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Echuca harness meeting tonight

Echuca Harness Racing Club will host a nine-race card tonight at Peter Ryan Raceway.

GUS UNDERWOOD May 14, 2014 3:04am

Echuca Harness Racing Club has drawn a field of in-form pacers for its feature race tonight, a heat of the Moama Bowling Club Pace for C2-3 class pacers.

Nine of the 10 acceptors have won a race in their past four starts, including the probable favourite, Rochester-trained Dieing Secret.

The Mark Thompson trained and Ellen Tormey driven pacer had won two races on the trot before a gallant last start second at Shepparton last week.

From barrier two tonight he is drawn to lead and win with the pacer drawn inside him, with the Mal Whiteford trained and driven Kamwood Dawn looking like one of his main dangers.

Track specialist, the Col Golden trained Mister Orion, resumes in this race and cannot be discounted.

Another district hope is Fergus McTavish, who is from the Wayne Lear stable, but has to overcome a back row barrier draw.

Outstanding nominations for the meeting have produced a nine-race card, with the first event, a trotters handicap, kicking off the program at 6.03pm.

Talented trotter Star Style, in the Peter Lindberg stable at Echuca, is handicapped off 30m but on her best form would be in the finish.

In the second event, Riverina trained Barcley Shaker has some good recent form credentials and if he has any luck from an inside second row draw he looks the one to beat.

In the final event for three-year-olds at 10pm, the Wayne Potter-trained Sketch Me looks to have a bit on his rivals with the Fay McEwan-trained A Certain Smile a debutant in the race the query runner.

Echuca South Primary School will host a fundraiser for the school at the track for all parents and children.

A special sprint race for all children up the straight will take place about 7.15pm. any parent or child from the school in attendance on the night.

Gus Underwood

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