Meeting Dashboard – Hobart, Friday 15 September

Harness racing returns to Friday evening this week with a strong 9 event program in Hobart.

The Dick Eaves trained courageous Katee will be looking to bounce back into winning form when she contests the Rexel North Hobart Pace. She will take on last start winner Hayley’s Comet and recent winner Keep Playing.

Race Replay


This is a C1 or better stand and as usual a race with plenty of chances. THE AUSSIE (1) is facing a huge class rise taking on some very seasoned performers. He did fly the tapes at the trials on Monday night so if repeat’s that here is sure to give the back markers something to chase but the draw is not ideal as it seems. ITZ GEMMAS DELIGHT (15) is a C5 mare he gets in well off the 30m. She was driven a treat to win when resuming last time but the capacity field won’t make it easy but if one man can overcome that it is Gareth so it will pay to keep safe. LIV LAVISH (8) is bursting to break through as hasn’t missed a place since arriving in Tasmania. She will be hoping to get a good run through early and then be safer for the last crack at them and will prove very dangerous if this happens. HEZA RUMMAGE (14) ran into a pretty handy type at first run in the State. He will be further improved by that so if he can get into the race will be a player. ENTREEMAINDESSERT (6), STYLISH TREND (7), DELLAS COMMAND (9), STRANGE CONDUCT (10) and LORD JONES (13) are all capable of filling a place for the exotic punters.

TOP PICK: LIV LAVISH (8) gets her chance to break through.

DANGERS: THE AUSSIE (1) will be a danger along with ITZ GEMMAS DELIGHT (15).

ROUGHIE: STRANGE CONDUCT (10) can fill a place at odds as will follow the pegs.

RATINGS: 8 – 1 14 15 – 6 7 9 10 13 – 2 3 4 5 12


EXOTIC BET: Boxed Quinella 1 8 14 15

LIKELY LEADER: The Aussie or Flylika Hawk can begin quick enough to lead

Race Replay


This is for the C2-C3 pacers. HEAR THE CALL (2) has been holding his form well of late and gets the draw to repeat his win two runs back where he was able to lead throughout. He should find the top of the stable mate so will be the hardest to beat. GOGGO GEE GEE (4) was spotted hitting the line well when resuming. He gets a good draw tonight so should settle handy and will take holding out. REGAL MAJOR (6) has been super impressive winning his past two starts with Sam Gangell in the gig so has to be included. IM FULL TILT (1) gets his chance to run a place at odds as will get the run he likes. SPARKLING (13) hasn’t had any luck whatsoever of late so she is due to get some soon and it could be tonight so will pay to keep very safe. METRO DIGBY (5), WARRIOR MAC (7), VICTORIA PASS (8) and WAR CHEST (12) all have the ability to figure at odds with the right trips in transit.

TOP PICK: HEAR THE CALL (2) looks the hardest to beat.

DANGERS: GOGGO GEE GEE (4) will be a danger along with REGAL MAJOR (6).

ROUGHIE: VICTORIA PASS (8) can sneak into a place at odds.

RATINGS: 2 – 1 4 6 13 – 5 7 8 12 – 3 9 10


EXOTIC BET: Trifecta 2 – 1 4 5 6 7 8 12 13 – 1 4 5 6 7 8 12 13

LIKELY LEADER: Hear The Call should work to the lead early

Race Replay


This is a C7 or better free for all in which we finally get see the return of PACHACUTI (8) he was sharpened up for this with a slick trial on Sunday at Launceston. He is the lone runner off the back row so will get a good run through early and his class will take him a long way. Stablemate DEVENDRA (7) this will be his fourth run back from a spell so it will be his time to step up despite a lack of recent race fitness. He has plenty of speed inside him so may have to go back from the draw and look to track stablemate into the race so will take holding out. ROGER RAMJET (6) is another Todd Rattray trained runner who brings great form into the race and wouldn’t shock if he got over the top of his two more fancied stablemates. ANOTHER SWINGER (4) has done a super job since returning from Victoria. He grows a leg in front and he should be able to find the top and if was able to get a good first half he will give plenty of cheek. TAURISI (1) is the fourth of the Rattray runners. He resumes tonight but this is a huge step up in grade so a place looks best.

TOP PICK: PACHACUTI (8) is the hardest to beat.

DANGERS: DEVENDRA (7) will be the danger along with ANOTHER SWINGER (4).

ROUGHIE: ROGER RAMJET (6) can cause the upset again.

RATINGS: 8 – 4 6 7 – 1 3 – 2 5


EXOTIC BET: Trifecta 8 – 4 6 7 – 1 3 4 6 7

LIKELY LEADER: Another Swinger can zoom to the early lead with Devendra being the query from out wide.

Race Replay


This is for the C4-C6 performers. CALL HER JULIE (5) is a super consistent mare who is holding her form well. She is much better suited to this trip than last week’s mile so if she can find the breeze without doing too much work will be right in the finish. GRINABLE (12) hit the line strongly dead heat with the above mentioned. He is an underrated type who is always dangerous with the right trip and reinsman Ricky Duggan has a good record on him. SHAKTI BROMAC (4) was very unlucky not to win last week when flashed late. He has always promised to win a race like this so from his handy draw include. SPOT EIGHT (9) was unlucky in that same race as is still looking for a run. He will get a good run through early so should settle handy and can win. ANOTHER DEREK (2) is one at odds that can run a race at odds from his handy draw. TIZYALATOR (1), LA EBONY KITA (6) and SHEER STRENGTH (10) all have a chance of sneaking into a place at odds.

TOP PICK: CALL HER JULIE (5) looks the safest option.

DANGERS: GRINABLE (12) is a danger along with SPOT EIGHT (9).

ROUGHIE: ANOTHER DEREK (2) will run a sneaky race at odds.

RATINGS: 5 – 2 4 9 12 – 1 6 7 10 – 3 8 11


EXOTIC BET: Quinella 5 as the banker 2 4 9 12 

LIKELY LEADER: the speed is out wide with numbers 5 6 7 but 2 and 3 will look to kick up early

Race Replay


This is for the C1 performers. RESURGENT DREAM (7) is an above average mare that is going places. She will have to be very good from her draw tonight as it won’t be easy early for her to work forward but as long as she gets some cover at some stage is the one to beat. LOCKAWAY KACIE (11) was brave when just failed to pick up the winner last time after doing all the work. She will be looking at getting into the race and if she gets up on the speed will keep battling away all the way to the line so include. WILLIAMTELL (10) was much better last week when finished the race off well so with a similar effort tonight can be dangerous. ULTIMATE COURAGE (5) may be able to work forward early and so if settles handy can run a race. FLASH ANATOMY (2) or BLISSTAR (4) both look hopes of finding the top early and can give some cheek at odds. MISS RUTHLESS (1), BERTILS DELIGHT (3), POSTAL EXPRESS (6), LORD STARK (8) and RECKLESS ABANDON (9) can spice up the exotics at odds with the right trips in transit.

TOP PICK: RESURGENT DREAM (7) is the one to beat.

DANGERS: LOCKAWAY KACIE (11) is the danger along with WILLIAMTELL (10).

ROUGHIE: RECKLESS ABANDON (9) can sneak a place at huge odds.

RATINGS: 7 – 10 11 – 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 – 12


EXOTIC BET: Trifecta 7 – 10 11 – 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9

LIKELY LEADER: Flash Anatomy or Blisstar look the early speed

Race Replay


This is for the four-year-old and older pacers. SHESASTANDOUT (1) is a handy mare that resumes off a good draw. She will have the speed to hold up they want so if she is close to the mark will give a sight. MIDAIR MELTDOWN (4) has been consistent of late and is close to a win so if gets the right trip will take holding out. OUT TO STRIKE (8) has been disappointing of late but does draw to get a cheap run just behind the speed so can improve in this easier assignment. MAJOR JAMANE (10) hasn’t been going as good as he was 6-8 weeks ago. This looks easier on paper so if produces his best is well up to winning. SEA SKY (2) and THE BADLANDS (3) they are the queries as they do have the ability to be winning. They both draw ideally so it’s only a matter if they bring there a game so will pay to keep very safe. HIT THE LIGHTS (12) resumes from a let up after some handy form last time in so. He draws outside the second row so will a touch of luck to get into the race but if does will be dangerous.

TOP PICK: SEA SKY (2) is worth the risk from the good draw.

DANGERS:  MIDAIR MELTDOWN (4) is one of many dangers along with SHEASTANDOUT (1).

ROUGHIE: THE BADLANDS (3) if produced can win.

RATINGS: 2 – 1 3 4 8 10 12 – 5 6 7 9 11


EXOTIC BET: Boxed Quinella 1 2 3 4 8

LIKELY LEADER: Shesastandout has the speed to hold up early

Race Replay


This is a stand start claimer with a capacity field. WASHIES CHANCE (11) will appreciate the absence of Barney tonight. He gets reunited with regular reinswoman Natalee Emery so despite his 10m handicap he is clearly the hardest to beat. IM YOUNG TOMMY (1) can be the big improver back to the front line and drawing the pole so if he happened to ping to the early lead will give them something to chase. THE DIP (10) has found his way back to the Apple Isle after a lengthy stint on the mainland. He was a handy trial winner on Monday night so will pay to keep safe. JUKEBOX MUSIC (3) gets back to the stand and gets a good draw and his manners will see him up on the speed early so has to be considered. TISU TOOTA (5) will be fitter for his first up run and he too has good manners from the tapes so if lobbed on top can give some cheek. CROMAC JAMIE (2) can run a race at huge odds especially if pinged away early. BIG GORILLA (4) who was better last time along with REGAL STRIDE (6) are next best.

TOP PICK: WASHIES CHANCE (11) is the one to beat.

DANGERS: IM YOUNG TOMMY (1) is a danger along with JUKEBOX MUSIC (3).

ROUGHIE: BIG GORILLA (4) can fill a place at odds.

RATINGS: 11 – 1 3 10 – 2 4 5 6 7 – 8 12


EXOTIC BET: Trifecta 11 – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 

LIKELY LEADER: Jukebox Music or Tisu Toota look the two but there are numerous with good manners off the front line

Race Replay


This is for the three-year-old and older non-winners. ETERNAL SHADOW (5) has been going ok in slightly stronger races so gets his chance to break through for his first win. He will look to push forward early and if can get outside the leader will take beating. ABS BOY (9) looked to be travelling before he paced roughly and lost all chance. He draws outside the second row but should get a good run through so if puts it altogether will be finishing strongly. UCARNTBEATAMINT (8) is another knocking on the door but has only got a short sharp sprint so if can be saved for the straight can get very close. PEACEFUL THOMAS (1) is a first starter who has trialled ok for his debut so if does everything right will be in the finish. KALISKA LEIS (2) is a well-bred debutante from the Rattray stable who has trialled well for her debut so will pay to watch the market. TSIMBA RIDGE (7) was spotted hitting the line strongly up along the pegs last time so is one at odds that can figure.

TOP PICK: ETERNAL SHADOW (5) looks a good hope.

DANGERS: ABS BOY (9) is a danger with first starter PEACEFUL THOMAS (1).

ROUGHIE: TSIMBA RIDGE (7) sneaky chance with the right trip at odds.

RATINGS: 5 – 1 2 8 9 – 3 4 6 7


EXOTIC BET: Trifecta 5 – 1 2 7 8 9 – 1 2 7 8 9 

LIKELY LEADER: Query on the two first starters re gate speed as there looks no certain leader

Race Replay


This is for the three-year-old and older pacers. HAYLEYS COMET (4) comes off an emphatic victory last time. This is his first run for five weeks but I’m sure his ready to go so from his front row draw will take plenty of beating. COURAGEOUS KATEE (5) comes off a very good season and now returns as a mare. She is well up to winning this and can do some work in the run so looks a huge danger. KEEP PLAYING (1) has just turned three but has been going very well and gets the good draw so don’t be surprised if he measures up. SHADOW CONTROL (7) has been at past couple but place looks best from his wide draw. STREETSIDE CLASSIC (2) and JODIS CHOICE (6) are next best.

TOP PICK: HAYLEYS COMET (4) is the hardest to beat.

DANGERS: COURAGEOUS KATEE (5) is a huge danger along with KEEP PLAYING (1).

ROUGHIE: SHADOW CONTROL (7) is the best chance at odds.

RATINGS: 4 – 1 5 – 2 6 7 – 3 8


EXOTIC BET: Trifecta 4 – 1 5 – 1 5

LIKELY LEADER: Keep Playing or Shadow Storm look the two