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EXPERT HARNESS TIPS: HOBART

HOBART PREVIEW AND TIPS | SUNDAY 2nd JUNE

Harness racing is in Hobart on Sunday night for a competitive nine-event card with no real standouts.

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Jamie Cockshutt

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BACK 4. NANCYS HOPE (WIN) for 6 units

NANCYS HOPE (4) was an absolute tragedy beaten last week and it sounds like im running out of excuses for her but she will have clear running tonight and will be winning.

Jamie Cockshutt

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BACK 8. SMOOTH MACHETE (WIN) for 5 units

SMOOTH MACHETE (8) was very good on resumption and should be better for the run so look for him to get off the pegs early and get on speed and should prove too classy.

RACE 1 | SELECTIONS

1.The Bride
2.Sport Watcher
3.Flying Vinnie
4.Mel Rusty Kita
SPORT WATCHER (2) will also improve, and from the draw will be on speed so gets her chance. Ray Pullen fronts up a couple on debut, being FLYING VINNIE (3) and SPORTS READER (4), who have both been trialling ok, so look for a positive market move as a guide to their chances. GRIMSHAW BAY (7) is next best and can run into a placing.

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BACK: The Bride (WIN) for 3 units

The first of the night is for the 2YOs. MEL RUSTY KITA (5) was a solid debut in quick time and should only come on from that so will take plenty of holding out. THE BRIDE (1) put in a rough one when going to settle handy so if she puts in a foolproof display she has the ability to be a major player.

RACE 2 | SELECTIONS

1.Hunt a Rainbow
2.Seriously Sam
3.Powerhit Pascoe
4.Firecracker Nola
POWERHIT PASCOE (2) will look to drop straight to the pegs so gets his chance to figure. SERIOUSLY SAM (3) resumes off a break and has shown enough ability to be around the mark. IDEAL SON (5) and FIRECRACKER NOLA (7) are a couple that are more than capable of figuring if the breaks come their way.

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BACK: 1. Hunt a Rainbow (WIN) for 2 units

Here we have a race for the 3YO and older pacers drawn on lifetime wins. HUNT A RAINBOW (1) has been close up of late and draws the pole so looks to get every chance and the hardest to beat.

RACE 3 | SELECTIONS

1.Nancys Hope
2.Obler
3.Distinctive Stride
4.Fiveforty
This is for the 3YO non-winners. NANCYS HOPE (4) what do we do with her as she had every possible last time and is proving very costly for her followers. They will go again, and she will look the winner at some stage. MAJOR IDEAL (1), NOBLEZZZ ADVICE (3), FIVEFORTY (5) and LEWICKI LEIS (6) round out the field and are all capable of filling a minor placing.

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BACK: 2. Obler (WIN) for 1 unit

OBLER (2) is nearing a win and has the draw to get his chance so is worth a small play.

BACK: 7. Distinctive Stride (WIN) for 1 unit

DISTINCTIVE STRIDE (7) is the one that can improve over the shorter trip so keep safe.

RACE 4 | SELECTIONS

1. Just Tiger
2. Im Themightylucy
3. Khaki Nui
4. We Salute You

This is for the 67-75 rated pacers over the short trip. IM THEMIGHTYLUCY (2) was a good winner at her first local run and gets the draw to be right in the finish again despite this being slightly stronger.  KHAKI NUI (7) and WE SALUTE YOU (8) are both racing well and despite tricky draws they are capable of overcoming them with a touch of luck. FLEETWOOD ROCK (4) and ARDEN ROANOKE (6) are a couple for the wider exotic players to include.

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BACK: 3. Just Tiger (WIN) for 2 units

JUST TIGER (3) comes off a freshen up after a hat-trick of wins and this will be another step up. If he is close enough he has the speed to get over the top late.

RACE 5 | SELECTIONS

1. Cool Water Paddy
2. The Shallows
3. All for Dave
4. Wattabout Spangher
THE SHALLOWS (8) brings similar formlines and he only needs to be close enough to get over the top of them late. ALL FOR DAVE (1) had every chance last week and will look to adopt catch me if you can tactics. JAMES CAGNEY (3), WATTABOUT SPANGHER (4) and MESSERATI (5) are a trio that wouldn’t shock if the breaks come their way.

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BACK: 7. Cool Water Paddy (WIN) for 2 units

This is an open discretionary and it’s a tough one. COOL WATER PADDY (7) goes back to the 10m, but this is easier than his recent starts, so as long as he steps early, he will take holding out.

RACE 6 | SELECTIONS

1. Southern Luck
2. Magic Joe
3. Moth Hunter
4. Crack The Vault
MAGIC JOE (1) has been close up of late and draws the pole so will get his chance to win another one. MOTH HUNTER (4) is a handy mare resuming, and if she is close to her best she could prove too quick for her rivals. CRACK THE VAULT (2), JACK JAMES (6) and ALAPHILIPPE (9) are a trio to include for the wider exotic players.

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BACK: 3. Southern Luck (WIN) for 2 units

This is for the 4YO and older drawn on lifetime wins. SOUTHERN LUCK (3) Danny Malone has him flying and comes off a career-high win last time, and there is no reason why he can’t win again as he will be on speed throughout.

RACE 7 | SELECTIONS

1. Custom Harley
2. Mister Finnigan
3. Mista Eagle
4. No Nukes Skipper
Here we have a very competitive 57-66. MISTA EAGLE (11) has been a revelation and Kyle Pratten has definitely found the key to him. If he’s on that three wide train and close enough he can make it four on the trot. VINCENZO (7) got back into the winner’s list last time when it turned into a dash for home but this is stronger and draws wide so will need everything thing to fall into place to make it back-to-back. MISTER FINNIGAN (10) continues to hold his form and will be getting home hard again.

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BACK: 4. Custom Harley (WIN) for 2 units

CUSTOM HARLEY (4) is a quality 3YO resuming and does draw to be on pace so looks to get every chance.

3. No Nukes Skipper (WIN) for 1 unit

NO NUKES KIPPER (3) and MAJOR LESTER (8) who are more than capable with the right trip so include for the wider exotic placings, along with BETTER EXCLUSIVE (5) who was ok at the first local run.

RACE 8 | SELECTIONS

1. Sneaky Peak
2. Shooin
3. Juniper
4. Upsize Me
This is for the up to 49 pacers drawn on lifetime wins, and it’s a tough one. SHOOIN (2) if he can cross to the pegs early he will get his chance to give a sight. UPSIZE ME (3) can run the gate so they might have a look early and if crossing her chances are enhanced. SHAUN TO THE MAX (1), CINOCAL JAMANE (6) and RANIERI (7) are a trio to include for the wider exotic players.

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BACK: 4. Sneaky Peak (WIN) for 2 units

SNEAKY PEAK (4) has been below his best at his past couple but this looks easier and draws to get every chance to improve.

BACK: 8. Juniper (WIN) for 1 unit

JUNIPER (8) will be better for her latest run, so if the gaps open, she will be entitled to finish off strongly.

RACE 9 | SELECTIONS

1.Kenya
2.Spacewriter
3.Botany Bay Warrior
4.Iden Black Prince
The last is a 50-56, where all runners have some chance. BOTANY BAY WARRIOR (3) will be looking for the pegs early as that will enhance his winning chances. SPACEWRITER (5) gets back into a winnable race as he should settle just behind the speed and can round them up if he brings his best. MAYLEEJAE EAGLE (1) will be hoping to hold leaders back and if he does, he will get his chance late. KENYA (4) is a tough type who will look the winner at some stage so has to be kept safe. IDEN MOST PERFECT MAJOR (6) has been disappointing of late so wait until she shows something like her old form.

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BACK: 4. Kenya (WIN) for 2 units

KENYA (4) is a tough type who will look the winner at some stage so has to be kept safe.

BACK: 2. Iden Black Prince (WIN) for 1 unit

BLACK PRINCE (2) will be better for his first up effort and his best is good enough.

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