Northern trotters look to continue good form

Northern trotters look to continue good form

It has been a superb month in the north for Colin Hair's trotters - Woodstone and Sundees Son. Woodstone won three on end before a good second last time, while Sundees Son was a dominant last start winner after being unlucky in the Harness Jewels at his previous start. Tonight they go head to head at Alexandra Park.

Over the 1700m tonight both trotters will get their chances. Sundees Son does appear to have the edge, with the better draw and also senior driver John Dunn combines. However, Woodstone to be partnered by Jack MacKinnon has been so good in his previous runs and looms as the biggest danger. Outside of the two stable runners, One Over Da Moon looks the toughest to beat.

Billy Badger has been very good over the last two months and will look to repeat a last start win in tonight's Winter Cup. He is back to the stand start here and off 15m, but does seem a much more mature horse these days. Providing he steps well, expect John to put him in the race at the right time. He again looks very hard to beat. Classie Brigade will start favourite but will be made to work from his 25m handicap. He does have a class edge though and he will be definitely the hardest to beat.

Back down at Addington and there are the four stable runners. Borntobeastar kicks off the night in Race One and looks to fall into a very winnable race. She will appreciate the mobile, had little luck at Nelson and looks the one to beat with her best manners.

Every Option is in Race Two and cops a great draw over the 1950m. Matt Anderson combines and they should secure a nice soft sit on the markers. He is definitely an eachway hope in what appears an open race.

Jack Pack is back after a long spell in Race Three. He was well backed in his previous starts and has trialled well ahead of his resumption. He is drawn to get a nice soft run on the markers and is at least a place hope.

The final runner for the evening is the consistent Hayden's Meddle in Race Five. He was below his best at his last start, but is better than that. If the pace is on here, look for him to be getting home strongly. He too is at least a place hope.

Posted: Fri 29 Jun 2018