Harness racing tips incoming! Dabble’s very own Tim O'Connor has broken down the racing for this Saturday. Searching high and low, they’ve found our loyal Dabblers the top three harness racing bets of the day. They’ve done all the hard work for you finding the best harness racing tips, so you don’t even have to lift a finger – how nice is that?!
Without further ado, see Tim O'Connor's best bet, next best and value bet from around the grounds this Saturday:
Best Bet – 3. Sweetpassion ($4.40) - Melton, Race 1
I've looked away from some of the real shorties for tonight's standout wager and I've come up with Mattie Craven's talented pacer Sweetpassion. This four-year-old possesses blistering gate speed and I'm hoping that he can use it to full advantage in the opening event on the Melton card.
He was back and wide in a race he could never get close in last time and was held up by the tiring leader at Ballarat before that but still finished well for fifth. The previous three runner-up efforts were all full of merit and he looks to have found a winnable race here at Victorian harness racing headquarters. I'm hoping he leads, controls the tempo and proves too speedy in the run to the line.
Next Best – 6. Son Of Mac ($4.60) - Melton, Race 3
Yes, I'm aware of the $1.16 favourite The Lost Storm. Just hear me out... Son Of Mac is a top Kiwi three-year-old, who ran second in the Northern Derby in his homeland before hitting our shores when top New Zealand horseman Kyle Marshall made his trip across the Tasman. And what a find he's been.
The son of American Ideal has won all four Australian starts in dominant fashion, and I just love the way he can keep carving out hot sectional times from the front. The Lost Storm is a star and looks awfully hard to beat, but he does have the back row draw to contend with against a good field of rivals. At the price, I just have to be on Son Of Mac.
Value Bet – 4. Ultimate Vinnie ($8.50) - Melton, Race 5
Ultimate Vinnie is a very handy pacer when things go his way and I'm happy to have an each-way play hoping they do here in the first leg of the Quaddie. Trainer Sam Barker has got this guy going well of late and his gate speed gives driver Nathan Jack options from gate four.
It's hard to know how the early stages of the race will play out, but he ran a very good third in a free-for-all event (beaten just 2.5m) at Ballarat last time and this is a much easier assignment. If he lands a nice spot in running, I think he'll run us a great race.
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