Harpley qualifies pair for finals

Rubies For Tash and Bruce Harpley will race in the NSW Breeders Challenge final at Menangle on Sunday.

Rubies For Tash and Bruce Harpley will race in the NSW Breeders Challenge final at Menangle on Sunday.

Junee trainer-driver Bruce Harpley has two chances heading into NSW Breeders Challenge final day on Sunday.

Harpley will have Rubies For Tash and Tiwanaku in the Group One finals at Menangle.

Both qualified in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Rubies For Tash finished fifth in her race behind former Young pacer Dont Think Twice.

Jason Grimson’s filly was able to lead all the way to win in 1:53.1.

Defying the odds and a poor draw, Tiwanaku ($163.50) also qualified after finishing fourth behind Vincent ($1.04 fav).

Jim Douglass drove both horses, but Harpley will be back aboard for the $150,000 finals.

Rubies For Tash drew seven in the final, Dont Think Twice 12 while Wayne Sullivan’s Jovial Rock is the first emergency, after a seventh behind Our Sohoe, and drew 10.

Tiwanaku drew 13.