Harness racing action returns to Horsham on Thursday afternoon for an eight-race program commencing at 1:37 pm. and winding up at 5:49 pm.
District stables are well represented through the day including Horsham trainer Aaron Dunn who landed a winning double at the last Horsham meeting.
Dunn has the last start winner Keayang Shady (5) engaged in the "lucky last" and former Kiwi pacer Rollova (6) in the seventh event. Rollova won four races last time in work for owner Steve Blacker and resumes here after a four months absence.
Blacker is also a part-owner of enigmatic 5YO gelding The Interceptor (11) which goes around in race six for the Charlton training team of Michael Gadsden and Denbeigh Wade. The Interceptor has produced a couple of dazzling final quarters in recent starts at Bendigo and when he learns to put it together will blitz a contest of this class.
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Horsham Committeeman Terry Lewis has an interest in three runners on the Horsham card. Whataboyjack (2) lines up in the first event of the afternoon, a 2YO Pace for Terang trainer/driver Matty Craven.
The youngster takes on runners from the powerful Michael Stanley, Emma Stewart and Marg Lee stables in what looks to be a tough assignment.
Craven and Lewis have lightly raced and well performed 4YO Kowalski Analysis (10) resuming in race eight and the Lewis bred 7yo mare Miss Chianti has drawn ideally (2) in race four for Ararat trainer Tony Bond.
Kangaroo Flat trainer Kate Hargreaves and her partner/driver Alex Ashwood scored a winning double at Horsham's last meeting and have returned with four starters and no doubt looking for a similar return.
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They're off at: Stawell (D) Wednesday September 23rd; Charlton (D) Monday 28th; Terang (N) Wednesday 30th & Horsham (D) Wednesday October 7th.
Racing for a cause
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and HRV has pledged their support with $500 cash donated to PCFA for each and every winner harness ambassadors Michael Bellman and John Caldow can land during the month.
The Horsham Club have also come on board for Thursday's meeting with a $250 donation in recognition of Bellman's efforts in the blue and white silks, raising awareness for the prostate cancer cause.
The Ararat & Stawell Clubs and members of the wider harness racing family are also backing Bellman through their social media accounts.
West Side Wimmera Wally's Tips
Last return @ Stawell Trots: $36.50
Best bet: R7 No.1 Iolanta $6 win
Value bet: R2 No.7 Beau Garcon $4 eachway
Multi bet: R8 Box quinella Nos. 5,6,9,10 spend $6