate 3YO Pace (2190 metres)
Race 10 – Saddleworld Pace (1690 metres)
Race 7 – Neatline Homes Shepparton Gold Cup – This Group 2 main event will be worth a total of $50,000 in prize money. San Carlo will be the favourite here despite a poor last start. He’s won 21 of his 28 starts and will be resuming here after having a month off to freshen up for this. He’s undefeated from 4 first up starts and is more than capable of winning his fifth here. Major Secret has had a pair of huge wins and two close second places in his last 4 starts. These were his first four runs in almost a year and is now in peak form. He will pose a genuine threat to the favourite here. Moonrock followed up a pair of wins with two fourth place finishes. He was well off the pace in his last run, but is much better than that and is expected to be much improved in this.
Betting: San Carlo $2.05; Moonrock $2.15; Major Secret $5.00; The Faithful $18.00; Jodan $23.00; Little Rascal $26.00; Hugh Victor $41.00; Ideal Majority $81.00; Bernie Winkle $101.00.