MELTON HARNESS TIPS
AUSTRALASIAN BREEDERS CROWN FINALS
Selections by: NEALE DONNELLEY
SATURDAY NIGHT at MELTON we have eight Group 1 Breeders Crown Finals for all age groups – one of the biggest nights on the Australian harness racing calendar:
RACE 1. Group 1 $70,000 3YO TROTTING COLTS AND GELDINGS FINAL. 2240-metres.
SELECTIONS: STRESS FACTOR 1; Majestic Player 2; Anywhere Hugo 3; Majestic Courtney.
Comment: STRESS FFACTOR was fast and tough when led throughout to win Victoria Trotters Derby last time in howling wind. Can win again. Majestic Player very tough win last time; Anywhere Hugo is flying and has the right gate and Majestic Courtney will get a cheap run.
RACE 2. Group 1 $95,000 2YO TROTTING FILLIES FINAL. 2240-metres.
SELECTIONS: SLEEPEE 1; Georgia’s Pride 2; Emerald Stride 3; Imsettogo 4.
Comment: SLEEPEE is a brilliant trotting filly won 3 of 4, second in the other. Sat parked when easy semi-final winner. GEORGIA’S PRIDE is in hot form and gets a real chance with any luck; EMERALD STRIDE won down the sprint-lane last time in hot race.
RACE 3. Group 1 $70,000 3YO TROTTING FILLIES FINAL. 2240-metres.
SELECTIONS: OUR SHOW GAIT 1; Moonshine Linda 2; Pretty Majestic 3; The Great Redeemer 4.
Comment: OUR SHOW GAIT is a Kiwi raider with sizzling record, super-impressive winning last time when sat parked. The one to beat. MOONSHINE LINDA fabulous win last time, has the best big race driver on board. PRETTY MAJESTIC was very tough when just beaten last time. Can win.
RACE 4. Group 1 $290,000 2YO PACING FILLIES FINAL. 2240-metres.
SELECTIONS: OUR PRINCESS TIFFANY 1; Kualoa 2; Two Times Bettor 3; Miss Streisand 4.
Comment: OUR PRINCESS TIFFANY is putting her hand up as a champion, now unbeaten 8 from 8. Brilliant winner last time. The one! KUALOA is very good, the danger is there is one. TWO TIMES BETTOR has a horror draw but is very good filly, respect.
RACE 5. Group 1 $290,000 2YO PACING COLTS AND GELDINGS FINAL. 2240-metres.
SELECTIONS: CENTENARIO 1; Im Anothermasterpiece 2; Hurricane Harley 3; Hardhitter 4.
Comment: CENTENARIO has now won 8 of 10 with two seconds, won past there, sizzling win in semi-final and gets the draw now. The one to beat. IM ANOTHERMASTERPIECE Kiwi raider in brilliant form, strong 2nd Centenario in semi-final, can win. HURRICANE HARLEY is another brilliant colt, big win in semi-final, winning chance.
RACE 6. GROUP 2 $60,000 4YO ENTIRES AND GELDINGS FINAL. 2240-metres.
SELECTIONS: WRAPPERS DELIGHT 1; The Storm Inside 2; Sirletic 3; San Domino 4.
Comment: GREAT contest this. New star WRAPPERS DELIGHT is on-fire and gets front-row draw, and former super-star THE STORM INSIDE on comeback trial unbeaten 4 from 4 since returning. Take your pick! SIRLETIC is very smart and well-drawn and SAN DOMINO can run well.
RACE 7. Group 1 $195,000 3YO COLTS AND GELDINGS FINALS. 2240-metres.
SELECTIONS: IGNATIUS 1; Ride High 2; Poster Boy 3; Colt Thirty One 4.
Comment: WHAT a great race! IGNATIUS was huge when just beaten by POSTER BOY in semi last week. Both exceptional colts. RIDE HIGH is an emerging super-star who can win no matter his run and COLT THIRTY ONE is top-class Qld raider with the right draw. Amazing race!
RACE 8. Group 1 $195,000 3YO FILLIES FINAL. 2240-metres.
SELECTIONS: SPEAK NO EVIL 1; Our Angel Of Harlem 2; Pistol Abbey 3; Molly Kelly 4.
Comment: SPEAK NO EVIL is the dominant filly of this age group, has won 11 of 14, led throughout in easy semi win. The one from draw. OUR ANGEL OF HARLEM high quality WA filly, big run close 4th semi last time when had no luck. PISTOL ABBEY and MOLLY KELLY both very good.
RACE 9. Group 1 $95,000 2YO TROTTING COLTS AND GELDINGS FINALS. 2240-metres.
SELECTIONS: ALWAYS READY 1; Kyvalley Clichy 2; Orlando Jolt 3; Montpellier 4.
Comment: ALWAYS READY is a brilliant colt won 4 of past 5 starts, just beaten in Redwood before huge win in heat of BC series. The one to beat from draw. KYVALLEY CLICHY did lots of things wrong and still won last time. Talented. ORLANDO COLT is well drawn and has very good ability.
RACE 10. Group 2 $50,000. 4YO MARES FINAL. 2240-metres.
SELECTIONS: CARLAS PIXEL 1; Make Mine Heaven 2; Cherry Stride 3; Flying Moth 4.
Comment: CARLAS PIXEL is one of the best mares in the land, huge last time when pushed Our Golden Goddess last time. The one to beat. MAKE MINE HEAVEN in very good form and has drawn the right spot. CHERRY STRIDE NSW raider, very tough trip last time tired, worth another chance.
RACE 11. $20,000 BREEDERS CROWN GRADUATE CUP. 1720-metres.
SELECTIONS: VAN MARA 1; Striking Beauty 2; Just Rockon Bye 3; Christian Major 4.
Comment: VAN MARA is racing very well, sat parked and won here two runs back 1:53.5, hot 3rd here last time in better race. STRIKING BEAUTY been placed past three runs all here, the danger. JUST ROCKON BYE racing well enough and has the draw.
Best Bet: Race 7: IGNATIUS.
Best Value: Race 6: THE STORM INSIDE.
Last Week Neale Tipped 6 winners on Top.