A great night of Harness racing tonight centered around the running of the 2010 Miracle Mile. With a new Australasian record set last week for the mile at 1.50.5 expectations are high , the race is scheduled to go at 9.10 pm NSW and VIC time , 8.10 QLD time , 8.40 Adelaide time , 7.40 NT time and 6.10 perth time.
Our Harness racing experts have assessed tonight’s fields and have come up with the following tips. Fixed odds betting is available with Luxbet on all races from Menangle tonight and the markets have been up all day.
Race 1 The Gunstar to win from Johnorama and Saucy Legend, Special Albert has been backed on Luxbet fixed odds from $12 to $7
Race 2 Mega Alexander is Flying , it to beat Hoon Hay and Making Magic.\
Race 3 Good race with the nod going to Crown Bromac to beat Romulus and Auditor General , in early betting Crown Bromac has been backed from 3.8 to 3.6 fixed odds.
Race 4 Our High Octane to beat Maywyn Tonz with Avonnova for third , early move for roughie Chrissy Styx from $61 into $51
Race 5 The two big guns of trotting battle it out with Sundons Gift getting the nod over the up and coming Down Under Muscles with Earl of Mot for third , Already short priced punters have taken the $1.50 about Sundons Gift and is now into $1.45 and expected to start shorter.
Race 6 The Bohemia Crystal FFA is like the consolation for the horses that didnt make the miracle mile so its a hot line up , there is likely to be fireworks early and good pressure all the way , we liked the run of Lady Lexus last week when running second in 1.50.5 and Australian record , there will be pressure on and she can get home well , currently $6.5 with fixed odds at Luxbet to beat Power of Tara who has already been heavily backed from $3.80 into $3.0 and a great run by lonestar legend last week we put him in for third.
Race 7 The $500,000 Miracle mile and as usual its a great race with a fantastic build up , we see Blacks a Fake leading with Smoken up sitting in the death , Rohan Home holding the back of Blackie , Monkey King will have no option but to get the luxurious one out one back position. Villagem will be 3 back the pegs and Make mine cullen on its back , in the one out 2 back position will be Washakie and last on his stable mates back will be Mr Feelgood. Blacks A Fake is likely to be tested by the tough Victorian smoken up for the first quarter and we would expect that quarter will be run in 26 seconds , when they back off slightly in the second Quarter to a probably 28.5 seconds i expect to see Washakie take off and Mr Feelgood latch onto its back , at the 600 Washakie will make its run and poor on pressure to the leading two with Mr Feelgood getting a sweet run into the race going through the third quarter in 27 seconds , Mr Feelgood will peel off Washakies’ back at the top of the straight and get home in 28 seconds for a mile of 1.49.5 beating the gallant Blacks A Fake and consistent Monkey King. At $7 fixed odds Mr Feelgood looks a decent bet despite the bad draw.
Race 8 Madame Lily to beat Merrywood John and Off Tap
Race 9 Tough race to finish but will go for some value in Queen of Courage backed from $8 into $7.50 already to beat San Fran Lady and Cruiser Franco.
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