The Harness Pro Ratings: Geelong, Thursday August 25 2016

Posted: August 25, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Harness Pro

Race comments, confidence and ratings across the entire card at Geelong.

Geelong Markets R1 – 8

R1 Harness Racing Training Centre Bendigo Concession Drivers Pace | 2100m 6:22pm

Peppercorn Dell usually shows gate speed as does Zuko Dream who might challenge for the lead here. The other fancy Laszlo usually leads but has drawn outside the back row here so will be interesting to see how Jackie Barker drives this horse who is first up for Matt Craven here.

Race Confidence: Low

Runner Name Rating
12. Laszlo $2.80
9. Game Cullen $3.70
5. Mister Rufus $6.00
3. Zuko Dream $16.00
10. Make A Fuss $16.00
1. Peppercorn Dell $24.00
11. Deploy $70.00
4. Chasing A Win $110.00
2. Steely Blue $250.00
6. Popeye Village $500.00
8. This Is Your Life $500.00
7. Grant Attack $500.00

Betting Strategy

Back on Betfair BACK (WIN) Game Cullen

R2 Flying Brick Cider Co. Vicbred Trot | 2100m 6:57pm

Interesting to see what happens at the start here – Leannes Legacy will try to hold up but an important driver change on Long Story Short (Gavin Lang on) and Midaswell (1st starter from the Eastman stable) might make it interesting early.

Race Confidence: Low

Runner Name Rating
1. Leannes Legacy $3.70
13. My Skypocket $3.70
5. Midaswell $4.00
4. Long Story Short $6.80
11. Be Good Zac $50.00
6. Uncle Al $70.00
10. Horrie $110.00
2. Surbiton Armistice $250.00
8. Lauxmonts Success $250.00
7. Yakka $500.00
9. Valeable $500.00
12. Hanlon Parade $500.00

Betting Strategy

Back on Betfair BACK (WIN) My Skypocket

R3 Bernie Wilson 3yo Pace | 2100m | 7:31pm

Lets Rock On Bye led in an easier race last time at Melton as did His Makers Mark from gate two in a better race at Cranbourne last time. It will be a dash to the pegs first – with Mighty Moke Lombo the beneficiary getting the run behind the leader.

Race Confidence: Low

Runner Name Rating
6. Lets Rock On Bye $2.00
7. His Maker Mark $3.70
1. Mighty Moke Lombo $12.00
4. Probable Cause $21.00
5. Kentsford Kenny $32.00
2. Paddy Mach $40.00
3. Chippie Tanna $40.00

Betting Strategy

Back on Betfair BACK (PLACE) Mighty Moke Lombo

R4 Phillip Nott Pace | 2100m | 8:00pm

Franco should lead here with The Big Show looking like the only other gate speed. Expect Stunning I Am to be restrained here from the gate with Gavin Lang on tonight even though it led from six last time. This should give a good run to the improving Sharks Bonus.

Race Confidence: High

Runner Name Rating
3. Franco $1.34
4. Sharks Bonus $11.00
5. The Big Show $11.00
6. Stunning I Am $15.00
1. Princes Legacy $500.00
2. Tiseh Lucky Lady $500.00

Betting Strategy

Back on Betfair BACK (WIN) Franco

R5 Ray Beckley Memorial Pace | 1609| 8:30pm

Tough map here as the speed could come from the outside brigade here with One Wise Man, Miss Livewire and even Keayang Storm a chance at crossing the inside two if they put their foot down.

Race Confidence: Low

Runner Name Rating
2. Vae Victus $2.04
1. If The Mood Suits $6.90
4. Our Summer Wind $6.90
6. Keayang Storm $9.40
3. One Wise Man $13.00
7. Impressive Guy $110.00
8. Black Cougar $110.00
9. Barnbougle Jack $240.00
10. Lively Operative $240.00
5. Miss Livewire $240.00

Betting Strategy

Laying on Betfair LAY (WIN) Vae Victus

R6 Corio Bay Rotary Club Trot | 2100m | 9:00pm

Knocked Off Early and Glenferrie Dash will vie for the lead here – with the former possibly holding. She has performed well with Gavin Lang in the past.

Race Confidence: Medium

Runner Name Rating
3. Glenferrie Dash $1.83
2. Knocked Off Early $3.85
8. Makarewa Monarch $16.50
9. Alabamas Invasion $16.50
1. Jordanzjulez $40.00
11. Eureka Encounter $40.00
4. Aussie Beach Blond $120.00
6. Mallee Trapper $250.00
5. Lochaber $500.00
7. Chrisken Kiosk $500.00
10. Command The Wind $500.00

Betting Strategy

Back on Betfair BACK (WIN) Knocked Off Early

R7 Garth Allen 3yo Pace | 2100m | 9:30pm

Lifeasweknowit put a change of tactics to hold the lead last start so expect something similar again. Jason Lee will be happy to get the cushy run via the sprint lane with Jilliby Jetta. Sheluvsme is 1st up for two months and Geoff Webster will have a decision to make at some stage.

Race Confidence: Medium

Runner Name Rating
4. Sheluvsme $2.62
1. Jilliby Jetta $3.80
2. Lifeasweknowit $6.20
9. Forest Art $7.00
8. Myrniong Is Away $40.00
7. Jetawayjo $70.00
3. Regal Antares $500.00
5. Polandie $500.00
6. Jasperinart $500.00

Betting Strategy

Back on Betfair BACK (WIN) Lifeasweknowit

R8 John Miles Pace | 2100m | 10:00pm

The inside three hold the early speed here – Spot Ona Shadow and Jimmy The Editor will look for the lead with Im The Boss getting the suck run. Metroincharge doesn’t mind doing work so could end up in the chair which means Our Jabari or Highview Christina will have to make the three wide move 1st giving the other the perfect tag in.

Race Confidence: High

Runner Name Rating
6. Highview Cristina $2.25
3. Metroincharge $4.20
5. Our Jabari $5.20
3. Jimmy The Editor $16.00
2. Spot Ona Shadow $21.00
1. Im The Boss $50.00

Betting Strategy

Back on Betfair BACK (WIN) Highview Christina