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The prolific winning Mista Shark, classy mare Bettor B Chevron and the speedy Tisadream are just three of the harness racing star bets found by members of the WA Trotting Media Guild for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park. Last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe is very keen on the Andrew De Campo-trained, Aiden De Campo-reined Tisadream in the ninth event. “The star bet for me is the classy Tisadream, who has led all the way to win at his last two starts here,” Lowe said. “Drawn to lead and should bring up a hat-trick of wins.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas believes the Skye Bond-trained Bettor B Chevron can break a losing sequence of seven in the opening event. “A massive drop in class should enable Better B Chevron to overcome the disadvantage of starting from the outside of the back line,” Casellas said. “The smart four-year-old mare with a winning record of 43 per cent is my best bet on a good, competitive program.” TABradio’s Matt Young and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft are keen on the Michael Brennan-trained Mista Shark. “Mista Shark resumes from a spell and I am of the belief he is above average and looks set to return to the winners’ circle on resumption,” Young said. And Havercroft is in agreement. “Mista Shark had won eight starts in a row before being unplaced as a beaten favourite in the Northam Cup,” Havercroft said. “That run was out of character for him and expect a bold showing when he resumes in a heat of the Pure Steel series.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning believes last-start winner Art Keeper can continue on with his winning work. “Art Keeper won from the pole last week and has now drawn inside the back line,” Manning said. “But he should again be hard to beat if enjoying just a little luck in running. The gelding, from Skye Bond’s powerful stable, scored stylishly last Friday and has been prominent at Gloucester Park in each of his past five starts.” Longshot maestro Pat Harding is in the camp of the ever consistent Lord Willoughby. “I think Lord Willoughby can make it two wins in a row,” Harding said. “He has been very consistent and with Shannon Suvaljko aboard and the advantage of barrier one he should give punters something to smile about on what I think is a very difficult night.” Guild president Wayne Currall is happy to forgive Risk’s last-start failure. “Risk never got into the sprint race won by Our Zak Whitby a fortnight ago,” Currall said. “I expect him to be driven more positively over the 2536m and he has the class and ability to handle this field.” VALUE BETS Stuart: I think the value bet is Lightning Jolt, who was placed from this draw four starts ago. Luckless and unplaced at three runs since. Better suited here and can figure in the finish. Ken: For value, I’m looking for a spirited performance from Importer Exporter, the 20m co-backmarker in race eight. He continues to impress with his wholehearted finishing bursts. Matt: Responder is a horse who goes well on the fence and he’s nicely drawn here. With average luck will be powering home at decent odds. Ryan: De La Tourbie won from the breeze three starts ago at Narrogin and her two runs since have been sound. She’ll be at long odds from another wide draw on Friday but could bob up. Ernie: Glenferrie Arch has won only once from 22 Gloucester Park starts, however she impressed when scoring a Pinjarra victory last month and again caught the eye when a subsequent city runner-up. Pat: Ardens Concord has been very consistent over four starts from a spell and I think, with Chris Voak aboard, he should be a good winning bet. Wayne: Courage Tells ran a game second behind Bettors Fire four starts ago. He has a good trailing draw and can upset likely odds-on favourite Dana Duke, especially if polemarker Shes Artful holds the front. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting Wayne Currall

Harness racing members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have labelled Luis Alberto, Gotta Go Gabbana, Simba Bromac and Art Keeper as good things at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and GPTV’s Ken Casellas are keen on Luis Alberto. “Luis Alberto is highly consistent and has shown in his past two races that he possesses the gate speed to hold up from gate one,” Manning said. “A winner at Gloucester Park three starts ago, he gets his chance to break back into the victors‘ list for the Hall stable.” And Casellas agrees with his colleague. “Luis Alberto failed to win a race from 15 starts as a two and three-year-old but has blossomed as a four-year-old this season, notching five wins and seven placings from 16 starts,” Casellas said. “He has drawn perfectly at barrier one on Friday night and is my best bet on the excellent 10-event card. He looks set to relish his favoured pacemaking role and should carry too many guns for Back To The Beach and Touch Of Success.” Last year’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe believes Gotta Go Gabbana is poised to return to the winners’ list. “My best bet is Gotta Go Gabbana,” Lowe said. “She did a power of work before finishing a close-up third at Pinjarra last start. Gets the good draw here and should lead and be hard to beat.” Longshot king Pat Harding and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft are fans of the wonderfully consistent Simba Bromac. “After a scintillating win last week, I think punters can cash in again with the Nathan Turvey-trained Simba Bromac,” Harding said. “He might be a bit short in the market but certainly looks the goods with Chris Lewis aboard.” Havercroft is of the same mind. “Simba Bromac has not missed a cheque in 16 WA starts, with 12 of those being wins,” Havercroft said. “I can see no reason why he won’t bring up number 13 this Friday when starting from barrier two. His main rival, El Jacko, starts from the outside of the nine-horse field.” Guild president Wayne Currall is tipping Art Keeper to land an all-the-way victory on Friday night. “Art Keeper has been very consistent since crossing the Nullarbor to join the strong Skye Bond team,” Currall said. “He finished a close fourth behind Tuas Delight last week at headquarters after working hard in the run. Should lead from the pole and whatever beats him will win.” VALUE BETS Ernie: Kasey John has been unplaced at his past six starts, but he should not be underrated from the pole. He has displayed considerable ability in three Gloucester Park wins. Ken: For value, I suggest Dana Duke, who has drawn ideally at barrier two in the 1730m Ramsays Horse Transport Pace. Dana Duke has been unplaced at his past six starts, but he is an excellent frontrunner and is capable of a bold showing over the sprint trip. Stuart: My value bet is Dana Duke. He impressed with a close sixth to BettorsFire here last start. Well drawn and dropping in class. Pat: Nathan Turvey could score a good double when he gets aboard a horse he trains, Robert The Bruce. This is a wide-open event with little form on the board from any of the nine runners. However, it is over 2536 metres and Robert The Bruce is the one that appeals. Ryan: Millview Sienna had been racing well prior to galloping last time out at Gloucester Park. Drawn in barrier one in a red-hot Breeders Stakes field this Friday. She is going to be handy enough to make a run into the placings at an each-way quote. Wayne: Major Survivor did things wrong when he moved up strongly to issue a challenge to Bitcoin at Pinjarra last start. He’s drawn the pole against a strong field in the opening event but could find the front and prove hard to run down. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good punting Wayne Currall

Fast-class star Bettors Fire and the promising Simba Bromac are two of the best bets on Friday night’s 10-event harness racing card at Gloucester Park, according to members of the WA Trotting Media Guild. TABradio’s Matt Young, last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe and The West Australian’s Ernie Manning have all labelled Simba Bromac as their best bet. Young says Simba Bromac is “low flying and drawn to lead and win comfortably”. “Short but sweet,” Young said. And Lowe and Manning agree. “My best bet is Simba Bromac who has won seven of his last nine starts,” Lowe said. “He decimated his rivals at his last two starts and from barrier two here should win again.” Manning said Simba Bromac, who was emerging as a top country performer, had won only once from four Gloucester Park starts. “But victories by 28.5m at Northam and 11.3m at Narrogin in his past two races suggest he is ready for city success,” Manning said. “He has the outstanding tally of 11 wins, three seconds and a fourth from his last 15 appearances.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft and Guild president Wayne Currall have made Bettors Fire their best for the meeting. Havercroft says Bettors Fire is “classes above his rivals here and from barrier two he should be spearing straight to the top”. “Though I’d be more confident of his chances over a shorter trip, a career record of 17 wins from 31 starts at this distance range suggests he should be winning,” Havercroft said. Currall agrees. “Kyle Harper was very disappointed with Bettors Fire misjudging the start last week,” Currall said. “He blamed himself for not getting a flying start and then staying in at the bell  lap. Harper will be keen to make amends and I can see Bettors Fire spearing straight to the top and making every post a winner.” Longshot guru Pat Harding believes it will be an excellent night's racing and he’s really looking forward to the WA Oaks. “It is really great to see such a good line-up of three-year-old fillies and I think the one to follow is Lady De La Renta from the Annie Belton stable with Chris Voak aboard,” Harding said. “She's had some good recent runs but has been a bit unlucky, however I think over the 2536m she can prevail over Liberty Rose.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas is keen on the Skye Bond-trained Thisbeachrighthere in the opening event. “West Australian-bred gelding Thisbeachrighthere earns the nod as my best bet on Friday night after showing a dazzling burst of speed on his way to an impressive victory at Pinjarra on Monday afternoon,” Casellas said. “The three-year-old has the raw ability to overcome the distinct disadvantage of starting from the outside barrier in the opening event.” VALUE BETS Matt: Ohoka Darcy is racing very well and is drawn to either lead or race in a great spot. He’s a good each-way chance. Stuart: My value bet is Our Zak Whitby who won here in quick time four weeks ago. Luckless and unplaced at three subsequent runs. Better drawn here and should figure in the finish. Ernie: Master Jaxon will race for the first time since a transfer to trainer Colin Brown and could bounce back to form after only one win in his past 17 starts. He has shown plenty of ability in three GP wins. Ryan: Northern Emperor has not won in 25 starts but is consistently running into the placings and is suited from a back-line draw, following out the likely favourite. I think he has a metropolitan win in him and he is one to follow.  Wayne: Copagrin should get a lovely run in transit behind likely leader Bettors Fire. Champion reinsman Chris Lewis jumps in the bike and he can place at odds. Pat: Lord Willoughby has been knocking on the door in his last four runs and I think with Shannon Suvaljko aboard he can bring home the bacon. Won’t be at long odds but can win. Ken: For value, I’m suggesting Detroit Lily in the WA Oaks. She should enjoy a prominent position in the one-wide line and is capable of unwinding a sparkling late burst of speed. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good punting  Wayne Currall

It’s a mixed bag from members of the WA Trotting Media Guild as far as best bets go for Friday night’s harness racing meeting at Gloucester Park. Only two members - TABradio’s two Matts (McDermott and Young) - have agreed on a star bet for the 10-event card. McDermott believes Touch Of Success can make amends for a last-start eighth at headquarters. “Touch Of Success was held up up last start behind Tisadream,” McDermott said. “He has good gate speed and should find this field to his liking.” Young agrees with his colleague. “Touch Of Success has drawn to lead,” Young said. “And back to the short course should see him lead and win with a leg in the air.” But longshot king Pat Harding disagrees with the two Matts. “I have a feeling that this could be a night of upsets at GP,” Harding said. “With that in mind I think punters might be bailed out in the last race of the night with No 10, Tuas Delight. While his form does not make good reading, this is a fairly weak field and I believe Gary Hall Jr can get the job done and repay some of the money punters have lost in recent weeks.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning believes classy veteran Bettors Fire can cross from his wide draw and lead all the way on Friday night. “Bettors Fire notched his 19th Gloucester Park win when he showed customary front running dash and scored convincingly on April 6,” Manning said. “An outstanding performance was produced by Bettors Fire when he started from 50m behind in the Easter Cup and ran a close second to Importer Exporter after striking interference.” Last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe is in squaregaiter Sun Of Anarchy’s camp. “My best bet is Sun Of Anarchy who came off 50m and covered plenty of ground when an easy winner in 2.2.1 here at his last start,” Lowe said. “Won off 50m at previous standing start. Comes off 10m here and is the one to beat.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas is a fan of Bronze Seeker. “Nine-year-old Bronze Seeker continues to race with youthful zest and he is sure to appreciate a favourable barrier in the eighth event,” Casellas said. “He impressed last Friday night when he raced five back on the pegs in ninth position before finishing fast into sixth place behind Whozideawasthis. He is blessed with good gate speed and is set to enjoy a perfect trail behind the likely pacemaker Khun Ratha.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft believes Liberty Rose can continue on her winning ways. “Liberty Rose has won at three of her four local runs (she was retired from a race two starts ago when she had broken gear),” Havercroft said. “Her main rival Our Angel Of Harlem is again drawn to her outside and Liberty Rose should continue her local unbeaten run to the WA Oaks.” Guild president Wayne Currall is playing it safe in labelling Its Rock And Roll as his best bet on the program. “Its Rock And Roll is drawn to lead and make it an all-the-way victory in the Champagne Stakes,” Currall said. “Will be short, but should be winning.” VALUE BETS Matt McDermott: Chevrons Champion has been running consistent placings. I again think she is an each-way chance. Matt Young: Mary Catherine looks perfectly placed to either lead or race handy to them and be very close in the Mares Final. Pat: Futurist ran a creditable race last week to finish second, but I think he can go one better particularly as this race is over the 2536m journey. Ernie: Sokys Bigbullet, who has not raced for almost four months, could reproduce his Bunbury Cup winning form while fresh. He won the cup and a GP event at consecutive starts last November. Stuart: My value bet is Chevrons Champion who has been in excellent form. Gets best draw for long time and has great each-way claims. Ken: For value, I suggest Risk from barrier eight in race six. He is the most talented runner in the race and can overcome his wide draw. Ryan: Sokys Bigbullet ran some game races last time in and though resuming Friday night, Tony Svilicich-trained horses rarely lack fitness and he looks a good each-way proposition. Wayne: Campora is drawn to get all the favours on Friday night. He follows out stablemate and likely favourite Luis Alberto and can run a race at odds. FOOTNOTE: Veteran tipster and all-around good guy Bill Brindley has retired from the WA Trotting Media Guild for personal reasons. On behalf of all of our members, I would like to congratulate and thank Bill for his work behind the scenes in the WA harness racing industry. Bill has been a tireless worker for our sport over many years, particularly with his beloved Pinjarra Trotting Club. We wish Bill and his family all the best in the future. Wayne Currall

The Skye Bond-trained El Jacko won’t start at any fancy price, but several members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have labelled the five-year-old gelding as the best of good things at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning, last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe, Guild president Wayne Currall and veteran tipster Bill Brindley have all made El Jacko their star bet. Manning spoke for his colleagues when he said El Jacko should atone for his defeat at headquarters last week by Whozideawasthis. “El Jacko confirmed his quality when winning from The Accumulator two starts ago,” Manning said. “He then endured a tough run when he faced the breeze and ran second to Whozideawasthis last Friday night. He has the impressive tally of six wins and four places from 13 starts at GP.” TABradio’s Matt Young is keen on Bad Round. “Bad Round comes up with a good controlling draw and looks the leader and the one to beat,” Young said. “Doesn’t appear to be much mid-race pressure and I think he'll go the trip.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas believes WA Derby runner-up Bechers Brook can go one better on Friday night. “Victorian-bred Bechers Brook possesses a sizzling late burst of speed and this vital ingredient should carry him to victory on Friday night,” Casellas said. “He gave a superb performance in the WA Derby last Friday week when he was 11th on the home bend before charging home, six wide, to finish second, just a head behind King  Of Swing. He is my best bet on a somewhat tricky 10-event card.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft agrees with his colleague. “Bechers Brook should relish a massive drop in class on his recent outings,” Havercroft said. “His finishing effort when second in the WA Derby was ridiculously good, making ground when six wide on the home turn from a near impossible position.” Longshot king Pat Harding is prepared to give the disappointing Tuas Delight another chance. “Although the heavily backed Tuas Delight put in a shocker last Friday night, I think he can redeem himself in the opening event this week,” Harding said. “Obviously Lord Willoughby and The Accumulator will be his main rivals, but I think Tuas Delight can get punters off to a good start.”   VALUE BETS Ernie: Smackwater Jack, an Auckland and Gloucester Park winner this season, has been out of luck when checked and caught on the inside at his past two starts. Stuart: My value bet is Bad Round, who ran a good third at Pinjarra on Monday after breezing. Held up at previous run here. Well drawn in not an overly strong field.  Wayne: Ohoka Darcy flew home last Friday for a most unlucky third. Goes up in class but has drawn to get a soft run and could surprise at odds. Bill: Major Catastrophe back down to a mile, held himself in good stead during the Nights Of Thunder series, should run very well even from a tough barrier. Matt: Besotted, in the last, is getting back to his better form. It’s an even race and he was unlucky last start. Ken: Oneonthewood has been unplaced at his past five starts, but he caught the eye with his strong-finishing fourth behind Jimmy Mack at GP on Tuesday of last week. Ryan: Springsteen never got a look when held up in the Kellerberrin Cup on Sunday. His prior form hadn’t been too bad and this isn’t a strong field. Pat: A good win by The Bucket List a fortnight ago. Nice to see him return to form and I think he can repeat the dose this week in the eighth race. Good punting.   Wayne Currall

Former New Zealand pacer King Of Swing, the consistent Wabi Sabi and prolific winner Red October have been labelled as star bets on Thursday night’s harness racing card at Gloucester Park. Several members of the WA Trotting Media Guild believe punters who follow King Of Swing, Wabi Sabi and Red October will finish on top at the pre-Easter meeting. Last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe and Guild president Wayne Currall have labelled newcomer to the State King Of Swing as a good thing in the WA Derby Prelude. “My best bet is King Of Swing, who has won at seven of 13 lifetime starts for stakes of $225,000,” Lowe said. “He looks to have an edge on class against his rivals here at his first run in WA and should win.” Currall agrees with Lowe. “The wraps on King Of Swing are huge,” he said. “The colt easily accounted for classy filly Our Angel Of Harlem in a Pinjarra trial earlier this month in good time. Leading trainer Gary Hall appears to have him tuned up to make a winning debut in WA.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas and TABradio’s Matt Young are keen on the speedy Wabi Sabi. “Wabi Sabi gets a perfect chance to finally break through and notch his first metropolitan-class victory at Gloucester Park,” Casellas said. “He has drawn perfectly at barrier one for trainer-reinsman Clint Hall and gets my nod as the best bet of the night. The most recent time the six-year-old started from the No. 1 barrier was five starts ago when he led throughout and scored an easy win over 2242m at Narrogin in mid-January.” And Young is singing from the same hymn sheet as Casellas. “Wabi Sabi has been hitting the line powerfully in his last couple of starts,” he said. “He has the draw to lead and control this race to win.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning believes Red October will continue on his winning ways. “Red October looks set for his sixth straight win after drawing favourably at gate three,” Manning said. “The New Zealand import showed strength when he overcame a tough run outside the leader two starts ago, then displayed a professional style when an all-the way winner last Friday. He is shaping for success in top company.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft agrees with his colleague. “Punters didn’t miss Red October last week when he saluted at $1.20,” Havercroft said. “Drawn the same barrier again, the five-year-old gelding looks to have a rich future and should be too good for his rivals.”  Veteran tipster Bill Brindley is keen on Rocknroll Lincoln. “Interesting program for punters, tough for tipsters,” Brindley said. “My best bet is the promising Rocknroll Lincoln in race three. His recent efforts have been first class.” Longshot king Pat Harding believes it’s a pretty tough Easter meeting at GP this Thursday, but he has good news for punters. “In the fourth, the WA Derby Prelude, I have a good feeling about the Greg Bond-trained Ocean Ridge,” Harding said. “With four wins from five starts and Ryan Warwick aboard, punters should get their reward. The small field will also be a great advantage.” VALUE BETS Stuart: My value bet is Max Meridius, who has hit the line very strongly at his last two starts. If he gets a reasonable run from this good draw he should go close. Wayne: Johnny Fox finished like a train at his last start after being dragged back through the field. Only needs to step cleanly from his 20m handicap to be in the money. Ken: For value, I suggest Khun Ratha in the final event. He unwound a spirited burst from the rear when fourth behind Our Zak Whitby at Pinjarra on Monday afternoon. Matt: Chevrons Champion has a beautiful draw just in behind them and if she can get a run in the last quarter, she'll respond well and can knock them off at odds. Ernie: Mister Ardee, a prolific winner on the WA country circuit, is making an impressive transition to city ranks with placings at his last two starts at headquarters. He ran an eye-catching third after facing the breeze last Friday. Ryan: Devendra could sweeten up Easter for his followers when he contests the Easter Cup. The 40m handicap should not be a concern, with the field spread over all handicaps, and he has won five of 12 lifetime stand appearances. Bill: My value bets are the consistent Sheez Edgy and squaregaiter Balmoral Boy.  Pat: The Michael Brennan-trained Futurist with Gary Hall Jr aboard should prove to be more than a match for his competitors, particularly over the 2536m journey. To view all of the Media Guild Tips for this week click here. Good Punting.  Wayne Currall

Red October shapes as a star bet on Friday night’s 10-event card at Gloucester Park, according to three members of the WA Trotting Media Guild. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning, Guild president Wayne Currall and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft have made the Gary Hall-trained horse as their best bet for the night. Manning said Red October was poised to record his fifth win in a row. “New Zealand import Red October was most impressive when he scored last start after facing the breeze at Gloucester Park,” Manning said. “Joining the Gary Hall stable following an Auckland win, he ran second in his WA debut last January. Two wins at GP and two at Pinjarra have resulted from his past four appearances. He appears a potential feature event winner.” Currall and Havercroft agree. Veteran tipster Bill Brindley is a fan of the Annie Belton-trained Gotta Go Gabbana. “Tough mare Gotta Go Gabbana shapes up as a good bet in race two despite a wide draw,” Brindley said. TABradio’s Matt Young is keen on Frostyflyer in the fourth event. “Frostyflyer comes up with a good barrier draw and looks set to lead and run a big race here, expect him to go the journey,” Young said. Longshot king Pat Harding believes punters should continue to support last-start winner Zennart. “After another great win last week, I expect Zennart to repeat the dose in race three. Lauren Jones really has an affinity with this horse and I think Zennart can beat Vampiro and the stablemate Runrunjimmydunn.” On-course announcer Ken Casellas is expecting a bold effort from Tuas Delight. “Tuas Delight is racing first-up and is not yet in hard condition, but he makes good appeal off the front in the 2503m stand,” Casellas said. “This will be his first appearance in a stand (at his 12th start in Australia), but from barrier two he appeals as a likely pacemaker and he is my best bet. His two runs in stands in New Zealand resulted in third placings.” Last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe has opted for Whozideawasthis as his best for the night. “My best bet is Whozideaisthis, who resumes after a six-month absence,” Lowe said. “Had very consistent form last time in, including an all-the-way win here in 1.56.5 over 2100m. If he repeats that run, from the pole draw, he should be very hard to beat.”   VALUE BETS Ernie: Bravo Tex seems capable of overcoming gate six and a class rise from the country circuit. He won stylishly at Pinjarra, then ran a close second after facing the breeze at Narrogin last Saturday night. Wayne: Tactile Sensation came off 30m to win at Pinjarra at his last start. He should get out to a good price in a race where Tuas Delight will be short and could surprise at odds. Ryan: Lady De La Renta has won her last two, both in three-year-old fillies company, but did beat the boys four starts back. Her draw in the Western Gateway makes her a good each-way proposition. Bill: My value bet is the talented Campora in race six, following his good first-up fifth last week to Chicago Bull. Matt: Infinite Symbol has the perfect draw and I think the filly can lead. Happy to be on her at each-way odds taking on the favourite who has drawn awkwardly. Pat: Lady De La Renta for Annie Belton and Chris Voak should notch up her fourth win in five starts. Coming out of barrier one she is ideally placed in this event and should produce the goods for punters. Ken: For value, I suggest Destined To Rule in the final event. He caught the eye at Pinjarra on Monday afternoon when he sustained a spirited three-wide burst from 11th at the bell to finish a meritorious fourth behind Ocean Ridge. Stuart: My value bet is Frostyflyer, who has run on well to be third at last two runs here. Better drawn and should figure in the finish. To view all of the Media Guild Tips for this week click here. Good Punting.  Wayne Currall

Friday night’s harness racing meeting at Gloucester Park has thrown up a variety of star bets from members of the WA Trotting Media Guild. And there’s also two races where members clash with their best bets. Last year’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe is keen on Golden State. “My best bet is Golden State who ran great second in the Battle of Bunbury last week,” Lowe said. “He won at two of his previous three starts and is ideally drawn and will go close.” TABradio’s Matt Young has made classy mare Bettor Be Supreme his best for the night. “Bettor Be Supreme is third up from a spell and should be spot on,” Young said. “She is drawn beautifully and was brave on resumption over the trip from a bad draw and should lead throughout here.” Not so, according to The West Australian’s Ernie Manning, who has made Vampiro his star bet in the same race. “Vampiro, a winner at 10 of his past 14 starts, has the class to overcome gate 12,” Manning said. “He showed the typical superb fitness of a Skye-Bond trained runner when setting the pace and then holding off Runrunjimmydunn to win in a close finish last Friday.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft believes Has No Fear can atone for her last-start defeat. “Punters should hold no fear over taking the short price about Has No Fear in the two-year-old fillies feature,” Havercroft said. “Never finishing worse than second in four lifetime starts, she has drawn to lead and it will take a good one to get around her.” Guild president Wayne Currall disagrees with Havercroft’s views on the race. “Forget Cap In Hand went around last run after she botched the start,” Currall said. “She’s very quick out of the machine and I think she can cross Has No Fear and establish a winning break on that filly.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas believes punters can get off to a great start by supporting Carte Blanche. “Race one, horse one, barrier one - that’s the winning formula at headquarters on Friday night when Carte Blanche is my No.1 selection on the 10-event program,” Casellas said. “The lightly-raced six-year-old possesses good gate speed and Chris Lewis is planning to set the pace with the gelding, who was bred and is trained by Lewis’ wife Debra.” Longshot king Pat Harding is keen on Zennart. “I thought Zennart was a little bit unlucky last week, but he looks to have drawn some weaker opposition and as a result should be able to reward punters from gate five with Lauren Jones aboard,” Harding said. Veteran tipster Bill Brindley says, apart from Chicago Bull, it’s a hard program. “This ia a tough program except for best bet Chicago Bull in the fifth race,” Brindley said. “The Lightning Strike is the one to beat in race seven.” VALUE BETS Stuart: My value bet is Im Zuleika who was a game fourth behind Maxentius and Zennart here three starts ago. Has very good Albany form and has each-way claims. Matt: Euphoric Moment has been unlucky and looks the leader here and should run a big race at each-way odds. Ernie: Muscle Torque, placed twice in four starts since a spell, should now be solidly conditioned again and ready to show form displayed in two wins at consecutive starts last year. Ryan: Max Meridius ran third in the same Northam race where Trustytrev ran fourth at Northam earlier this month, and he franked that form by winning last Friday. Max Meridius hit the line better than Trustytrev on that occasion and is suited by an inside draw. Wayne: Mac Tiger didn’t have much luck at his last start and he’s drawn to get a soft trip behind Bettor Be Supreme. Can run a race at odds. Ken: Livura, to be driven by his trainer Nathan Turvey, is a wonderfully consistent pacer who simply does not know how to perform below par. Pat: The combination of Annie Belton and Chris Voak should prevail with La Roue De Lamour. They had a wonderful win last week with Lady De La Renta  and should repeat the dose with this exciting filly. Bill: CC Chevron should get a lovely run behind likely leader Carte Blanche in the opening event and is my best each-way chance. Good punting. Wayne Currall

Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have labelled Chok Chai and Lady De La Renta as star bets on Friday night’s 10-event harness racing card at Gloucester Park. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and longshot king Pat Harding believe punters can get off to a good start with the Gary Hall-trained Chok Chai in the opening event. “Chok Chai looks set for a triumphant return to Friday night racing after winning in midweek company at each of his three starts since an injury-enforced spell,” Manning said. “He has set the pace in his comeback races and barrier one gives him the chance for another all-the-way victory. Possesses an impressive career tally of nine wins and two places from 12 starts.” Harding agrees with his colleague. “Punters should get off to a great start in the first with Chok Chai,” Harding said. “The horse had a very impressive win during the week and coming out of barrier one should give Gary Hall Jr a great start to the night.” Veteran tipster Bill Brindley and last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe are in the Lady De La Renta camp. “Lady De La Renta is a standout in the third, going on her recent wins, and Rock Me Over appears to have too much class for the opposition in race seven,” Brindley said. Lowe is in agreement with Brindley. “Lady De La Renta has performed well against the State’s best three-year-old fillies, as evidenced by her last-start win,” Lowe said. “Will appreciate the class drop here and should win.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft is keen on Rockin The Boys. “Rockin The Boys was gallant in defeat when collared by Hot Fraternity in the shadows of the post last week,” Havercroft said. “From a similar draw he should again be on the pace and will take beating if he can reproduce that effort.” But TABradio’s Matt Young disagrees with Havercroft and has made One For Sassy, in the same event, his best for the night. “My best bet is One For Sassy,” Young said. “He is a very good frontrunner and is racing super for Dean Miller. He gets the chance to lead throughout here.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas has opted for one of his favourite horses, Major Catastrophe, as his star bet. “Redoubtable stayer Major Catastrophe should appreciate a massive drop in class and win the second event on Friday night,” Casellas said. “The powerful nine-year-old was far from disgraced in finishing eighth in the Pinjarra Cup on Monday when he clashed with superstars Chicago Bull and My Hard Copy and is my best bet on an interesting program.” Guild president Wayne Currall is keen on Rock Me Over. “This Kat Warwick-trained colt drops in class in the $25,000 Milford Homes Roofline Series 3YO Colts and Geldings Sales Classic Final,” Currall said. “With Junior in the bike and from gate three he should prove too strong for his nine rivals.” VALUE BETS Ernie: Stuart McDonald's re-instatement as Ooshtaa's reinsman is a key driving engagement. McDonald drove him to win and run second at consecutive starts last month. Overlook an unplaced run last Monday, when he was set a tough task. Pat: Lady De La Renta should come up trumps for punters. She has some excellent form and with Chris Voak aboard should prove to be a good investment for punters. Bill: My value bets are One For Sassy and Alfs Odyssey. They both line up from barrier one in the final two races and can lead throughout.    Stuart: Mister Tom Dooley has been racing well and loves the stand. Being the only runner off the front gives him each-way claims. Ryan: Trustytrev has had five runs back and made late ground when fourth to Bettor Not Knowing last Saturday at Northam. I liked how he got home on that occasion and this field lacks brilliance. Matt: Gotta Go Yanky turned in a solid performance two starts ago. C D Brown jumps back aboard and looks a chance at big odds. Ken: Nothingbutadream caught the eye when he finished boldly from last at the bell to be third behind Hot Fraternity and Rockin The Boys last Friday night. Wayne: Soho Eastwood is drawn to get a soft trip in the last race. Forget he ever went around last week as he was held up and never got clear. Is an each-way chance. To view all of the Media Guild Tips for this week click here. Good Punting.  Wayne Currall

Harness racing Punters who followed last week’s value tips from members of the WA Trotting Media Guild would have been laughing all the way to the bank. Veteran tipster Bill Brindley was spruiking Say It Now, saying it could surprise at odds - and the horse duly saluted at the juicy odds of $22.80. The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft threw out Sea Cider as a good place chance in the opening event. He confidently predicted she would get a lovely run behind leader Red Hot Roxy and that’s exactly what happened. Sea Cider finished third at $71 and paid $3.80 for the place. TABradio’s Matt Young said Blissntheblack was drawn to get a soft run and could work out late and win at each-way odds. His crystal ball is working just fine Blissntheblack came from behind the leader to win at the attractive odds of $15.80. Guild president Wayne Currall warned punters that Golden State could upstage his more fancied stablemate Bechers Brook ($1.90) and get the chocolates. Golden State duly saluted at $5. This week’s star bets from Guild members are varied and, at times, at odds with each other. Everyone believes champion WA pacer Chicago Bull will complete a winning hat-trick in the $50,000 Governors Cup, but he’ll be at unbackable odds. Last season’s leading tipster, Stuart Lowe, and Currall are fans of Madame Meilland in the Lewis Mares Final. Lowe spoke for him and his colleague when he declared the Ross Olivieri-mare was ready to break a frustrating run of minor placings. “My best bet is Madame Meilland who won impressively here in January,” Lowe said. “She’s been placed at three of her four subsequent runs and is ideally drawn in gate one and looks very hard to beat.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning is at odds with his colleagues and believes Gotta Go Gabbana can land the prize in Madame Meilland’s race. “Gotta Go Gabbana, who has faced the breeze and won Gloucester Park 2130m races at her past three starts, gets the chance to make it four straight victories,” Manning said. “The four-year-old, a winner of six races in her last 13 appearances, is further boosting a great strike rate for trainer Annie Belton.” Longshot maestro Pat Harding is a fan of comeback pacer Zennart and has made him the best for the night. “Looking forward to another excellent night of pacing at GP with the Halls set to dominate the meeting,” Harding said. “Hall Sr is in line for four winners, but I think the best will come in the fourth with Zennart. With Lauren Jones aboard I think he can make it three wins in a row.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas is a fan of recent winner Major Catastrophe and has made him his star bet. “Nine-year-old Major Catastrophe is big and tough - and he’s racing in the best form of his career,” Casellas said. “He has earned $365,238 for his breeder-owner-trainer David Young and he’s my star bet on Friday night. He will start from the 10m mark, with Dean Miller in the sulky, and will relish the 2503m journey.” Young is keen on squaregaiter Ton Tine in the last. “Ton Tine has exploded into amazing form and Chris Lewis to drive should see this horse win from anywhere on Friday night.” Young said. Brindley said the pressure was on this week to find winners. “There’s one sure winner ... one good bet and that’s Chicago Bull,” Brindley said. “However, there’s no value in backing him at $1.10.” Havercroft has labelled the former Kiwi mare Detroit Lily as his best for the night. “Detroit Lily has a win and a second from two New Zealand starts and makes her local debut on Friday,” Havercroft said. “A recent Byford trial win suggests she will be forward enough to give a bold showing for trainer Skye Bond.” VALUE BETS Lowe: My value bet is Red Salute, whose form is better than it reads. Draw brings him in with each-way claims. Wayne: Soho Eastwood should get a lovely run just off the speed and represents each-way value in the fourth event. Ernie: Our Jaccka Mara has won only once in his past 38 starts, but he should not be left out of calculations from gate one. He ran fifth, after being inconvenienced, last start. Pat: Gotta Go Gabbana could be the one to follow. With Chris Voak aboard, this Annie Belton-trained mare was impressive last week and should make it four in a row. Ken: Sheer Rocknroll, who will start from the outside barrier, is racing first-up, but has the class to overcome her wide draw. Matt: Amelias Courage keeps drawing poorly, but her form isn't too bad. I think she could run a better race on Friday. Bill: My each-way picks are Springsteen in race two and Sheer Rocknroll in the third.  Ryan: Springsteen led easily from barrier two when second to Talktomeurmattjesty in December. Drawn the inside here and with blinkers added, he looks capable of holding the lead and the 1730m trip is in his favour. To view all of the Media Guild Tips for this week click here. Good Punting.  Wayne Currall

Champion reinsman Chris Lewis said “the win made his day". He was talking about the persistence shown by hobby harness racing trainer Bryce Jancey, who trained his first winner at Gloucester Park early in February when Greenngold saluted. The Oakford-based trainer, who owns Greenngold with his wife, Christine, had been trying to win a race at headquarters for more than 18 years. And Lewis summed the occasion up perfectly when he said “it’s moments like these (when you win a race for a battling hobby trainer) that make it all worthwhile”. The Janceys would be the first to agree with Lewis. “Chris is a master,” Jancey said after the race. “He drove Greenngold perfectly ... he gave him the run of the race and timed his run to perfection. He was so cool.” The victory, apart from the $10,881 winner’s cheque, meant everything for the couple who have been married for 45 years. “Both Christine and me had a year to forget in 2017,” Jancey said. Sixty-six-year-old Bryce was diagnosed with prostate cancer and Christine, 64, had open heart surgery. “We’re both coming good now but we were happy to welcome in the New Year and say goodbye to 2017. This win just tops things off for us,” he said. “It’s a great tonic. We both got pretty excited and emotional when Greenngold hit the front in the home straight. “I reckon they would have heard us over at the casino ... the way we were screaming.” The Janceys used the last of their savings to buy Greenngold for $20,000 last October from Bathurst trainer Amanda Turnbull. Greenngold is well named, being out of broodmare The Baggy Green, and he broke a duck of his own when he defeated Hot Fraternity and Good Times Ahead at GP on February 2. It was not only the four-year-old gelding’s first win for the Janceys, but the horse’s first win in more than a year. His last success came at Parkes in January 2017 when he led all the way to win The Elvis Final over 2040m. That was the Greenngold’s sixth win in a row, but he seemed to lose all form after that victory. Jancey has always been around horses - what with being the president of the Orange Grove Pony Club when the couple’s three children were growing up - and was a fan of the great Mount Eden when he was in his teens. He’s been involved as a trainer for more than 18 years and has had limited success in the country with horses such as Crouchdown, Sergeant Roy, Ruthless Impression, El Slick, Ya Dreamin and Nivea Joe. But Greenngold’s victory at headquarters was the icing on the cake for the Janceys. “It was fantastic to finally get that city winner,” he said. “I honestly thought it would never happen. “And Greenngold has a strut about him too since his win. “He’s a different horse after that race ... he knows he’s won.” Jancey was right about Greenngold being a different horse after his breakthrough win at headquarters. The Janceys started Greenngold in a stand at Northam on Saturday, February 17 with Kiara Davies in the cart and the horse made it back-to back victories when he finished with a new-found determination to win running away from his opposition. Greenngold, like his win at GP, was virtually unwanted in the market and came home at the juicy odds of 12/1 and added another $4163 to his owners’ account. The Janceys haven’t been able to wipe the smiles off their faces since Greenngold’s latest win and are happily planning his next run in the hope that he can bring up a hat-trick of victories. Wayne Currall

It should be another stellar night for the Halls - leading harness racing trainer Gary Hall and his youngest son, champion reinsman Gary Hall Jr - at Gloucester Park on Friday night, according to members of the WA Trotting Media Guild. Longshot king Pat Harding believes Junior could walk away with four winners when he completes his sixth drive on the card with favourite Runrunjimmydunn. “Junior should get punters off to a great start in the first with Red Hot Roxy,” Harding said. “This Pacing WA part-owned mare won well last week. She has banked more than $155,000 for her syndicate and from barrier two should account for the opposition.” Veteran tipster Bill Brindley believes WA superstar Chicago Bull will win the $50,000 RWWA Cup, but has made the “Little Bull’s” stablemate Ima Rocknroll Legend his star bet. “The meeting is packed full of interest,” Brindley said. “Chicago Bull appears to be a good thing, however Ima Rocknroll Legend is my best for the night.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning thinks Runrunjimmydunn is ready to atone for his last-start defeat as an odds-on pop. “Runrunjimmydunn looks ready to re-enter the winner’s list after being unlucky when narrowly beaten at his past two appearances,” Manning said. “He faced the breeze two starts ago, then covered extra ground last Friday, when he also had a sulky tyre punctured. The four-year-old gelding, with five Gloucester Park victories, has won twice and run three seconds in his past five races.” TABradio’s Matt McDermott agrees with his colleague. “Runrunjimmydunn sustained a flat tyre when trucking wide late last week and it told at the end when he was beaten a half-neck,” McDermott said. “Though he’s drawn wide, the small field will help and he’s my best bet.” The racing co-ordinator at The West Australian, Ryan Havercroft, has labelled Chicago Bull as his best. “Chicago Bull has been in consistent form and looks hard to beat in the RWWA Cup,” Havercroft said. “With his main rival Bettors Fire drawn to his outside, he should be saluting at a short quote.” Guild president Wayne Currall agrees with Havercroft, albeit in a more succinct manner. “The little bloke’s the best horse in the race ... he just wins.” TABradio’s other Matt - Matt Young - believes the Mike Reed-trained Bechers Brook can win the $40,000 Caduceus Club Classic, a traditional stepping stone to the $200,000 Group 1 WA Derby. “Bechers Brook is a very talented three-year-old who has drawn well,” Young said. “From gate four he should be very handy to them and I think he will win the Caduceus Club Classic.” Two members who have won more Guild tipping competitions than anyone else - last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe and this season’s leader and favourite to take out the 2017/18 title Ken Casellas - agree that the Skye Bond-trained Tas Man Bromac will salute. “Consistency is a virtue and few pacers are as consistent as Tas Man Bromac,” Casellas said. “His 36 starts have produced 13 wins, eight seconds and eight thirds. He’s a splendid frontrunner and has impressed at his five starts in WA, leading and winning at three of them and being placed in the other two after being forced to cover a lot of extra ground. He’s my star bet.” And Lowe is in Casellas’ corner. “My best bet is Tas Man Bromac, a classy winner of the Northam Cup last start against a good field,” Lowe said. “Won three of his previous five. Ideally drawn and the one to beat.” VALUE BETS Pat: I think Mac Tiger should give punters a good sight. Didn't have much luck last week, but I think he will bounce back. Bill: Our Zac Whitby and Say It Now can surprise at odds. Ernie: Smo, with wins in New Zealand, NSW and Victoria, has a lengthy WA losing sequence. But he has drawn gate one and Aiden De Campo will take the reins. Matt M: Has been a long time between drinks for Bhagwan, but has been placed two from last four. He has good gate pace and should be fighting out the finish . Ryan: Sea Cider will be sitting in behind likely leader Red Hot Roxy and that would give her a good place chance in the opening event. Wayne: Most tipsters and punters will make Bechers Brook favourite in the Caduceus, but beware his stablemate, Golden State. Lewis jumps in the bike. Could be the blowout. Matt Y: Blissntheblack has been racing very well in the Great Southern and has drawn to get a soft run. Can work out late and win at each-way odds. Ken: Speed Man is capable of a bold showing in the Caduceus, despite the second-line draw. He’s inexperienced, but could develop into a top-flight performer. Stuart: My value bet is Maxentius who showed blistering speed to lead last start when a close-up third to Billy Mack and Runrunjimmydunn. This looks easier. Each way. To view all of the Media Guild Tips for this week click here. Good Punting.  Wayne Currall

Bettors Fire and Runrunjimmydunn are two horses that members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have earmarked as star bets for Friday night’s harness racing meeting at Gloucester Park. Last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe and veteran tipster Bill Brindley are both keen on Bettors Fire. Lowe spoke for himself and Brindley when he said Bettors Fire was poised to return to the winners’ list. “My best bet is Bettors Fire, who is a speedy beginner and should be able to lead from the pole,” Lowe said. “If he does find the top, he will be very hard to beat.” TABradio’s Matt McDermott and Guild president Wayne Currall are fans of Runrunjimmydunn. McDermott summed up his and Currall’s thoughts when he said Runrunjimmydunn had found the right race on Friday night. “Runrunjimmydunn finished a close second in the Village Kid Sprint at Northam last start,” McDermott said. “On that occasion, he met a bit of early trouble, went wide to race around to the breeze and finished a neck behind Bettor B Chevron. Returning to his preferred distance where all nine wins have come. Looks very hard to beat.” Longshot king Pat Harding is looking forward to the three-year-old fillies clashing in the Dainty Daughters and has singled out the promising Lady De La Renta as his star bet. “This is a great field of fillies and it should be an excellent race,” Harding said. “I think there are plenty of chances in a race which has great depth. However, I think Lady De La Renta coming out of barrier five might have the edge on the rest. This Annie Belton-trained filly has Chris Voak aboard and has some great form to her name.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas, who is in great form and is leading the Guild’s tipping competition, has made Major Catastrophe his best for the night. “He’s big and tough and determined - that’s Major Catastrophe, who is my star bet on Friday night in the stand over 2503m,” Casellas said. “The nine-year-old, trained by his breeder-owner David Young, is racing with great heart and has bright prospects of notching his 25th win at his 101st start. He raced wide early and ran home powerfully to finish a half-head second to Tas Man Bromac in the 2560m Northam Cup last Saturday night.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning is keen on former Kiwi pacer Arthur Lowe. “Arthur Lowe has strong prospects of maintaining an unbeaten WA record when he makes his Gloucester Park debut,” Manning said. “To be driven for the first time by Gary Hall Jr, the gelding was most impressive when he opened his local career with three Pinjarra wins last month. The New Zealand import, a winner at only four of 48 starts before arriving in WA, appears to have improved sharply for trainer Nathan Turvey.” TABradio’s Matt Young feels punters can get off to a flyer by supporting Overboard Again in the opening event. “Overboard Again returned with a great run on Tuesday night and strips fitter here and looks very hard to beat,” Young said. Racing co-ordinator at The West Australian Ryan Havercroft is at odds with Young and has made his best bet Real Lucky in the same race. “Real Lucky, though up in grade here, was very impressive when leading and saluting last week,” Havercroft said. “He looked to have something in reserve in the run to the line, even after rattling off a 55.6 last half.”   VALUE BETS Stuart: The value bet is Infinite Symbol, who followed a Northam win with a fast-finishing fifth here last week. Draw brings her in with big claims. Bill: My value bet is Madam Meilland in the last race. Matt M: Mon Lillies has exceptional gate pace to take advantage of barrier one to make it four wins this prep. Wayne: Go West U Terror returns to the track after 10 months and has raced against better fields than this. Can run a race at odds if his fitness levels are there. Pat: Mac Tiger should give punters a good sight. Michael Grantham will drive and I believe he can prevail in a field where there is not a great deal of exposed form. Ken: For a shade of value, I’m looking to C C Chevron. She has been unplaced at her past seven starts, but she should be in a commanding position from her pole draw. Ernie: Mac Tiger would only need to reproduce form shown in a first-up GP win last November and he could be prominent. The widely-travelled gelding has won 14 races. Matt Y: Mighty Flying Thomas, coming from a last-start sixth in the Albany Cup, will get the trip. Just needs some luck from the draw. Ryan: Ella Gant Player has the draw to surprise in a strong Daintys Daughter 3YO Fillies feature. The better chances have drawn wide. To view all of the Media Guild Tips for this week click here. Good Punting.  Wayne Currall

Several members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have made the Bob Mellsop-trained Real Lucky their star harness racing bet at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The $50,000 Worldwide Printing Lord Mayors Cup (2536m) highlights an action-packed nine-event program where finding winners will test punters. But The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft, leading tipster Stuart Lowe, TABradio’s Matt Young and Guild president Wayne Currall all believe the polemarker Real Lucky can score an all-the-way victory for champion reinsman Gary Hall Jr. Havercroft spoke for his colleagues when he said Real Lucky had been flying of late and had drawn perfectly to score his third win from his past four starts. “Real Lucky ran a close second to Abraxas Blues in a heat of the Nights Of Thunder but failed to qualify for the final at his last outing,” Havercroft said. “This Friday he has drawn the pole and should be returning to winning form in the fourth race.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning is a fan of consistent mare Alkiras Desire. “Alkiras Desire looks set to break through for her first Gloucester Park win in the seventh race after being placed at six of seven starts there,” Manning said. “Champion reinsman Chris Lewis, who had a choice of drives in the race, elected to stay with her. Second and third at headquarters in her past two appearances, she should be solidly conditioned after six starts since a spell.” On-course announcer Ken Casellas has pinned his hopes to another mare in an earlier race. “Forget Tajies Girl’s last-start failure at Northam and support her to lead all the way in the second event on Friday night,” Casellas said. “The Kevin Keys-trained eight-year-old excels as a frontrunner as she showed two starts ago when she set the pace and won from Gotta Go Gabbana. She is my star bet this week.” Longshot king Pat Harding believes finding winners will be a tough task on Friday night. “However, in the Lord Mayors Cup I expect Chicago Bull to bounce back to the winners’ circle,” Harding said. “He’s ideally placed from barrier two and this should prove a great opportunity for Hall Jr to take him to an early lead and land an all-the-way win.” Veteran tipster Bill Brindley thinks punters can get off to a flyer by supporting Speed Man in the opening event. “My best bet is Speed Man in the first race for the three-year-olds,” Brindley said. “He has plenty of ability and should prove too classy for the opposition. Stablemate Ima Rocknroll Legend can give Gary Hall and his son, Junior, a winning double by taking out the third race.” VALUE BETS Ryan: Ohoka Punter is drawn to get an economical run in the Lord Mayors Cup. With Bettors Fire the likely leader, expect one of five Gary Hall runners to keep the leader honest.  Stuart: Chuck Norris is back to a mobile here and is well drawn. His recent efforts have been good and he can figure at each-way odds. Matt: Chuck Norris has come up with the good draw and gets the nod for me as best value. Wayne: Hot Fraternity has drawn the outside gate, but he drops in class and if Bailey McDonough can work him to the top he’ll prove the testing material. Ernie: Whitbys Gamble, who returned in fine fettle from a Kalgoorlie campaign, has impressed when third at Pinjarra and fourth at GP during the past fortnight. Ken: Its My Lucknow begins from the inside of the back line in the Worldwide West Perth Pace. The Sarah Suvaljko-trained mare continues to compete with refreshing enthusiasm Pat: The consistent Alkiras Desire should prevail. With Chris Lewis aboard I feel she could be a good bet for punters. Bill: Albany pacer Good Times Ahead has displayed his talent in previous trips to GP and with Aldo Cortopassi in the cart is my value bet at the meeting.    Good punting. Wayne Currall

Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have underlined the difficulty in finding a winner on Friday night’s WA Pacing Cup harness racing card with a variety of best bets. Leading tipster Stuart Lowe and TABradio’s Matt Young believe the Mike Reed-trained Bechers Brook can salute. “Bechers Brook dead-heated for second when narrowly beaten last start,” Lowe said. “Won three of previous four starts. Ideally drawn here and is the one to beat.” Young agrees with Lowe’s prediction. “Bechers Brook has been very impressive since returning, great draw and looks the best on the card,” Young said. The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft and veteran tipster Bill Brindley  are fans of Americanbootscoota. Havercroft spoke for him and Brindley when he said Americanbootscoota would appreciate the drop in class in the second race. “Americanbootscoota should relish a massive class drop when contesting a heat of the Nights Of Thunder this Friday,” Havercroft said. “His last effort was an eighth behind Lazarus when starting at $165.80, but he will likely jump an odds-on favourite for this assignment.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning believes Bad Round can keep his winning run going. “Bad Round has drawn ideally at barrier two and looks set to complete a winning hat-trick for trainer Debbie Padberg, who has been enjoying a run of run of success lately,” Manning said. “Reinsman Shannon Suvaljko, a prolific winner again this season, seems certain to drive him aggressively and he should be hard to catch.” Longshot king Pat Harding is keen on Chicago Bull making it back-to-back wins in the cup.“I think this is going to be a pretty tough night at GP on Friday,” Harding said. “The highlight will be the Pacing Cup and I believe Chicago Bull can make up for his recent placings with a good win in this event. Barrier nine won't worry him because of the 2936 metre race distance. Hall Jr is pretty good at judging pace over the longer distances and I expect Chicago Bull to return to his winning form.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas has settled on Three Blind Mice as his star bet. “Seven-year-old Three Blind Mice is racing with youthful enthusiasm and he has the speed and strength to overcome the awkward No. 5 barrier and win on Friday night,” Casellas said. “He has been freshened up since he led and scored an easy victory over Ohoka Darcy and Johnny Disco four Fridays ago.” Guild president Wayne Currall has opted for Kerrin Joseph to get the chocolates. “Kerrin Joseph has been consistent of late from unfavourable barriers,” Currall said. “Champion reinsman Chris Lewis is expected to take advantage of his rails draw and attempt an all-the-way victory. Will prove mighty hard to roll in front.” VALUE BETS Stuart: My value bet is Have Faith In Me, who became Australasia’s fastest ever pacer when he won the 2016 Miracle Mile in 1.47.5. His best run in WA was three starts ago when he went down by a long neck to Lazarus, who won in track record time. Nicely drawn and should go close. Matt: Jaxon Fella comes up with the good draw and looks a big chance to lead and run a race at each-way odds. Ryan: Bettors Fire should get an economical run and could surprise in a Pacing Cup robbed of the two New Zealand superstars, Lazarus and Ultimate Machete. Bill: Raffaello and Glow Bright are my two best outsiders. Ernie: Tommy Be Good has not been racing up to his best lately and is capable of improvement. His opposition is strong, but reinsman Aiden De Campo should be able to position him prominently. Pat: Raffaello is on the inside of the back line and has certainly been knocking on the door. With Morgan Woodley aboard should give punters a good sight. A good each-way bet. Ken: Nifty sit-sprinter Real Zeal is likely to settle well back after starting from barrier six. But he looks capable of unwinding a spirited finishing burst. Wayne: Wolowitz has been out of the winners’ list for almost four years. But he’s drawn to run a cheeky race here. His best would just about win this. To view all of the Media Guild Tips for this week click here. Good punting. Wayne Currall

Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have pinpointed champion New Zealand pacer Lazarus, classy mare Maczaffair and leading harness racing trainer Gary Hall’s latest edition to his stable, Wardan Express, as star bets for Friday night’s Fremantle Pacing Cup meeting at Gloucester Park. All three pacers will be sent out as hot favourites and, barring accidents, should prove the testing material in their respective races. Guild president Wayne Currall spoke for his colleagues when he said Lazarus was on track to overtake Monkey King ($3,332,513) as the fourth richest pacer in the southern hemisphere. “Blacks A Fake with earnings of $4,575,456 is the richest standardbred in the southern hemisphere, but Lazarus is looming large,” Currall said. “The word champion is bandied about too much, but it’s deserved in the case of Lazarus. “Victory on Friday night and again in next week’s WA Pacing Cup would see Lazarus surpass the third richest pacer in Australasia, Smoken Up ($3,607,985). “Trainer/driver Mark Purdon has also pencilled in the Hunter Cup and the Miracle Mile for the best pacer he’s ever trained. Wins in either, or both, would put Lazarus within touch of Im Themightyquinn, the second richest with stakes of $4,567,456. “Lazarus deserves to be talked about in the same breath as the above champions he’s the real deal and will prove it again in the Fremantle Cup.” Leading tipster Stuart Lowe, TABradio’s Matt Young and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft believe Wardan Express will make a winning debut for the Hall camp. Lowe spoke for his two comrades when he said Wardan Express had his hoof on the till. “My best bet is Wardan Express who has finished down the track at three WA runs,” Lowe said. “However, he faces a big drop in class here and has his best draw in WA in barrier three.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas has opted for Dredlock Rockstar as his star bet. “Veteran pacer Dredlock Rockstar bounced back to his best with an impressive victory at Bunbury last Sunday week and he should maintain that form by winning on Friday night,” Casellas said. “He is ideally drawn at the No. 2 barrier and is my star bet on the splendid 10-event program.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning is a fan of Ima Rocknroll Legend. “Ima Rocknroll Legend is not in the elite bracket of Gary Hall’s stable, but he has become established as one of the most consistent pacers competing at Gloucester Park and he appears to have hit top form,” Manning said. “He should be able to overcome an outside gate, judging by his win after racing three-wide last Friday. His GP tally is three wins and six places from 12 starts.” Veteran tipster Bill Brindley has earmarked Maczaffair as his best bet. “Maczaffair has to be my best bet despite a wide barrier,” Brindley said. “She is low flying and can make it a hat-trick of victories. The classy Idealndiamonds is my other best bet.” Longshot king Pat Harding believes the Fremantle Pacing Cup will be fought out between the two Purdon horses, Lazarus and Ultimate Machete. “I think Lazarus and Ultimate Machete will fight out the finish of the Fremantle Pacing Cup with the WA horses Chicago Bull and Soho Tribeca filling third and fourth,” Harding said. VALUE BETS Wayne: Collie pacer Mighty Flying Deal has been racing in career-best form and looks a great each-way chance in the second event. Stuart: Bronze Seeker had a great run behind the leader when second last week. Likely to get a similar run here from the pole. Matt: De La Tourbie in the first race needs a touch of luck, but A C Lewis is in form and she should run well on her latest effort. Ryan: Devendra is drawn to surprise in what could be a high-speed Fremantle Cup. If the leaders burn early, look for Chris Voak to be extricating him in the late stages. Ken: American Boy is capable of leading from the No. 4 barrier and beating quality performers, including Our Jimmy Johnstone, A Piccadilly Princess and Delightful Offer. Ernie: Red Salute has slipped down in class and the veteran gets his chance for another victory after striking interference and then being slow away at his past two appearances. Bill: Red Salute and Glenferrie Rustler are my value bets. Both horses should go out at good each-way prices and can win with the right runs. Pat: Idealindiamonds won’t be sent out at any fancy prices but should be a good thing for punters.         To view all of the Media Guild Tips for this week click here. Good punting. Wayne Currall

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