5:27 PM (AEST) Saturday, April 28 at Shepparton Harness Racing Club, Shepparton
A solid night of trotting action will make its way to the regional Victorian township of Shepparton on Saturday, with the Gold Cup set to run.
Race 1 – Bohbron Park E K Bray Country Clubs Pace Heat 3 (2190 metres)
Race 2 – Saddleworld Shepparton Trotters Handicap (2190 metres)
Race 3 – Hunter Rural Pace (2190 metres)
Race 4 – Cardigan Boko Shepparton Trotters Oaks Trial (2190 metres)
Race 5 – Shepparton BMW Country Clubs Championship Heat 3 (2190 metres)
Race 6 – Alabar Shepparton Trotters Cup (2690 metres)
Race 7 – Inspired Architectural Windows & Doors Pace (1690 metres)
Race 8 – Neatline Homes Shepparton Gold Cup (2690 metres)
Race 9 – The Abrahams 2YO Trotters Classic (2190 metres)
Race 10 – Kath Muir Memorial 3YO Pace (2190 metres)
Race 11 – Your Sold Real Estate Pace (1690 metres)
Race 12 – DPR Insurance Pace (2190 metres)
Race 8 – Neatline Homes Shepparton Gold Cup – This Group 2 feature race will be worth a total of $50,000 in prize money. The very classy Lennytheshark has featured in 69 of his 79 career starts, scoring 39 wins. He’ll be resuming here after a 2 month break and has featured in all of his 8 first up starts. He’s also featured in 7 of his 8 starts over this distance and in all 4 starts on this track. He backs up the stats time and again, especially in big races. Cruz Bromac resumed 4 weeks ago with a first up win at Warragul over this distance and will be second up here. He’s had 3 wins and a second place in his 4 second up starts and has won both of his races over this distance. Expect a bold showing here. I’m The Boss has been splendid in his three starts of this campaign, running second first up before winning both of his last two races at Mildura.
Betting: Lennytheshark $1.60; Cruz Bromac $2.75; Im The Boss $8.50; Messini $17.00; Clancys Fobwatch $18.00; Outrageous El $20.00; Shakahari $21.00; Brallos Pass $23.00; Hugh Victor $91.00; Kotare Roland $91.00.