Bruce Harpley is looking to start Junee’s new season with a bang.
Harpley has four horses engaged on the eight-race card.
He’s hoping it will be one more with Innocent Crocker the first emergency for the opening affair.
He rates Some Waratah as his best chance.
The well bred son of Somebeachsomewhere has a win and a placing in his last three starts.
After undergoing a soft palette operation during his three-year-old season, Some Waratah resumed with a win at Eugowra before a second at Wagga last week.
Despite drawing barrier six in the Next Meeting November 23rd Pace, Harpley believes he’s well suited.
“I think he is going pretty good and there are C0 horses on the inside of him,” Harpley said.
“Six is a bad draw but it is not that bad considering how he has been going.
“It thought he was my best chance.”
Some Waratah showed plenty of promise as a three-year-old before a breathing problem struck.
However Harpley has been pleased with his form since coming back to the track.
“He went good first up and I was a bit disappointed at Cobram, but it wasn’t a bad field actually, and it was a pretty good run the other night,” he said.
“I thought it had to win when it jumped to the front but they went two minutes, he did a bit of work and it is definitely an easier field this week.”
The Junee postman also expects a strong performance from the resuming Miss Gold Fortune.
However he’s concerned she may need the run after a four-month break.
“It’s a perfect draw, suitable field and suitable distance but she is probably a bit under done,” he said.
“She should be thereabouts.”
Harpley also has Kellys Ideal in a Menangle Country Series heat.
The two $10,000 races are the features of the night however Harpley doesn’t expect barrier six will suit.
“The draw is a big evener and you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t,” he said.
“If I go forward on him and fire him up again I’ll be in trouble for a lot longer in the future with him and if I go back and they go slow then you are out of play as well.”
He also has Whiskiesonthebeach racing and will drive Sofire Girl who was unlucky in her last start at Wagga.
The first race is at 6.37pm.