Friday Harness Racing Guide
Wolf’s Best Bet
Gloucester Park Race 1, No.3 Heza Head Honcho
Heza Head Honcho has his best draw in recent starts and from gate three The Wolf expects him to find the top and from in front he shouldn’t be headed. He has raced tough his last two starts and looks a huge improver tonight.
Gloucester Park Race 3, No.1 Maia Maguire
Has the plum draw tonight and The Wolf thinks she is a great chance of beating her stablemate who has drawn outside her and start the favourite. She is likely to be either the leader or on the leader’s back and from either position she will be very hard to beat.
Melton Race 8, No. 1 Im Alex
From the gun draw Im Alex should be leaders’ back and up the sprint lane The Wolf says he looks perfectly suited. He was very good when third last start behind metropolitan free for all runners in fast time and a repeat of that performance will see him winning this.
Albion Park Race 7, No. 9 Lombo Ranmiles
He has drawn the backrow but he should get a cosy run through early and is likely to be in the one out one back trip. He looks the best horse in this claiming event and last start should have finished much closer if he wasn’t held up. The Wolf says go on his run five starts back when he was beaten 15m by Glenferrie Hood in 1.52.4.
Gloucester Park Race 4, No.12 Delightful Jade
She is a talented mare who hasn’t been racing with much luck recently. Tonight from the backrow draw she should get a good run and there looks to be plenty of speed in this race which should see the back markers running into the race. She is the one we want to be on at the double digits on offer.
Wolf’s Back Breaker
Albion Park Park Race 1, No 1 Genuine Guy
He has drawn barrier one and will be the favourite in this race but on times The Wolf just can’t have him. The Wolf is hoping they lead on him in this event as he thinks they will run him down. He has finished second his last two starts in slow time. Back those in the market around him.
Feature Race Betting
Melton Cup Final Group 3 (Melton)
Last week’s heat winner Major Star has drawn well in gate four and looks the likely leader which puts him as the on top selection. Phil Monty should find the pegs first and then surrender the lead and with the leaders’ back run he can place at big odds. Lets Elope was the other good heat winner who will get a good run in transit and will be charging home late. Lord Monaloo has drawn terribly on the back row and will likely work to the breeze but on recent form he shouldn’t be dismissed.
John Higgins Memorial Final Ms Pace (Gloucester Park)
The barrier draw favours Brennan-trained pacer Rub of The Green who should be able to kick through and lead from barrier one and from there he will be very hard to beat. Kiwi Legend will have the run of the race on his back and will only need luck late to be a threat. The breeze horse looks to be Char De Neigh and on his recent heat win he looks very smart. Today from the breeze we will be able to gauge how good he really is.